Around the Track 2020-2021



31 Mar 2021

Wrap up from the Australian Athletics Championships

It was a busy day for NSAC on Day’s 1 and 3 with five junior athletes competing. All ran well and can be proud of their efforts amongst tough competition.

On Day 1 Avalon Forbes (14) ran the U16 1500. Avalon was boxed in at the rear of the field for the majority of the race unable to run her normal race finishing 14th in 4.52.23. On Day 3 Avalon ran in the U16 800m Heats. Avalon pushed closer to the front running in 3rd for most of the race eventually finishing Heat 2 in 4th in 2.18.11 ranked 12th fastest.

On Day 1 Max Perkin (14) ran U16 100m Heats finishing 7th in Heat 3 in 11.98 (-1.5w). On Day 3 Max ran the U16 200m finishing 6th in Heat 2 in 23.35 (1.2w) in a PB time and reclaiming the NSAC U15 200m record.

On Day 1 Jackson Vukic (14) ran the U15 100m Heats finishing 3rd in Heat 3 in 11.81 (0.2w) qualifying 8th fastest for the Final. Jackson then finished 7th in the Final in 11.80 (0.0 wind). On Day 3 Jackson then ran the U15 200m Heats finishing 2nd in Heat 2 in 23.53 (2.1w) to qualify for his second Final. Jackson ran a good race, a slight glance to the left with 90m to go showed he was in the hunt, eventually finishing 4th in 23.43.

On Day 3 Jessica Smith (13) ran the U15 Steeplechase. By the end of the first lap Jess was setting the pace. Jess briefly dropped to 2nd for a lap before taking the inside run to take the GOLD in a sprint finish in 7.07.88. A well timed and well run race for someone who has only been doing this event for three months. Soon after Mikayla Ireland (14) competed in the U16 2000m Steeplechase. Miki set the pace early. With an awkward slip off the 2nd water jump Miki dropped to 2nd. With 200m to Miki fought off a challenge from two girls to take the SILVER in 7.07.75. Only 0.13 seconds separated their times. 

On Day 5 Brandon Clark competed in the Open Long Jump. Brandon’s best jump was his second with 7.03m (0.9w) to rank him 19th 

On Day 5 Cedric Ngotho ran the U18 100m finishing 2nd in Heat 3 in 11.18 (-0.3w) and qualifying for the Final. Unfortunately Cedric was a DNF in the Final after suffering a calf cramp on the start line. Fortunately Cedric backed up on the Monday (Day 8) winning Heat 3 of the U18 200m Heats in 22.17 (0.1w) to qualify 4th fastest for the Final. Later that day Cedric ran the Final. He came into the straight in 3rd, eventually finishing 4th in 22.13 (1.1w) , a mere 0.03 seconds off the podium. Ced was then selected for the U18 4x400m Relay however the team did not make the start line.

Jack Hale commenced his campaign on Day 5 in the Open 100m in a field of 58 starters. In Heat 5 Jack had a slow start out of the blocks and had to work hard to regain ground finishing 3rd in 10.80 (-1.2w) to qualify for the Semi’s. In Heat 2 of the Semi’s Jack again had a slow start. With only the first two from each heat guaranteed a spot in the final Jack pushed though just before the line to take 2nd in 10.45 (0.3w) as the 3rd fastest qualifier. Soon after Jack finished 4th in the Final in 10.43 (0.4w) with only 0.02 seconds separating 2nd to 4th

State Age Champs 20-21 March 2021

The Tasmanian Open, U18 and Masters Track & Field Championships were held in Launceston.

NSAC took the Bronze in the Open Men’s 4x100m Relay in 45.77 (Jackson Vukic, Cedric Ngotho, Ryan Davis, Brandon Clark) with only 0.15 seconds separating 3rd to 5th

Brandon Clark finished the Tassie Champs off with a nod to his much loved coach Rex Morriss (dec), winning the Open Rex Morriss Triple Jump 14.48m (-0.2). Brandon also won gold in Long Jump 6.99m (-1.1m) and High Jump 1.85m. Brandon also anchored the 4x100m Bronze Medal relay team.

In amongst tough competition and in warm conditions Phil McConnon finished 6th in the 5000m in 16.35. Paul Lutrell 18.54 finished 7th in the same event.

On day 1 Cedric Ngotho qualified 1st in the U18 200m Heat in 22.69 (-0.3) and then took out the final in an identical time of 22.69 (-0.3); groundhog day! On day 2 Cedric qualified 2nd in the U18 100m Heat in 11.78 (-1.9w) but reversed the placings to take out the double winning the final in 11.50 (-0.9). Cedric also shared Bronze in the 4x100m Relay.

Ryan Davis who has only been competing for NSAC for a couple of months ranked 9th in both the U18 100m 12.25 and 200m 24.23, and narrowly missed the medals finishing 4th in both the U18 and Open High Jump with 1.70m and 1.60m respectively, however he shared Bronze in the 4x100m Relay.

Jackson Vukic Qualified 8th in the U18 200m 23.66 (0.1w) Heats and then finished 8th in the Final 24.02 (-0.3w). Jackson also Qualified 6th 11.87 (-0.2w) in the U18 100m Heats, and then finished 5th in the Final 11.92 (-0.9w) and shared Bronze in the 4x100m Relay.

Wayne Fletcher finished 6th in the Men’s open Hammer Throw, a State Championship event he has competed in every year for nearly 60 years.

At 14, youngest in the field and our only female entered in the open Champs, Avalon Forbes competed in the Open 800m finishing a credible 3rd in 2.16.67

 

State Age Champs 20-21 February 2021

Congratulations to everyone that participated in the State Age Championships at the Domain.

In the Sprints Jackson Vukic picked up silver in both the U15 100m 11.78 and 200m 23.93. Max Perkin picked up silvers in the U16 100m 11.88 and 200m 23.87 equalling the U15 200m club Record from 1993. To complete the silver fest, Cedric Ngotho was 2nd in both the U20 100m 11.16 and 100m 22.52. All three set new PB’s in both events which is a top effort. Emily Best 69.10 returned following injury to a bronze medal in the U20 400m.

In the middle distance Avalon Forbes took the U16 800m and 1500m double in 2.17.63 and 4.41.35 respectively. Issy Hoggett 2.25.90 in a PB time won silver in the U16 800m and Bella Quin 2.34.31 won silver in the U15 800m. Mikayla Ireland 4.48.72 also won silver in the U16 1500m behind Avalon.

Dylan Burnett also had a successful weekend continuing his close finishes. Dylan 2.00.06 toying with a potential sub 2minute took gold in a new PB time in the U20 800m by only 0.02 ahead of 2nd and was 3rd in the U20 1500m a mere one second away from gold and 0.26 behind silver placed Haney Mokonen 4.10.27 in a nail biting final 200m. Noah Proposch 4.52.40 ran a well paced race for silver in the boy’s U15 race.

Mikayla Ireland 7.14.77 added a gold medal to her collection in the U16 2000m Steeplechase while Jessica Smith 7.04.43 ran a huge PB for gold in the U15 2000m Steeplechase to set a new U14 Club Record.

In the invitational event Brandon Clark won the Long Jump in 6.88m.

 

Around the Track Round 1A

There was fine weather for Round 1 of Interclub which saw bigger than usual fields across all events. Both our Men and Women placed 4th with the men only missing 3rd by 2 points.

Our top point scorers were Paul Henkel 114, Max Perkin 57, Justin Henkel 46 and Emma Henkel 66, Bella Quin 53, Emily Best 51.

There were two races in both the men’s and women’s relays showing great support across all clubs. Our men’s 4x100m relay A team (Jackson Vukic, Dylan Burnett, Justin Henkel, Max Perkin) placed a credible 3rd and the B (workhorse) team (Ken Atkinson, Paul Henkel, Dave OBrien, Wayne Fletcher) placed 8th. Our girls 4x100m team (Isabelle Hoggett, Bella Quin, Emily Best, Avalon Forbes) placed 8th

There were 15 Personal Bests (PB/SB) in round 1. Emma Henkel (100m, 200m Discus, Javelin), Bella Quin (100m 200m, 800m), Avalon Forbes (800m), Mikayla Ireland (800m), Isabelle Hoggett (800m), Justin Henkel (200m), Jackson Vukic (100m), Dylan Burnett (800m), Paul Henkel (High Jump) and Ian Cole (Pole Vault). Emma Henkel leads the Personal Bests with 6, followed by Justin Henkel 4 and Bella Quin 3.

Meriem Daoui finished 2nd in the women’s 3000m in 10.36, behind a stunning State U20 record by Ruby Smee (SB). Nick Laggar was our best placed male runner in the 3000m.

Following on from last season, and continuing the family rivalry, Paul Henkel had a massive day scoring his first ton of the year with 114! Emma and Justin scoring a combined 112 points.

In the hotly contested sprints, our men’s NSAC U/14 100m record of 12.00 seems under threat with Jackson Vukic finishing 10th in 12.18 (PB), and 5th in the 200m in 24.83. New member Max Perkin also showing potential finishing 14th with 12.45 in the 100m and 11th with 25.60 in the 200m.

Several PB’s were gained by NSAC members in the 800m with both Dylan Burnett and Avalon Forbes featuring strongly in the A race. Dylan finished 4th in 2.05.5 and Avalon ran a hotly contested race to finishing 2nd by 0.34s in a sprint finish with 2.20.72, improving her own U/14 and U/15 club records.

 

Around the Track 2B

In stark contrast to round 1, the second round was a wet affair. With the Regional All Schools on the Sunday, numbers were also well down on round 1.

Many thanks to our duty club helpers: Tony Sansom, Anne McVilly, Emily Best, Mark Ireland, Gary Sayer, Paul Henkel.

Our women placed 5th this week only 2 points behind UTAS, and our men placed 4th.

Our top male point scorers were Wayne Fletcher 64, Paul Henkel 56, who retired early with hip soreness and David OBrien 51. Paul Henkel is a clear points leader on 170 followed by Wayne Fletcher 109, David OBrien 89 and new member Max Perkin on 74.

Our top female point scorers were Emma Henkel 38, Zoe Lockley 26 with Mikayla Ireland and Meriem Daoui both on 20. Emma Henkel is a clear points leader on 104, followed by Zoe Lockley 57, Bella Quin 53 and Emily Best 51.

Unfortunately we were not able to field any relay teams this week.

With the tough conditions and light numbers we had 4 PB/SB’s this week, Jessica Smith (1500), Dave Cresswell (5000), Wayne Fletcher (1500m) and Mikayla Ireland (2000m Steeplechase). The top PB’s for the season remain as Emma Henkel 6, Justin Henkel 4 and Bella Quinn 3.

In the middle distance combined 1500m Jessica Smith finished 2nd and lowered her own U14 club record by 0.3 second to 4.56.02.

New member and also our youngest, Arden Petersen competed in the 100m and 400m and looks set to do well in his first season.

In the distance races Meriem Daoui, in strong form easily took out the 5,000m in 18.06 and featured in the Mercury for her effort. Dave OBrien 18.42 finished 2nd in the men’s. On Wednesday night Emma Henkel 12.00 took out the 3,000m with Nat Davis 12.39 finishing 3rd.

Brandon Clark returned to open his season with a 3rd in the Shotput.

In the last event of the day Mikayla Ireland put the U15 2000m Steeplechase club record under threat finishing in 7.22.14, a 12 second improvement on her previous time.

In the Regional All Schools held on the Sunday Avalon Forbes had a strong performance in the girls 1500m improving both the U14 and U15 NSAC Record winning her event in 4.48.57.

After improving her own Club 1500m record on Saturday, only to see it beaten on Sunday by Avalon, Jessica Smith went out fast and bravely held on to improve her U14 3000m record set last season by 11 seconds in a time of 10:40.61. 

 

Around the Track 3C

Round 3 was again a slightly quieter affair being on the Thursday morning Show Day.

Our women placed 4th this week and sit in 5th for the season. Our men placed 2nd and sit in equal 2nd for the season across a tight contest of four clubs spread by only 1 premiership point. Combined we sit in 5th for the season.

David OBrien 43. Paul Henkel remains a clear points leader on 241 followed by Wayne Fletcher 156, David OBrien 132 and Max Perkin 109. The men had two 4x400m relay teams this week with the A Team (Dylan, Adonias, Arden, Haney) placing 5th and the B Team (Dave, Phil, Paul, Fletch) placing 6th.

Our top female point scorers were Emma Henkel on 72 edging out her father by 1 point; well done Emma!, Avalon Forbes 43 and Sarah Holmstrom 35. Like father like daughter Emma Henkel remains a clear points leader on 176 (not sure if there is family rivalry going on), Avalon Forbes 85 and Zoe Lockley 77. The girls 4x400m Relay Team (Avalon, Emma, Lynsey, Sarah) placed 4th.

There were 13 PB/SB’s this week: Emma Henkel (100m, 200m, Long Jump), Avalon Forbes (100m), Dylan Burnett (100m), Arden Peterson (100m), Max Perkin (200m), Haney Mokonen (800m), Brandon Clark (7.26kg Hammer), Mick Davis (3000m, 5000m SB), Wayne Fletcher (200m SB), Dave OBrien (800m SB). Emma Henkel (9) continues good form to lead the season PB’s with brother Justin Henkel on 4, Bella Quinn 3 and both Mikayla Ireland & Avalon Forbes on 2.

Avalon Forbes 14.24 and Max Perkin 12.30 were the best of our 100m sprinters this week with Emma Henkel 30.74 and Max Perkin 24.60 our best in the 200m.

In the middle distance, Avalon Forbes had a terrific run in the 800m winning in 2.22.60 with Emma Henkel 3rd in 2.33. Dylan Burnett 2.05.59 and Haney Mokonen 2.07.11 challenged each other in the men’s 800m finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively.

Mick Davis had a terrific run in the 3000m, announced lap by lap by Dan Smee (SB) in anticipation of a potential record. In ‘legal’ shoes Mick broke the NSAC O/50 Record and the 2012 State Masters 50-54 record held by past NSAC member John Jago by 5 seconds to win in 9.32.80. Lynsey Maher was 2nd in the women’s 3000m in 12.09.

Paul Henkel 4.48m and Emma Henkel 3.68m were the best of our Long Jumpers. Brandon Clark won the open weight 2kg Discus with 29.43m.

 

Around the Track 4D

Round 4 brought good weather and plenty of action. Good support saw both our men and women place 2nd this week. The men start to edge clear in 2nd for the premiership, while the women move to equal 4th. Combined, we sit in 3rd overall.

Our top male point scorers were Paul Henkel 144 (I had to look twice to!) over 10 events, Branden Clark 73 and Bevan Harman 50. Paul Henkel remains a clear points leader on 385, followed by Wayne Fletcher 187 and David OBrien 169. The men’s 4x100m relay A Team (Paul, Dylan, Max, Branden) placed 5th and the B Team (Justin, Arden, Cressa, Fletch) placed 8th.

Our top female point scorers were Emma Henkel on 92 (a terrific effort) over 7 events, Emily Best 52 and Avalon Forbes 45. Emma Henkel remains a clear points leader on 268, Avalon Forbes 130 and Zoe Lockley 113. The girls 4x100m Relay A Team (Ansa, Bella, Emily, Avalon) placed 7th and the B Team (Sarah, Zoe, Emma, Adele) placed 10th.

There were 14 PB/SB’s and two club records this week: Emma Henkel (Javelin), Bella Quin (200m, 1500m), Avalon Forbes (200m, 1500m), Emily Best (200m), Zoe Lockley (Javelin), Justin Henkel (200m, 400m), Paul Henkel (1500m, 3000m), Dylan Burnett (200m), Dave OBrien (1500m SB). Branden Clark (Hammer). Emma Henkel (7) continues good form to lead the season PB’s with brother Justin Henkel on 6, Bella Quinn 5 and both Avalon Forbes and Paul Henkel on 3.

After both recently setting new State 3000m Records our own Mick Davis helped Sandy Bays Ruby Smee to a new U20 State 5000m Record by 23 seconds. A great run admired by all around the track and NSAC congratulates Ruby.

Our best in the 200m was Avalon Forbes 28.89 and Branden Clark 24.00. Heading to the middle distance Avalon Forbes took 0.25sec off her own 1500m U14/15 record to the win in 4.48.32 with Emily Best in 3rd. Haney Mokonen 4.16 and Dylan Burnett 4.17 had a sprint finish with 2nd place to finish 3rd and 4th respectively.

On Wednesday night Emma Henkel was 2nd in the 3000m 11.43 with Mick Davis 3rd in the men’s 10.00. Congratulations to Adele Lucas who ran 14.43 to set a new TMA and NSAC O50 Record in that same 3000m.

In the throws Branden Clark and Paul Henkel flexed the muscles with Branden 9.48m 3rd and Paul 9.26m 4th in the open weight Shot Put, Branden 3rd 32.60m and Paul 4th 24.28m in the Hammer and Branden 1st 34.97m and Paul 3rd 34.17m in Javelin.

It was a welcome return to the track for Bevan Harman and a warm welcome for new member Ansa Le Grange who was a good addition to the women’s relay team.

 

Around the Track Round 5A

Round 4 was an early 9am start with fine weather greeting everyone, before a couple of very light showers passed over. The men finished 3rd but remain in 2nd for the season. The women finished 4th and remain in 4th for the season. Combined, we narrowly hold on to 3rd overall.

Our top male point scorers were Paul Henkel 130, continuing his trend of high scores, Brandon Clark 92 and Bevan Harman 64. Paul Henkel holds a strong lead on 515, followed by Brandon Clark 225 and David OBrien 208. The men’s 4x100m relay A Team (Paul, Dylan, Max, Brandon) placed 5th and the B Team (Justin, Arden, DaveO, Adonias) placed 9th.

Our top female point scorers were Emma Henkel on 74, Mikayla Ireland 45 and Ansa Le Grange 43. Emma Henkel remains a clear points leader on 342, Avalon Forbes 171 and Zoe Lockley 144. The girls 4x100m Relay Team (Ansa, Bella, Emma, Avalon) placed 7th. Best wishes to Co-Captain Emily Best off the track for six weeks recovering from a foot injury.

There were 12 PB/SB’s this week: Emma Henkel (3000m, Discus), Mikayla Ireland (3000m), Zoe Lockley (Javelin, Shot Put), Jessica Smith (3000m), Dylan Burnett (800m), Paul Henkel (Triple Jump, 5000m), Arden Petersen (800m) and Noah Proposch (200m). Emma Henkel (12) continues great improvement to lead the season PB’s with brother Justin Henkel on 6, Bella Quinn 5 with Avalon Forbes, Dylan Burnett and Paul Henkel all on 4.

Yet to dazzle the crowd in the horizontal jumps, Brandon Clark featured throughout the programme. In preparation for the upcoming carnival series he ran 11.99 (100m) and 23.84 (200m). Success was also seen in the throwing events with wins in the Discus 28.41 and Shot Put 9.42 and a 3rd in the Javelin 38.42.

Avalon Forbes 2.20.76 who is getting accustomed to leading the pack won the 800m, while Dylan Burnett continues to improve with an impressive 2nd in 2.03.40.

Jessica Smith held onto 3rd place in the 3000m by 0.03 from a fast finishing Mikayla Ireland. Both athletes scored PB’s with Jess improving on her U14 club record in 10.37.38. Jess has now improved this record three times and 66 seconds over the past year and is now only one second off the U15 record.

Haney Mokonen was in a four way show down in the 3000m separated by only 2 seconds on the finish line. Haney placed second to record an impressive PB of 8.57.13 

 

Around the Track Round 6B

After an excellent round 5 for NSAC, we unfortunately didn’t have the numbers in round 6 to keep the momentum going with both the men and women placing 5th. The men drop back to 3rd for the season and the women 5th. Combined we hold onto 4th.

Our top male point scorers were Paul Henkel 157, Justin Henkel 49, Dylan Burnett 43 and Max Perkin 40. Paul Henkel holds a strong lead on 672, followed by Brandon Clark 225 and Max Perkin 216 moving into 3rd overall. The men’s 4x200m relay Team (Max, Justin, Dylan, Paul) placed 7th.

Our top female point scorers were Emma Henkel 84, Bella Quin 40, Mikayla Ireland 34 and Zoe Lockley 31. Emma Henkel remains a clear points leader with 426, followed by Avalon Forbes 199 and Zoe Lockley 175. The girls 4x200m Relay Team (Bella, Emma, Isabella, Avalon) placed 6th.

There were 14 PB/SB’s this week: Emma Henkel (1500m), Mikayla Ireland (1500m, High Jump), Bella Quin (400m), Avalon Forbes (1500m), Jessica Smith (1500m), Justin Henkel (100m, 400m, Long Jump), Paul Henkel (Hurdles, 1500m, 3000m) and Max Perkin (Triple Jump). Emma Henkel (13) continues great improvement to lead the season PB’s with brother Justin Henkel on 9, Mikayla Ireland 8 and both Bella Quinn and Paul Henkel on 7.

The girls continue to impress in the middle-distance events achieving multiple PB’s. This week saw Avalon Forbes set a new Club and State U14 Record in the 1500m with 4.41.07. A fantastic achievement for Avalon and proud parents. Avalon also featured in the Mercury. Dylan Burnett continues to show good form in the 1500m finishing 2nd in 4.16.27.

In the distance events Emma Henkel took the honours winning the 3000m in 12.21 while Paul Luttrell was 3rd in the 5000m in 19.16.

 

Around the Track Round 7C

A nice warm day greeted us for round 7. Some events were quieter than usual due to the Richmond Carnival the following day and the invitational mile. The women placed 5th this week and the men 4th. The men are now equal 3rd for the season with ESAC and the women 5th. Combined we are 4th.

Our top male point scorers were Paul Henkel 122, David OBrien 75, Brandon Clark 33, Dylan Burnett 25 and Arden Petersen 21. Overall Paul Henkel holds a strong lead on 794, followed by David OBrien 283, Brandon Clark 258, Dylan Burnett 233 and Max Perkin 216. The men’s 4x400m relay Team (Paul, Dylan, Adonias, DaveO) placed 5th.

Our top female point scorers were Emma Henkel 73, Ansa Le Grange 37 and Zoe Lockley 25. Emma Henkel remains a clear points leader with 499, followed by Avalon Forbes 209 and Zoe Lockley 200. The girls 4x400m Relay Team (Avalon, Ansa, Emma, Bella) placed 2nd.

There were 10 PB/SB’s this week: Emma Henkel (Discus), Bella Quin (Mile), Zoe Lockley (Javelin), Ansa Le Grange (800m), Dylan Burnett (800m), Arden Petersen (100m, 200m Long Jump), Dave OBrien (100m, 200m SB). Emma Henkel 14 leads the season PB’s with brother Justin Henkel on 9, Mikayla Ireland and Bella Quinn both on 8, and Paul Henkel on 7.

This week saw the invitational Mile for women. Congratulations to Ruby Smee (SB) smashing another State Record. Avalon Forbes 5.08.20 narrowly missed her chance of a State Record finishing 3rd just behind Ella Atkins (OVA), but claiming NSAC records for the U14, U15, U16, U18 and U20 Mile. Bella Quin 5.46.55 also set a new U13 NSAC Record to go with her U12 record from last year. Well run girls.

Dylan Burnett 2.01 continues to edge closer to a sub 2 minute 800m finishing an impressive 6th in a quality field while Emma Henkel 2.32 finished 4th in the women’s.

In the field, Branden Clark topped the Javelin with a 41.21m throw and was 3rd in the open weight Discus with 27.01m. Just to do something different Paul Henkel jumped 2.10m in his first attempt at the Pole Vault which also sets a new NSAC O35 Record. The previous week Paul ran 21.11 in the 110m hurdles over 99.1cm to improve his O35 club record.

The performance of the week goes to the girls 4x400m Relay for true determination and keeping all NSAC members watching on the edge of their seat. Avalon Forbes gave the girls a good start handing over to Ansa Le Grange and then Emma Henkel. Bella Quin took the baton and with 100m to go it was a sprint to the line with Sandy Bay, Bella just edging ahead for a credible 2nd overall. An entertaining run girls, well done. Remember, relays are fun, and for everyone, so put your name down on the sheet at the NSAC table if you are interested, and support your club.

 

Around the Track Round 8D

With the Bruny Island Ultra/Relay held on the Saturday, this week’s program was moved to Sunday afternoon. It was a quiet round as many of our club’s competitors had run Bruny the day prior. A blustery rain front passed over just before the competition started. With only three girls competing our women still placed 4th this week, however our men with nine fell short finishing 5th. The men are now 4th for the season and the women 5th. Combined we hold onto 4th by only 2 points.

Our top male point scorers were Paul Henkel 113, Justin Henkel 46 and Arden Peterson 21. The men’s 4x100m relay Team (Paul, Arden, Noah, Justin) placed 4th. Our female point scorers were Emma Henkel 47, Zoe Lockley 32 and Adele Lucas 5.

At the halfway mark of the season Paul Henkel leads the men with 907, followed by David OBrien 283, Brandon Clark 278, Dylan Burnett 233 and Wayne Fletcher 225. Emma Henkel leads the girls with 546, followed by Avalon Forbes 209, Zoe Lockley 232, Bella Quin 179 and Adele Lucas 160.

There were 5 PB’s this week: Emma Henkel (3000m), Justin Henkel (200m), Paul Henkel (3000m) and Arden Petersen (400m, Long Jump). Emma Henkel 15 leads the season PB’s with brother Justin Henkel on 10. Mikayla Ireland, Bella Quinn, Paul Henkel and Arden Petersen are all on 8.

Noah Proposch (5.15) was a standout finishing 2nd in the 1500m, while Brandon Clark returned to the sand pit for the first time this season jumping 6.88m to win the Long Jump. Paul Henkel topped the open weight Shot Put with 8.97m, and was 3rd in the open Hammer Throw 23.37m and 3rd in the Pole Vault 1.90m.

The performance of the week goes to Emma Henkel slicing 50 seconds off her 3,000m PB to win the event on Wednesday night in an extremely good time of 10.40. That now puts Meriem Daoui (10.36), Jess Smith (10.37), Mikayla Ireland (10.37) and Emma all within 4 seconds for this season.

 

Around the Track Round 9A

This week saw the return of the summer points competition for round 9 in 2021. The weather was a mixed bag being kind to the distance runners but playing up during the sprints. Some of the throwing implements seemed to go in rather odd directions as well with officials having to remain alert (but not alarmed!).

Our women placed 4th this week and sit in 5th for the season and our men placed 5th and are also now 5th for the season. Combined we are now 5th.

Our top male point scorers were David OBrien 64, Dylan Burnett 39, Phil Hniat 26 and Adonia Mesfin 25. The men’s 4x100m relay Team (Cressa, DaveO, Dylan, Arden) placed 7th. Paul Henkel leads the men’s season points with 907, followed by David OBrien 347, Brandon Clark 278, Dylan Burnett 272 and Wayne Fletcher 246.

Our top female point scorers were Bella Quin 37, Zoe Lockley 32 and Avalon Forbes 27. Bella must have been tired after her big effort tripping over twice in her cool down taking a lot of bark off her knee and hand. Hope you are recovering well Bella. Emma Henkel leads the girls season’s points with 546, followed by Zoe Lockley 264, Avalon Forbes 236, Bella Quin 216 and Adele Lucas 176. The women’s relay 4x100m relay team (Bella, Avalon, Lilla, Zoe) came 5th.

There were 6 PB’s this week: Avalon Forbes (800m), Jess Smith (3000m), Meriem Daoui (3000m), Arden Petersen (800m), Nick Laggar (3000m), Dave Cresswell (3000m). Emma Henkel 15 leads the season PB’s with brother Justin Henkel on 10. Mikayla Ireland and Arden Petersen are on 9. Bella Quinn and Paul Henkel are on 8.

This distance runs were the stand-out events for the day. Avalon Forbes again taking it to the field well out front finishing 9 seconds clear in 2.16.68 and improving both her own U15 club record and a 39 year old U16 club record. Dylan Burnett was also impressive in a tightly contested 800m finishing 5th in 2.01.99 where the top six were separated by less than 2 seconds.

Meriem Daoui continues to improve finishing 3rd in the 3000m in 10.13 closely followed by Jess Smith in 4th who improved her previous best by 16 seconds. On the Wednesday night 5000m Nat Davis was 2nd 21.36 and Phil Hniat 3rd 24.30.

Round 9 also saw the return of Jacob Nolan and an impressive 11.72 to finish 2nd in the 100m.

 

Around the Track Round 10B

We had an early start this week ahead of Australia Day long weekend for those taking Monday off, and a final chance for most to get away before school returns. Both our women and men placed 5th this week. 

Our top male point scorers were David OBrien 77, Ian Cole 43, Ryan Davis 35, Dylan Burnett 23 and Cedric Ngotho 20. The men’s 4x200m relay Team (Dylan, Adonias, DaveO, Cressa) placed 5th. Paul Henkel remains on top for the men’s season points with 907, followed by David OBrien 424, Dylan Burnett 295 moving into 3rd with Brandon Clark 293 and Wayne Fletcher 258.

Our top female point scorers were Isabelle Hoggett 42, Zoe Lockley 37, Avalon Forbes 27, Bella Quin 23 and Lilla Diaouris 21. Emma Henkel remains on top for the girls season’s points with 546, followed by Zoe Lockley 301, Avalon Forbes 263, Bella Quin 239 and Adele Lucas 181. The women’s 4x200m relay team (Isabelle, Lilla, Bella, Avalon) came 5th.

There were 6 PB’s this week: Mikayla Ireland (Steeple), Avalon Forbes (400m), Isabelle Hoggett (400m), Dylan Burnett (1500m), Dave OBrien (3000m SB), Dave Cresswell (5000m SB). Emma Henkel 15 leads the season PB’s with Mikayla Ireland and Justin Henkel on 10. Arden Petersen is on 9 with Bella Quinn, Dylan Burnett, Avalon Forbes and Paul Henkel on 8.

Cedric Ngotho ran an excellent 100m to finish 2nd in 11.30 with 0.2 separating the first three. Avalon Forbes had a hit out in the one lapper finishing 3rd in the 400m in 1.00.91.

Isabelle Hoggett took the win in the 1500m in 5.05 with the top three separated by only two seconds. Dylan Burnett had the closest finish of the day placing 2nd in the 1500 in 4.11.14, only 0.02 seconds off the win.

In the distance events Nat Davis 12.17 was 3rd in the 3000m with Dave OBrien 10.25 2nd on Wednesday night. Meriem Daoui 17.41 took the win the 5000m with Nick Laggar 21.33 3rd on Saturday.

Mikayla Ireland 7.04 and Jess Smith 7.40 made the 2000m Steeple look easy with Mikayla shedding 18 seconds off her PB to take 14 seconds off the U15 Club Record. As far as I am aware this was Jess’s first steeple race so there is plenty of good performances to come. Last week Jess 10.21 also set a new U14 3000m club record which is the 7th time the record has been improved in the U14’s over the past two years by Emily, Mikayla and Jess. Prior to that was a 32 year gap, so our junior girls are running superbly.

In his first competition with the club Ryan Davis 1.65m took the honours in the High Jump after a handy 12.26 in the 100m. Our other standout in the field was Brandon Clark placing 2nd in the open weight Hammer Throw with 31.89m. 

 

Around the Track Round 11C

This week saw the RSM Club Teams Octathlon challenge on a chilly Wednesday night and Round 11C for Interclub on a warm humid Saturday. In the Octathlon our Men placed a credible 2nd and our Women were 4th while both our women and men placed 5th this week in the Interclub. 

Our top male point scorers were David OBrien 44, Cedric Ngotho 39 and Dylan Burnett 23. Paul Henkel 907 remains on top for the men’s season points, followed by David OBrien 468, Dylan Burnett 318, Brandon Clark 293 and Wayne Fletcher 275. The men’s 4x400m relay Team (Dylan, DaveO, Arden, Cressa) placed 4th.

Our top female point scorers were Bella Quin 36, Lilla Diaouris 30 and Zoe Lockley 26. Emma Henkel 546 remains on top for the girls season’s points, followed by Zoe Lockley 327, Avalon Forbes 288, Bella Quin 275 and Adele Lucas 181. The women’s 4x400m relay team (Avalon, Bella, Lilla Zoe) finished 2nd.

There were 6 PB’s in the Octathlon and 6 PB’s in Round 11: Bella Quin (100m, 200m, Long Jump), Mikayla Ireland (Steeple), Avalon Forbes (1000m), Jessica Smith (Steeple), Isabelle Hoggett (400m), Meiem Daoui (3000m), Dylan Burnett (800m), Cedric Ngotho (100m), Phil Hniat (High Jump) and Greg Mann (2kg Discus). Emma Henkel 15 leads the season PB’s with Bella Quin and Mikayla Ireland on 11 and Justin Henkel on 10. Arden Petersen, Dylan Burnett and Avalon Forbes are on 9.

It was great to see the team spirit and support at the RSM Octathlon with some athletes completing events they would not normally compete in. Haney Mokonen 9.39 started the night off well with a 2nd in the 3000m, Dylan Burnett 2.40 ran a credible 4th in a very tough and close 1000m, Cedric Ngotho 11.50 was 2nd in the 100m, Ryan Davis 1.65m won the High Jump while Jacob Nolan 6.17m won the Long Jump. Avalon Forbes dipped under the 3min barrier to win the 1000m in 2.59.80 which is a new U15, U16, U18 and U20 Club Record. Mikayla Ireland 1.30m was 2nd in the High Jump.

Cedric Ngotho was the standout athlete on Saturday winning the 100m / 200m double in 11.21 and 23.45 respectively. Avalon Forbes again lead well out front in the 800m winning by 8 seconds in 2.17 whilst Dylan Burnett continues to find himself in tight contests finishing 3rd in 2.01 in a three way photo finish, a mere 0.5 seconds separating the top three.

Meriem Daoui ran a strong 3000m to win in 10.13 with Isabelle Hoggett 2nd in 11.02. Mikayla Ireland 7.08.08 narrowly missed dipping under the 7min barrier placing 2nd in the 2000m Steeplechase improving her U15 club record set only the previous week. Jess Smith 7.20 was 3rd improving her previous best time by 20 seconds.

Zoe Lockley, Arden Petersen, Wayne Fletcher and Dave OBrien were our only athletes in what was a quiet week in the field events this week for NSAC.

 

Around the Track Round 12D

Round 12 brought slightly warmer but humid conditions. Due to flash flooding on the infield overnight the Shot Put and Hammer Throw were cancelled. The TMA 10,000m champs were also held at the start of the program so there was no 5000m held.

Our men were 2nd this week and our women 3rd, however both teams remain in 5th for the season.

Our top male point scorers were Brandon Clark 65, David OBrien 56, Dylan Burnett 29 with Max Perkin and Jackson Vukic both on 27. Paul Henkel 907 remains on top for the men’s season points, followed by David OBrien 524, Brandon Clark 358 regaining 3rd, Dylan Burnett 347 and Wayne Fletcher 280. The men’s 4x100m relay A Team (Jackson, Max, Dylan, Brandon) were 3rd and the B Team (Phil M, DaveO, Phil H, Cressa) placed 5th.

Our top female point scorers were Sarah Holmstrom 48, Bella Quin 37, Zoe Lockley 33, Avalon Forbes 27 and Mikayla Ireland 20. Emma Henkel 546 remains on top for the girl’s season’s points, followed by Zoe Lockley 360, Avalon Forbes 315, Bella Quin 312 and Sarah Holmstrom 209 moving up to 5th. The women’s 4x100m relay team (Avalon, Zoe, Bella, Sarah) finished 4th.

There were 6 PB’s in Round 12: Bella Quin (200m), Mikayla Ireland (1500m), Isabelle Hoggett (1500m), Dylan Burnett (1500m), Jackson Vukic (200m), David OBrien (Javelin). Emma Henkel 15 leads the season PB’s with Bella Quin and Mikayla Ireland on 12. Dylan Burnett and Justin Henkel are both on 10.

In the TMA 10,000m Championships Mick Davis 35.30 finished 1st with Josh Durno 37.25 in 2nd. Meriem running as an Open crossed the line 1st in 36.54

Brandon Clark had a successful round placing 1st in the Long Jump 7.09m, 2nd in the 200m 23.51 and 3rd in the Javelin 40.11m. Phil Hniat 1.30m picked up a win in the High Jump.

Avalon Forbes 4.41 narrowly missing another club record by 0.4s was 3rd in the 1500m with Mikayla Ireland 4.47 improving her 1500m PB by 7 seconds to finish close behind in 4th. Dylan Burnett 4.07 continues his run of close photo finishes taking another 4 seconds off his PB to finish 3rd only 0.15s behind 2nd. Phil McConnon 4.08 was only 1s back in 4th.

 

Around the Track Round 13A

Our men were 4th and our women 5th for round 13.

Our top male point scorers were Ryan Davis 62, Max Perkin 44 and Phil McConnon 26. Paul Henkel 907 remains on top for the men’s season points, followed by David OBrien 524 and Dylan Burnett 366 regaining 3rd. The men’s 4x100m relay Team (Max, Ryan, Phil, Noah) placed 4th.

Our top female point scorers were Bella Quin 52, Avalon Forbes 45, Zoe Lockley 35 and Lilla Diaoruis 34. Emma Henkel 546 remains on top for the girl’s season’s points, followed by Zoe Lockley 395, Bella Quin 364 and Avalon Forbes 360. The women’s 4x100m relay team (Emily, Avalon, Lilla, Bella) finished 5th. A combined relay team (Arden, Phil H, Cressa, Zoe) finished 8th.

There were 9 PB’s in Round 13: Avalon Forbes (200m), Lilla Diaouris (100m, 200m), Dylan Burnett (800m), Arden Petersen (800m, 3000m), Max Perkin (100m), Ryan Davis (High Jump), Ian Cole (Discus SB). Emma Henkel 15 leads the season PB’s with Bella Quin and Mikayla Ireland on 12. Dylan Burnett and Arden Petersen are both on 11.

Avalon Forbes 2.16.14 again shined in the 800m to take a narrow win in a new NSAC U15/U16 club record. Continuing his trend Dylan Burnett 2.00.55 placed 3rd in a photo finish, only 0.27 off 2nd and tapping on the door of a sub 2 minute. In the distance events Meriem Daoui 10.36 was 2nd in the 3000m while Mick Davis 17.41 took the win in the 5000m. Ryan Davis 1.75m took the win in the high Jump while Ian Cole was the best of our throwers with 29.06 in the Discus. 

 

Around the Track Round 14B

Round 14 saw good weather but light numbers due to the Run the Bridge on Sunday. Thanks to Zoe for supplying energy replacing lollies for the day and to our duty club helpers, Anne M, Steve B, Arden P, Ken A, Gary S. Please check in at the NSAC desk and see how you can help as many hands make light work.

Both our men and women placed 5th.

Our top male point scorers were Ian Cole 42, Wayne Fletcher 28 and Dylan Burnett 24. Paul Henkel 907 remains on top for the men’s season points, followed by David OBrien 547 and Dylan Burnett 390. The men’s 4x200m relay Team (Max, Dylan, Phil, Arden) placed 4th.

Our top female point scorers were Bella Quin 51, Zoe Lockley 37 and Lilla Diaoruis 33. Emma Henkel 546 remains on top for the girl’s season’s points, followed by Zoe Lockley 432, Bella Quin 415 and Avalon Forbes 387. The women’s 4x200m relay team (Emily, Bella, Avalon, Lilla) finished 3rd.

Being a quiet round there were 4 PB’s in Round 14: Avalon Forbes (400m), Nat Davis (3000m), Dylan Burnett (400m), Arden Petersen (Long Jump). Emma Henkel 15 leads the season PB’s, with Dylan Burnett 13 and Bella Quin, Mikayla Ireland and Arden Peterson all on 12.

Cedric Ngotho took the honours in the 100m winning in 11.24 and picking up the RSM Insurance prize while Avalon Forbes ran a PB to win the 400m in 1.00.82. On her comeback after injury Emily Best was 2nd in the 1500m in 5.26 with Bella Quin 3rd in 5.29. Arden Petersen was the best of the males coming home strong to outsprint Phil Hniat.

On Wednesday night 3000m husband and wife duo Nat Davis was 2nd in 12.08 and Mick Davis 3rd in 10.03.

Competition takes a week break on the Domain returning for round 15 on 13th March before we head to Launceston for the Open & Masters Championships 19-21 March.

Around the Track Round 15C

Round 15 gave us reasonable conditions but with the threat of rain. Thanks to our duty club helpers, Tony S, Anne M, Steve B, Ken A, Phil H, Emily B, Gary S. Please check in at the NSAC desk and see how you can help as many hands make light work.

Our men placed 3rd and our women 4th this week. With only one week to go both teams will finish 5th for the season.

Women: ESAC 840 (90), UTAS 248 (48), SB 213 (45), NSAC 200 (26), OVA 134 (32)

Men: SB 654 (90), UTAS 408 (40), NSAC 292 (32), ESAC 237 (38), OVA 216 (40)

Combined: SB 17297, ESAC 16682, OVA 9666, UTAS 9631, NSAC 8537

Our top male point scorers were Max Perkin36, Ryan Davis 35 and Ian Cole 29. Paul Henkel 907 remains on top for the men’s season points, followed by David OBrien 558, Dylan Burnett 408, Brandon Clark 378 and Wayne Fletcher 357. 

Our top female point scorers were Bella Quin 55, Avalon Forbes 42 and Emily Best 37. Emma Henkel 546 remains on top for the girl’s season’s points, followed by Bella Quin 470, Zoe Lockley 432, Avalon Forbes 429 and Sarah Holmstrom 209. The women’s 4x400m relay team (Emily, Bella, Avalon, Lilla) finished 2nd.

There were 9 PB’s in Round 15: Bella Quin (100m, Javelin), Avalon Forbes (100m, 200m), Jessica Smith (3000m), Meriem Daoui (3000m), Lilla Diaouris (200m), Emily best (200m), Dylan Burnett (3000m). Emma Henkel and Bella Quin jointly lead the season PB’s on 15, closely followed by Dylan Burnett 14, Avalon Forbes 13, with Mikayla Ireland & Arden Peterson both on 12.

Avalon Forbes 14.06 and Max Perkin 12.11 were the best of our sprinters in the 100m with Avalon 27.92 and Cedric Ngotho (1st in 23.11) our best in the 200m. Phil McConnon 2.02.58 was 3rd in the 800m. Jess Smith 10.14.73 took the honours in the 3000m in a new U14/U15 club Record while Haney Mokonen 8.57.70 took the win in the 3000m only 0.56s off his PB with Dylan Burnett slashing 32 seconds off his PB to take 2nd.

NSAC was very quiet in the field this week with Brandon Clark 6.86m winning the Long Jump and Bella Quin throwing a credible 29.91m in the Javelin, an 8.8m PB.

Well done to Mikayla Ireland finishing 2nd in the 2000m Steeple at the Queensland Championships. The race posted on FB and was interesting to watch with Miki leading for most of the event. Jack Hale also ran at the Canberra Track Classic placing 2nd in the 100m in 10.42

Around the Track Round 16D

This week was the final round of the summer season. Our men placed 4th and our women 5th this week with both teams will finish 5th for the season. Congratulations to the undefeated Sandy Bay Men’s and ESAC’s Women’s teams as well as Sandy Bay winning the combined.

Women: ESAC 577 (96), SB 551 (49), UTAS 280 (51), NSAC 220 (28), OVA 169 (33)

Men: SB 551 (96), ESAC 307 (42), NSAC 290 (35), UTAS 250 (42), OVA 186 (41)

Combined: SB 18147, ESAC 17566, UTAS 10161, OVA 10021, NSAC 9047

A big thankyou to all our duty club helpers during the season including this weeks Tony Sansom, Anne McVilly, Steve Burnett, Emily Best, Gary Sayer, Alan Coleman, Dave OBrien.

Our top male point scorers this week were Ryan Davis 50, Dylan Burnett 44, and David OBrien 33. The Men’s 4x100m Relay Team (Ma, Ryan, Dylan, Cedric) placed a close 2nd.  Congratulations to the Top Age Group Point Scorers and Club Champions U12 Arden Petersen 175, U14 Noah Proposch 104, U16 Max Perkin 357, U18 Dylan Burnett 452, Open Branden Clark 378, O35 Paul Henkel 907

Our top female point scorers were Bella Quin 92, Avalon Forbes 43 and Emily Best 38. The girls 4x100m Relay Team (Emily, Bella, Lilla, Avalon) placed 5th. Congratulations to the Top Age Group Point Scorers and Club Champions U14 Bella Quin 562, U16 Emma Henkel 546, U18 Ansa Le Grange 116, U20 Zoe Lockley 448, Open Meriem Daoui 118 and O35 Sarah Holmstrom 209.

There were 6 PB’s in Round 16: Bella Quin (200m, Long Jump), Dylan Burnett (200m), Max Perkin 200m, Greg Mann (High Jump), Mick Davis (5000m). The top PB winners for the season were Bella Quin 17, Emma Henkel 15, Avalon Forbes 13 and Dylan Burnett 15, Arden Petersen 12 Justin Henkel 10.

Statistically (used for other awards) with 0.5 awarded for SB’s (O/50’s), 33 athletes scored 181.5 PB/SB’s for the season. Well done to everyone who achieved personal goals. NSAC Presentations are set for 14th May with more details of award winners announced then.

Cedric Ngotho continues to impress winning the 200m in 22.86 with State Champs team mates Max Perkin 4th in 23.71 and Ryan Davis 6th in 24.35. Avalon Forbes edged into the sprints top three placing 3rd in the 200m in 28.37 and 2nd in the 400m in 1.01.34.  

Dylan Burnett was a close 2nd in the 1500m in 4.16.26 with Emily Best the best of our girls placing 4th in 5.20.77. Michael Davis was keen to shoot for the Masters O50 State 5000m Record and was on target early but running solo was not able to hold pace in the final laps winning in 16.38.96. Many more opportunities await Mick.

Ryan Davis was on fire winning the High Jump with 1.65m with Greg Mann placing 3rd with 1.40m and setting a new O50 Club record. Zoe Lockley and Bella Quin were our sole Shot Put and Javelin Throwers for the girls.

An Addition to the program leading into Nationals was the 2000m Steeple Chase with Jess Smith 6.59 placing 2nd after a bad fall over the water jump on the final lap and Mikayla Ireland 3rd in 7.08. If not for the fall Jess in only her 4th Steeple start after taking it up this year potentially could have broken the state age record falling short by less than two seconds. Hope you are feeling okay Jess. Best of luck to you and all our NSAC athletes competing at Nationals.