Round 8 AV Shield: Knox

Another round of Interclub came to Knox for the second time in a row, this time though it was held in the twilight time slot.  The conditions were warm with a slight headwind for both the sprinters and the jumpers.

The first event to be looked at is the 200m, which saw the Open Men’s team have another solid turn out despite the evening time slot and Zatopek in 48 hours. Braydn Tatham lead the way with 22.56, which was followed by Leigh Phelan with 23.27 and Kulan Ranasinghe with 23.66.  Shane Tatham lead the way for 40 + (although slightly slower than his son) in 29.19.  The middle distance race of the 800m was next up and the experienced athlete Kurt Golonka lead the way with 2.14.5, which was followed by Han Quach with 2.17.0 and Patrick Beraun 2.20.3.

The long distance event is next with the 5000m, which was lead by club vice captain Chris Winter in 16.09.5, followed by Peter Macknamara in 16.14.80 and then Andrew Blake in 17.46.4.  The 40 + saw Swedish recruit Roland Soderstrom with 18.40.6 lead the way for Glenhuntly.

The Medley Relay was next, and this is where the Men’s Open team showed their strength., with the Division 1 team winning in 3.50.72 and the second team next in 4.15.84.  The 400m Hurdles saw Kulan Ranasinghe gain maximum points in 54.24.  The Open Walk was dominated by GHY with Phil Hutton leading the way with 19.38.1 and Peter Buller next with 21.23.3.

Next up are the field events with triple jump (done into a headwind) being looked at first. Tim Rosen lead the way with 12.32m, which was followed by Beau Lang in 11.99 and team captain Will Little in 7.70m.  The high jump was next and this saw Beau Lang jump 1.55m and following him was  Justin Cohen with 1.10m.  Beau Lang also lead the way with pole vault with a solid 3.30m jump.

The throws with shot put will be analysed next, where Pat Beraun threw a solid 11.36m, while Tim Rosen was next with 9.01m and Beau Lang with 7.76m was third for GHY.  The last of the throwing events was the hammer, which had Beau Lang with 24.66m lead the way, followed by Patrick Beraun with 17.61m and Will Little  15.38m.

This wraps another successful night for the Glenhuntly Men’s Open Team. Well done to all the guys who competed. Also a special thanks to the Men’s Open 4 x 400m Relay team that competed at Zatopek, it was a very good run by the team in a fast final, especially when considering the injuries.

I hope to see everyone down this weekend at Mentone for Round 9 Shield competition which will start at 1:30pm. It is the last round before the Christmas break, and for athletes that have not competed yet, please compete this round as you will not be able to qualify for Shield Final as you need to have competed in 4 rounds at least, and there are only 3 in the new year.

Andrew Weerasekera

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