Shield Round 9 at Mentone

Junior Girls

Well done to the few girls who turned up for the last round for 2011.
There were only 9 girls between the ages of U/14 and U/18, even with that small amount we managed to achieve lots of PBs.
Firstly U/18 Kayla De Bondt in the 8oom 2.13.9h. U/16 Nicola Davis PBs in both shot put and high jump..
Ally Brammer PBs in 200m and high jump. Lizzy Wardlaw 200m.
U/14 Jessica Clark huge! PB in the 800m knocking off around 10 secs, also a PB in shot put. U/14 Estelle Fricot PB in 200m. U/14 Bridget PBs in Both 200mh and shot put. U/14 Christine Byrne a very big! PB in her 200m, and a strong last leg of the 4x400m relay.
Thank you to those girls when asked to do extra events, did so without any hesitation, in doing so helped accumulate extra points for their age groups, great team effort girls!!!!
Looking forward to seeing you all for the first round of 2012 on Saturday Jan 21st, starting 4.30pm at Knox.( Prog 2)

Wishing you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Regards Donna

Junior Men

Despite the windy conditions at Casey Fields for Round 9, many athletes achieved PBs and all chipped in to help their respective teams gain the much needed points to maintain or improve their position on the Shield Ladder. The Under 18s were represented by Sean Farnan (200m – 22.17), Bradyn Tatham (200m – 23.06) and Shaun Fricot (200m – 25.31). Chris Hibbert (Under 16) was an Honorary Under 18 for the day and helped the men win their 4 x 400m relay to secure their second place on the Shield Ladder.
The Under 16s had entries across a range of events ensuring they maintained their third position on the Shield Ladder. Representatives were Nicholas Edwards (200m – 23.83), Keelan Kolokythas (200m – 25.05), Liam King (200m – 25.45), Sebastian Zammit (200m – 30.68; Shot Put – 10.37), Nick Parkinson (800m – 2:07.3; Triple Jump – 10.05), Chris Hibbert (3000m – 10:54.2) and Tom McLean (200H – 29.54). The Under 14s also covered a variety of events. Competitors were Mackenzie Beadman (200m – 25.11), Lachlan Hogben (200H – 31.97; Triple Jump – 9.75) and Taishi Nakase (Triple Jump – 11.83).

There are three more rounds of Shield competition before the Finals. Please try to enter as many events as you can (with your coach’s permission, of course) so that we have a chance of making the finals. Go Hunters!!

Louise

Open Men

The very last round of Interclub competition for the whole year was held at the new Casey Fields athletics track in Cranbourne.  This was a very warm day and with good track conditions, made for some very good performances.

The first on the list was the 200m, which saw Kulan lead the region with 23.02, followed very closely by Leigh Phelan (23.08) and the ever improving younger Miller brother Aaron (23.44).  Division 1 and 2 were both filled out on the day, which showed the strength in numbers GHY has.  The 800m was up next, and this was a memorable day with one of our best athletes and one of our team captain’s favourite athletes making his debut in Shield for us, this was Michael Ryde who ran very swift 1.54.2.  This was followed by David Oglesby (1.56.4) and Michael Comport (2.12.7).

Next up was the 3000m which saw Rhydian Cowley back to his best with a 9.13.1 and just blitzing the rest of the field.  Darren Henstridge was welcomed back with a 9.41.9 and was followed by Han Quach 10.12.3.  The 40 + saw Michael Steer run an 11.29.7.

The 4 x 400m relay was next and this meant another regulation Glenhuntly Division 1 win, the time was 3.30.10.  Division 2 was 3.47.62 which got a respectable second placing.  Next event on the track was the 400m Hurdles, which saw Glenhuntly Men’s Open team fill all positions.  Leading Division 1 was Kulan Ranasinghe with a solid 54.57, this was followed by Brendan Miller with 62.44.  The walk was up next, and Rhydian Cowley showed his class in this event by smashing everyone in the field with another impressive time of 12.32.6 and John Zeleznikow was up next with 29.56.4.

The Men’s triple  jump was up next, and Aaron Miler lead the way for Division 1 with a very respectable 11.98m leap to push himself into the Div. 1 finals team.  Beau Lang was next with 11.55m, and then was myself with 10.72m.  High jump was up next with Beau Lang being a sole representative with a solid 1.55m jump. The 40 + saw his dad Jeff do a 1.20m leap.

The throws were up next with shot put and that was lead by Pat Beraun (11.56m), and that man again Michael Ryde being the surprise packet gaining a Div.1 finals spot with a 9.69m throw, this was followed by big Cahal Byrne warming up with a 9.12m throw.  Hammer was filled up with Division 1 and 2, and leading the way was Cahal Byrne with 25.38m, then Pat Beraun 19.53 and Valerian Zaitsev (17.76m).

This finished up a very successful first half of the season for the men’s Glenhuntly open team.  There will not be any more competition till the 21stof January 2012, which will be held at Knox for the first time this season.

Until then I wish all the Glenhuntly members a safe and Happy New Year!

Andrew

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