The NSW Club C’ships were held on Saturday Dec 15th with a completely, new and untried teams format which, in my opinion, worked extremely well. Sure, there were glitches and snafus but, on the whole, 22 clubs entering in excess of 100 teams only 3 weeks after the NSW State Relays competition is testament to the success of this innovative approach. It was extremely disappointing the weather intervened to cause quite a number of competitors to miss out on their events, however, not much else could’ve been done with the severity of the actual storms. There are changes that will need be made to the format, especially around the timetabling, though those decisions are for the future. In short, and in my opinion, this ‘new’ Club C’ship format is a terrific addition to the ANSW calendar and should be supported by all clubs and athletes.
Here’s the Mingara results from the Club Champs.
Men’s U11 team Matt Potter 5th 100m 16.56 Coen Godfrey 7th 100m 17.45
Men’s U14 team – 7th out of 8 clubs Chris Rae 12th 100m 13.60 Amyn Hamilton 16th 100m 16.21 Chris Rae 11th 200m 27.87* Keenan White 15th 200m 31.45 Keenan White 7th 800m 2:28.74 Aaron Neville-Smith 10th 800m 2:35.32 Charon Van Der Ham 7th 90m Hurdles 22.25 Sprint Medley 6th 2:51.74* (Charon, Aaron, Chris, Keenan) Charon Van Der Ham 4th Discus 19.88m Aaron Neville-Smith 6th High Jump 1.40m Aaron Neville-Smith 4th Triple Jump 10.22m*
Men’s U17 team Kaya Ardita 2nd 100m Hurdles 16.06
Men’s Open team Hilary Dube 14th 100m 11.37 Jack Smith 26th 100m 12.05 Jason Cheney 7th Discus 30.05m Cameron Cheney 7th Javelin 33.45m
Men’s 40+ team – 2nd out of 5 clubs Ernie Leseberg 1st 100m 11.60 Mark Rae 4th 100m 12.95 Ernie Leseberg 2nd 200m 23.04* Jason Cheney 4th 200m 25.07 Scott Godfrey 2nd 800m 2:17.23* Jason Cheney 8th 800m 2:48.89 Scott Godfrey 1st 3000m 10:04.18* Sprint Medley 2nd 2:21.30* (Ernie, Jason, Mark, Scott) Jason Cheney 3rd Triple Jump 9.67m Paul Carr 3rd Javelin 27.88m Mark Rae 3rd Discus 20.23m Mark Rae 3rd High Jump 1.40m
Men’s 50+ team Steve Smith 5th 100m 13.71 Greg Rowe 7th 100m 17.37 Steve Smith 3rd Triple Jump 7.55m
Women’s U14 team – 4th out of 8 clubs Tori Robertson 2nd 100m 13.34* Ruby Ruane 14th 100m 14.60 Tori Robertson 6th 200m 27.88* Ruby Ruane 13th 200m 30.39 Stella Norris 4th 800m 2:35.81 Marianne Papalexion 5th 800m 2:39.17 Tori Robertson 1st 80m Hurdles 13.24 Sprint Medley 6th 2:46.09* Ruby Ruane 6th Discus 17.97m Hayley Corduroy 5th High Jump 1.50m Hayley Corduroy 4th Triple Jump 9.97m
Women’s U17 team Ashley Pernecker 5th 100m Hurdles 20.27
Women’s Open team Bronte Carroll 7th 100m 12.35 Hannah Regan 14th 100m 13.18 Ange Jones 4th Discus 33.73m Aisling Young 3rd Javelin 32.69m* Aisling Young 7th High Jump 1.40m
Women’s 40+ team – 3rd out of 3 clubs Ange Jones 5th 100m 15.55 January Jones 6th 100m 16.36 Nicky Kelly 3rd 200m 30.05 January Jones 4th 200m 34.89 Kay Heinecke 3rd 800m 3:02.97 Bev Durston 6th 800m 3:52.07 Sally Hunt 3rd 3000m 12:58.74 Kay Heinecke 5th 3000m 13:48.28 Sprint Medley 3rd 2:58.86*(JJ, Ange, Sally, Nicky) Ange Jones 2nd Triple Jump 7.81m Bev Durston 3rd Javelin 12.68m Bev Durston 3rd Discus 12.07m Ange Jones 3rd High Jump 1.15m
Hi folks, sorry this report is so late, however, in my defence, almost every spare minute’s been taken up organising the Mingara teams for the Club C’ships the Saturday after next. Here’s the report from Treloar Rd 5 held at SOPAC on Sat Dec 1st.
Hi folks, here’s the full list of results from the ANSW State Relay C’ships held over the w’end at SOPAC. Mingara was very, well represented, especially in the Masters where we fielded 39 teams, plus there were 5 Racewalking teams from the Team Overton squad, and 5 Junior and 4 Open teams. A grand total of some 53 teams, which was probably the 2nd or 3rd largest entry of all the clubs that participated. Hopefully, next year, we can field even more teams, especially from the Juniors and Opens.
MU14 4x100m 6th 52.49* Amyn Hamilton, Tahj Hamilton, Aaron Neville-Smith, Chris Rae
MU16 4x400m 4th 3:51.02* Sam Liddell, Ashley Pernecker, Tom Herbert, Sean Rae
MU16 4x800m 5th 9:11.83 Tom Herbert, Sean Rae, Ashley Pernecker, Sam Liddell
MU16 4x1500m 6th 19:34.33* Gabe Scott, Ashley Pernecker, Sean Rae, Sam Liddell
MU18 4x1500m Racewalk 1st 30:23.55 Jack McGinnniskin, Joel Kemp, Archie Tebbutt, Jesse
MOpen 4x100m 10th 43.07 Jack Vane-Tempest, Matt Winsor, Ben Denham, Kaya Ardita
MOpen 4x1500m 4th 17:03.88 Jakob Madden (17), Zac Martin (17), Charlie Kaparakis (18), Craig Cameron (24). 3 Juniors and one Open finished 4th in an Open event, ASTONISHING RESULT!!!!!
MOpen 4x1500m Racewalk 1st 23:27.37* Dylan Richardson, Oscar Tebbutt, Carl Gibbons, Tyler Jones MOpen 4x7.26kg Shot 34.96m* Gavin Murray (64), Stuart Sutton (49), Mark Rae (47), Geoff Crumpton (64), a team of Masters athletes finished 4th only 1.05m from a medal against the kids!!
MOpen 4x2kg Discus 5th 112.30m* Gavin Murray (64), Jason Cheney (44), Stuart Sutton (49), James Wood (60), a team of Masters athletes throwing finished 5th, wow!!
M120+ 4x100m 1st 44.92* Jason Cheney, Ernie Leseberg, Paul Cummins, Josh Ross
M120+ 4x200m 3rd 1:38.52* Jason Cheney, Brett Reid, Ernie Leseberg, Josh Ross
M160+ 4x100m 1st 45.62* Jason Cheney, Brett Reid, Ernie Leseberg, Josh Ross
4th 52.77* Steve Smith, Matt Dunne, Mark Rae, Paul Kelaher
M160+ 4x200m 1st 1:34.89* Mark Rae, Josh Ross, Ernie Leseberg, Paul Cummins, this time was less than 0.1 of a second from bettering the State record that has stood since 2002!!
M160+ 4x400m 3rd 4:21.00 Matt Dunne, Paul Kelaher, Steve Smith, Jason Madden
M160+ 4x1500m DNF Paul Kelaher, Paul Kelaher, Tony Murphy, Matt Dunne
M160+ 4xHammer 2nd 101.53m** Ange Jones, Jason Cheney, Gavin Murray, Geoff Crumpton, Ange had to throw the 7.26kg Hammer as she was in a Men’s event. What a performance!! Go Ange!!
M160+ 4xShot Put 3rd 33.88m* Paul Kelaher, Jason Cheney, Mark Rae, Matt Dunne
M160+ 4xJavelin 3rd 102.20m* Olly Milne, Paul Kelaher, Jason Cheney, Steve Smith
M200+ 4x100m 3rd 50.26 Dave Smith, Ernie Leseberg, Jason Cheney, Dave Smith
4th 52.72 John Wall, Paul Carr, Mark Rae, Olly Milne
M200+ 4x200m 2nd 1:52.65 Steve Smith, Mark Rae, Paul Kelaher, John Wall
6th 1:59.62 Paul Carr, James Wood, Jason Madden, Matt Dunne
M200+ 4x400m 4th 4:22.18 Jason Madden, Paul Kelaher, Steve Smith, Paul Carr
M200+ 4x800m 4th 10:20.53 Paul Kelaher, Paul Carr, Jason Madden, Matt Dunne
M200+ 4xShot Put 3rd 31.57m* Stuart Sutton, Matt Dunne, Steve Smith, Brett Reid
M240+ 4x100m 4th 68.16 Tony Murphy, James Wood, Paul Carr, John Wall
M240+ 4x200m 2nd 1:52.05* John Wall, Paul Kelaher, Paul Carr, David Smith
M240+ 4xShot Put 1st 40.12m** Gavin Murray, James Wood, Paul Carr, Geoff Crumpton
M240+ 4xJavelin 1st 104.76m** James Wood, Paul Carr, Gavin Murray, Geoff Crumpton
W200+ 4x800m 2nd 15:25.75* Cherie Myers, Sally Hunt, Julie Peksis, January Jones
W200+ 4x1500m 1st 33:10.96* January Jones, Cherie Myers, Nicole Robinson, Julie Peksis, this was the last event of the day and we only had 4 ladies fit enough to run and 3 are sprinters!!!
W200+ Shot Put 2nd 22.64m* Sally Hunt, January Jones, Cherie Myers, Karen Angell
W200+ 4xJavelin 2nd 49.56m* Cherie Myers, Sally Hunt, Julie Peksis, January Jones
Congratulations to everyone who entered, and to the mums and dads who came down to cheer on their children and the rest of the team. The entire team performed astonishingly well, with State Records being set in the Masters Throws, club records smashed everywhere, and a huge number of medals and PB performances.
Special mention to Jason Cheney, January Jones, Frank Overton, Lauren Richardson and Nick Papalexion for their efforts in securing and organising teams, and Billie Marie, Ange Jones’ 2.5yr old daughter, who is our Team Mascot!!
Now, for Club C’ships in 3 weeks and then the BIGGIE! The NSW Country C’ships at Glendale in Newcastle over the 4 days of the Australia Day Long Weekend. We need EVERY Mingara athlete to enter, and enter multiple events, even those out of your comfort zone, so we can retain the Hooper Cup for the 5th consecutive year.
Come on Mingara! Glendale is basically a home games for us so no excuses. Enter Country and help SMASH every other Country club!!!
PS A big thank you to Michael Horvath for his filming and photos. Your efforts did not go unnoticed or unappreciated Michael. I encourage everyone to watch his videos as they contain some seriously good racing.
I’ve created a separate Records list for this 4 race event.
Ryan and Danielle entered a 4 race non-stadia event where each race had Individual places and, for those who entered all 4, a combined placing. My best estimation is that Ryan finished 3rd in the 4 Race event and Danielle also 3rd.
Ange Jones W35-39 7th 100m 15.91, 1st Short Hurdles 21.78, 5th Long Jump 3.96m, 3rd High Jump 1.25m, 4th Triple Jump 9.09m*, 3rd 4kg Hammer 21.60m*, 2nd 4kg Shot Put 9.44m*, 1st 1kg Discus 34.02m, 2nd 600g Javelin 27.52m*, 3rd Weight Throw 8.75m*, 2nd Throws Pentathlon 2245pts*