The second half of the Shield season commenced at Knox under sunny and warm conditions. A slight tail wind for the sprinters as well as the field events meant times should have been good on the day. There was a strong turnout for the Men’s Open team on the day.
The 100m saw Dylan Calleja accelerate to 11.28, which was followed by Aaron Miller in 11.84 and Geoff Pittman in 11.99. In the 40 + Rowan Lee clocked 14.02. The 400m had very strong numbers again with Braydn Tatham running a very quick 49.78 which is our club’s first sub 50 run for the season. This was followed by an improved Kulan running a quick 50.75, and then Aaron Miller running 52.98. These were all season’s bests for these guys, so well done! Bruce Mc Innes ran 70.68 for the 40 + 400m.
Next up was the long distance races with the 1500m. Rhydian Cowley fresh from Brisbane ran an impressive 3.57.3, which was followed by Peter Macknamara with 4.16.5 and Chris Winter 4.17.0.
The all important relays were next with Glenhuntly dominating again in the 4 x 100m with the first team winning in 43.76 and the second team coming second in 44.91. The 2K Walk was next and this saw Rhydian Cowley dominate the field with 8.11.1, followed by Peter Buller in 13.53.6. The 3K Steeple was back on, and this saw Peter Macknamara lead the way in 10.35.5, followed by Chris Winter in 11.06.1.
Next were the field events which were held throughout the day with Long Jump to be looked at first. It was a close battle for out top spot in our Open Men’s team on the day with Aaron Miller taking it out with 5.77m, followed by Tim Rosen in 5.76m and Geoff Pittman in 4.89m. Bruce Mc Innes lead the way for 40 + with 3.40m.
Beau Lang lead the way for Pole Vault with an impressive 3.40m. The javelin also saw Beau Lang throw 44.31m, which was followed by Patrick Beraun in 38.29m and Geoff Pittman in 29.83m. This discus saw Patrick Beraun lead the way with 36.54m, which was followed closely by Ben Hodgens with 31.25m and Tim Rosen with 24.01m.
This wraps up another successful day for the Glenhuntly Men’s Open Team. There are some important dates to remember for this week. Round 8 Shield will be held again at Knox, but it will be held on Thursday the 6th of December starting at 6:30pm.
The reason for this is since Zatopek will be held this Saturday the 8th of December. It will commence at 6:00pm, but also more importantly we will have many hunters in action, including our Men’s and Women’s 4 x 400mrelay team which has qualified for the State Relay Championships Final. The Men’s team will be on at 8:30pm and the Women just before. Please come down and support these athletes. Good luck to the relay teams this Saturday night!