6 October 2018 – Red Track Athletics

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.

60m

  • 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

100m

  • 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

200m

  • Augustine Nketia 22.88s
  • Austin Tetteh 23.19s
  • Nick Donaldson 23.98s
  • Edward Nketia 21.85s
  • Matt Walters 22.64s
  • Vivian Williams 22.44s

400m

  • Charlotte Fowler 1:14.51

800m

  • James Lemon 2:15.03

3000m

  • Jacob Davill 9:37.68

1500m Steeple Chase

  • Hugh Cramer 7:34.35

1500m Walk

  • Owen Toyne 8:57.89

2x100m 

  • Ginninderra Athletics Club 'A' team 32.25s

Long Jump

  • 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

High Jump

  • 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.

October

  • 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

November

  • 3/11/18 - Summer Series 4 (AIS)
  • 17/11/18 - CBR Twilight (Woden)
  • 24/11/18 - ACT Nitro Clubs Challenge (Woden)

Cairns to host 2018 Australian All Schools

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.

U14 Girls Selected
Csenge Keszei 100m, 200m, Long Jump, Triple Jump
Hayley Herman Javelin
Mikayla Fitzpatrick High Jump, Discus
U16 Girls Selected
Hannah Cadden 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 2000mSC
Inemami Ajulo 100m, 200m, High Jump, Triple Jump, Long Jump
Rebecca Guest 200m, 400m
U18 Girls Selected
Molly Sturgiss 200m, 400m, 400m Hurdles, Long Jump
Rosalie Carter 100m, 200m
U14 Boys Selected
Brodie Goecke-Beard 90m Hurdles
Harry Anderson 200m Hurdles, Discus
Hayden Todd 400m, 800m
Jacob Miller 1500m
Peter Vermeulen 400m, 800m
Tyler Smith High Jump
U16 Boys Selected
Abshirbile Noor 800, 1500, 3000m
Austin Tetteh 100m, 200m
Harrison Francis 100m Hurdles, 200m Hurdles
Jeb Smith High Jump
Junior Nketia 200m, 400m
Nathaniel Halpin 100m, 200m, 800m, Long Jump, Shot Put, Discus
U18 Boys Selected
Eddie Osei-Nketia 100m, 200m
Eden Thomas 100m 200m, Shot, Discus
Jacob Todd 800m, 2000mSC
Jeremy Maranan 100m, 200m, Long Jump
Raage Noor 1500m, 3000m
Stephen Fraser Discus, Shot Put, Hammer

Registration Day – 6 October 2018

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.

Registration

 

Come & Try Red Track Athletics – 6 October 2018

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

 

NSW All Schools Results 2018

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.

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