The first Athletics ACT (AACT) Red Track Meet for Summer Series 2018/19 was held on Saturday 6th October 2018 at the AIS.
Some fantastic results from the following athletes who represented Ginninderra Athletics at the annual AACT Come & Try Day. Many of the below athletes have never participated in a Red Track Athletics Meet before.
There were fantastic records broken as well with Augustine Nketia breaking the U16B 200m Record with 22.88s and his older brother Edward Nketia breaking the U20M 200m Record with 21.85s. Austin Tetteh also broke the U16B 200m record with 23.19s which has stood since 2001 - an amazing 17 years and broken twice in the same race. Caleb Jolifee 1.55m broke the M40 High Jump record.
A number of the UC Athletics Academy's Silver, Gold and Platinum Masters squad members also competed including Charlotte Fowler, Rosalie Carter, Rose Cajetan, Caleb Jolifee, Luke Allard, Connor Pratt, Toula Andronicos, Vivian Williams, Nick Donaldson and Mikayala Fitzpatrick.
Congratulations to everyone who represented the Club and a special thanks to Jim Maranan and Phil Henderson for volunteering as Officials. Ginninderra Athletics recognises the contribution and efforts of its technical officials at the end of each season. Officials will be recognised for their service at 8 or more days of athletics meets in the summer and winter each year. You do not require any special qualifications to take on a volunteering role at a Reds Track Athletics meet however there is training and support available to anyone who wishes to learn more about events.
A big thank you also to Neil and Eden Thomas for running the UC Ginninderra Athletics Club tent and for taking photos.
- Charlotte Fowler 9.17s
- Owen Toyne 9.48s
- Rosalie Carter 8.98s
- Rose Cajetan 8.82s
- Caleb Joliffe 8.04s
- Luke Allard 8.15s
- Hugh Cramer 10.04s
- Charlotte Fowler 15.07s
- Jacinta Henderson 15.79s
- Tyler Smith 15.00s
- Owen Toyne 15.74s
- Augustine Nketia 11.61s
- Austin Tetteh 11.71s
- Connor Pratt 14.40s
- Rosalie Carter 14.34s
- Hugh Cramer 15.74s
- Jeremy Maranan 11.70s
- Rose Cajetan 14.10s
- Matt Walters 11.27s
- Toula Andronicos 14.17s
- Vivian Williams 11.56s
- Luke Allard 12.72s
- Caleb Joliffe 12.98s
- Augustine Nketia 22.88s
- Austin Tetteh 23.19s
- Nick Donaldson 23.98s
- Edward Nketia 21.85s
- Matt Walters 22.64s
- Vivian Williams 22.44s
1500m Steeple Chase
- Ginninderra Athletics Club 'A' team 32.25s
- Rosalie Carter 4.51m
- Jeremy Maranan 5.48m
- Jacinta Henderson 3.62m
- Hayden Todd 4.37m
- Tyler Smith 4.18m
- Owen Toyne 3.49m
- Jacob Todd 4.24m
- Mikayla Fitzpatrick 1.37m
- Jacinta Henderson 1.25m
- Tyler Smith 1.35m
- Hugh Cramer 1.20m
- James Lemon 1.45m
- Caleb Joliffe 1.55m
Summer Series continues across the rest of summer from October to March 2019. The dates of the next meets follow. Event registration is on the AACT website and Little Athletes of Ginninderra Athletics can join AACT for free as a dual registered member.
- 6/10/18 - Come & Try Day, Summer Series 1 (AIS)
- 13/10/18 - Summer Series 2 (Woden)
- 20/10/18 - Summer Series 3 (Woden)
- 26/10/18 - ACT Nitro Schools Challenge
- 3/11/18 - Summer Series 4 (AIS)
- 17/11/18 - CBR Twilight (Woden)
- 24/11/18 - ACT Nitro Clubs Challenge (Woden)
Athletics ACT has announced 126 athletes have been selected for the 2018 Australian All Schools in Cairns from the 7th - 10th December 2018.
The Australian All Schools Championships, organised by Athletics Australia, is the National Track and Field Championships for school sport. The two and a half day competition has both individual medals and state team trophies.
The age groups at the Australian All Schools Championships are Under 14, Under 16 and Under 18, with age taken as on 31 December 2018 (these are the same as the 13 years, 15 years and 17 years age groups in school sport competition).
Ginninderra Athletics is excited for the 26 Athletes from the club who have been selected for Nationals in Cairns.
Congratulations to everyone who made the team.
||100m, 200m, Long Jump, Triple Jump
||High Jump, Discus
||400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 2000mSC
||100m, 200m, High Jump, Triple Jump, Long Jump
||200m, 400m, 400m Hurdles, Long Jump
||200m Hurdles, Discus
||800, 1500, 3000m
||100m Hurdles, 200m Hurdles
||100m, 200m, 800m, Long Jump, Shot Put, Discus
||100m 200m, Shot, Discus
||100m, 200m, Long Jump
||Discus, Shot Put, Hammer
Have you wanted to ask questions about Little Athletics? What events and how long does it all take? What is Red Track Athletics and can parents join in? When is training and who are the coaches? What does inclusion look like?
Even if you don't have any questions and just want to pick up your Registration Pack (Coles Badge, Age Patch, Registration Number) and Uniform then this Saturday at Westfield Belconnen outside National Sponsor Coles you will find Ginninderra Athletics.
This is our first registration day of the year. Our Committee and a team of Athletes will be on hand to answer all of your questions.
Find us in the Fresh Food Court outside Coles Belconnen from 9:30am to 12:30pm.
Our next Registration Day where you can pick up your Registration Pack (Coles Badge, Age Patch, Registration Number) is Saturday 13th October 2018 at Charnwood District Playing Fields from 8:30am and is part of our own Come & Try Day.
This weekend is the first event of the 2018/2019 AACT Track&Field Series and with that the annual ‘Come & Try Day’.
We would like to make this event a great experience for both new and existing members so firstly I would encourage you to visit our club tent for more information about Red Track meets and details on Ginninderra Athletics including registration.
When you arrive at the track look out for our experienced athletes in Club Uniform who will show you to the Commonwealth Room, provide you with a new athlete info sheet and take you around the venue to help you understand how Athletics ACT events are run.
The Come & Try Day is free to register and can be done online now.
The first event will start at 3:45pm and you will report direct to the event site as each event is called. It would be of assistance and will speed up the process if you can print the Come and Try Entry Form, fill it in and bring it with you on the day or register online.
Please be at the event site at least 20 minutes before the event so that your name can be recorded prior to the commencement of the event. The list of events for the day is available on the AACT website.
Red Track Athletics
Athletics ACT Registration
The 2018 2XU NSW All Schools Championships was held at SOPAC (Homebush) from 27th to 29th September.
A number of currently registered Ginninderra Athletes made the trip to compete against the best students in NSW and their results follow.
- Harry Francis - 200mH (29.68s) - 15B (5th)
- Hayden Todd - 800m (2:04.62) - 13B (1st)
- James Lemon - 800m (2:16.72) - 14B (12th)
- Hannah Cadden - 2000m SC (7:21.90) - 15G (2nd)
- Jacob Todd - 2000m SC (6:44.34) - 16B (5th)
- Harry Francis - 200m (25.56s) - 15B (24th)
- James Lemon - 1500m (4:32.28) - 14B (8th)
- Jacob Todd - 1500m (4:24.56) - 16B (11th)
- Hayden Todd - 400m (55.50) - 13B (2nd)
Everyone did very well indeed. Hayden Todd's 400m and 800m times are both new Ginninderra Little Athletics records. Beating the previous 400m record from 30 years ago by 0.6s.