AVSL Round 7 Wrap

AVSL Round 7 Wrap

We competed at Lakeside in a twilight competition between Zone A and B. We finished the day in 2nd place on 22 916 points, behind Wyndham T&F and in front of Ballarat Harriers. Although our score was down from other rounds this season, we were missing over a dozen athletes due to injury, sickness, and holidays, so congratulations to all who participated on a great result. We wish a speedy recovery to those who are injured or sick.

A highlight of the day was the performances of Tanya Sinha, Nadia Wong and Nicole Wong who were all competed for the first time with Western Athletics. Welcome and congratulations!

On provisional results, after six rounds, we are on top of the Division 2 Ladder with 73 points, from Bendigo Harriers 64 pts, Sandringham on 50 pts, KSB on 48 pts, , Ballarat Harriers 43 pts, South Bendigo on 41 pts, Mornington 40 pts, Wyndham 38 pts, Eureka 23 pts and Ringwood on 7pts. In our Division, Ballarat Harriers, Bendigo Harriers, Mornington, Sandringham and Western Athletics have already played their Power Play.

Congratulations to our U20 Women and Open Women who came 5th and 6th respectively in the State Age Group Scores.

We had 39 athletes line up for the day, with 10 athletes competing in 2 events and 10 athletes in 3 or more events. Thanks to Ben H, Claire, Emily, Alan, Liz, Janice, Sarah, Stan, Ruby, Tom, Isabella, Jacob, Mal, Nardine, Summer, Amber, Honour, Niharika, Matthew M, and Bol for competing in 2 or more individual events.

Our top ten scoring athletes were: Stan 1367, Tom 1021, Alan 1000, Liz 978, Sarah 954, Honour 935, Emily 890, Bol 823, Ben H 758 and Amber 753. If you believe AV have made a mistake with your results, then please use the query function before 5pm on Monday. https://athsvic.resultshub.

Thank-you very much to:  Julie Morgan, Janice Hodgart, Chris Chambers (Claire), Nicole & Nadia Wong (1st time at competition), Pratibha Kaushik, Paul Tobin, Nardine Bainbridge and Mal Hodgart for helping with our Club Duty at shot put and hammer. The 8pm and 9pm timeslots did not require helpers. Thanks to Pascal, Frankleen and Chilo for making themselves available to help. Lap scorers: Thanks also to Cheryl Beveridge, Chris Chambers and Harry Pace for lap scoring the women’s 3000m, to Cheryl for the 3km men’s and Cheryl & Janice for the 5000m. If I’ve missed anyone, please let me know.

Round 8

We have no Club Duties for Round 8. Round 8 is on 22nd January, at Aberfeldie and is another twilight meet. Competition starts at 3:40pm with an interesting order of events. The day starts with 4 x 400m relays (used for seeding for State Relays), then steeples, walks hurdles and 200m/1500m.

Entries for field events are filling up quickly. au/events/ The events for Round 8 are: 4 x 400m, 2km & 3km steeple, 1500 & 3km walk, distance hurdles, 200m and 1500m.

Round 9

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




Rachel McMinimee

Kirk Shanahan


Rachel McMinimee

Stan Peska


Jeremy Nti

Jaydon Nti


Ben Mudie

Alistair McDonald


Adrian Burt (Oscar)

Robert Musara (Matthew)


Gyan Singh

Brayden Portelli

Cover image: Action shot of Bol Mathieu (U18 in AVSL comp), jumping 1.82m at Lakeside Stadium. Photo by SS Athletics.