Shield Round 7 at Frankston

The 7th Round of Interclub came down to the peninsula, or more specifically once again Frankston.  This saw another solid turn out from the Glenhuntly men.

  • Four out of the top five fastest times in the 200m were claimed by the Hunters, Jarrod Shepherd proving himself as a valuable member of the team on the track with the fastest time of 23.40, followed closely by rising star Aaron Miller with 23.44
  • Again Glenhuntly dominated in the distance track events, with both David Oglesby (1:56.6) and Jordan Crane (1:59.7) getting below the 2 minute mark in the 800m. Team captain Will Little is showing that his injury that kept him out of action for much of last season is a thing of the past, with a fantastic time of 2:05.6, just short of regular distance runner Peter Macknamara at 2:05.1. The two 40+ men competing in the 800m, Martin Steer and Bruce McInnes, also recorded impressive times with 2:28.2 and 2:42.4 respectively
  • The 5km was no different where David Oglesby (16:22.9) and Chris Winter (16:40.9) collected 1st and 2nd place, beating our nearest competitor from Knox by more than 2 whole minutes!
  • Kulan Ranasinghe once again was picking up vital points in the 400m, with a great time of 55.50, followed closely by Kurt Golonka with 66.86
  • The Glenhuntly men picked up maximum points in the 3km walk, Rhydian Cowley stealing the show with an amazing time of 11:47.0
  • With both Triple Jump and High Jump being part of the Final program this season, it was important to get as many athletes to qualify as possible. Justin Cohen, Beau Lang, Aaron Miller, Tim Rosen all did their part in the Triple Jump with Brendan Miller jumping the longest with 12.12m, still a bit off his best but knowing his character, this will only motivate him more!
  • Beau Lang is improving immensely with his high jump, getting over at 1.6m and doing himself no harm in getting into the Division 1 placing come finals time
  • First time throwers Cahal Byrne and Valerian Zaitsev showed their worth to the team, throwing 8.23m and 7.85m in the shot put and 24.34m and 19.39m in the hammer respectively. Well done guys!

See you all at the first twilight round of the season at Mentone on the 8th December!

Tyse Axford

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