Track & Field



25 Mar 2018

Club Captains:  Bradley Sansom, Dave (Cressa) Cresswell, Jaymie Hall and Emily Best

 

Final Season Premiership Points

Women:             ESAC 450, NSAC 230, OVA 138, UTAS 133, SB 75

Women’s Premiership: ESAC 90, OVA 57, NSAC 33, SB 31, UTAS 30

Men:                    SB 523, OVA 337, NSAC 329, ESAC 182, UTAS 0

Men’s Premiership: SB 71, ESAC 61, NSAC 46, OVA 42, UTAS 19

 

Combined:         ESAC 15,153, SB 11,111, OVA 9,954, NSAC 7,724, UTAS 5,561.

 

 

24-25 March - State Open and Masters Championships

 

Another good weekend of athletics brings the 2017-18 season to a close in a pure Tassie style weather pattern.

 

A big thankyou to everyone who gave some help over the weekend, whether to AT directly (Sharyn, Karina) or helping with the usual NSAC duties hurdles, blocks etc Sharyn, Karina, Mick S, Anne, Cressa, Tony.

 

Thankyou to all the athletes who competed in the relays in true team spirit. The competition was tough but you did your club proud.

 

4x100m Men; Jacob Nolan, Shannon Allen, Nick Laggar, Brandon Clark, Girls; Sarah Holmstrom, Nat Fleming, Emily Best, Marcia Lucas.

 

4x400m Men; Nick Laggar, Shannon Allen, Nick Cox, Brandon Clark, Girls; Sarah Holmstrom, Nat Fleming, Emily Best, Ambrosia Negri.

 

Brandon Clark showed he is still the jumper to beat winning both the Long Jump (7.24m) and the Rex Morris Triple Jump (14.34m), a mere 2cm short of his PB. Josh Mason (33.12m) picked up a Bronze in the Discus while Luke Mason (38.97m) picked up a Bronze in the Hammer Throw.

 

Mel Daniels showed she is back to form, winning the 1500m (4.29.46) convincingly in a solo effort and finishing 2nd in the 800m (2.14.35).

 

Meriem Daoui (18.00.30) was a convincing winner in the Open 5,000m and Ambrosia Negri (21.37.07) won the U20 5,000m. Lynsey Maher (20.24.31) was 3rd in the open 5,000m after she had also won the Masters 5,000m the night before (20.00.72) in a new O35 Club Record. Phil MConnon (15.37.59) also finished 3rd in the open 5,000m while Mick Davis won the Gold in the Masters 5,000m.

 

Nothing could hold Wayne Fletcher back over the two days of competition winning 11 medals in the Masters events. A fitting result for his excellent effort all season.

 

Personal Bests: Lynsey Maher (5,000m O35 Rec), Adele Lucas (800m), Dylan Forbes (800m), Josh Durno (5,000m), Ian Cole (Long Jump), Wayne Fletcher (Weight Throw).

 

 

 

  

8th March -  Pre State Champs Program

 

In a relatively quiet affair on a Sunday afternoon there was one standout performance. Emily Best running the 3,000m in a field of only two, finished 1st in a new U13 Club Record of 11.49.32. This is the third time this season Emily has improved on the original 27 year old record. Great effort Emily.

 

Around the Track             Round 16             9Mar2018

It was a different atmosphere competing at night in the final round of the 17/18 track season.

Our women had a great week finishing 2nd and after a close battle with SB & UTAS ended the premiership season in 3rd, well done girls. Our men finished 3rd this week and also ended the season in 3rd while SB won their first men’s premiership since around 2004. Combined NSAC (7,724 points) finished 4th. Thank you to everyone who helped on Friday Night, Anne, Brett, Michelle, Steve (rally driver), Emily & Cressa.

Our leading women’s point scorers were Sarah Holmstrom (43), Ambrosia Negri (43) and Zoe Kerr (39). The leading men’s point scorers were Wayne Fletcher (58), Ian Cole (51) and Dave O’Brien (42). The Men’s 4x100 Relay A Team (Grant Page, Phil McConnon, Jacob Nolan, Brandon Clark) finished a credible 3rd with the B Team (Dave Cresswell, Dylan Burnett, Ian Cole, Wayne Fletcher) finishing 6th.

At seasons end the top 10 point scorers are Dave O’Brien (558), Wayne Fletcher (541), Ambrosia Negri (446), Emily Best (383), Brandon Clark (354), Zoe Kerr (335), Alan Coleman (284), Marcia Lucas (282), Sarah Holmstrom (277) and Bradley Sansom (270).

On Wed night in good conditions Ambrosia Negri (20:57) won the women’s 5,000m while Damon Nichols was happy with his 5,000m PB dipping under the 18min barrier for the first time placing 3rd.

On Friday night Grant Page (3:59) and Mel Daniels (4:27) showed their class winning their respective 1500m. Lynsey Maher (11:45) won the women’s 3,000m ahead of Sarah Holmstrom (12:31) and Dave O’Brien (10:48) was 2nd in the men’s. Brandon Clark (7.04m) and Jacob Nolan (6.43m) made it 1-2 in the Long Jump. Jacob heads off to the Australian Junior Champs in Sydney and we wish him all the best.

Personal Bests and Records

There were eight Personal Bests this week. Zoe Kerr (3kg Shot Put, 1kg Discus), Sarah Holmstrom (1500m), Dave O’Brien (SB 5,000m), Dylan Burnett (400m), Ian Cole (SB 1kg Discus), Damon Nichols (5,000m), Phil Hniat (SB 1500m).

Grant Page improved on his own O35 1500m club record crossing in 3:59.10.

Emily Best (23) still leads the most improved ahead of Zoe Kerr (17), Dave O’Brien (SB 17), Wayne Fletcher (SB 11) and Dylan Burnett (9).

Don’t forget to check out the club website for updated results and club records. Please ask at the club table or via email if you aren’t sure about anything.

  

Around the Track             Round 15             3Mar2018

It was a mixture of weather this week with rain and lightning on Wednesday night for the 5,000m and perfect conditions on Saturday for the main events.

Both our men and women finished 3rd this week. The men remain a clear 3rd in the premiership with the women 4th, in a close battle 1 point behind Sandy Bay & 1 point ahead of UTAS.

Women:             ESAC 682, OVA 279, NSAC 255, SB 240, UTAS 127

Men:                    SB 1,037, ESAC 422, NSAC 409, OVA 363, UTAS 234

Thank you to everyone who helped on Saturday, Anne, Brett, Emily, Cressa.

Our leading women’s point scorers were Ambrosia Negri (63), Marcia Lucas (43) and Zoe Kerr (40). The women’s 4x200m relay team (Zoe Kerr, Ambrosia Negri, Emily Best, Marcia Lucas) finished 5th.

The leading men’s point scorers were Brandon Clark (73), Dave O’Brien (64) and Wayne Fletcher (58). The Men’s 4x200 Relay Team (Cressa, Alan Coleman, Nick Cox, Brandon Clark) finished 7th.

Dave O’Brien (516) leads in the Club Championship points ahead of Wayne Fletcher (489), Ambrosia Negri (403), Emily Best (354), Brandon Clark (325), Zoe Kerr (296), Alan Coleman (284), Marcia Lucas (282), Bradley Sansom (270), Sarah Holmstrom and Adele Lucas both on (234).

On Wed night in poor conditions Josh Durno (18:02) and Lynsey Maher (20:43) won the 5,000m. On Saturday our girls made the 3,000m their own with Mel Daniels 1st (9:30), Ambrosia Negri 2nd (11:55) and Sarah Holmstrom 3rd (12:40). Phil McConnon seemed happy as he crossed the line winning the 3,000m in a PB time of 8:56 with Mick Davis 4th in a season best time (9:36). Brandon Clark was close to his personal best winning the Long Jump in 7.27m, and finished 2nd in the Triple Jump with 12.74m. Luke Mason placed 2nd in the 7.26kg Hammer Throw with 40.32m.  

Personal Bests and Records

There were eleven Personal Bests on Saturday with the girls excelling in the 100m and the guys in the 3,000m. Emily Best (100m 200m), Zoe Kerr (100m), Lynsey Maher (5,000m Rec), Ambrosia Negri (100m), Adele Lucas (4kg Shot Put), Dave O’Brien (SB 3,000m), Dylan Burnett (3,000m), Nick Cox (800m), Phil McConnon (3,000m), Luke Mason (7.26kg Hammer).

Lynsey Maher shaved some more time off her O35 5,000m record to finish in 20.43.10.

Emily Best (23) still leads the most improved ahead of Dave O’Brien (SB 16), Zoe Kerr (15) and Wayne Fletcher (SB 11).

 

State Age Championships 24-25 February 2018

The weather looked horrible for the weekend of the Age Champs with up to 10mm predicted on both days, and started out as promised. Thankfully the rain stopped and proved the weather prediction wrong for the remainder of the weekend with alternating cloud and sunshine.

 Emily Best picked up a Gold winning the U14 1500m (5.13.53) in a club record and silver in the 800m (2.39.36) in a PB time.

 Ambrosia Negri ran an excellent race to sprint away from a small group in the final lap to finish 2nd in the U18 1500m (5.21.87).

 Jacob Nolan qualified for the final with a PB in his U18 100m heat (11.81) and finished a credible 7th in the final (12.01). After leading for 5 rounds of the U18 Long Jump he was just pipped by 4cm in the 6th and final round to finish 2nd but was more than happy with his PB jump of 6.63m. In the U18 Triple Jump, Jacob finished 1st in 12.98m equalling his own club U16 record. Jacob qualifies for the Australian Age Championships in Sydney in both jumps.

 The weekend also comprised the State Open 10,000m Champs. Lynsey Maher won the women’s in a new club O35 record (41.41.13). Phil McConnon won the men’s (32.45.93) with Mick Davis 2nd (34.24.97) in a new O35 club record and Paul Luttrell 3rd (37.54.98). Josh Durno also finished 2nd in the Masters 10,000m (36.19.22).

 In the Masters 5,000m walk Ron Foster was 2nd (33.24.18) and David Moore 3rd (SB 40.43.21).

 Club Records

 Emily Best U13 1500m 5.13.53

 Mick Davis O35 10,000m 34.24.97

 Lynsey Maher O35 10,000m 41.41.13

 Personal Bests

 Emily Best (800m, 1500m), Lynsey Maher (10,000m), Ambrosia Negri (1500m), Jacon Nolan (100m, Long Jump), Mick Davis (10,000m), David Moore (SB 5,000m Walk), Phil Hniat (SB 10,000m), Josh Durno (10,000m), Peter Hoskinson (10,000m).

  

Around the Track             Round 12             17Feb2018      (re-scheduled from 26Jan)

With the Run the Bridge Fun Run on the following day, the day started out quiet with only two in the 5,000m. The SB men showed they meant business this week crushing the competition and scoring more than all the other clubs men’s teams combined.

Our men finished 3rd and remain 3rd in the premiership. After ESAC finished 4th SB now take a 4 point lead and sit in the box seat with two rounds remaining. The women finished 4th this week unfortunately dropping to 5th in the premiership, but still only 2 points off 3rd.

Women:             ESAC 465, SB 331, OVA 320, NSAC 159, UTAS 103

Men:                    SB 1,001, OVA 402, NSAC 258, ESAC 225, UTAS 181

Thank you to everyone who helped on Saturday, Anne, Emily, Steve, Tony, Brad, Cressa.

Our leading women’s point scorers were Zoe Kerr (34), Emily Best (33), and Sarah Holmstrom (33). The women’s 4x100m relay team (Zoe Kerr, Ambrosia Negri, Emily Best, Sarah Holmstrom) finished 6th.

The leading men’s point scorers were Wayne Fletcher (43), Josh Mason (34) and Alan Coleman (30). The Men’s 4x100 Relay Team (Cressa, Dylan Burnett, Jacob Nolan, Alan Coleman) also finished 6th.

Dave O’Brien (452) leads in the Club Championship points ahead of Wayne Fletcher (431), Ambrosia Negri (340), Emily Best (324), Bradley Sansom (270), Zoe Kerr (256), Brandon Clark (252), Alan Coleman (252), Marcia Lucas (239), and Sarah Holmstrom (220).

Josh Mason who has been struggling with injury this season had a good return winning the Discus (33.06m) and Shot Put (9.77m). Zoe Kerr was our only PB performer this week improving her Shot Put.

Emily Best (19) still leads the most improved ahead of Zoe Kerr and Dave O’Brien both on (14).

 

Around the Track             Round 14             10Feb2018

Thankfully round 14 was a morning program this week as a fine morning turned to storms during the afternoon.

The men finished 2nd this week splitting ESAC and SB in a tight battle for premiership honours. Both ESAC and SB now sit on 50 points with NSAC third on 37 points. The women finished 4th this week and sit in equal 4th with SB for the premiership only 2 points behind UTAS in 3rd.

Women:             ESAC 600, OVA 408, UTAS 257, NSAC 191, SB 185

Men:                    SB 915, NSAC 436, ESAC 427, OVA 322, UTAS 280

Thank you to everyone who helped on Saturday, Anne McVilley, Simon Bennett, Emily Best, Brad Sansom and David Cresswell. Every little bit helps each week.

Our leading women’s point scorers were Marcia Lucas (34), Zoe Kerr (32) and Emily Best (27). The women’s 4x100m relay team (Zoe Kerr, Emily Best, Brigitte Nolan, Sarah Holmstrom) finished 6th.

The leading men’s point scorers were Jacob Nolan (47), Bradley Sansom (46) and Wayne Fletcher (44). The Men’s 4x100 Relay A Team (Nick Laggar, Brad Sansom, Jacob Nolan, Brandon Clark) finished a close 2nd and the B Team (Nick Cox, Grant Page, Dave O’Brien, Dave Cresswell) finished 8th.

Dave O’Brien (424) leads in the Club Championship points ahead of Wayne Fletcher (388), Ambrosia Negri (309), Emily Best (291), Bradley Sansom (270), Brandon Clark (252), Marcia Lucas (205), Zoe Kerr (222), Alan Coleman (222) and Tamsin Costello (213).

There were several good performances. Both Mel Daniels (4.33.63) and Grant Page (4.09.79) had run away wins in the 1500m. Mick Davis (17.59) won the 5,000m and Lynsey Maher (12.03) won the 3,000m. Brandon Clark (7.21m) won the Long jump and Jacob Nolan (12.98m) won the Triple Jump. Marcia Lucas finished 3rd in the 400m (64.45).

Personal Bests & Club Records

There were eight personal bests this week. Emily Best (1500m Rec), Zoe Kerr (200m, 3kg Shot Put), Marcia Lucas (400m Rec), Brigitte Nolan (Long Jump), Damon Nichols (3,000m), Jacob Nolan (Triple Jump Rec), Ken Atkinson (3,000m). Emily Best leads the most improved with 19 ahead of Dave O’Brien (14) and Zoe Kerr (13).

Emily Best continues to impress setting a new club U13 1500m record in 5.18.03. Marcia Lucas improved her own club 035 400m record in 1.04.45. After breaking a 28yo record last month Jacob Nolan improved on his U16 Triple Jump record by a further 5cm with 12.98m.

 

Around the Track             Round 13             3Feb2018

It was a fine summer’s day for Round 13. The men finished 3rd this week behind a very competitive premiership battle between ESAC and SB. Our men hold down 3rd in the Premiership. The women finished 5th this week and sit in 5th for the premiership only one point behind both SB & UTAS. Combined we sit in 4th.

Women:             ESAC 526, OVA 385, UTAS 320, SB 258, NSAC 211

Men:                    SB 794, ESAC 640, NSAC 418, OVA 358, UTAS 308

Thank you to everyone who helped on Saturday, Tony Sansom, Alan Coleman, Anne McVilley, Brett Best, Emily Best, Brad Sansom and David Cresswell. Every little bit helps each week.

Our leading women’s point scorers were Marcia Lucas (39), Ambrosia Negri (36) and Lynsey Maher (34). The women’s 4x400m relay team (Zoe Kerr, Ambrosia Negri, Emily Best, Marcia Lucas) finished 3rd.

The leading men’s point scorers were Brandon Clark (54), Wayne Fletcher (48) and Bradley Sansom (40). The Men’s 4x400 O50 Relay Team (Todd Heffernan, Phil Hniat, Dave O’Brien, Alan Coleman) finished 6th setting a new Club O50 record. Our 2nd team (Bradley Sansom, Nick Cox, Dave Cresswell, Wayne Fletcher) finished 7th.

Dave O’Brien (420) leads in the Club Championship points ahead of Wayne Fletcher (344), Ambrosia Negri (309), Bradley Sansom (224), Brandon Clark (222), Tamsin Costello (213), Alan Coleman 209 and Marcia Lucas (205).

In a very close race Grant Page lead the majority of the 800m only to finish 2nd in a photo finish. Lynsey Maher finished 1st in both the 3,000m (Wed) and 5,000m (Sat). Brandon Clark was impressive in winning the Triple Jump (14.03m) and 800g Javelin, and finished 2nd in the High Jump.

Personal Bests & Club Records

There were nine personal bests this week. Emily Best (800m), Zoe Kerr (500g Javelin), Lynsey Maher (3,000m Rec, 5,000m Rec)), Wayne Fletcher (SB 800m), Shannon Allen (5,000m), Nick Cox (800m), Dave Moore (1.5kg Discus) and Ian Cole (SB 1kg Discus). Emily Best leads the PB’s with 18 ahead of Dave O’Brien (14) and Zoe Kerr & Wayne Fletcher both on (11).

Lynsey Maher again improved on her own club O35 3,000m record finishing in 11.34.03 and her O35 5,000m record finishing in 20.52.20. Grant Page set a new O35 800m record in 1.56.47.

The men’s O50 4x400m relay team set a new club record of 4.29.31 (Todd Heffernan, Phil Hniat, Dave O’Brien and Alan Coleman).

 

Around the Track             Round 11             20Jan2018

Round 11 started out cool and cloudy but quickly heated up as the sun showed it self.

Thank you to everyone who helped on Saturday, Michelle Burnett, Steve Burnett, Tony Sansom, Lynne Sansom & David Cresswell. Every little bit helps each week.

The men finished 3rd this week and move to 3rd outright in the premiership. The women finished 4th and sit in equal 3rd for the premiership. Combined we sit in 4th.

Women:             ESAC 627, OVA 273, SB 167, NSAC 133, UTAS 124

Men:                    SB 508, ESAC 484, NSAC 417, UTAS 340, OVA 302

The leading women’s point scorers were Zoe Kerr (38), Marcia Lucas (35), and Adele Lucas (26).

The leading men’s point scorers were David O’Brien (66), Jacob Nolan (58) and Wayne Fletcher (52). The Men’s 4x200 O50 Relay Team (Dave Cresswell, Dave O’Brien, Alan Coleman and Todd Heffernan) placed 5th and set a new Club O50 record. The 2nd team (Jacob Nolan, Damon Court, Wayne Fletcher and Dave Moore) place 6th.

Dave O’Brien (400) leads in the Club Championship points ahead of Wayne Fletcher (296) who continues his climb up to 2nd. Ambrosia Negri (273) is in 3rd and is the leading female with Emily Best (233) 4th and Tamsin Costello (213) 5th.

On Wednesday night Mick Davis won the 5,000m (17:32) with Josh Durno hot on his heels in 2nd (17:39). Lynsey Maher was 2nd in the 3,000m (11:39) with Ambrosia Negri 3rd (13:07). In the jumps Jacob Nolan finished 2nd in both the Long Jump (5.93) and Triple jump (12.19).

Personal Bests & Records

There were ten personal bests this week. Zoe Kerr (3kg Shot Put), Lynsey Maher (3,000m Rec), Dave O’Brien (SB 100m, 800m, 3,000m), Wayne Fletcher (SB 4kg Shot Put, 500g Javelin), Hayden Nichols (600g Javelin), Jacob Nolan (100m) and Damon Court (800m).

Lynsey Maher improved on her own O35 3,000m record finishing in 11.39.73. The O50 men’s 4x200m relay team set a new club record of 2.09.49 (Dave Cresswell, Dave O’Brien, Alan Coleman and Todd Heffernan).

 

Around the Track             Round 10             13Jan2018

This week the weather toyed with us all morning as multiple showers blew through.

Thank you to everyone who helped on Saturday, Anne McVilley, Emily Best, David Cresswell, Grant Page. Every little bit helps each week.

Welcome to new club members Brigitte Nolan and Jacob Nolan competing in their first Tassie Interclub.

The men finished 2nd this week and now sit equal 3rd in the premiership. The women finished 4th and also sit in equal 3rd for the premiership.

Women:             ESAC 439, SB 278, OVA 131, NSAC 123, UTAS 104

Men:                    SB 561, NSAC 331, OVA 293, UTAS 258, ESAC 213

The leading women’s point scorers were Marcia Lucas (40), Ambrosia Negri (31) and Adele Lucas (21). The women’s 4x100m relay team (Emily Best, Ambrosia Negri, Brigitte Nolan, Marcia Lucas) placed 4th.

The leading men’s point scorers were Jacob Nolan (44), Wayne Fletcher (43) and David O’Brien (36). The Men’s 4x100 Relay Team (Alan Coleman, Todd Heffernan, Jacob Nolan, Samuel Coady) finished 5th.

Dave O’Brien (334) leads in the Club Championship points ahead of Ambrosia Negri (255), Wayne Fletcher (244) moves from 5th to 3rd, Emily Best (233) is 4th and Tamsin Costello (213) sits in 5th.

Personal Bests & Records

There were six personal bests this week. Emily Best (400m), Ambrosia Negri (200m), Marcia Lucas (400m Rec), Adele Lucas (SB 3kg Shot Put), Dave O’Brien (SB 3,000m), Ron Foster (5,000m Walk).

There were two individual club records achieved on Saturday. Jacob Nolan jumped 12.93m in the Triple Jump to break the U16 record by 51cm which was previously set in 1990. Marcia Lucas improved on her own O35 400m Record (1.05.09).

Also in cool conditions at the Cadbury Marathon there were three new club records set for the Half Marathon distance. Meriem Daoui in winning the women’s race set a new U20 & Open time of 1.16.35, Mick Davis set new O35 time of 1.15.13 and Lynsey Maher set a new O35 time of 1.42.41.

 

Around the Track             Round 9               7Jan2018

Sandwiched in between the ATLAS #2 on Friday night and the Hobart Bike & Spikes on Sunday, round 9 was a relatively quiet affair. It was a warm and windy day but by the results were still conducive to good times.

Thank you to everyone who helped on Saturday, Tony Sansom, Anne McVilley, Emily Best, Brad Sansom, David Cresswell, Jaymie Hall. Every little bit helps each week.

In a close affair with only 44 points separating first to third the men finally broke through for their first win of the season. They sit in 4th for the premiership, but are only 1 point behind third placed OVA. The women, lacking depth this week finished 5th and sit in 4th for the premiership, but only one point behind third placed UTAS.

Women:             ESAC 561, OVA 368, UTAS 190, SB 177, NSAC 98

Men:                    NSAC 370, SB 331, ESAC 326, OVA 230, UTAS 150

The leading women’s point scorers were Ambrosia Negri (38) sporting a new trendy short haircut (after donating 40cm of her hair to charity). Emily Best (27) and Lynsey Maher (18) followed.

The leading men’s point scorers were David O’Brien (74), Wayne Fletcher (44), Bradley Sansom (43) and Shannon Allen (40). The Men’s 4x400 Relay Team (Shannon Allen, David O’Brien, Nick Cox & Brad Sansom) finished 2nd..

Dave O’Brien (298) extends his lead in the Club Championship points. Ambrosia Negri (224) moves in to 2nd and is the leading female. Tamsin Costello (213) and Emily Best (213) share 3rd, while Wayne Fletcher (201) 5th and Bradley Sansom (184) 6th and still chasing.

Personal Bests & Records

Two individual records were achieved last week with Grant Page lowering his O35 3,000m record to 8.37.42. Ian Cole also improved his 70-79 Javelin record to 24.27m. Marcia Lucas was also part of a TMA team attempting the Australian Masters Women’s 30-34yr 4x400m record. An exciting run resulted in a great achievement lowering the 4:14 record to 4:10.75.

There were 12 PB’s last week, Phil McConnon (3,000m), Emily Best (200m, 800m), Dave O’Brien (SB 100m, 200m, 800m, 3,000m), Wayne Fletcher (SB Discus), Shannon Allen (100m, 200m), Ian Cole (SB Javelin - Rec) and Nick Cox (800m).

Emily Best (16) leads the Season’s Most Improved from David O’Brien (10), Zoe Kerr (9), Wayne Fletcher (8) and Dylan Burnett (7).

 

ATLAS #2             5Jan2017

It was an exciting night of competition with fine weather and good music.

In the Long Jump Brandon Clark was trailing by a mere 2cm until, with crowd support, he was able to pass Victoria’s Nathan Deslandes (7.08m) with his best jump this season of 7.16m and a win by 8cm. Newcomer to the club, Jacob Nolan also jumped an impressive 6.42m to finish 3rd.

The women’s 3,000m was an exciting and close affair of three including Mel Daniels and Meriem Daoui. All three were still together until a little over a lap to go before Mel (9:47.53) powered away to win from Queensland’s Samantha Phillips (9:54.93) and Meriem (9:58.41) in 3rd.

The men’s 3,000m was equally as exciting with Grant Page (8:37.42) finishing 3rd in his best time this season and shaving 5 seconds off his O35 club record. Phil McConnon (8:58.39), in finishing 6th broke the 9min barrier for only his second time.

It was not hard to work out what was coming when the large crowd went totally silent. If you closed your eyes you would have thought there was no one there. Then, from the 100m start line flew Jack Hale down the main straight to easily take the win in 10.67 (-1.1 wind). Jacob Nolan finished in 6th in 12.22. Marcia Lucas followed in the women’s 100m finishing 8th in 13.97 (-2.0 wind).

 

Round 8 - 16th December  

It was a glorious morning that greeted us for the round 8 program. Conditions remained favourable for the whole program.

Thank you to everyone who helped on the day, Anne McVilley, Emily Best, Brett Best, Leeza Cox, David Cresswell, Jaymie Hall. Every little bit helps each week.

The women placed 4th this week and have now moved to 3rd outright in the premiership. The men placed 3th and hold 4th in the premiership. Combined NSAC remains in 4th.

Women:             ESAC 613, OVA 296, SB 218, NSAC 197, UTAS 91

Men:                  ESAC 447, SB 409, NSAC 340, OVA 265, UTAS 116

The leading women point scorers were Club Co-Captain Emily Best (48), Marcia Lucas (40) and Zoe Kerr (39). The women’s 4x100m relay team (Zoe Kerr, Adele Lucas, Emily Best and Marcia Lucas) finished 5th.

In the Men’s, our Over 50 stalwarts showed up the young guns this week with our top men’s point scorers David O’Brien (83), Wayne Fletcher (41), Greg Mann (39) and Alan Coleman (30). The Men’s 4x100 A Team (Damon Court, Dylan Burnett, Nick Cox & Greg Mann) finished 4th and the B Team (Dave Creswell, Alan Coleman, Dave O’Brien & Wayne Fletcher) finished 5th.

At the half way mark of the season there was a change of the guard with Club President David O’Brien (224) leap frogging the front runners to lead the Club Championship points. Tamsin Costello (213) moves to 2nd with Women’s Co Captain Emily Best (186) and Ambrosia Negri (186) sharing 3rd. Brandon Clark (168) is 5th, Sarah Holmstrom (165) now holidaying in Sweden is in 6th, Wayne Fletcher (157) is 7th, Men’s Co Captain Bradley Sansom (141) is 8th, Zoe Kerr (122) is 9th, and Dylan Burnett (119) rounds out the Club Top 10.

On Wednesday night Lynsey Maher (Club Record) and Emily Best were 1st and 2nd in the women’s 3,000m with Dylan Burnett 3rd in the men’s 3,000m. On Saturday Phil McConnon (PB) and Mick Davis (PB) were 1st and 2nd in the 5,000m. This was an excellent PB run by Phil in 15:32 beating his previous time by 19sec. Although running a PB, one can only imagine how much Mick D could improve if he remembers to do his shoe lace up next time!

In the Discus, Greg Mann (Club Record) threw the 2nd longest of all the weights.

Club Records.

Greg Mann broke his own O50 record he set last season in the 1.5kg Discus with 30.39m.

Over the past two Wednesday nights Lynsey Maher broke the O35 3,000m record in 11:53.45 and the O35 5,000m record in 21.07.90.

With good conditions there were 14 PB’s in round 8.

Emily Best (400m, 1500m), Zoe Kerr (100m, 3kg Shot Put, 1kg Discus), Phil McConnon (5,000m), Wayne Fletcher (SB 100m), David O’Brien (SB 800m, 1500m, 5,000m), Greg Best (SB 100m, 1.5kg Discus – also Club Record), Dylan Burnett (3,000m), Samuel Coady (400m) and Mick Davis (5,000m).

Emily Best (13) leads the Club Most Improved from Wayne Fletcher (7). David O’Brien & Zoe are both on 6 and Greg Mann & Dylan Burnett are both on 4.

 

Round 7  2nd December

With memories of the massive storm from round 6 still in our mind we were again greeted with a ordinary day in round 6. Sideways rain edged up towards the last row of the grandstand leaving little space to hide and wishing some of the warm weather of a couple of weeks prior would return.

Thank you to everyone who helped on the day, Anne McVilley, Emily Best, Tim McConnon, Danilo Negri, Brad Sansom, David Cresswell). Every little bit helps each week.

The women placed 3rd this week and hold equal 3rd in the premiership. The men placed 2nd and hold 4th in the premiership. Combined NSAC sits in 4th

Women:             ESAC 667, OVA 333, NSAC 195, SB 80, UTAS 25

Men:                    ESAC 302, NSAC 264, SB 227, OVA 220, UTAS 59

The leading women point scorers were Tamsin Costello (49), Ambrosia Negri (46) and Sarah Holmstrom (36). The women’s 4x200m relay team (Sarah Holmstrom, Ambrosia Negri, Tamsin Costello and Emily Best) finished 2nd.

Our top men’s point scorers were David O’Brien (50), Brandon Clark (42) and Bradley Sansom (40). The Men’s 4x200 Team (Damon Court, Samuel Coady, Brandon Clark and Bradley Sansom) also placed 2nd.

Tamsin Costello (213) still leads the club Championship points from Ambrosia Negri (186) with Brandon Clark (168) closing the gap.

A great effort by Grant Page to take out the 3,000m in 8:42.77 with Phil McConnon not far behind breaking the 9min barrier for the first time in 8:59.26.

Although Lynsey Maher has been around running distance events under the club banner for a few years, this week saw her pick up her first track points winning the 5,000m.

Brandon Clark flew in the Long Jump posting a massive win by 1.31m with 7.08m. Brandon then followed that up with a good win in the open weight Shot Put with 9.50m.

There were four PB’s in round 7. Emily Best (200m), Phil McConnon (3,000m), Wayne Fletcher (SB Shot Put) and David O’Brien (SB 3,000m). Emily Best (11) still leads the Personal Bests from Wayne Fletcher (6) and Sarah Holmstrom, Meriem Daoui, Zoe Kerr, Dylan Burnett and Luke Mason all on 3.

A couple of club records were missed in earlier rounds. After a birthday earlier in the year Wayne Fletcher set a new 70+ Shot Put (4kg) record of 6.07m in Round 4. Unfortunately for Fletch, Ian Cole who had a more recent birthday bettered that same record in Round 6 with 9.08m. Ian Cole also set a new 70+ record in the Javelin (500g) in Round 5 with 24.01m. I expect we will read more about these two through the season.

ATLAS (Athletics Tasmania Summer Series) #1

Emma Keleher won the Hammer Throw (4kg) with 49.35m. Emma has returned to the track after a year away from competition and has improved in each of her throws since her return.

Mel Daniels ran third in the 800m in 2:23.01. Mel returned this year after a two year break from competition.

 

Round 6B   25th November (abandoned due to weather)   

We were again greeted with a beautiful warm sunny day in Round 6 with temperatures in the high 20’s. That quickly turned bad in the middle of the program during the A grade 1500m race when the heavens opened and lightening surrounded the track. The remainder of the program was abandoned for safety reasons and the program declared a non-point score round for the premiership.

Thankyou to everyone who helped on the day, Anne, Brett, Emily, Danilo, Brad, Cressa, Tony). Every little bit helps each week.

Tamsin Costello (164) still leads the club Championship points from Ambrosia Negri (140) and Sarah Holmstrom (129) with Brandon Clark (126) the best of the boys.

Although only half the events were run on Saturday, there were still some excellent results:

Merium Daoui started the day finishing 2nd overall and 1st female in the 3,000m in an excellent time of 17.22.23.

At the same time Emma Keleher was shining in the middle of the field in the Hammer Throw with a best of 49.22m.

Marcia Lucas increased her sprint distance events to take on the 400m and set a new club 035 record of 65.34. Congratulations Marcia!

Tamsin Costello also ran a fine 400m to narrowly win heat 2 in 66.13

In the pounding rain soaked 1500m Damon Court should be acknowledged for his brave effort finishing 4th, while at the same time everyone else around the track was running for cover.

Personal Bests (PB/SB) aka Track Season Most Improved.

There were five PB’s in round 6. Merium Daoui (5,000m), Zoe Kerr (Shot Put), Wayne Fletcher (Shot Put) and Luke Mason (Hammer Throw, Shot Put). Emily Best leads the Personal Bests (10) being chased down by Wayne Fletcher (5) with a large group all on 3, Sarah Holmstrom, Meriem Daoui, Zoe Kerr, Dylan Burnett and Luke Mason.

 

Round 5A   18th November

We were greeted with a beautiful warm sunny day in Round 5 with temperatures in the high 20’s.

Both the men and women placed 4th this week and both remain in 4th overall for the season.

A big thank you to everyone who helped out at the track this week with the setting up the track, looking after the club table, helping officiate, lap scoring and/or setting up the hurdles (Emily, Anne Cressa, Danilo, Alex, Karina, Tony). Every little bit helps each week.

Women:             ESAC 734, OVA 345, UTAS 254, NSAC 202, SB 201

Men:                    ESAC 550, SB 546, OVA 409, NSAC 344, UTAS 204

The leading women point scorers were Tamsin Costello (51), Marcia Lucas (33) and Zoe Kerr (32). The women’s 4x400m relay team (Zoe Kerr, Ambrosia Negri, Tamsin Costello and Emily Best) did a great job placing a very close 4th.

Our top men’s point scorers were Bradley Sansom (40), Ian Cole (39) and Wayne Fletcher (39). The Men’s 4x400 Team (Alan Coleman, Dylan Burnett, Todd Heffernan and Bradley Sansom) placed 4th.

Tamsin Costello (164) leads the club Championship points from Ambrosia Negri (140) and Sarah Holmstrom (129). Go Girls, still out classing the guys.

Brandon Clark ran an excellent 100m placing 3rd in a new PB. Brandon followed up with a win in the High Jump. Tamsin Costello placed 3rd in the 800m. It was good to see Grant Page back at the track and along with Mel Daniels in hot conditions took out the 3000m. Ambrosia Negri and Damon Court placed 3rd in the 3000m.

Personal Bests (PB) aka Track Season Most Improved.

There were seven PB’s in round 5. Emily Best (800m), Dylan Burnett (200m), Wayne Fletcher (100m, Hammer), Brandon Clark (100m), David Cresswell (Discus) and David Moore (3000m Walk). M&M’s rolling out soon.

 

Athletes Choice - 11th November
Saturday was bound with great weather and intrigue as we embarked on a program set by fellow athletes. Unusual and odd distance events were planned and athletes took advantage to try something different.

The opening event was the elimination mile which surprisingly had everyone on the edge of their seats as the back markers were eliminated each lap.

We then had a 60m, 300m, 1000m trifecta. For NSAC Brad Sansom 7.73 & Tamsin Costello topped the 60m, Todd Heffernan 45.90 & Tamsin Costello 46.46 topped the 300m and Shannon Allen 3.04.34 & Emily Best 3.33.01 topped the 1000m. David O’Brien set a new Club O50 record in the 1,000m.

Zoe Kerr was our sole representative in the field events. The challenge, to nominate your distance. Zoe placed 2nd in the Javelin with a mere 0.78m difference between nominated and actual distance thrown. Zoe also had the only PB for the day in the Long Jump.

The final event of the day was a Paarlouf Mixed Relay of five runners in each team running twice over a total of 2km. The Captains did a great job organising two NSAC teams.

 

Round 4D   4th November
Round 4 brought a mixture of cooler and slightly wet windy weather. It was a slightly quieter morning meet with both the men and women improving on previous weeks finishing 3rd. Overall, the men, women and combined sit in 4th for the respective Championships.

It is very important that you ensure you enter at least 30 minutes before the start of your event/s and wear both number (front & back) on your club uniform. If you have any questions please come to the club table and someone will assist you.

A big thank you to those that assisted on the track this week with the setting up the track, looking after the club table, helping officiate, lap scoring and/or setting up the hurdles (Jo Lockley, Emily Best, Kerrie Leveridge, Anne McVilly, Brett Best, Dave Cresswell, Dave O’Brien). Every little bit helps each week.

Women:     ESAC 633, OVA 263, NSAC 146, SB 146, UTAS 73
Men:           ESAC 399, SB 341, NSAC 324, OVA 308, UTAS 91

The leading women point scorers were Sarah Holmstrom 42, Ambrosia Negri (33) Emily Best (24) and Zoe Kerr (24). The women’s relay team (Zoe Kerr, Ambrosia Negri, Sarah Holmstrom and Emily Best) placed 4th.

Our top men’s point scorers were David O’Brien (55), Greg Mann (45) and Wayne Fletcher (40). The Men’s A Team (Nick Laggar, Dylan Burnett, Samuel Coady and Brandon Clark) placed 3rd and the B (or O50) team (Alan Coleman, Greg Mann, David O’Brien and Wayne Fletcher) placed 5th.

Sarah Holmstrom (129) leads the club Championship points from Tamsin Costello (113) and Ambrosia Negri (109). Go Girls, out classing the guys.

Personal Bests (PB) aka Track Season Most Improved.
There were seven PB’s in round 4. Emily Best (400m, 1500m), Sarah Holmstrom (3,000m), Dylan Burnett (1500m), Dave O’Brien (400m, 5,000m) and Wayne Fletcher (3,000m). Dylan Burnett (1500m) also achieved a PB in Round 2 which was missed. Well done everyone. I will endeavour to get the M&M’s rolling out soon.Don’t forget to check out the club website or results and club records. Please ask at the club table or via email if you aren’t sure about something.

 

Round 3C

Show day public holiday brought us round 3 of the track season with the women finishing 4th And the men 5th.

Women:             ESAC 736, OVA 394, UTAS 171, NSAC 139, SB 61

Men:                    SB 600, ESAC 410, OVA 393, UTAS 172, NSAC 161

The leading women point scorers were Tamsin Costello (48), Ambrosia Negri (40) and Meriem Daoui (20).

Our top men’s point scorers were Ian Cole (43), Hayden Nichols (39) Josh Mason (18).

Tamsin Costello (113) leads the club points from Hayden Nichols (101) and Sarah Holmstrom (83).

Personal Bests (PB) aka Track Season Most Improved.

There were eight PB’s in round 3. Emily Best (3,000m), Sarah Holmstrom (800m), Tamsin Costello (200m, 800m), Ambrosia Negri (100m), Ian Cole Shot Put, Discus) and Hayden Nichols (Javelin).

There were two club records this week. An amazing run by Emily Best saw her break the Under 13 3,000m record 12.03.85, last set in 1991 by Belinda Sullivan. Ian Cole also broke his own O60 Shot Put record with 8.36m.

 

Round 2B

We ended Round 2 of the track season with both the men and women finishing 4th.

Women:             ESAC 648, OVA 537, UTAS 334, NSAC 128, SB 45

Men:                  OVA 482, ESAC 426, SB 412, NSAC 361, UTAS 292

The leading women point scorers were Ambrosia Negri (36), Tamsin Costello (34) and Sarah Holmstrom (34). The women (Tamsin Costello, Emily Best, Ambrosia Negri, & Sarah Holmstrom) combined together in the 4x100m to finish 8th. Leading point scorers for the season are Sarah Holmstrom (67), Tamsin Costello (65) and Emily Best (47).

Our top men’s point scorers were Brandon Clark (62), Josh Mason (57) and Bradley Sansom (44). The men put together two 4x100m relay teams with Team A (Nick Laggar, Bradley Sansom, Josh Mason & Brandon Clark) finishing 5th and Team B (Todd Heffernan, Josh Durno, Dylan Burnett & Hayden Nichols) finishing 8th. Leading point scorers for the season are Hayden Nichols (62), Brandon Clark (62), James Steven (57) & Josh Mason (57).

Personal Bests (PB) aka Track Season Most Improved; with M&M’s awarded for all PB’s.

Round 2 saw 5 PB’s. Emily Best (1500m), Sarah Holmstrom (400m), Luke Mason (Hammer), Hayden Nichols (Javelin) and Brandon Clark (200m). Also apologies to Zoe Kerr for missing your 100m PB in Round 1.

 

Round 1A   14th October

The start of the 2017-2018 season has seen the welcome return of some old faces and also some returning or new faces (Tamsin Costello, Zoe Kerr, Emma Keleher, James Steven, Shannon Allen, Luke Mason). I hope you all enjoy the track season and achieve your goals.

It is early days yet as we settle into the season, both the men and women placing 4th.

Women:             ESAC 765, OVA 348, UTAS 328, NSAC 211, SB 129

Men:                  ESAC 536, OVA 450, UTAS 345, NSAC 321, SB 274

The leading women point scorers were Sarah Holmstrom (33), Tamsin Costello (31) and Zoe Kerr (27). Our top men’s point scorers were James Steven (45), Shannon Allen (33) and Greg Mann (32).

It was great to see our new members performing so well.

Personal Bests (PB) aka Track Season Most Improved: Note O50 athletes are recorded as Season Best performances (SB) which is calculated back to the start of the previous season. M&M’s are awarded for all PB’s.

Round 1A saw 10 PB’s. Emily Best x 3 (100m, 200m, 800m), Meriem Daoui (3000m) Shannon Allen x 2 (100m, 200m), Greg Mann x 2 (SB: Shot Put, Javelin), Todd Heffernan (SB: 800m) and Dylan Burnett (800m).

There were also five PB’s from the previous Come and Try Round on 7th October: Emily Best x 2 (100m, 800m), Meriem Daoui (3000m), Phil Hniat (SB 3000m), Wayne Fletcher (SB 1500m Walk).

Emily Best has bolted out of the gate leading with 5 PB’s from Meriem, Shannon and Greg each on 2.

A huge congratulations to Greg Mann who has already scored three Club O50 records in: 100m Hurdles 22.09, 6kg Shot Put 8.93m and 700g Javelin 36,91m. I am sure Greg will improve on those performances throughout the season.

 


Attachment:  NSAC Track Results Summary