The first of the 2017-18 Summer Series was an absolute cracker. Ginninderra’s athletes were out in force emphasised with 7 out of the 17 in the 60m “friendly” sprint all Tigers.
Nathalie Cerritelli was the best of our women in the sprint placing 2nd overall with Megan Peters enjoying her return to competitive athletics with a gallant 4th. In the men Spencer Cox (5th), Mark Rossiter (6th), Ken Telfer (7th), Steve Dodt (equal 8th) and Neil Thomas (equal 8th) all performed strongly.
In the 100m the sprinters above were joined by U20 young gun Matt Walters, Martin Ting, Luke Allard, Paul Reid, Alice Fraser, Nick Donaldson, Rose Cajetan and Hayden Todd. Some impressive early season form from the sprinters.
The 200m saw Matt, Mark, Martin, Luke, Hayden and Steve continue to impress and push for line honours. Matt was the fastest of the local ACT talent. Along with Mark and Martin the three “Ms” rounded out the top 8 in the state.
Over the single lap 400m, Hayden was the best of heat 2 winning comfortably. Meanwhile Rose and Megan both finished in the top 8 in the women.
The 800m again featured some of Ginninderra’s best new talent with Jacob Davill, Jacob Todd, Ryan Cuzner, Andrew Camp-Liddiard and Hannah Cuzner all running strongly in their first race of the new season. For Andrew and Ryan it also marked their first ever summer series as they made the leap from grass track to red track athletics with the Tigers – the lads finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in their age.
One of Ginninderra’s brightest all round athletes Jeremy Maranan strode out in the 100m Hurdles to finish second.
It was in the longer hurdles, the Steeplechase where half of the entrants came from the UCGAC. Jacob Miller enjoyed his first taste of the 1500m Steeple in a sterling run along with Jacob Todd and the Tigers’ Queen of the Steeple Chase Angela Riach showing promising early season form.
In the Walk, Andrew Camp Liddiard did very well in his first attempt of the 1500m Walk at an AACT event.
At the Long Jump it was Jeremy Maranan flying high with his first ever 6m leap.
In the Women’s Discus, Ginninderra’s own Amalie Leslie took out the U14G, while Alice Fraser came 3rd in her weight class while Nathalie Cerritelli won the U20s and Megan Peters win the Open Women. Stephen Fraser showed he was all class in his first meet fo the new season winning his weight class by 12m. In the open men the Tigers had 3 of the top four positions with Steve Dodt, Neil Thomas and Luke Allard rounding out the competition.
In the Javelin, Steve Dodt gave it his best effort in the Open men and finished just out of the top three.
Read the full results on the Athletics ACT website.