Shield Round 8 at Mentone

Junior Girls – from Donna

What beautiful conditions to run in round 8 at Mentone.
I guess with Christmas coming up and our first twilight for the season, numbers were a little low this week.
Isabella Flook took out our U/18 100m followed by Courtenay Wood and Hanna Llewelyn. U/16 girls were Flore Marconnet and Olivia Telfer.
U/14 girls were Amy Roberts then Estelle Fricot. U/18 400m runner Courtenay Wood lead the Hunter girls home, followed by Izzy Flook and Kayla DeBondt.
There was only one U/16 Maddison Holmstrom and one U/14 Amy Roberts that rounded off the 400m. We had two hurdlers for the evening, U/18 Chynea Lang and U/16 Sarah Cleary who had to go it alone in the 90mH. Our ever reliable U/18 2,000m walker was Eva Zeleznikow.
Well done to U/18 Chynea Lang who took on all the field events, Discus, Javelin, Pole Vault, HJ, and LJ.
There were also great results in the 1,500m, first was U/18 Kayla DeBondt then Hanna Llewelyn, U/16 Maddison Holmstrom and U/14 Mikhalla Arthur.
Coming home with a strong finish by Olivia Telfer the girls U/16 relay team finished second. Well done juniors girls !!!
Next week 17/12 round 9 is our last comp for 2011 season, it will be program 1 at Casey Fields starting 1.30pm.
Hopefully there is a BIGGER turnout !!!!!
Junior Men from Louise

Thank you to all the Junior Men who made a terrific effort to improve our standing on the Shield Ladder.
The Under 18s finished 2nd in points scored for the round, Under 16s 1st and Under 14s, 3rd. These points should help us move up the Shield ladder.
Special mention should go to all the men who competed in the relays, particularly those who moved up an age group to ensure all spots were covered. Thank you to Marcus Le Greca who ran up in the Under 18s, Mackenzie Beadman, Oliver Kelaart and Taishi Nakase who ran up in the Under 16s and Edwin Kwek who competed at Shield for the first time and got the Under 16 relay team off to a great start. Thanks also to Chris Hibbert who, despite being injured, contributed to our points by competing in the walk and the javelin and to Keelan Kolokythas for his awesome contribution in the 400m.
There are only 4 Shield comps left until the finals. Please make every effort to participate in each one and in as many events as you can (with your coach’s permission, of course!!).
See you at Casey Fields Saturday.

Open Men – from Andrew W

The Round 8 Shield round was brought to Mentone for the first twilight meet of the season.  The weather was good and the conditions were okay compared to some of the previous wet meets. The lighting was not very good, but despite this the results overall where still at a good quality and all the events went ahead.

The blue-ribbon event (I’d dispute this – TV), the 100m was up first, this saw Glenhuntly fill both Division 1 and 2 teams completely. Jarrod Shepherd was the quickest guy with 11.43, followed by Michael Voumard and Aaron Miller both with 11.93.  Next up was the one lap event, the 400m.  The was another dominant performance by GHY, with Kulan leading the way for the club and the region with a time of 50.67, this was followed by the brotherly duo of Brendan Miller (53.56) and Aaron Miller (54.11).  Angelo Portelli lead the way for 40+ with a time of 67.

The 1500m had less numbers than usual, but most of Division 1 was still represented.  Luke Hennessy, Paul Macknamara and Daniel Pelly leading the way.  The 40+ saw Michael Steer with 5.15.5 finish first for Glenhuntly.  The 5k was on next, with former club captain Han Quach running a 17.34 to lead the way.  This was followed by Andrew Ross (21.41.3) and John Zeleznikow(37.13.3).  Next up on the track was the 4 x 100m relay, which saw once again another domination by GHY.  Division 1 held out know to finish first with 45 seconds.  Division 2 came second with 48.3.

The 2k walk was next where we had Tony Doran (12.03.6) coming first, followed by our ever present and hard working walker John Zeleznikow(20.31.6).  The field events are up next with long jump, this saw average conditions for jumpers but Aaron Miller still jumped a very good 5.39m, followed by Beau Lang 5.16m and one of the surprises of the round was Justin Cohen finally breaking the big 5m barrier with 5.01m.

The high jump was next where we saw one of our team managers show his multi skill ability with rocketing in division 1 calculations with a 1.65m jump. Beau Lang (1.55m) and Aaron Miller (1.50m) were next.  Beau Lang also showed his multiple talents with a 3m pole vault.

The throws were up next with Beau Lang also leading in the Javelin (43.28m) and Pat Beraun (38.90) and Justin Cohen (31.85) next in line. In 40 + Jeff Lang showed some form with 23.34m.  Discuss was up next which saw Pat Beraun (38.99) lead from Bed Hodgens and Tim Rosen next.


Open Women – from Anna

Thanks to all the ladies who made it to Mentone for our first twilight meet of the season. Although we were all rewarded with the privilege of competing on such a lovely summer’s night. Hunters women were well represented across all events, so thanks and well done to everyone on making it down to the track and giving it their all after a long day of work.

The highlight for the week was the women’s 4x400m relay final held at Zatopek on Saturday night, with the girls coming through with a magnificent win over Knox. Congratulations and a huge well done to the

team- Jana, Ellia, Cara and Erica.

Hope to see you all this Saturday for the final interclub for the year at Casey Fields (might even be a visit from Santa if we’re lucky!!)

This sums up another very successful Interclub round for the Women’s Glenhuntly team. I hope to see everyone down for the last meet of the year at the new Casey Fields athletics track!


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