Round 4 AV Shield: Casey
Another Round of Interclub was already upon us under finally warm and beautiful conditions. The track at Casey should have meant some extremely fast sprint times and jumps distances, but due to a massive headwind and the unexplainable decision of running the jumps competition into a headwind meant the times/distances were no better than good at best.
The first track event saw Aidan Debernardi run a 54.74 for the 400m Hurdles. This was impressive considering the massive headwind up the front straight and the cross winds on the bends. Next was the 200m and once again Aidan lead the way with a impressive 22.63, which was followed by young gun Dylan Calleja running 22.89 and fellow life saver Brayden Tatham running 23.00. 40 + Shane Tatham running 29.82 showed the speed genes are good in the family no matter what the age.
Middle distance was on next and this is where Rhydian Cowley starts showing exactly why he a super athlete. The 800m was lead by Rhydian with a quick 1.57.7. This was followed by Jordan Crane 2.01.0. The long distance event was next up on the track with the 5K, with Chris Winter running a solid 16.21.1, which was followed by Andrew Blake with a 17.16.2 and Ben Howe 17.24.2. The 3K walk saw Rhydian breaking his own club record again by becoming the first ever club member to go sub 12 minutes with a lightning 11.39.8. This follows on from his previous week’s 7.41.8 in the 2K walk. The relays were on again and this time with a difference, where for the first time in a few years we had the Medley Relay back. This still did not change GHY’s strong presence. Glenhuntly Men’s Open team 1 came 2nd in 3.37.81, while team 2 came 5th with 3.50.05.
The field events were next up, with the High Jump being the first one looked up with Beau Lang leading the way with a jump of 1.60m, which was followed by Tyse Axford jumping 1.40m, just showing why his skills are not just useful in the management area for the club! Triple jump was next up, which was done very wrongly into a massive headwind. This still saw a very solid effort by Aidan once again jumping 12.96m, Tim Rosen jumped an impressive 11.90m, and this was followed by our very own decathlete Beau Lang jumping 11.71. The throws were up next with Patrick Beraun leading the way in the shot put with 11.02m, Ben Hodgens was next with 10.69m and Sebastian Zammit 9.93. John Nomikoudis lead the way for Hammer with 26.59m, followed by Beau Lang with 24.83m and Patrick Beraun with 19.64m.
Once again another strong display by our Open Men’s team. Please remember know interclub this weekend, it will be back on 17th November at our home track finally, therefore please get as many people down as possible so we can support the meet at Duncan MacKinnon Reserve as best we can!