The Club was well represented at this year’s Zatopek meet held last Thursday Dec 11th.
In the Women’s 10000m we had four representatives in a field of 17; and our runners achieved terrific results, ranking all of them in the club’s top 10 all time ranking list.
Tarli Bird 9th 35:09.19
Amelia Aslanides 11th 35:17.70
Cassie Higham 12th 35:23.60
Stacey Bulger 15th 36:18.19
In the Decastella 3000m U20 race Ben Kelly ran 8:41.74 for 17th. A top effort Ben.
The David Baxter 100 yards saw Aidan Debernardi finish 7th in 10.34
Youngster 12 yo Sophie O’Sullivan smashed the Club U13 record by almost 20 seconds 4:47.16 (held by Sarah Lund) in finishing 5th in the U15 1500m. Sophie now joins her mum on the club record list (Sonia holds the club open record for 1500m at 4:06.5 set in 2001).
Tim Rosen and Leigh Phelan were also prominent in the VAL 300m handicap finishing 11th and 13th.
Finally, the finals of the 4 * 400m relays for the State titles were held during the meet. The Club was represented in both the Men’s and Women’s finals.
Women 4th 3:51.49
Emily McLean, Ciara Losty, Ashleigh Horrobin, Nicola Davis
This team highlighted the club’s upcoming junior 400m runners in Ciara (14) and Nicola (17) along with senior sprinter Emily and our 400m Hurdle state champion Ashleigh. A great effort.
Men 8th 3:26.97
Will Little, Tim Crane, Nicholas Hum, Aidan Debernardi
This team highlighted our top athlete with a disability (Nicholas) and our top sprinter (Aidan, already ran earlier in the night), along with seasoned 400m runners in Tim and Will.
Overall, an impressive night for the club.
Prepared by: Phil Hutton