Round 3 Shield 2012

Round 3 Men

Round 3 saw Glenhuntly’s Open Men return to Dolomore Reserve in Mentone where they dominated last season en route to their eventual Shield success and if this Saturday is any indication, nothing has changed this season.

·         Aidan Debernardi is turning out to be huge asset this season with another great 100m run of 11.1 hand time, that fastest on the day from all competing clubs, with Braydn Tatham (11.6h) and Leigh Phelan (11.7h) rounding out the top three. There were some issues with the electronic system resulting in some false starts for some of the heats, Justin Cohen (12.59) receiving the worst of it, having to restart three times!

·         Braydn Tatham did well to edge out Aidan Debernardi this round in the 400m sprint with the two recording 50.66 and 51.53 respectively. Kulan Ranasinghe made another cameo appearance clocking in with the third fastest of the Glenhuntly men with 52.59 although he is yet to reach his peak fitness and achieve his times of previous seasons under 50 seconds.

·         The dominance on the track continued in the 1500m, with Rhydian Cowley at his usual best with 4:15.4 followed closely behind by Chris Winter and Jordan Crane, both coming in at 4:22.7. Our quickest 40+ runner was Antonio Russo with 4:49.1

·         Despite a last minute scratching of two relay teams, the Glenhuntly men’s first two teams finished in first and second positions with 44.09 and 47.79. The 40+ men did a great job of fielding another relay team for the third consecutive week despite being 10 seconds behind their round 1 time with 70.72

·         Aidan Debernardi was the only Open Men athlete to compete in the hurdles, posting a time of 16.67 and adding some vital points to the Hunter’s tally

·         Rhydian Cowley once again streaked the field in the 2km walk, clocking in under the 8 minute mark with an amazing time of 7:42.5

·         In the field events, Aidan Debernardi showed that he is just as capable in the field events as the track events, hitting the longest distance in the Long Jump with 6.59m followed closely by Aaron Miller with 5.69m and Beau Lang 5.67m and Tim Rosen, yet to attain his objective of jumping over 6m, with 5.67m also

·         Beau Lang is also showing his worth in the High Jump, clearing the bar with 1.60m and 3.15m in the Pole Vault. Once again, Beau threw over 40m in the Javelin with a great throw of 44.52m

·         In the discus, it was Ben Hodgens throwing the best with 33.05m followed by regular thrower Patrick Beraun with 32.71m. Joe Zammit was the best of the 40+ group, throwing an impressive 32.43m

Another dominating performance from the Hunters and I fully expect another great show of the baby blue down at Casey Fields this Saturday for Round 4.

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