Hi folks, here's a summary of the results of the Mingara and Central Coast athletes who competed over the 3 days of the NSW Open C'ships at SOPAC from Friday Feb 2nd to Sunday Feb 4th.
Jack Vane-Tempest 4th heat 3 Open Men's 100m 11.35, qualified for Semi-finals Matt Winsor 4th heat 6 Open Men's 100m 11.35, qualified for Semi-finals Lauren Keating 7th heat 1 Open Women's 100m 13.03, did not progress Andrew Land 8th Open Men's 1500m 4:11.70, did not progress Zac Martin 10th Open Men's 1500m 4:14.34, did not progress Paul Cummins 5th heat 2 Open Men's 400m 50.15, did not progress Tonia Brooks 12th Open Women's Discus 39.26m Rae Anderson 1st Para Women's Discus 27.35m 72.24%
Emily Coppins 3rd heat 5 Open Women's 100m 12.45, qualified for Semi-finals Tyler Gunn 1st heat 4 Open Men's 400m 47.54, qualified fastest for Final Kelly Hunter 5th Open Women's Discus 43.00m Jamie Muscat 6th Open Men's Hammer 46.28m
A special mention to the amazing Frank Overton, Lauren and the entire Team Overton squad for their astonishing results y'day. 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th in the Open Men's 5km Racewalk, 1st and 3rd in the Women's 5km Racewalk!!! There were Mingara shirts everywhere and it was fabulous to see. Also, Allanah Pitcher. What a true champion! Completely exhausted with 100m to the finish, she 'hit the wall' some 30m out and crashed heavily onto her knees with less than 10m to go. Picked herself up, and no-one knows how, and forced herself over the line, did not get DQed and posted an incredible 1min PB!!! Here's the results from a terrific where the rain held off until the last event had just finished.
Terry Mihellis 7th heat 3 Open Men's 800m 2:00.14, did not progress Matt Winsor 9th heat 2 Open Men's 100m Semi-finals 11.27, did not make final Jack Vane-Tempest 7th heat 3 Open Men's Semi-finals 11.33, did not make final Tyler Jones 1st Open Men's 5000m Racewalk 21:16.79 Dylan Richardson (18) 3rd Open Men's 5000m Racewalk 22:17.60 Jack McGinniskin(16) 5th Open Men's 5000m Racewalk 23:24.68 (50second PB!!!) Allanah Pitcher (15) 1st Open Women's 5000m Racewalk 24:08.10 (60second PB!!!) Hannah Bolton (15) 3rd Open Women's 5000m Racewalk 25:53.95
Tyler Gunn 1st Open Men's 400m 47.18 World Jnr Qualifier!!! Katie Gunn (15) 7th Open Women's Long Jump 5.56m (Team Horsnell) Nicola Mc Dermott 1st Open Women's High Jump 1.84m (TH) Rhys Donkin 6th Open Men's Pole Vault 3.70m Emily Coppins 4th heat 1 Open Women's 200m 25.51, 7th B final 26.10 (LWL) Carl Gibbons 2nd Open Men's 5000m Racewalk 22:12.68 (Team Overton) Oscar Tebbutt 4th Open Men's 5000m Racewalk 22:28.89 (TO)
Tonia Brooks 11th Open Women's Shot Put 10.40m Rae Anderson 3rd Para Women's Shot Put 9.10m, 1st Para Women's Javelin 24.72m Riley Grant (16) 9th Open Men's High Jump 1.85m Shelby Botfield-Mohr 9th Open Women's Javelin 30.58m Matt Winsor 3rd heat 4 Open Men's 200m 22.74, 4th in B final 22.78 Jack Vane-Tempest 4th heat 4 Open Men's 200m 22.79, 9th in B final 23.50
Emily Coppins 6th 3rd Semi-final Open Women's 100m 12.53 Kelly Hunter 8th Open Women's Shot Put 11.39m
Congratulations to everyone who competed over the 3 days. You should all be extremely proud of the efforts you displayed. Next w'end is the NSW Junior C'ships and I expect there'll be plenty of Mingara shirts flying high all w'end. Unfortunately I won't be there as I'm on granpa duties in Bega but will post reports after each day. Good luck everyone!!
Hi folks, here’s the report on the 2017/18 ANSW Country C’ships held at the Kerryn McCann Centre in Wollongong this past w’end. Mingara had the most entrants at 73, easily the best, brightest, most colourful, and noticeable uniform, the loudest and most enthusiastic supporters and the most AWESOME support crew in Cheryl Ann and Greg Rowe.
As you will read, there were numerous club records and Country C’ship records set and some truly awe-inspiring performances by many of our athletes and especially our 8 relay teams. As is the usual case, I’m a tad loathe to point out individual performances though the Relay teams, those that set NEW Country C’ship records and Club Records of which there are heaps,and the mighty, mighty Mo Stubbs deserve mention. Stubbsie entered 13 events in the M70+ and came home with a medal in each and every event! There hardly seemed 5 minutes between events when we didn’t see ‘the Mo shuffle’ on the Track, or jumping something, or throwing something in the Field. Ken Mo Stubbs, you are a bloody Champion of the highest magnitude.
This is easily the longest, most challenging, most pleasurable and comprehensive report I’ve prepared in the last few years. I hope everyone that bothers to read it receives as much enjoyment as I did compiling it. Here’s the full list of results and, hopefully, I’ve not missed anyone’s performances or made a mistake with your times/distances/heights and recorded them as New Club Records if they were set.
Congratulations to all and I’m 99.99% confident we retained the prestigious and fiercely contested Hooper Cup. The proper result should be out in a day or two so here’s hoping!!
CorabellaPapalexion(7) 2nd U9 2kg Shot Put 3.41m, 4th 100m 22.38 Sienna Pitcher (9) 2nd U15 1500m Walk 8:19.84, 1st U16 1500m 5:52.27, 2nd 800m 2:55.00
Men U18 Ben Denham 4thMOpen 100m 11.15, 10thMOpen 200m 23.41 Jason Kovacs 7th 200m 26.89
Men U20 Jack Smith 15th Open 100m 11.90 Jye Kovacs 6th 100m 11.41, 2nd Long Jump 5.99m, 5th 200m 23.72
Charlie Brooks 1st 5000m 16:16.03, 5th 1500m 4:28.39, 1st 3000m Steeple 10:52.77, 6th 800m 2:14.54 Chris Lill 16th 100m 12.06, 2nd Long Jump 5.97m Kevin Tuene 4th Long Jump 5.40m Matt Winsor 4th 100m 11.07, 4th 200m 22.51 Jack Vane-Tempest 8th 100m 11.33, 5th 200m 22.54 Hillary Dube 9th 100m 14.40 (injured during race) Andrew Land 1st 1500m 4:11.19 3rd 4x100m Relay 44.73 Jye Kovacs, Matt Winsor, Jack Vane-Tempest, Jack Smith
Men 30-39 Will Connors 2nd 7.26kg Shot Put 8.03m, 1st 7.26kg Hammer 28.49m*, 1st 800g Javelin 33.82m, 3rd Long Jump 3.62m*, 4th High Jump 1.30m, 2nd 2kg Discus 28.36m* Paul Cummins 1stMOpen 400m50.53*, 6thMOpen 200m 22.57* (records set as a 30-34yr old) 1st 4x100m Relay 47.05*** Jason Cheney, Paul Cummins, Ernie Leseberg, Brett Reid 3rd 4x100m Relay 52.88 Steve Smith, Nicholas Papalexion, Paul Kelaher, Mark Rae
Men 40-49 Mark Rae 4th 7.26kg Shot Put 8.47m, 6th 13.08, 4th 800g Javelin 33.89m, 5th Long Jump 4.31m, 7th 200m 28.44, 4th 2kg Discus 24.79m Paul Kelaher 8th Long Jump 3.45m, 3rd High Jump 1.25m, 4th 1500m 5:07.31, 4th 400m 1:01.01, 10th 200m 30.88, 2nd 800m 2:20.44 Jason Cheney 5th 7.26kg Shot Put 8.26m, 2nd 7.26kg Hammer 22.24m, 3rd 100m 12.44, 6thMOpen Long Jump 5.03m, 7th 800g Javelin 28.19m, 1st Long Jump 4.74m, 3rd 200m 25.92, 2nd 2kg Discus 26.98m, 1st Triple Jump 8.80m Matt Dunne =2nd Long Jump 4.60m, 2nd 1500m 4:46.91, 6th 400m 1:02.47 Nicholas Papalexion 1st 400m Hurdles 1:17.72, 7th 400m 1:02.55, 9th 200m 29.49, 4th 800m 2:31.29
Men 50-59 Greg Rowe 6th 6kg Shot Put 7.08m, 3rd 6kg Hammer 20.42m, 1st 3000m Walk 21:13.15, 6th 1.5kg Discus 19.57m, 7th 100m 17.45, 6th Long Jump 2.72m, 6th 200m 38.31 Mark Byfield 2nd 5000m 20:22.15 Brett Reid 2nd 100m 12.86, 2nd Long Jump 3.94m, 3rd 200m 27.51 Steve Smith 6th 100m 13.55, 4th Long Jump 3.86m, 5th 200m 28.87
Hi folks, here’s a comprehensive summary of the Mingara Club’s simply AWESOME results so far in Season 2017/18. It covers State Relays, Club C’ships and Treloar Shield (SEE BELOW), 3 of the 4 team events upon which the club concentrates. Our results have been truly remarkable for a small non-Metro based club, despite our proximity to Sydney. Yes, we basically have outperformed, overall, all other Country-based clubs, which is due to our proximity though, it has to be stated and stated quite clearly, both Wollongong Clubs are no further away from the Sydney venues than is Mingara and we leave them far, far, FAR behind. Our collective, and individual, results are testament to the ability, talent, determination, commitment and club loyalty displayed by so many of our Junior, Open and Masters athletes, their parents and supporters.
Now, for the BIG one, the NSW Country C’ships. With only 2.5 days in which to enter, we currently have some 50 athletes willing to give up part, or all, of their Australia Day w’end to compete for their club. This is fantastic news and gives us a more than even chance of retaining the Hooper Cup, which is awarded to the points score winner of these c’ships. We’ve won it for the past 3 consecutive years and I firmly believe we’ll retain it again for the 4th time this year in Wollongong. At the time of writing, we have athletes available to fill all 6 relay teams, the U16, Open and Masters 4x100m in both Men’s and Women’s, which is, once again, an enormous achievement. Naturally, being greedy but also wishing to see as many athletes compete at this MAJOR C’ship, I’d love heaps more to enter over this coming w’end. Entries close at 9am Monday morning so, come on, all who haven’t entered yet, but are thinking about it. Enter, support your club, support your fellow athletes, this is THE major Team-based Club competition of the year and is rated as highly at ANSW as any other competition.
The following lists are quite comprehensive so, bear with me as you read through them. They paint a simple, straightforward picture of how well Mingara is doing in comparison to the much larger and better funded Metro clubs.
Just by way of explanation and, unfortunately this is quite complicated and no-one, apart from those at ANSW who use it, completely understand the ‘why’ and the ‘how’, at the end of each round of the Treloar Shield, once the points are tallied, the club with the highest number on the day is allocated a ranking of 1. The 2nd highest pointscoring club is allocated 2, the third highest is 3, and so on until the lowest score. At the end of the season, regardless of how many points the club tallied, it’s the weekly rankings that determine the Overall standings. Therefore, you will notice the 3rd and 4th clubs, in the Overall standings, both scored more points than the 2nd placed club, however, on the weekly totals, Syd Uni achieved, by virtue of the ridiculously unfair x4 weighting allocated to points scored in Open events, higher rankings thus they finished 2nd overall.
What is blindingly evident, however, is that Mingara is one of the few clubs to have athletes competing in ALL 3 areas, Juniors, Opens and Masters, an achievement of which we can all be extremely proud.
Cheers and looking forward to Mingara SMASHING everyone at the Country C’ships over the Australia Day long w’end.
Opens with x4 weighting (instead of 30pts for a 1st, in Opens you are awarded 120pts!) Sydney Uni 9440 1st Norths 7544 2nd Asics 6960 3rd Cherrybrook 4418 4th Syd Pac 3362 5th Uni NSW 3240 6th C’town 3232 7th Bankstown 2520 8th Illawong 2448 9th Sutherland 2356 10th Mingara 784 18th Trinity 656 20th
Hi folks, whilst a few of us were at SOPAC for Treloar last Saturday, a few hardy individuals travelled to Dubbo for the 41st edition of their New Year's Carnival. With temperatures soaring into the low 40s, Dubbo had their sprinklers out, plenty of shade awnings and lots and lots of water available. Thankfully, apart from January Jones getting a dash of sunburn with her incredibly fair skin, all appear to have survived!
Here's the results and I thank Dubbo Athletics for publishing results per athlete as well as per event. The amount of time saved is enormous!
January Jones W50+ 1st 100m 14.79, 1st 200m 30.46, 1st 400m 1:22.63, 2nd Long Jump 3.54m, 2nd Shot Put 6.99m, 2nd Javelin 14.02m
Congratulations to both January and Ryan for their brilliant efforts.
Hi folks, here’s the final report for this season’s Treloar Shield. We were fairly well represented across the 3 age Pennants and there were some outstanding results from many of our athletes. As I reported late in December, we were going very well in all 3 Pennants. Our Juniors (12-19yrs )were placed 10th out of 51 clubs and were far and away the leading Country-based club. Our Opens were our only ‘weak’ link for the simple reason we have so few athletes competing in this age group (20-29). They were placed 19th out of 33 clubs and third Country behind Illawarra Blue Stars and Macquarie Hunter. Masters, for those aged 30 and above, were comfortably placed in 2nd behind only UTS Norths, the largest and most well-funded club in the state. We were the leading Country Club by a long way. The updated Pennants tally wasn’t available when I wrote this report and I’ll post it as soon as I can. Suffice to say, on a preliminary count, I suspect neither the Juniors nor the Opens moved upwards or downwards, whilst I’m confident our Masters had a large enough points buffer to stay ahead of 3rd placed Asics Wests.
Congratulations to both Riley Grant and Gav Murray for their new Club records!!
Here’s the results and thankfully ANSW has published the ages so I can bring you the correct age result not just the overall place!
Ben Denham MU20 4th 100m 11.54, 4th 200m 23.22 Noah Rogers MOpen 17th 100m 11.93, 6th 400m 52.88 Jason Cheney M40-49 4th 100m 13.05, 1st 200m 25.62, 2nd 2kg Discus 26.25m, 2nd 7.26kg Hammer 21.47m Cameron Cheney MU16 8th 100m 15.78, 8th 200m 31.48, 3rd 4kg Hammer 14.78m John Wall M60+ 2nd 100m 15.85 Tom Herbert MU16 1st 400m 54.34 Riley Grant MU18 1st High Jump 1.80m* Gavin Murray M60+ 1st 1kg Discus 42.18m, 1st 5kg Hammer 43.25m* Geoff Crumpton M60+ 4th 100m 21.23, 3rd 1kg Discus 28.44m, 3rd 5kg Hammer 26.09m
Hi folks, last one for today I promise, well I hope so anyway!! Our final, and most important Club competition, is the weekend after next.
The ANSW Country C'ships are being held in Wollongong, commencing Friday Jan 26th Australia Day, and concluding Sunday Jan 28th. So far, our entrant numbers are quite good but we need EVERYONE who is a registered club member to enter!!! I know it's a holiday w'end, and the end of the school holidays, however, those two relatively minor impediments aside (hahaha!!!), come to the Gong for a w'end of tremendous athletics!
Mingara has won the Hooper Cup for the past 3 consecutive years and it doesn't belong anywhere else! We're the best non-Metro club in the entire State and, retaining this incredibly prestigious trophy should be our main aim for the season. State Relays, Club Champs, Road Relays, Treloar Shield, all pale into comparison to the Country C'ship.
Wollongong's a terrific place to visit and it's only for a weekend. Enter as many events as you can, step outside your comfort zone, after all, the more events you enter, the more points gained by the club!
Cheers and I hope to see our entrant numbers EXPLODE in the next week and a half. Entries close next Monday Jan 22nd at 9am, so that only gives you 11 full days. Please don’t wait until the last minute, get your entries in now, book your accommodation and help retain the Hooper Cup!!
Hi folks, here's the report from the last Treloar Shield Rd for this year, held over both venues at SOPAC last w'end. Mingara was brilliantly represented with one of, if not, the largest contingent of athletes this season.
Riley Grant MOpen 5th High Jump 1.75m Cameron Cheney MU14 2nd 3kg Shot Put 9.74m*, 1st Triple Jump 7.87m, 1st Long Jump 3.75m, 1st 600g Javelin 30.44m, 77th MOpen 100m 15.65, 51st MOpen 200m 31.56 Gavin Murray M60+ 1st 5kg Shot Put 11.76m, 1st 1kg Discus 43.14m, 1st 5kg Hammer 39.77m, 1st 600g Javelin 30.48m Jason Cheney M40-49 1st 2kg Discus 23.86m, 1st 7.26kg, 3rd 100m 12.58, Hammer 17.97m, 1st Triple Jump 9.44m, 2nd Long Jump 5.02m, 1st 800g Javelin 31.56m, 2nd 200m 25.45 Chris Rae MU14 3rd 1kg Discus 16.83m, 71st MOpen 100m 14.12*, 49th MOpen 200m 29.71 Zac Martin MOpen 4th 1500m 4:06.90*, 29th 400m 54.82 Sean Rae MOpen 23rd 1500m 4:39.73, 29th 800m 2:12.76 Noah Rogers MOpen 16th 400m 51.39, 5th 110m Hurdles 15.10 Tom Herbert MOpen 28th 400m 54.15, 29th 800m 2:12.76 Nicholas PapalexionMOpen 42nd 400m 1:03.85, 39th 2:31.81 Ikey Allen MU14 2nd 90m Hurdles 14.54*, 68th MOpen 100m 13.98 Jye Kovacs MOpen 29th 100m 11.75 Jason Kovacs MOpen 56th 100m 12.79 Kaya ArditaMOpen 31st 100m 11.76, 18th 200m 23.44 Jakob Madden MU18 2000m Steeple 6:46.61 Geoff Crumpton M60+ 3rd 5kg Shot Put 8.70m, 2nd 1kg Discus 18.92m, 3rd 5kg Hammer 25.66m, 2nd 600g Javelin 20.21m, 4th 100m 21.62
Congratulations to everyone, but especially Chris Rae, Ikey Allen, Cameron Cheney, Zac Martin, Bess Chippendale and Jez Navusolo for their new club records.
Cheers, Merry Christmas and a safe, happy and prosperous New Year to all,
PS ANSW didn't post the ages of the competitors with these results so I was unable to give results in correct age groups, thus the MOpen and WOpen with results. In a couple of cases, mine included, I knew the ages so those results reflect the place in the correct age. I suspect we Masters may have caught and passed Asics after this Treloar as we appeared to have many more competitors than they did.
Treloar attendance Summary Season 2017/18.
Hi folks, I just had a quick look at my Treloar posts and last w'end was far and away the most competitors we've had at any of the other 5 meets this year. The only one to come close, and it had barely 50% of the numbers, was Treloar 1 with 16. Treloar 2 had 13, Treloar 3 had 11, Treloar 4 had 8 and Treloar 5 had 6.
A BRILLIANT effort so close to Christmas and everyone is to be congratulated for ensuring the best and most colorful club singlet was seen flying high all Saturday!!