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ANSW Club Championships Report

ANSW Club Championships Report

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.

Bev Durston W40 800m Ernie Leseberg M40 200m Jason Cheney 800m Kay Heinecke W40 3000m
Marianne Papalexion WU14 800m Ruby Ruane WU14 100m Scott Godfrey M40 3000m Stella Norris WU14 Sprint Relay
Tori Robertson WU14 100m Bev and Paul Carr Chris and Mark Rae  

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

*Club Records

Treloar Rd 5 held at SOPAC

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.

Jade Beavan WU16 100m 7th 13.02Jacqueline O’Neill WOpen 400m 8th 1:01.03Bess Chippendale WU20 400m 3rd 1:02.32

Jack Vane-Tempest MOpen 100m 11th 11.41, 400m 7th 50.92Matt Winsor MOpen 100m 13th 11.51Ben Denham MU20 100m 9th 11.62Jason Cheney M40-44 100m 2nd 12.66, 2nd 7.26kg Hammer 23.44m, 2nd Long Jump 4.92mCameron Cheney MU16 100m 13th 14.26, 1st 4kg Hammer 21.04m, 3rd Long Jump 4.74mGavin Murray M60-64 5kg Hammer 1st 34.39m, 1st 5kg Shot Put 11.60m

Cheers and congratulations to all

PS here’s the current Treloar Shield Pointscores at the end of Rd 5.
Junior – 14th out 0f 48 clubs, 2nd Country
Open – 19th out of 35 clubs, 3rd Country
Masters – 4th out of 26 clubs, 1st Country

Once again, our little, country club is well and truly up there with the ‘big’ boys from Sydney Metro.

ANSW State Relay C’ships

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

WU14 4x1500m Racewalk 1st Sienna Pitcher, Izzy Dunne, India Dugid, Georgia Payne

WU18 4x100m 5th 50.05* Ava Zappia, Emelyn Wheeler, Jade Beavan, Jez Navusolo

WU18 4x1500m Racewalk 1st 29:35.70* Hanah Bolton, Allanah Pitcher, Chloe McLoughlin, Chelsea Payne

WOpen 4x1500m Racewalk 1st 30:29.48* Chelsea Goodhew, Molly O’Neill, Elaine Wang, Amy Lee Walker

W120+ 4x100m 1st 55.52 January Jones, Ange Jones, Nicole Robinson, Aanika Milne

W120+ 4x200m 3rd 2:13.31 Ange Jones, Cherie Myers, Nicole Robinson, Karen Angell

W120+ 4x400m 1st 5:42.17 Kal Newcomb, Cherie Myers, Lynda Pagett, Ange Jones

W120+ 4x800m 2nd 13:07.04 Ange Jones, Kal Newcomb, Nicole Robinson, Lynda Pagett

W120+ Shot Put 2nd 29.89m* Julie Peksis, Kal Newcomb, Ange Jones, Nicole Robinson

W120+ 4xJavelin 2nd 61.29m* Lynda Pagett, Kal Newcomb, Ange Jones, Nicole Robinson

W160+ 4x100m 3rd 57.39 Nicole Robinson, Karen Angell, Ange Jones, January Jones

W160+ 4x200m 2nd 2:05.73 Ange Jones, January Jones, Nicole Robinson, Aanika Milne

W160+ 4x400m 2nd 5:04.86 Sally Hunt, Lynda Pagett, Kal Newcomb, Nicole Robinson

W160+ 4x800m 2nd 12:53.93 Julie Peksis, Lynda Pagett, Kal Newcomb, Sally Hunt

W160+ 4x1500m 3rd 26:31.45 Lynda Pagett, Sally Hunt, Kal Newcomb, Julie Peksis

W200+ 4x100m 3rd 70.35 Sally Hunt, Kal Newcomb, Cherie Myers, January Jones

W200+ 4x200m 3rd 2:20.39 January Jones, Cherie Myers, Karen Angell, Sally Hunt

W200+ 4x400m 1st 7:26.06 Nicole Robinson, January Jones, Julie Peksis, Sally Hunt

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.

* Club Records
** State Masters Records



Pan Pacific Masters Games report

Hi folks, here’s the results from the Pan Pacific Masters Games held on the Gold Coast over the last week.

Mingara Athletics Club

Ryan McKendrick M35-39 3rd Beach Mile 7:26.10, 3rd 5km Road Race 17:51.25*, 3rd 4km Cross Country 14:33.25, 3rd 10.5km Trail 39:36.50 Danielle McKendrick W30-34 4th Beach Mile 13:37.15, 4th 5km Road Race 28:02.35, 5th 4km Cross Country 22:44.55, 3rd 10.5km trail 1hr01:43.45

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*

Nicky Kelly W45-49 2nd 800m 2:36.74*, 2nd 5000m 23:02.25
Bev Durston W50-54 6th 800m 3:33.16, 2nd 1500m 7:18.99, 1st 5000m 27:07.17, 9th 3kg Shot Put 5.35m, 7th 1kg Discus 14.81m, 7th Javelin 14.71m, 5th Weight Throw 4.54m
January Jones W50-54 6th 60m 9.92, 4th 100m 15.59, 5th 200m 33.97, 1st 4x100m relay 58.98, 7th 3kg Shot Put 6.63m
Cherie Myers W50-54 6th 100m 17.22, 5th Long Jump 3.30m PB, 3rd High Jump 0.95m PB, 5th 3kg Shot Put 7.68m PB, 9th 1kg Discus 11.79m PB
Sally Hunt W55-59 2nd 800m 2:53.71, 2nd 1500m 5:51.01, 1st 5000m 22:32.86
Julie Peksis W55-59 3rd 800m 3:30.74, 4th 1500m 7:07.66, 6th 1kg Discus 17.89m
Vicki Townsend W50-54 2nd 60m 9.36, 2nd 100m 14.73, 2nd 200m 31.29, 1st Short Hurdles 14.67, 1st 4x100m relay 58.98, 1st Long Jump 4.06m, 1st High Jump 1.25m, 1st Triple Jump 8.84m, 3kg Hammer 25.54m, 3rd 3kg Shot Put 10.74m, 2nd 1kg Discus 26.42m, 6th Javelin 18.87m, 2nd Weight Throw 10.67m, 2nd Throws Pentathlon 2795pts

Will Connors M40-44 2nd 7.26kg Shot Put 11.10m, 5th Discus 23.40m
Gavin Murray M60-64 5th 5kg Hammer 40.58m, 2nd 5kg Shot Put 12.53m, 1st 1kg Discus 43.58m**,  2nd 600g Javelin 31.17m, 3rd 9.07kg Weight Throw 15.92m, 1st Throws Pentathlon 3600pts
John Wall M70-74 1st 60m 8.54, 1st 100m 13.68**, 1st 200m 29.53 
Geoff Crumpton M60-64 8th 8th 5kg Hammer 28.75m, 4th 5kg Shot Put 8.81m, 6th 1kg Discus 29.94m, 4th 600g Javelin 24.86m, 8th 9.07kg Weight Throw, 6th Throws Pentathlon 2451pts


* Club Records
**Pan Pacific Records

Treloar Shield & NSW 3000m C’ships

Hi folks, here’s the results from the Treloar Shield Rd 4 and the NSW 3000m C’ships held at SOPAC on the w’end.

Treloar Shield
Riley Grant MU18 3rd High Jump 1.85mJason Cheney M40-44 2nd Triple Jump 9.95m, 1st 800g Javelin 31.06m, 2nd 7.26kg Hammer 19.82m, 2nd 60m 8.12, 1st 200m 25.88Cameron Cheney MU16 1st Triple Jump 9.47m, 3rd 700g Javelin 39.75m, 15th 200m 29.73 PBTom Herbert MU16 4th 800m 2:06.73Spencer Andrews-Bohringer MU14 8th 800m 2:36.08
Ashley Pernecker WU16 3rd 800m 2:20.86

ANSW 3000m C’ships Men’s
Mark Byfield M55-59 9th ‘I’ Race, 1st Age 11:26.99*Vincent Williams (13yrs) MU14 11th ‘H’ race, 10th Age 10:42.23Keenan White (12yrs)  MU14 12th ‘H’ Race, 11th Age 10:42.84*Hamish Hart (14yrs)  MU16 1st ‘E’ Race, 6th Age 9:11.74*Charlie Kaparakis (18yrs) MU20 16th ‘D’ Race, 14th Age 9:08.81Jakob Madden (17trs) MU18 5th ‘C’ Race, 5th Age 8:51.99Andrew Land MOpen 15th ‘C’ Race, 25th Open 9:05.03Zac Martin MU18 15th ‘B’ Race, 9th Age 8:58.58
Stella Norris WU14 3rd “D’ Race, 6th Age 10:51.62*

Congratulations everyone on your terrific performances, and especially Mark, Keenan, Hamish and Stella for setting new club 3000m records!!