Shield Round 11 – Lakeside

Round 11 reports
(Lakeside – Tuesday 31 January 2012)

Junior Men – from Louise

Congratulations to the Junior Men on their magnificent effort to maximize points at a very windy Lakeside Stadium Tuesday night. The ladders haven’t been released for this week but the men did everything they could to help maintain or improve their positions. A special thank you to the men who volunteered to run in the Under 16 4 x 400 relay – Jake Roberts (Under 14), Declan Murphy (Under 16), Sebastian Zammit (Under 16) & Oliver Kelaart (Under 14) and the Under 18 4 x 400 relay – Sean Farnan (Under 18), Tom McLean (Under 16), Nick Parkinson (Under 16) & Braydn Tatham (Under 18). These men showed terrific team spirit putting in gutsy runs at the end of what was a pretty full program. Well done!!!

This Saturday is our last Shield Competition before Finals. Please enter as many events as you can to finish off what has been a great season.

Go Hunters!

Louise McLean

Open Men – from Andrew

The final program 1 competition kicked of before Shield Final on an unusually cold night at Albert Park.  Head wind for runners, cold conditions for jumpers and tail wind for throwers meant some very difficult conditions, and therefore some less impressive performances.  Despite this there were some highlights for the night, and the Glenhuntly Men’s Open team certainly was out in force!

The 200m was up first, which showed an impressive time for Jarrod Shepherd with 23.03, and this was followed by one of the older guys in Leigh Phelan in 23.59, where he showed age is no barrier to beating some of the younger guys in a head wind.  Third was club captain Will Little (23.85).  Division 1 and 2 were both filled.  The 800m was next up on the track, Jordan Crane lead the way for GHY in 2.01.5 which in difficult conditions was an impressive time.  Tim Crane was next which was great to see after battling injuries, but couldn’t get his brother but still ran a solid 2.04.4.  Darren Henstridge was third in 2.05.1.  Martin Steer (2.32.3) and Andrew Vincent (2.33.2) were our top two 40+ athletes in the 800m.

The 5K was up next and this was certainly important for the club to get numbers as it is an important shield final event. We covered both divisions well, with Luke Hennessy leading the way impressive (time not accessible at the moment), this was followed by Josh Papanikolaou (14.59.5) and the multi talented athlete Rhydian Cowley (15.40.1). Division 1 and 2 were both filled up, which showed great depth when we needed it.  Martin Steer (20.19.2) again showed his multi talents in the 40 +.  The 4 x 400m relay was up next, where GHY won Division 1 (3.26.68) and came second in Division 2 (3.41.38). Special mention to Aaron Miller for his fantastic final leg in Division 1 which gave us the win, when running against a high quality athlete who was trying to chase him! Well done Azza!

The 400m Hurdles were run as well, with Brendan Miller clocking 63.73, followed by Kurt Golonka (65.15) and Beau Lang (71.85). Despite Kulan not running we had both Division 1 and 2 athletes.  The 3K walk was next, and this was lead by our walking superstar Rhydian Cowley in 11.48.6, which was then followed by Tony Doran (18.16.8) and Phil Hutton (19.25.9). Field events were next, with Triple Jump first. Time Rosen lead the way in difficult conditions with a solid 11.43m leap, followed by Beau Lang (11.23m) and myself (10.27m).  High Jump saw Beau Lang do 1.55m as our sole competitor.  Shot put had Pat Beraun do 10.43m. In Hammer it was big Cahal Byrne with 22.81m.  These were the brief throwing highlights.

The final round of Interclub competition is Round 12 this Saturday at Knox again with a 4:30pm start.  This is the final round of competition before Shield Final.  Please make sure if you have not done three rounds yet you do so, as this is the final one. Especially long distance runners we need some depth in the 5k, but for anyone this would be great and well appreciated by the GHY management crew. Until Saturday, Go Hunters!

Andrew Weerasekera

Open Women – from Anna

Was fantastic to see so many women brave the cold and turn up for a twilight run at Albert Park on Tuesday- hopefully getting out of bed the next morning wasn’t too hard after the late night!  Some wonderful performances from all the ladies across all events, from the 800m, 5k, 200m to the triple jump and shot put. It’s fantastic to see that you’re being rewarded with season and personal bests from all the efforts you have made all season- WELL DONE!!
Highlights of the night included Jana’s brilliant 400m hurdles run, having a huge team turn out and fielding not one but TWO 4x400m relay teams, Kellie’s big return to the 5k, and Ellia’s leap to victory in the triple -sensational effort ladies!
Last interclub before finals is on this Saturday (4:30pm)- would love to see as many of you there as possible! It’s going to be a lovely sunny day, so enjoy a short trek to Knox, have a run, jump and a throw, and most importantly a catch up with the rest of the ladies at the track. Looking forward to seeing you then and there!
Anna Ross

Junior Women – from Donna

Well done to the junior girls who came to lakeside to face not only strong head winds again !! but also freezing conditions.
A much smaller number this week, I understand a lot of the girls were heading back to school and parents going back to work.
Starting with U/18 Angela Byrne first hunter across the line in the 200m, followed by Izzy Flook, Courtenay Wood, Hanna Llewelyn and Ashleigh Chapple. U/16 first was Nicola Davis and then Casey Lee U/14 Christine Byrne, Bridget Brammer,  Charlotte McKenzie, Amy Roberts and Kaitlin Barr.
800m runners for the evening were U/18 Kayla De Bondt with a strong run home, 2nd Courtenay Wood, 3rd Hanna Llewelyn and Ashleigh Chapple 4th.
U/16 girls finishing 1st was Nicola Davis, 2nd was Maddy Holmstrom. U/14 girls were 1st Charlotte McKenzie and 2nd Kaitlin Barr.
U/14 girls 2oom hurdles 1st Bridget Brammer. U/18 400m hurdles 1st Issy Flook.
1st in 3000m U/14 girls was Mikhalla Arthur. U/18 3000m walk 1st for the hunters ladies was Eva Zeleznikow. U/18 3000 run 1st hunter across the line was Chynea Lang also who once again cleaned up all the field events.
Well done to Amy Roberts in HJ and Nicola Davis in TJ.
The U/14 girls Bridget, Kaitlin, Christine and Amy ran a brilliant race in the 4x400m relay to finishing the evening off with a 1st.
Next Comp will be at Knox on 4th Feb starting at 4.30pm program 2. This will be our last comp before shield final on the 11 Feb.
Hope you can all make an effort for final points in your age groups.
Donna Brammer                                         

A V Shield Finals – advance notice (Note – Program start time is 10am)

The Shield Finals will be contested at the Lakeside track on Saturday 11th February – Program 1 – commencing at 10am.

Draft timetable;


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