Tigers rise to the top

Ginninderra’s 2016 Australian All School Representatives from both the Senior and Little Athletics Clubs have enjoyed a stellar National Secondary Schools Championships at the AIS this weekend.

There have been many individual highs and some awesome personal bests across the team and throughout the weekend.

Among the highlights are:

  • Jacob Davill: Bronze Medal (3rd) in the U14M 800m (2:05.49);
  • Eden Thomas: 4th in the U16M (Para) Shot Put (6.53m);
  • Eden Thomas: 7th in the U16M (Para) 200m ();
  • Rebecca Guest: 11th in the U14M 400m (64.84s);
  • Connor San Juan: 11th in the U16M 100m (11.27s);
  • Angela Riach: 11th in the U18W 2000m Steeple Chase (8:13.54);
  • Matt Walters: 12th in the U18M 100m (11.13s);
  • Stephen Fraser: 12th in the U16M Discus (45.11m);
  • Rebecca Guest: 13th in the U14M 200m (27.58s);
  • Jeremy Maranan: 15th in the U16M 100m (11.68s);
  • Imogen Mcdonald: U16W 3000m Walk;

Among the UC Tigers efforts, Jacob’s 800m time was just 3 seconds off Brys’ club record set in 2001 and Stephen’s throw in the Discus is only 8m off Greg’s best effort in 1990. Matt Walter’s 100m time is only 0.06s off Stephen Shepard’s Club Record from 2003. Connor was also unlucky not to pip Stephen’s U16 100m best by just 0.02s.

Ginninderra Little Athletics Club (GLAC) members Mitchell Baker (Gold in the 3000m Walk), Hannah Cadden (11th in 800m), Layla Rowntree (10th Steeple Chase) and former member Kobe O’Neall (11th Long Jump and 15th 100m) have also had an outstanding weekend of results.  Last weekend GLAC’s National Primary Schools representatives also had a wonderful competition in Sydney.

Summer Series 8th December 2016

As the Australian All Schools is on over the first weekend of December, Athletics ACT has been invited to compete at the ACT Veterans Club meet on Thursday 8th December 2016.  This meet is being held at the AIS.

There will be no On-Line Entries for this meet.  Athletes will enter on the day.

At this time, the actual start time of the events is not known.

Program of events:

  • Track – 3000m, 100m, 800m/2000mW, 400m, 800m, 200m, 4x100m, Steeple
  • Field – Hammer, Pole Vault, Javelin, Shot Put, Triple Jump

The final Summer Series Meet for the year will be held at the Woden Park Athletics Field on Saturday 17th December 2016 with the first event commencing at 4:00pm.  This meet is the last meet to be held before Christmas with the first meet in the 2017 being held on Friday 13th January at Woden Park.

Ginninderra Athletics will be hosting our regular Intraclub Meets on Saturday mornings right through December with our last meet also on the 17th of December where we will again by running our UC Life Ginninderra Gift race over 100m and 1000m.

Field only Summer Series

The last Athletics ACT Summer series meet before the Australian All School Championships was a field event only affair.

A small contingent of Tigers ventured out for the throws and jumps with the Club represented in every event.

Unfortunately there was no official or guest photos from the 26th of November and there are some issues with the published results. We hope that Athletics ACT will finalise the results shortly.

Unofficially we are unaware of any Personal Bests but there were two season bests.

Summer Series 26th November 2016

The seventh Summer Series meet of the 2016-17 season will be held at the AIS Athletics Field on Saturday 26th November 2016 with the first event commencing at 4:00pm. As this meet coincides with the Queanbeyan Gift, only Field events will be on offer.

On-Line entries will shortly be open for this meet and will close at 9:00pm on the Thursday before the day of competition.

The summer Series On-Line entry fee is $8.50 for all AACT registered athletes, ACT Veterans athletes and visiting athletes registered with their State or international athletics body.

Program of Events:

  • Throws – Hammer, Javelin
  • Jumps – Long Jump, High Jump

Other upcoming Meets include:

26th Nov Ginninderra – Week 3 (All Events)
AACT Summer Competition Week 7
Charnwood Oval
2nd -4th Dec Australian All Schools Championships AIS
3rd Dec Ginninderra Carnival Charnwood Oval

Perfect conditions for Summer Series

The 19th of November was the sixth Summer Series Meet of 2016-17 and was held at the AIS. The UC Tigers especially enjoyed the conditions with 25 athletes in attendance.

The warm summer-like weather provided perfect conditions for most events and some athletes like Cameron Crombie took absolute advantage with his latest Australian Record in the Shot Put.

Our endurance runners ensured that the club was well represented and across all running events from 60m to the 5000m the Tigers had athletes in every event which is very impressive for so early in the season.

Michael Daly (15:35.74) and Reece Edwards (15.39.38) made a good attempt at breaking Luke Bratten’s 5000m Club Record (15:07.7) set in 1994. Michael who is ranked in the top 25 Marathon runners in Australia on this occasion outlasted his fast finishing team mate and fellow UC John Landy Distance talent squad member Reece. Edwards recently won the Coffs Harbour Running Festival Half Marathon tat featured a start list including Distance Legend Steve Moneghetti (3rd).

Saturday was also the first hit out of the season for Angus Gould in the Mens Long Jump where he cleared 7.49m to win the event. Angus will be competing in the Queanbeyan Gift next weekend, an event he won in 2013. He will be joined in the Gift by Sarah Blizzard who is showing good early season form.

In all there were 12 Season Bests with a number of Club Records looking shaky as a result including Rohan Kalisch’s 60m Record set last season.

Not to be outdone, there were also 18 Personal Bests, including Rebecca Jarvis who did a PB in the 200m (29.33) following a back-to-back effort in the 400m. Her Fast Running training partner Martin Ting also enjoyed back-to-back PBs in the 100m (12.41) and the 200m (25.34). Club Masters athletes Steve Dodt and Stephen Hunter also enjoyed sprint PBs with Dodt going within 0.03s in the 200m of pulling off 3 PBs in each of the sprint events.

Photos from the Meet have been posted to our page on Facebook and Full Results are available from AACT. The next Summer Series Meet is on the 26th of November and will be a Field Only competition.