This was our best performance, so far, as a whole Club under the AVSL format where athletes are limited to scoring in 3 individual events. We scored 38 391 points in our Power Play at Keilor, which resulted in a top place finish by 9 657 points and 20 ladder points to help consolidate our position on top of Division Two. This result eclipses the 29 663 points in last year’s Power Play.
It was a terrific day for our Club. Despite the chilly and windy weather, the many PBs throughout the day and the energy around the relays created a vibrant atmosphere.
We had 52 athletes competing, with 16 athletes in 2 individual events and 22 athletes in 3 or more individual events. Thank-you to Ruby, Nardine, Soumeya, Janae, Aliyah, Sarah, Amber, Ruth, Chloe, Summer, Isabella, Emily, Liz, Janice, Brenda, Brigitte, Ben H, Jackson, Tom, Heath, Marcus, Frankleen, Carl, Brad, Bol, Jaydon, Rajvir, Jeeva, Kaelan, Oscar, Emerson, Mafi, Alan B, Mal, Phil, Liam McG, Stan and Blair for competing in more than one individual event.
On provisional results, after four rounds, we are on top of the Division 2 Ladder with 46 points, from Sandringham on 37 pts, Bendigo Harriers 28 pts, KSB on 27 pts, South Bendigo on 23 pts, Ballarat Harriers 19pts, Wyndham 18 pts, Mornington 17 pts, Eureka 16 points and Ringwood on 4 pts. Sandringham and ourselves are the only two Division 2 Clubs to have played their Power Play.
Our top ten points scorers were: Amber 1317, Stan 1213, Liz 1137, Tom 1088, Heath 1087, Sarah 1069, Alan B 1055, Emily 1052, Frankleen 1048 and Kaelan 1046. We also had Jackson on 1010 and Mafi on 1004 to make a total of 12 athletes breaking the 1000 points.
We had some excellent Age Group Gradings this round with Men’s U20 and U16 finishing 1st, Women’s U20 were 2nd, Men’s U18 3rd and Women’s U16 4th.
Remember to check your results with AV via the Results Hub and submit any queries well before 5pm on the Monday.
A big welcome to Bol and congrats on a nice performance for your comeback meet. Congratulations Jade on setting a club record in the U18 3 km Walk of 16:08.3 and Mafi on setting a club record for U14 Hammer with a throw of 54.03m. Please let the Club know if you break a Club record: https://www.westernathletics.com.au/club/achievements/records
The team highlight was the fielding of nine relay teams. It was wonderful to see the camaraderie of the 36 athletes and their coaches working together and enjoying themselves.
Our first U16 Women’s team of Ruth, Summer H, Chloe & Amber scored 399 points and were the 2nd fastest U16 in the State. The second U16 Women’s team of Emily, Isabella, Maya & Liz scored 369 points and came 4th in the State.
The Open Women’s team of Soumeya, Sarah, Janae & Nardine scored 359 points and came 3rd in the State.
Our U16 Men’s team of Chilo, Pascal, Rajvir & Kaelan scored 455 points and came 2nd in the State. The U18 Men’s team of Xander, Frankleen, Jeremy & Gyan scored 487 points and came 1st in the State. Our first U20 Men’s team of Brayden, Carl, Bol & Tom scored 365 points and were the 2nd fastest U20 team in the State. The second U20’s men’s team of Brad, Heath, Aiden & Brandon scored 290 points and came 3rd in the State.
Our Open men’s team of Jackson Glover, Kirk Shanahan, Liam McGrellis & Ben Hodgart scored 295 points and came 4th in the State. The 50+ Men’s team of Graham Shaw, Alan Baldry, Phil Dunstone & Mal Hodgart scored 108 points and came 3rd in the State.
The relay teams contributed 3127 points to our Club.
Thank-you to Mal, Steve, Phil and Graham for helping me with the lap scoring in the walk and 3000m.
Round 5 entries are open and close at noon on Wednesday. Places are filling fast, so remember to register ASAP. https://members.athsvic.org.au/events/
The Zone A venue is Aberfeldie and the events there are: 2km & 5km walk, sprint hurdles, 1500m, 100m, 3000m, 400m, PV, LJ, Discus and Jav.
The events at Casey are: walk, long hurdles, 200m, 800m, 3000m, HJ, PV, TJ, SP and Hammer.