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AVSL Round 8 Wrap

AVSL was at Aberfeldie, our second twilight competition this season and conditions were very hot. We finished the day in 4th place on 21 636 points, behind Wyndham T&F, South Bendigo and Bendigo Harriers. Again, we were missing athletes due to injury, iso and sickness, so well done to all who participated and a speedy recovery to those who are injured or sick. On provisional results, after six rounds, we are on top of the Division 2 Ladder with 80 points, from Bendigo Harriers 72 pts, South Bendigo on 59 pts, Sandringham on 54 pts, KSB on 53 pts, Ballarat Harriers 49 pts, Wyndham 48 pts, Mornington 43 pts, Eureka 24 pts and Ringwood on 9 pts.

In our Division, Wyndham T&F, KSB, Eureka and Ringwood are still to play their Power Play, so theoretically they all have a chance to add an extra 10 pts to their current score.

Congratulations to our U20 Men and U16 women who came 3rd and 5th respectively in the State Age Group Scores.

We had 36 athletes line up for the day, with 10 athletes competing in 3 events and 8 athletes in 2 individual scoring events. Thanks to Alan, Ben H, Isabella, Janice, Liz, Emily, Sarah, Ruth, Stan and Jeeva for competing in 3 or more individual events and Kaelan, Emerson, Mal, Xander, Jacob, Tom, Summer & Bol for competing in 2 individual scoring events.

Our top ten scoring athletes were: Ruth 1274, Stan 1124, Emily 1080, Xander, 1031, Alan 1007, Bol 945, Sarah 932, Jeeva 835, Liz 813 and Isabella 707.. If you believe AV have made a mistake with your results, then please use the query function before 5pm on Monday. https://athsvic.resultshub. com.au/queries.html

We entered two 4 x 400m relays teams. The U18 women’s team consisted of Ruth, Amber, Sarah and Emily won their race and came second in their state age group. The U20 men’s team consisted of Bol, Tom, Brayden and Xander won their race and came third in their state age group. Well done to those athletes.

Thank-you very much to:  Julie Morgan, Janice Hodgart and Nicola McInerney for organising the relays. Thank-you to Emma Chitty for lap scoring the walk and Mal Hodgart for lap scoring the steeples.

Don’t forget to enter for Round 9. Entries for field events will fill up quickly. https://members.athsvic.org. au/events/

The events for Round 9 at Aberfeldie are: 2km & 3km steeple, 2km & 5km walk, distance hurdles, 100m, 1500m, 400m, PV, LJ, Discus and Javelin.

For those looking to qualify for a Playoffs, events such as the 200m, 3km, 800m, Shot Put, Hammer, Triple Jump and High Jump, these are on at Casey (Zone B) for Round 9. This will be your last chance to qualify for the 200m, 800m, Shot Put, Hammer and High Jump. The 3km and Triple Jump on offer in round 10. Eligibility Link: https://athsvic.resultshub. com.au/#

The duty roster for Round 9 on the 5th of Feb at Aberfeldie:

Time

Javelin

1:30

Rachel McMinimee

Kirk Shanahan

2:30

Rachel McMinimee

Stan Peska

3:30

Jeremy Nti

Jaydon Nti

4:30

Ben Mudie

Alistair McDonald

5:00

Adrian Burt (Oscar)

Robert Musara (Matthew)

6:00

Gyan Singh

Brayden Portelli