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Masters Nationals for 2019

National Masters Results Melbourne 2019

Melbourne really turned it on for this year’s Masters C’ships, NOT!! Whilst there may have been a record number of competitors (just under 1000!!), the weather was bloody AWFUL! Thursday and Tuesday were both superb, 22-24 degrees, sunny, no wind. The 4 competition days were, however, horrible! Melbourne at its best, and worst! Cold (12-14 degrees), windy (ask the longer distance runners what the back straight was like), drizzling on most days, cloudy and overcast, but, the only good thing was the rain held off for almost the entire comp. Monday started to improve however, the majority of the comp was over by then.

Pur Mingara athletes performed superbly for the entirety of the C’ships with the absolute standout, Ernie Leseberg. 3rd in the Champion of Champions 100m, a NSW, C’ship and Club record in the 60m, narrowly missing Club records (by hundredths of a sec in both 100m and 200m), winning his age 100m and 200m, a 4x100m relay Gold and a 4x400m Silver! Now, if we could just get him to enter the ‘REAL’ events, the Throws, he’d make quite a good athlete I reckon, hahaha!!! Go Ernie!

Congratulations, also, to Mingara’s Eveready battery girl, Ange Jones. In the W35-39, Ange entered 10 events, medalled in 9, with PBs in 6!! And, all the while with our 3yr old Mascot in tow, little Billie Maree. Whilst I know she now competes for ACT (my doing, as I told Cherie I wasn’t going to Melbourne with her and competing for different States), I’d also like to mention my partner Cherie Myers who, despite not having trained for almost 6 months, entered 8 events in the W50-54 which is one of the most hotly contested age groups in Masters athletics. Cherie also played grandma to Billie thus freeing up Ange to compete without worrying about her little one!

All told, our little, Country Club secured 8 Gold Medals, 9 Silver Medals, 5 Bronze Medals, and 17 Top 10 finishes! Go Mingara!!

For those interested, next year’s Masters C’ships is being held at the QE11 Stadium in Nathan Brisbane from April 9-14th. Let’s see how many more Mingara athletes we can get to attend this awesome comp.

Damien Meyer 1st M40-44 10,000m 46:58.79*, 3rd 3000m Steeplechase 13:55.69, 1st 8km Cross Country 35:53.00*Ernie Leseberg 1st M45-49 60m 7.37**, 1st 100m 11.37, 1st 200m 23.07, 3rd Champion of Champions 100m 10.63, 1st M120+ 4x100m 46.28, 2nd M120+ 4x400m 3:34.30Stuart Sutton 4th M50-54 6kg Hammer 39.06m*, 5th 6kg Shot Put 11.29m, 5th Throws Pentathlon 3002pts* (1.5kg Discus 39.00m*. 7.26kg Weight 12.44m)Paul Carr 2nd M60-64 Short Hurdles 19.82, 3rd 300m Long Hurdles 55.14John Wall 2nd M70-74 60m 8.76, 2nd 100m 14.17, 2nd 200m 29.13, 1st M24+ 4x100m51.12Ange Jones 2nd W35-39 Short Hurdles 22.27,  1st High Jump 1.18m, 2nd Long Jump 3.50m, 2nd Triple Jump 6.98m, 3rd 4kg Hammer 29.79m*, 4th 4kg Shot Put 8.58m, 3rd 1kg Discus 34.59m*, 2nd 600g Javelin 26.60m*, 3rd Weight Throw 10.15m PB*, 3rd Throws Pentathlon 2385pts* PB (4kg Hammer 30.40m PB*)Kay Heinecke 5th W40-44 5000m 23:08.59, 2nd 10,000m 49:51.43Cherie Myers 11th W50-54 60m 10.56, 12th 100m 17.53, 6th W170+ 4x100m 1:16.26, 6th High Jump 1.09m PB, 6th Long Jump 3.74m PB, 10th 1kg Discus 14.07m PB, 10th 600g Javelin 15.59m PB Sally Hunt 4th W55-59 800m 2:59.14, 5th 1500m 5:58.60, 4th 5000m 22:19.50, 2nd 8km Cross Country 38:19.00*Bev Durston 8th W55-59 1500m 7:14.22 PB, 7th 5000m 26.31.32, 10th 1kg Discus 15.01m, 10th 600g Javelin 14.17m, 

Central Coast athletes
Kelly Hunter 1st W40-44 4th 4kg Hammer 23.84m, 1st 4kg Shot Put 9.95m, 1kg Discus 38.06m, 2nd 600g Javelin 27.59m,  1st Weight Throw 11.27m, 1st Throws Pentathlon 2975ptsVicki Townsend 5th W50-54 60m 9.06, 4th 100m 15.04, 6th 200m 31.11, 1st Short Hurdles 14.70, 3rd W220+ 4x100m 1:00.60, 5th High Jump 1.21m, 3rd Long Jump 3.99m, 4th Triple Jump 8.53m, 8th 4kg Hammer 26.94m, 3rd 3kg Shot Put 11.05m, 5th 1kg Discus 23.62m, 8th 600g Javelin 19.58m, 3rd Throws Pentathlon 3016pts, 2nd Outdoor Pentathlon 2698pts

*Club Records**Club, NSW and Masters C’ship Record!!

Nationals Report April 2019

Hi folks, here’s the report on the results of the fantastic efforts from ALL Mingara athletes after Day 1 of the Australian Athletics C’ships held at SOPAC today.

Special mention to our three medallists, Hayley Corduroy’s  Silver in the Women’s U15 High Jump with a 6cm PB and Club Record, India Duguid’s  Bronze medal in the Women’s U15 3000m Walk and Chloe McLoughlin’s Bronze medal in the Women’s U16 3000m Walk.

Other outstanding performances came from Ashley Pernecker who, in the Women’s U16 400m, elevated her National ranking from 21st to 12th with a 1sec PB and a new Club Record all the while battling a fearsome cold; Izzy Dunne’s terrific 5th in the Women’s U15 3000m Walk against some very stiff, and swift competition; Jack McGinniskin competing up 3 age groups to secure a 5th in the Men’s U20 10,000m Walk as did Hannah Bolton who managed a splendid 4th in the Women’s U20 10,000m Walk competing up 4 age groups!!

Here’s the full list of results on what was a brilliant day for Team Mingara!!

Jack McGinniskin (16yrs) 5th MU20 10,000m Walk 48:05.42

India Duguid 3rd WU15 3000m Walk 14:46.12

Izabella Dunne 6th WU15 3000m Walk 15:26.06

Chloe McLoughlin 3rd WU16 3000m Walk 16:20.83

Hayley Corduroy 2nd WU15 High Jump 1.68m*

Ashley Pernecker 12th WU16 400m 58.48*, 20th WU16 1500m 5:11.80 (very sick but did finish!)

Hannah Bolton (15yrs) 4th WU20 10,000m Walk 54:29.92

Allanah Pitcher (15yrs) DNF WU20 10,000m Walk injured

Bess Chippendale 10th WU20 400m 58.98

Day 2 was full of superb, and gutsy, performances from Mingara’s athletes. The weather was a bit kinder than y’day though the U14 girls 3000m Walk was in the only rain of the day so that was very disappointing for Sienna Pitcher, who made up for the horrendous conditions with a HUUUUUUGE PB, an 11yrs Club record and a Bronze medal to boot!! Go Mighty Mouse!

Tori Robertson was our other medallist today, coming 2nd in the WU15 90m hurdles. Even allowing for the typical slow Tori start, she ran a beautiful clean race to finish an excellent 2nd and thoroughly deserved her medal. She had set a new 14yrs Girls 90m Hurdles record in her heat which made it a great day for the biggest ‘pest’ in the club!. We luvs ya Tor, hahaha!!!

There were also 3 very gutsy and brave performances in the 3000m. In the MU16, Hamish Hart, who recovered from a nasty fall to battle on bravely and be not far from his recently set PB, and, Sam Liddell, who was one of the youngest in the field, both ran brilliantly. In the WU15, Stella Norris, who’s b’day is very, late December which means she is competing against girls who can be almost 2yrs older, ran exceptionally well in her race to finish with what I think is a PB over that distance. Well done to Hamish, Sam and Stella for your super efforts!

Another notable performance came from one of our youngest, and newest members, Lily Mullane in the Girls U14 Hammer throw. Lily, in only her 3rd ever Hammer competition finished a highly creditable 8th and with a new PB and Club Record!! Go Lily!! Ikey Allen was our only other competitor today and he ran 5th in his heat of the Boys U16 90m Hurdles. Whilst he wasn’t happy with his time, he hurdled beautifully and will only improve from here.

Here’s the results.

Sienna Pitcher 3rd WU14 3000m Walk 15:04.79*

Lily Mullane 8th WU14 Hammer 26.78m*

Tori Robertson 2nd WU15 90m Hurdles 13.44*

Stella Norris 18th WU15 3000m 10:51.97

Ikey Allen 14th MU16 100m Hurdles 15.49

Hamish Hart 8th MU16 3000m 9:10.51

Today, Wednesday Da 3 of the National C’ships, was a simply SENSATIONAL day for Mingara’s athletes! Two National Age Champions, Personal Bests, and Club records were everywhere! The day could not have started more fortuitously with George Wells winning the MU14 Discus as the first event of the day. His distance of 48.61m was a PB and Club Age Record! Go George!! Not to be outdone by the boys, a short while later, Lily Mullane became the WU 14 National Discus Champion with another PB and Club Record of 38.14m! Go Lily!! Callum Sutton, staying in the Field events, despite being amongst the smallest in the MU20 Discus, only barely missed the Top 8 finishing 10th with a terrific effort of 38.43m, not far from his own Club Record!!

It was then over to the Track athletes and we had Jakob Madden dipping below the 10min barrier for the first time as he set a new PB and Club Record in the MU20 3000m Steeplechase of 9:56.79 for a superb 7th place (Jakob qualifies for the U20 next year also which makes this effort even more meritorious).  Sam Liddell also set a new PB and Club Record in the MU16 2000m Steeplechase with a time of 6:43.95, taking almost 5secs from his previous best! Unfortunately, as he was enjoying a sterling run, Gabe Scott crashed out of the same event as Sam, the MU14 2000m Steeplechase, when he badly twisted his left knee upon landing after clearing a barrier. Hope you mend very soon Gabe!

Our ‘Everyready’ battery girl, Ashley Pernecker, exceeded even her lofty goals today in the 800m by making the Final with a superb run of 2:16.37 (.370) narrowly missing the automatic qualifying spot by 0.04 of a second!! That spot went to a lass who ran 2:16.367!! Ash made a desperate lunge at the line in the last 2m to almost grab the spot, but, still is in the final qualifying 5th fastest.  Hopefully, by tomorrow’s final, her head cold will have cleared up enough so she can even run faster and set herself a new PB under 2mins 14!

Here’s the results from an awesome day.

Ashley Pernecker 3rd Heat WU16 800m 2:26.370, qualified for Final

Lily Mullane 1st WU14 Discus 38.14m*

George Wells 1st MU14 Discus 48.61m*

Callum Sutton 10th MU20 Discus 38.14m

Sam Liddell 18th MU16 2000m Steeplechase 6:43.95

Gabe Scott MU16 2000m Steeplechase DNF

Jakob Madden 7th MU20 3000m Steeplechase 9:56.79*

We didn’t have very, many Mingara athletes competing on Day 4 of the National C’ships today. However, those that did, competed exceptionally well, with the standouts Rae ‘the Pink Lady’ Anderson gaining a Bronze in the AWD Ambulant Discus, and Jez Navusolo’s U18 2 5th places, one in the 100m and the other in the Triple Jump where she set a new 17yrs Women’s club Record!! Go Rae and Jez!! Ashley Pernecker gave it her absolute all in the Women’s U15 800m finishing in 6th and beating a young lass whom she’s been chasing for 5 yrs! Her time was barely 2 secs from her PB for the 800m, which, as she has been battling a bad head cold for the past two weeks, was a terrific achievement. There’s plenty more to come from that young lady!!

Our only other competitor, Cameron Steer, did not make the Final in his U17 100m or the Top 8 in Long Jump, however, hopefully he’ll still be proud of his achievements as qualifying for the Nationals in 1 event is difficult enough and he qualified in 3!!

The last hour was not very pleasant as the rain, which had threatened ALL day, finally arrived thus making Rae’s effort even more amazing as it was bucketing down for most of her event. Sean Rae’s U17 1500m was consolidated to a straight final, luckily for Sean and the other lads as it was the last event for the day and they’d’ve been completely soaked by the finish.

Here’s the results of Day 4 of the Juniors and the first day of the Opens.

Ashley Pernecker 6th WU16 800m Final 2:16.63

Jez Navusolo 5th WU18 Triple Jump 11.97m*, 5th 100m 12.54

Rae Anderson 3rd AWD Ambulant Discus 27.34m

Cameron Steer 14th MU17 100m 11.66, 18th Long Jump 6.04m

Another simply awesome day’s results from Mingara’s athletes on Day 5 of the National C’ships. There was George Well’s 2nd Gold of the meet, this time in the U14 Men’s Discus with a new Club Record, Tyler Jones’ brilliant 3rd in the Men’s Open 10,000m National Racewalk where I was also privileged to watch Dane Bird-Smith who surely must rank as one of the greatest athletes ever to come from this country, Lily Mullane’s 5th and new Club Record in the U14 Women’s Shot Put, two Top 10 places for Team Horsnell’s members, Liam Bennett U17 High Jump, and Riley Grant U18 High Jump, Dylan Richardson’s brave 8th in the 10,000m Racewalk, and Sean Rae who battled on bravely in his U17 1500m but was simply outclassed in the end.

We were also represented by Noah Rogers in the Open Men’s 400m Hurdles where he was only 4/10ths of a second from making the Final even after running a PB, Lilly–Ann Campbell in the Women’s U17 Hammer who finished just outside the Top 10 with a new Club Record and PB, Bronte Carroll in the Open Women’s 100m and Kelly Spencer in the Open Women’s 400m Hurdles. Mingara’s athletes were outstanding again.

Here’s today’s results.

Lily Mullane 5th Women’s U14 Shot Put 11.28m* PB

Lilly-Ann Campbell 11th Women’s U18 Hammer 33.73m* PB

Bronte Carroll 5th Heat 3 Open Women’s 100m, 31st overall 12.36

Kelly Spencer 5th Heat 1 Open Women’s 400m Hurdles, 15th overall 62.98

George Wells 1st Men’s U14 Shot Put 17.15m* PB

Liam Bennett 7th Men’s U17 High Jump 1.84m

Sean Rae 15th Men’s U17 1500m 4:38.20

Riley Grant 9th Men’s U18 High Jump 1.85m

Noah Rogers 4th Heat 3 Open Men’s 400m Hurdles, 12th overall 52.90 PB

Tyler Jones 3rd Open Men’s 10,000m Racewalk 41:39.27

Dylan Richardson 8th Men’s Open 10,000m Racewalk 47:14.74

Hi folks, computer’s finally working again so here’s the Mingara results from Day’s 6 and 7 of the National Junior and Open C’ships. Once again, Mingara’s athletes punched well above their weight and all acquitted themselves marvellously.

Cameron Steer 5th in heat MU17 200m, 11th 23.45

Tom Herbert 6th in heat MU17 800m, 11th overall 2:04.72

Noah Rogers 5th in heat MOpen 110m Hurdles, 10th overall 14.71

Jez Navusolo 5th WU18 200m Final 25.01*, 1st U!8 4x100m Relay

Bronte Carroll 5th in heat WOpen 200m, 19th overall 24.62*

Rae Anderson 7th AWD Ambulant Shot Put Final 9.69m*

My personal congratulations to each and every Mingara athlete that competed at Nationals. Regardless of your own results, simply qualifying for Nationals is an ENORMOUS achievement and one for which you should be very proud.

Now for a Winter of hard, meaningful and sensible training, and you’ll all be ready to go even better next season!!



*Club Records

State Masters report held the w'end of Feb 8, 9 and 10 2019

Hi folks, the fourth major Masters event for Mingara athletes, was held on the w’end of Feb 8, 9 and 10. The State Masters C’ships and the mighty green and blue M was, once again, very prominent. Our smallish group of competitors featured in all the main events, from the sprinters, to the long- and middle-distance runners, to the throwers and jumpers. There were quite a few absolutely outstanding performances however, for me, the highlight was watching Super Sally HuntSuper Sally Hunt’s amazingly gutsy, ‘never-say-die’ finish to her 800m where, with 60m to go, she was overtaken but, to the delight of her fanatically, screaming fans she dug into places only true competitors have, and wrested back the lead to hang on for the age group win! To make it even more meritorious, the lass who’d overtaken Sally was in a different age group so, in reality, Sally didn’t need to even chase her as she was going to win her own age group anyway but, that’s not Sally and she wanted to win!!

I know he’ll be extremely embarrassed by this, however, a very, prominent member of NSW athletics approached me on Sunday afternoon, at the Masters C’ships, and made special mention of Ernie Leseberg, calling him, ‘the most under-rated and under-valued performer in NSW’, and I can’t say I disagree with his sentiments. Ernie won all 4 sprint events in his age group at the C’ships, a feat only rarely achieved, or even attempted. The 60m, 100m, 200m and 400m in the highly competitive M45-49yrs age group, and with a returning Olympian in his age group!! It takes an extremely dedicated, strong, fit, maybe ‘crazy’ individual to undertake such an onerous task, yet Ernie does it without fanfare, without much ado, without seeking recognition, he does it for the sheer enjoyment of being able to run fast (though his facial expressions certainly displayed not much enjoyment for the last 60m of his 400m, hahaha!!!). Go Ernie, champion athlete, champion person, champion dad and husband!

A special shoutout to several of our, ‘unsung heroes’, Bev Durston, Julie Peksis, Paul Kelaher and Mark Byfield, to name just a few. These 4 athletes are always there to help out, always volunteer at relays when we’re short runners or throwers to field a team, always give 100% in every event they attempt, however rarely end up on the podium so we tend to overlook their superb contributions to the club as a whole. They’re always incredibly supportive of their fellow club members, and, in reality, epitomise the credo of Masters athletics, “get in and have a GO!’ My personal THANK YOU to Bev, Julie, Paul and Mark.

A big thank you also, to our fantastic team mascot, Billie Maree, Ange Jones’ 2.5yr old daughter, who looked absolutely resplendent in her Mingara uniform! Cries of, ‘Go Mum’ could be heard all Sunday and having her present seems to give all of us a real lift. Thank you Billie and mum!!

Finally, it would be remiss of me not to mention the indefatigable Ken ‘Mo’ Stubbs who, just like an Eveready battery, just keeps going and going and going some more! To go with his superman performance at NSW Country competing in the awful heat in 13 separate events, he equalled that at this comp in Sydney. ‘Mo’ came away with 2 Gold, 5 Silvers and 2 Bronze medals, as well as Top 6 finishes in the remaining events! We all salutes ya, ‘Mo’!!

Here’s the results from 3 days of fun, of companionship, of camaraderie, and of truly great competition. There’s no awards or pointscores attached to this competition, however, I suspect Mingara would’ve rated very highly on an overall scale.

Ange Jones W35-39 1st 100m Hurdles 23.09, 1st High Jump 1.25m, 4th Triple Jump 8.06m, 5th Hammer 21.86m, 3rd Shot Put 8.75m (on countback!), 1st Discus 33.81m, 1st Javelin 25.82m, 3rd Weight Throw 8.56m

Kay Heinecke W40-44 4th 800m 2:59.02, 3rd 1500m 6:06.11, 2nd 5000m 23:34.48, 3rd Triple Jump 7.31m, 2nd Hammer 16.63m, 3rd Weight Throw 5.35m

Bev Durston W50-54 4th 400m 1:38.23, 4th 1500m 7:19.21, 4th 5000m 26:10.33, 7th Discus 13.84m, 7th Javelin 13.38m

Julie Peksis W55-59 4th 400m 1:27.77, 4th 800m 3:26.03, 3rd 1500m 7:17.90

Sally Hunt W55-59 2nd 800m 2:46.80, 1st 1500m 5:45.84

Jason Cheney M40-44 4th 60m 8.09, 5th 100m 12.32, 3rd 200m 25.93, 3rd Discus 29.54m

Ernie Leseberg M45-49 1st 60m 7.51, 1st 100m 11.49, 1st 200m 23.36, 1st 400m 52.22

Stuart Sutton M45-49 1st Hammer 29.64m, 3rd Shot Put 10.40m, 1st Discus 32.47m, 1st Weight Throw 9.56m

Brett Reid M50-54 2nd 60m 8.29, 3rd 100m 12.87, 2nd 200m 27.15

Paul Kelaher M50-54 4th 400m 60.93, 2nd 800m 2:21.17

Steve Smith M55-59 6th 60m 8.62, 7th 100m 13.33, 7th 200m 27.65, 7th 400m 1:05.55, 5th Shot Put 8.54m

Mark Byfield M55-59 4th 5000m 20:21.29

Dave Smith M60-64 1st 60m 8.59, 2nd 200m 28.16

Paul Carr M60-64 3rd 60m 8.96, 2nd 100m 13.89, 3rd 200m 29.63, 2nd 400m 1:07.03, 1st 100m Hurdles 24.57, 1st 300m Hurdles 52.36, 5th Javelin 27.38m

Gavin Murray M60-64 1st Hammer 35.17, 1st Shot Put 11.15m, 1st Discus 39.91m

James Wood M60-64 2nd Shot Put 10.28m, 3rd Discus 35.41m

Geoff Crumpton M60-64 2nd Hammer 26.41m, 3rd Shot Put 8.70m, 3rd Weight Throw 10.61m

John Wall M70-74 1st 60m 8.91, 1st 100m 14.29, 1st 200m 28.66

Ken Stubbs M70-74 2nd 60m, 4th 100m 20.10, 3rd 200m 43.93, 2nd 400m 1:46.83, 5th 800m 4:14.17, 3rd High Jump 0.90m, 2nd Long Jump 2.73m, 2nd Hammer 23.20m, 4th Shot Put 8.24m, 2nd Discus 21.66m, 1st Javelin 22.35m, 1st Weight Throw 9.23m


*Club Records

Weekend Report (Jan/Feb 2019) Various Meets.

Hi folks, here’s the report from last w’ends events at Bankstown, the NSW Multi-events C’ships and the Allcomers meets, and the ACT.

Sally Hunt Ken Stubbs

Hamish Hart MU16 2nd 1500m 4:21.43 (3rd overall!!)Andrew Land MOpen 32nd 5000m 16:11.20Mark Byfield M60-64 2nd 5000m 20:14.75*Ken Stubbs M75-59 1st Outdoor Pentathlon 1258pts*

January Jones W50-54 2nd Outdoor Pentathlon 1785ptsSally Hunt W55-59 1st 800m 2:53.72 (Missed her own club rcd by less than 0.05!!)

ACT Allcomers

Kelly Spencer WOpen 1st 400m Hurdles 1:03.86 (National Open qualifier!!)

*Club Records

ANSW Country C'ships - NSW Country Report

ANSW Country C'ships - Day`s 1, 2, 3 & 4.

Day 1.

Hi folks, here’s the ANSW Country C’ships report. Before I begin, a huge bunch of praise must be given to Cheryl Ann and Greg Rowe, not only for their unabashed and unlimited love for the club and its people, but for their unflagging spirit, their amazing generosity and their team spirit. I’ve never known two people so willing to ‘go the extra mile’ to ensure everyone they are associated with at this wonderful athletics club Mingara, be it parent, athlete, supporter or sibling, achieves their own goals. I personally cannot thank either of them enough and am even actually willing to give Greg the benefit of the doubt for being a Wests Tigers supporter, hahaha!!!

Now to the real athletics! What a superb team represented their club over 4 of the toughest days of competition I’ve been involved in for years. Even baking in the outfield at cricket had nothing on what we all experienced especially over the w’end. Saturday’s temperatures reached 46 degrees, which is a ridiculously high temperature in anyone’s language. Thankfully, the area in which Greg and Cheryl Ann pitched the tent did provide all of us with shade for the majority of the day which helped enormously.

The entire team performed superbly. From our littlest and youngest competitor Bryson Norris right the way through to the grand ‘old man’ of the team Ken Mo Stubbs, everyone gave their utmost to ensure Mingara had the best, possible chance of retaining the Hooper Cup, for the 5th year in a row! Unfortunately, at the time of writing, the points tally hadn’t been compiled so we don’t know yet if our lofty ambitions have been achieved. Whilst I can’t single out any one person for their performances, suffice to say, the amount of podium finishes achieved by the entire team will be hard to surpass in the coming years.

Special mention must go to Frank Overton and Lauren Richardson for the incredible results from their Racewalkers. All told there were 14 Walks events and their team placed in 10 of them with 9 Gold, 4 Silvers and a Bronze!!!

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the LWL coaches and their squad, the mighty Tominators, Team Momentum and their throwers, and Margaret and Robert Beardslee’s middle- and long-distance runners, for their superb effors.

The actual results speak for themselves as you can now read. These results are Day 1 only.

Ruby Mullane WU9 1st Shot Put 3.90m (Lily’s little sister!)

Corabella Papalexion WU9 3rd Shot Put 3.67m (George and Mel’s daughter)

Lily Mullane WU14 3rd U16 3kg Shot Put 10.53m*

Sienna Pitcher WU14 1st 1500m Walk 8:12.10

Tori Robertson WU15 5th 200m Hurdles 37.09

India Duguid WU15 1st 1500m Walk 7:43.83

Izabella Dunne WU16 1st 1500m Walk 7:35.40, 2nd WOpen 3000m Walk 16:40.14

Chloe McLoughlin WU16 1st U18 3000m Walk 16:39.39

Ashley Pernecker WU16 1st 2000m Steeplechase 7:55.72

Allanah Pitcher WU17 1st 3000m Walk 14:23.45

Hannah Bolton WU17 2nd 3000m Walk 15:26.91

Ella Robertson WU17 2nd 2000m Steeplechase 10:06.88*

Lilly-Anne Campbell WU18 3rd 4kg Shot Put 9.50m

Krystal Warn WOpen 8th 4kg Hammer 22.48m

Kelly Spencer WOpen 1st 400m Hurdles 1:04.54

Amy Walker WOpen 1st 3000m Walk 15:57.87

Aanika Milne W30-39 1st 400m Hurdles 1:16.14

George Wells MU14 1st 3kg Shot Put 15.27m*

Lincoln Markulin MU14 3rd 200m Hurdles 38.55, 3rd 1500m Walk 11:32.22, 3rd 3kg Shot Put 9.21m

Chris Rae MU14 4th 3kg Shot Put 8.96m

Timo Leseberg MU15 3rd 200m Hurdles 44.01


Day 2 ANSW Country C’ships Glendale Newcastle Jan 25th 2019

Corabella Papalexion WU9 8th 100m 21.63

Millie Godfrey WU9 2nd 800m 3:24.50 (Scott and Kerrie’s daughter)

Ruby Mullane WU9 5th 800m 3:40.14

Lily Mullane WU14 1st Hammer 26.25m*

Bella Steele-Minett WU14 9th 100m 15.75

Marianne Papalexion WU14 7th 800m 2:43.47

Hayley Corduroy WU15 1st High Jump 1.62m

Stella Norris WU15 8th 100m 15.67, 2nd 800m 2:30.16

Jade Beaven WU16 2nd 100m 12.85

Ashley Pernecker WU16 2nd 800m 2:19.85, 3rd High Jump 1.45m

Ava Zappia WU17 qual 9th 13.50 for 100m final, DNS Inj

Jez Navusolo WU18 1st 100m 12.38*

Lilly-Anne Campbell WU18 1st Hammer 26.89m

Hannah Regan WU20 4th 100m 13.16

Isabella Jones WU20 1st 800m 2:49.32, 3rd Long Jump 3.71m

Bronte Carroll WOpen 2nd 100m 12.22

Krystal Warn WOpen 13th Shot Put 6.44m

Jacqueline O’Neill WOpen 1st 800m 2:34.66

Nicole Robinson W40-49 1st 100m 13.35, 2nd Shot Put 7.75m

Nicky Kelly W40-49 2nd 800m 2:37.56

Karen Angell W50-59 3rd 100m 15.28

Sally Hunt W50-59 2nd 800m 2:53.66*

Julie Peksis W50-59 4th 800m 3:28.62

Bev Durston W50-59 5th 800m 3:35.87

Cherie Myers W50-59 5th 100m 16.78, 1st Shot Put 7.65m, 4th Long Jump 2.84m

Margaret Beardslee W60-69 1st 800m 3:20.59*

Callum McKendrick MU10 2nd 100m 17.13, 5th 800m 3:09.89 (Ryan and Dani’s son)

Bryson Norris MU10 3rd 100m 17.66, 3rd 800m 2:46.79*

Coen Godfrey MU12 4th 800m 2:54.30

Tahj Hamilton MU12 1st 100m 13.81*

Cooper Jones MU13 5th 100m 14.19

Chris Rae MU14 3rd 100m 13.66

Dion Papalexion MU14 7th 100m 15.62

Keenan White MU14 2nd 800m 2:31.68

Cooper Noble MU16 7th High Jump 1.50m

Cameron Cheney MU16 3rd Hammer 21.61m

Cameron Steer MU17 2nd 100m 11.28

Jarrod Smedley MU17 3rd 100m 11.63

Riley de Courcey Reginato MU17 7th 100m 12.01

Tom Herbert MU17 2nd 800m 2:03.47

Sean Rae MU17 6th 800m 2:07.42

Riley Grant MU18 1st High Jump 1.80m

Alexander Herford MOpen 4th Long Jump 6.40m

Josh Ross MOpen 1st 100m 10.57

Matt Winsor MOpen 5th 100m 11.14

Ryan McKendrick M30-39 3rd 800m 2:14.23*, 2nd Long Jump 5.25m*, 1st Shot Put 8.52m

Scott Godfrey M30-39 4th 800m 2:16.15

Jason Cheney M40-49 6th 100m 12.69, 2nd Long Jump 4.88m

Mark Rae M40-49 7th 100m 13.42, 3rd Long Jump 4.75m, 5th Shot Put 9.39m

Ernie Leseberg M40-49 7th Open 100m 11.36* (age record), 1st Age 100m 11.49, 2nd 800m 2:35.88

George Papalexion M40-49 8th 100m 13.95

Paul Kelaher M50-59 1st 800m 2:19.98, 6th Shot 8.27m

Brett Reid M50-59 2nd 100m 12.78

Greg Rowe M50-59 6th 100m 17.77, 6th Long Jump 2.62m, 10th Shot 6.61m

Steve Smith M50-59 4th 100m 13.50, 9th Shot 7.42m

Paul Carr M60-69 3rd 100m 14.05, 4th 800m 3:10.42, 4th Long Jump 3.99m, 4th Shot Put 8.27m

David Smith M60-69 1st 100m 13.51

Gavin Murray M60-69 1st Shot Put 11.48m

Geoff Crumpton M60-69 2nd Shot Put 9.03m

Mike Randall M60-69 3rd 800m 2:36.74

Ken Stubbs M70+ 3rd 100m 20.58, 1st 800m 4:40.17*, 1st Long Jump 2.40m*, 2nd Shot 8.05m*

John Wall M70+ 1st 100m 14.15

Ron Van Luyn M70+ 2nd 100m 14.60

314pts approx on Day 2. Combined total after 2 days is 507.


*Club Records


Day 3 results NSW Country C’ships Sat Jan 26th Glendale Newcastle

Ruby Mullane WU9 7th Long Jump 2.20m

Stella Norris WU14 9th 200m 32.25, 3rd Javelin 15.83m

Hayley Corduroy WU15 1st Long Jump 4.59m

Ashley Pernecker WU16 3rd Long Jump 4.73m, 7th Javelin 20.37m

Jade Beaven WU16 4th 200m 26.88

Ella Robertson WU17 8th 100m Hurdles 21.26, 8th Javelin 14.90m

Jez Navusolo WU18 1st 200m 26.08

Lilly-Ann Campbell WU18 1st Discus 28.27m

Bess Chippendale WU20 2nd 200m 27.82

Hannah Regan WU20 3rd 200m 27.94

Isabella Jones WU20 4th 200m 31.71

Aisling Young WU20 2nd Javelin 34.08m

Krystal Warn WOpen 9th Discus 22.34m

Bronte Carroll WOpen 1st 200m 24.78

Jacqueline O’Neill WOpen 5th 200m 27.49

Open 4x100m Relay 1st 49.62* Hannah Regan, Kelly Spencer, Bronte Carroll, Jez Navusolo

Aanika Milne W30-39 1st 200m 28.36

Ange Jones W30-39 2nd 100m Hurdles 21.59, 2nd Triple Jump 8.16m, 6th Open Discus 32.15m, 2nd Age Discus 33.34m

Dani McKendrick W30-39 5th Triple Jump 6.47m, 6th Discus 13.44m

Nicky Kelly W40-49 2nd 200m 30.69

Nicole Robinson W40-49 1st 80m Hurdles 15.65

Julie Peksis W50-59 6th 200m 39.01, 5th Discus 15.09m

Bev Durston W50-59 6th Discus 13.19m

Cherie Myers W50-59 5th 200m 37.91, 7th Discus 10.91m

Karen Angell W50-59 2nd 200m 32.40

W30+ 4x100m Relay 1st 56.32 Karen Angell, Nicky Kelly, Nicole Robinson, Aanika Milne

Bryson Norris MU9 2nd 200m 36.34, 2nd Long Jump 2.81m

Callum McKendrick MU9 3rd 200m 38.70, 3rd Long Jump 2.57m

Cooper Jones MU13 5th 200m 29.85

Lincoln Markulin MU14 2nd 90m Hurdles 17.50, 1st Javelin 25.99m

Chris Rae MU14 3rd 200m 28.04, 4th Long Jump 4.16m

Cameron Cheney MU16 9th 200m 29.50, 6th Long Jump 4.71m, 2nd Javelin 39.87m

Cooper Noble MU16 9th Long Jump 4.31m

Jarrod Smedley MU16 3rd 200m 24.43

Tom Herbert MU16 6th 200m 25.13

MU16 4x100m Relay 3rd 54.80 Chris Rae, Gabe Scott, Cameron Cheney, Hayley Corduroy

Cameron Steer MU17 2nd Long Jump 6.21m

Riley Grant MU18 2nd Long Jump 6.47m

Matt Winsor MOpen 5th 22.69

Paul Cummings MOpen 7th 200m 23.09

Ben Denham MOpen 13th 200m 24.40

Open 4x100m Relay 2nd 43.72 Cameron Steer, Enzi Dube, Matt Winsor, Taine Petersen

Ryan McKendrick M30-39 2nd Triple Jump 11.02m, 1st Discus 22.74m

Olly Milne M30-39 3rd 200m 29.24

Jason Cheney M40-49 6th Open Discus 28.11m, 5th Age Discus 25.85m, 3rd 200m 26.92

Ernie Leseberg M4-49 1st 200m 23.59

Mark Rae M40-49 6th Discus 25.35m, 5th 200m 28.81

Brett Reid M50-59 2nd 200m 26.87

Steve Smith M50-59 3rd 200m 28.68

Paul Kelaher M50-59 4th 200m 28.75

Greg Rowe M50-59 5th 200m 39.71

Gavin Murray M60-69 1st Discus 34.73m

Geoff Crumpton M60-69 2nd Discus 28.18m, 3rd Javelin 25.16m

Paul Carr M60-69 2nd 200m 29.27, 1st 90m Hurdles 18.66*, 2nd Triple Jump 7.77m, 4th Discus 19.66m, 1st Javelin 27.57m

Ken Stubbs M70+ 1st Discus 20.74m

John Wall M70+ 1st 200m 29.15

Rob Van Luyn M70+ 2nd 200m 31.50

M30+ 4x100m Relay 1st 46.94* Paul Cummings, Jason Cheney, Ernie Leseberg, Brett Reid

M30+ 4x100m Relay 2nd 51.94 Paul Carr, Steve Smith, Olly Milne, Mark Rae

M30+ 4x100m Relay 6th 1:00.34 Rob van Luyn, Paul Kelaher, Greg Rowe, John Wall


*Club Records

293pts approx. Approx cumulative total 796pts


Day 4 results NSW Country C’ships Sat Jan 26th Glendale Newcastle

Corabella Papalexion WU9 8th Discus 7.91m

Sienna Pitcher WU13 2nd 1500m 5:42.51, 8th Discus 11.16m

Lily Mullane WU14 1st Discus 32.79m, 3rd WU16 Discus 35.46m* (12yrs Rcd)

Marianne Papalexion WU14 8th 400m 1:13.58, 5th 1500m 6:23.32

Hayley Corduroy WU15 1st Triple Jump 10.01m

Ashley Pernecker WU16 2nd 400m 59.65*, 1st 1500m 5:04.51, 1st 3000m 10:52.51*

Stella Norris WU16 4th 400m 1:12.72, 1st 1500m 5:16.50, 2nd 3000m 10:57.84

Ella Robertson WU17 2nd 3000m 14:04.81

Jez Navusolo WU18 1st Triple Jump 11.65m*

Isabella Jones WU20 5th 400m 1:10.53

Kelly Spencer WOpen 1st 400m 58.55

Bess Chippendale WU20 2nd Open 400m 59.13

Jacqueline O’Neill WOpen 4th 400m 1:00.90

Dani McKendrick W30-39 5th Javelin 10.86m

Bev Durston W50-59 4th 1500m 7:36.37, 1st 3000m 15:22.11, 4th Javelin 13.65m

Cherie Myers W50-59 2nd High Jump 1.10m

Julie Peksis W50-59 4th 400m 1:29.07, 3rd 1500m 7:20.28, 3rd 3000m 15:39.39

Sally Hunt W50-59 2nd 400m 1:16.98, 1st 1500m 5:58.24*

Margaret Beardslee W60-69 2nd 1500m 6:57.45*, 2nd 3000m 14:16.42*

Bryson Norris MU10 5th U16 3000m 12:01.95*, 3rd U12 1500m 5:31.21, 7th U14 400m 1:22.98

Coen Godfrey MU12 4th 1500m 5:48.85

Spencer Andrews-Bohringer MU14 6th U16 3000m 12:10.22

Keenan White MU14 1st 1500m 4:58.07

George Wells MU14 1st Discus 42.89m*

Chris Rae MU14 4th Discus 19.58m

Lincoln Markulin MU14 6th Discus 17.32m

Vincent Williams MU15 2nd 1500m 4:51.47

Timo Leseberg MU15 6th 400m 1:14.47

Cooper Noble MU16 4th Triple Jump 10.21m

Cameron Cheney MU16 6th 400m 1:09.67, 5th Triple Jump 9.91m, 4th Discus 25.49m, 3rd Open Javelin 38.81m**

Sam Liddell MU16 2nd 3000m 10:05.58

Tom Herbert MU17 4th 400m 53.74, 1st Triple Jump 10.90m

Sean Rae MU17 3rd 1500m 4:26.20

Jakob Madden MU18 2nd Open 1500m 4:05.35

Zac Martin MU18 3rd 400m 55.49, 4th Open 1500m 4:08.72

Terry Mihellis MU20 5th Open 1500m 4:11.51

Charlie Kaparakis MU20 7th Open 1500m 4:17.50

Andrew Land MOpen 8th 1500m 4:18.15

Craig Cameron MOpen 1500m Pacemaker DNF

Paul Cummings MOpen 2nd 400m 50.65

Matt Winsor MOpen 4th 400m 51.23

Ryan McKendrick M30-39 2nd 1500m 4:37.36, 2nd High Jump 1.50m*, 1st Javelin 36.25m*

Scott Godfrey M30-39 1st 1500m 4:36.60*, 1st 5000m 18:00.97

Mark Rae M40-49 4th High Jump 1.35m

Jason Madden M40-49 2nd 400m 1:06.86

Paul Kelaher M50-59 3rd 400m 1:01.75, 1st 1500m 4:55.22, 7th Javelin 22.93m

Greg Rowe M50-59 9th Javelin 13.84m

Mark Byfield M50-59 2nd 5000m 20:28.76

Steve Smith M50-59 4th 400m 1:07.49

Michael Randall M60-69 2nd 400m 1:08.92, 2nd 1500m 5:23.21

Paul Carr M60-69 3rd 400m 1:10.62, 4th 1500m 7:23.44

Ken Stubbs M70+ 1st High Jump 0.90m*, 1st Javelin 21.86m*


Approx 319pts. Approx cumulative total for the 4 days by my reckoning is 1115pts. In my opinion of we don’t win the Hooper Cup based on that total, I can’t count!!

*Club Records

**Open record set by 15yr old Cameron is counted as he threw the 800g Open weight implement.