Round 12 reports (Knox – Saturday 4 February 2012)

Junior Men – from Louise

Perfect conditions for PBs at Knox for our last round of Shield. Thank you to the following Junior Men who put in gutsy efforts in many events to help keep their teams on track for Shield Final eligibility:

Under 18 – Sean Farnan (100m & relay), Braydn Tatham (100m, 400m, relay) and Adam Braverman (1500m).

Under 16 – Nick Edwards (100m, Long Jump, relay), Xavier Tierney (100m, relay), Ryan Losty (100m, 400m, 1500m, 2000m Steeple, relay), Declan Murphy (100m, 400m, 1500, relay), Chris Hibbert (100m, 400m, 1500m, 2000m Steeple, Long Jump), Tom McLean (400m, 100 Hurdles, relay), Sebastion Zammit (400m, 1500m, Javelin, Discus), Ben Kelly (1500) and Nick Parkinson (1500m).

Under 14 – Mackenzie Beadman (100m, relay), Jake Roberts (100m, 400m, Long Jump), Oliver Kelaart (1500m), Taishi Nakase (Long Jump).
A big thank you to Mackenzie Beadman (Under 14) for running up in the Under 18 relay team to help them secure their place in the finals.

Thanks also to Ryan Losty who has been off playing soccer and kindly returned to help the Under 16s by entering 5 events. We are also grateful to the other multi-event competitors (Chris Hibbert – 5 events, Declan Murphy – 4 events, and Sebastion Zammit – 4 events) who showed terrific team spirit and ensured their Under 16 team mates won a spot in the finals.

I have text messaged all potential Shield Final competitors. Please remember to reply to my text with ‘YES’ if you are able to compete this Saturday in the Shield Final or ‘NO’ if you are not available.

Drafts of the teams will be distributed via email mid week so please check your emails regularly.

It has been a pleasure being part of the Junior Men’s Team this season.

Thank you & regards



Open Men – from Andrew

The final round of Shield for the season before Shield Final came down to Knox on Saturday for a twilight meet.  This was held in near perfect conditions, which meant there were a lot of good times and distances, including numerous PB’s.  The Glenhuntly Open Men’s Division 1 and 2 teams have both qualified for Shield Final, and this last round cemented our spot even further.

The first event was the 100m and this was lead by the very quick Jarrod Shepherd with a time of 11.06.  The first PB for the day came to Leigh Phelan who proved age is no barrier for PB’s as he did the 100m in 11.32.  Geoff Pittman was next with an impressive 11.64.  The 40+ saw the speedy Angelo Portelli back with a 13.62 for the 100m.  The event on the track to be looked at is the 400m where it was raining PB’s for a lot of our athletes.  Club captain Will Little kicked it off with a blistering 50.16(PB), followed by Kulan Ranasinghe 50.18(SB) and Brendan Miller with 51.09 (PB). Also not to be out done by older brother was Aaron Miller with another PB this time in 51.12).  Well done guys on these performances, this should mean a very strong 4 x 400m relay time for the Final!

The 1500m was up next where David Oglesby ran an impressive 3.55.6 to lead the way for the region.  The multi-talented Rhydian Cowley ran 4.11.3 and this was followed by Jordan Crane in 4.17.1.  The 4 x 100m relay was next, and this was a domination for Glenhuntly with both our relay teams smashing all the other clubs.  The times respectively were, 44.61 and 46.65.  The 2K walk was next with Rhydian Cowley lapping the field with 7.56.5, and this was followed by Tony Doran and Phil Hutton.

The field events were next with long jump being the first one held in a slightly tricky tail wind.  Kulan Ranasinghe 5.92 lead the field comfortably from Beau Lang (5.54) which I believe is a PB and myself (4.95).  The pole vault was next with Beau Lang being the lone ranger and gaining some valuable points for GHY. He jumped a solid 2.40m. Next was Javelin where Beau Lang lead the way again with 43.78m. Pat Beraun (38.46) and Justin Cohen (30.60m) were next. Well done especially to Beau on the field event efforts.  The 40+ saw Joe Zammit lead the way with 24.30m.  Discuss was next with Pat Beraun (35.13m), Ben Hodgens (32.70m) and Cahal Byrne (24.70m) the top three for GHY.

This completes a very successful pre Shield Final round, and with some very impressive times and distances this is a good sign for Shield Final.  It is this Saturday the 11th of February at Albert Park. Everyone that is either competing or an emergency for Shield Final has or will be notified this week about the starting time of their event.  Please remember to wear your registration numbers! I hope to see everyone on Saturday competing, and even if not supporting all GHY athletes to help bring back the premiership!

Andrew Weerasekera


Open Women – from Anna

Was fantastic to see so many of you out enjoying the superb conditions for our final twilight Interclub at Knox on Saturday. The big highlight for the round was the personal best and season best performances enjoyed amongst most of the team, with smiles from ear-to-ear a pleasant and very frequent sight for the night- well done!!! These include Niccola, Kellie and Anna’s 800m runs, Emily, Abbey and Eva’s 400m sprints and numerous outstanding performances in the throws.
Congratulations to both our Div 1 and 2 teams on getting through to the finals in flying colours. Well done to all the girls for all their efforts over the entire season- whether it’s been winning the triple jump or the 800m, or having a punt at the high jump and shot put, every single effort has counted to make our team so strong. Give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back ladies!!
Let’s keep up the top work this Saturday at the Shield Finals at Albert Park- GO HUNTERS!! (You will receive an email later this week with details for the day)
Thanks for everyone’s efforts in every way to make it such a wonderful season (including Anna & Josie team managing, Donna for helping team manage most weeks and Juliet team captain)
Anna R

Junior Women – from Donna

Great conditions at last!! For our final round at Knox, before shield final next week. Warm weather and a nice tail wind, produced some strong performances on the track as well as the field.
Once again dominating the girls U/18 100m sprints was Angela Byrne. U/16 Casey Lee, Lizzy Wardlaw followed by Nicola Davis.
U/14  Bridget Brammer led the hunters across the line in the 100m close behind was Christine Byrne, Amy Roberts and Kaitlin Barr.
Leading the charge in the 400m were U/18 Courtenay Wood and Ashleigh Chapple.U/16 Maddison Holmstrom U/14 quickest time for the hunters was, Amy Roberts 2nd Jessica Clark, 3rd Kaitlin Barr.
Strutting their strides around the track in the 1500m  was U/18 Samantha Cooke and  Ashleigh Chapple, U/16 Maddy Holmstrom, U/14 Mikhalla Arthur and Kaitlin Barr.
Our only 2 hurdlers for the afternoon were U/14 Bridget Brammer in the 80mh and U/16 Lizzy Wardlaw in the 90mh.
Field events for the U/16 and U/14 were covered by Nicola Davis who led the way, with Jessica Clark, Amy Roberts, Bridget Brammer and Kaitlin Barr who ran, jumped and threw their way, from 1 event to the other, trying to rack up last minute points.
Keeping the hunters flag flying, was a win in both U/18 and U/14 relays. A special thank you to Nicola, Casey and Christine for making the numbers up, to run an U/18 relay team trying to keep U/18s afloat. Fantastic team effort !!
Next week being the shield final, I will need to Know ASAP who won’t be available, as I will be putting teams together and emailing those who have qualified for events, for either 1st or 2nd  placing on the ladder in their age groups.
Contact email address ;
Donna ( GHY junior women  team manager )


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