Club Juniors outstanding at Albert Park





The Road Races at Albert Park produced some outstanding results from our Juniors.


On what was a great morning for running, the course along the lake was a perfect setting for fast times. The weather was very kind, with little wind and plenty of sunshine.


The 3km race for Boys U16 and U14, and Girls U20, U18, U16, and U14 saw Adam Spencer, U16, show out for a great second overall, just a few seconds down on the winner. Adam has been representing his school Wesley College so far this winter and this was his first outing for the club this winter. He continues to show tremendous potential, considering he is just 14 and has another year in the U16 age group. Unfortunately, he was not supported by a team in the team’s event, as many of our others were either injured, sick, or playing Sunday football.


The Girls too did very well with Dana Dekkers in the U20 finishing in 8th place, Genevieve O’Brien U14 in 5th place and Georgie Macdonald 6th U18. All really top efforts. Genevieve ‘s run was outstanding for a 12 year old, and Georgie, following her state school’s championship U17 title, competed very well in the upper age group.


It was terrific to see the performance of our Under 18 girl’s team finish in SILVER position, with great support from Kaitlin Barr and Sophie Highnam, who both finished close together.

Well done to all girls.


In the 10km road race, run by the U18 and U20 boys, it was fantastic to see Sam Toll and Will Ockenden, both very highly placed with a Bronze and 4th respectively. Outstanding efforts in fast time. Sam and Will were supported by Luke McCarthy who ran very well for 16th placing to help give our team a very close SILVER placing.


The Under 20 boys also completed a team with Jack Bullock showing fine form in a strong 11th placing in a very competitive field. Jack Highnam continues to show improved form and Declan Murphy ran a solid race on limited training.

Well done boys.


Men Under 16- 3k    
2 Adam Spencer 9.28.7
Men Under 18 – 10k      
3 Sam Toll 33.07.9
4 Will Ockenden 33.39.4
16 Luke McCarthy 36.25.9
Men Under 20 – 10k      
11 Jack Bullock 33.54.8
19 Jack Highnam 34.51.2
26 Declan Murphy 38.34.3



Women – U14 – 3k      
5 Genevieve O’Brien 11.08
Women U16 3k      
24 Eleanora Gilbert 12.55.3
Women – Under 18 – 3k      
6 Georgie McDonald 10.31
10 Kaitlin Barr 11.20.2
11 Soohie Highnam 11.25.7
21 Jess Clark 13.26.7
26 Isobella Gilbert 14.37.2
Women – Under 20 – 3k      
8 Dana Dekkers 10.50.6



NEXT EVENT:   Sandown Relay Saturday 11th July at 12.45pm


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