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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)

16 September 2018 – High Noon

The last Athletics ACT High Noon meet for winter 2018 was held on the 16th September at the AIS. This High Noon meet included All Schools Trial events (Steeplechase, Long hurdles (200 & 400), Pole Vault and Hammer).

Ginninderra Athletics was well represented in the 100m with Csenge Keszei (13.44s) easily winning her 100m, meanwhile the boys all did well too with Hayden Todd (13.28s), James Lemon (13.43s), Jeremy Maranan (11.79s), Mark Rossiter (11.66s), Spencer Cox (11.88s) and Caleb Joliffe (12.88s) all enjoying the fast conditions.

In the 300m, Matt Walters (35.77s) ran superbly as did Steve Hocking (37.65s) in the non-standard sprint event.

The 1500m event featured James Lemon (4:41.83) who was second fastest overall and fastest in his age.

Harry Francis (29.74s) ran well in his 200m Hurdles to finish second.

Jacob Todd (6:54.29) did a great job in winning the 2000m Steeplechase.

Jeremy Maranan (5.53m) won the Long Jump handsomely on his first jump.

Stephen Fraser (44.79m) continued his dominance in the Discus with another big throw in the lead up to the ACT All Schools Championships this month.

It was in the Hammer throw though where Stephen Fraser (41.68m) beat his own club record of 41.22m showing what fine form he is in at the moment.

Hayden Todd (56.75s) was just outside the club 400m record held since the 1987/88 season of 56.14s. Chloe Edwards (1:18.62) did well in her first AACT High Noon comp for the season too. Mark Rossiter (54.12s) was the fastest in the men and closely followed by Spencer Cox (57.07s).

In the 200m Mark Rossiter (24.61s) was the fastest of the Ginninderra athletes with Harry Francis (25.55s), Caleb Joliffe (25.87s and new PB), Chloe Edwards (33.33s and third fastest woman) and Hayden Todd (26.68s) all backing up well following their earlier performances. Mark had a fantastic day doing the treble of the 100m, 200m and the 400m on the same program. Great effort!

Red Track Athletics

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2 September 2018 High Noon

High Noon on Sunday included many of the events not offered at the School Sport ACT Championships as a selection trial for the upcoming Australian All Schools Championships.

Csenge Keszei who is a member of the Ginninderra Emerging Talent team at the upcoming Community Sports Gala day did really well in winning the 80m Hurdles (14.09s). Her Tiger team mate Brodie Goecke-Beard (15.79s) did equally as well in finishing second in the 90m Hurdles. Harry Francis (16.31s) took second too in the 100m Hurdles .

U13 Jacinta Henderson made her Red Track Athletics debut in the Long Jump clearing an impressive 3.72m in the Long Jump. Brodie (4.34m) backed up finishing second as did Harry (4.75m). Jeremy Maranan (5.66m) provided the longest jump of the day though in the Under 18 Mens.

Jacinta (1.35m) continued her debut in the High Jump to finish third overall.

Stephen Fraser (14.14m) easily threw the longest throw of the day in the Mens Shot Put which is a great sign for the National Finalist.

Ryan Cuzner (19.81m) is proving he is a very versatile and multi talented athlete by competing in the Javelin. Known for his 800m, Ryan (15.12s) showed in the 100m he has plenty to offer in the shorter distances too finishing third in his age.

Ginninderra's Masters Athletes Spencer Cox (12.24s) and Caleb Joliffe (13.22s) had to fight a headwind in their heat of the Mens 100m with Spencer finishing second behind Jeremy (11.96s). James Lemon (13.52s) another of the Club's potent middle distance athletes ran a PB in his 100m heat finishing 4th overall in his age.

Hayden Todd (58.19s), James (59.58s), Jacob Todd (1:02.86), Spencer (59.26s) and Caleb (59.60s) all represented the club with pride in the Mens 400m. With Spencer and Caleb both breaking the M40 Club Record and Caleb breaking a minute for the first time in the 400m.

Hayden (2:08.28) and Jacob (2:06.64) both ran exceptionally well in the 800m with Hayden running very close to the U13 Club Record.

Abshirbile Noor (9:49.87) and older brother Raage Noor (8:56.78) both ran huge personal bests in the Mens 3000m.

For full results of every athlete who participated check out the Athletics ACT website.

Season Calendar

 

Primary Schools Team Challenge announced

Ginninderra Athletics in-conjunction with the 25 Primary Schools in Canberra and Yass have announced the first School Athletics Team Challenge.

The Team Challenge, inspired by Nitro Athletics, is a 5-a-side team format that sees schools go head-to-head in a separate Boys and Girls Challenge showcasing a mix of power, endurance, technique and teamwork events across sprint, distance and field events.

The Challenge also features some of the biggest names of the sport including Ginninderra's very own World Champion Cameron Crombie along with players from the Capitals, Brumbies and all your favourite National sporting teams. Individual student winners from each event will be invited to take part in a Showcase Event of Community Hero versus our Sporting Heroes. It will be a Nitro handicap style final worthy of watching.

Spectators and their families can watch the event for free as well as participate in the many sporting challenges being run around the field. A community sports gala for the whole family.

Local schools are now nominating their Year 5/6 teams including the likes of St Thomas Aquinas, Evatt Primary, Miles Franklin, Florey, Weetangera and Kingsford Smith Jnr School just to name a few.

Invitations have already gone out to your school and its not too late to nominate a school team.

Coaches from Ginninderra Athletics are running free coaching clinics in local schools coinciding with the Team Challenge.

With the 12 and Under Belconnen Regional Carnival in August, the Over 13 High School North Carnival and the School Sport ACT Athletics Championships in September, Ginninderra Athletics is happy to assist interested students to improve their knowledge and provide valuable experience in the lead-up to these important events.

With the School Athletics Team Challenge set for the 15th of September, Ginninderra has named the months of August and September - Athstember and giving focus on the sport and the development of students in the Belconnen Community.

So come along to the Ginninderra Athletics Field on Lhotsky Street in September and experience the first ever Primary School Team Challenge - an athletics event like no other.

For the over 13s the Athletics ACT Nitro Schools Challenge is being held at the Phillip Athletics Track on the 26th October. Contact Ginninderra Athletics if you would like an extra boost in this nationwide competition that will see the best teams go onto the National Final. The Club is happy to send Coaches to your school or invite teams to the AIS to provide training after school.

22nd July 2018 High Noon

The Athletics ACT High Noon meet on 22nd July 2018 had some very impressive early season results from members of Ginninderra Athletics.

In the 100m Jeremy Maranan finished second behind the ACT Open Men' champion in 12.18s. Jeremy's team mate Harry Francis (13.04s) won the second heat. Ginninderra's newest dual registered member with Gungahlin Little Athletics Centre Chloe Penfold (15.52s) finished 4th in the Women's race. Brodie Goecke-Beard (13.70s) came second to Harry in their heat.

The 200m again featured Harry Francis (25.68 PB), Brodie Goecke-Beard (29.03), Chloe Penfold (32.20) and their Ginninderra Team mate Jacob Todd (28.03). Harry was fifth fastest overall which is a huge personal best for him. His training with Faye Todd over Winter is really paying off.

Jacob Todd (1:00.64) backed up in the 400m and his brother Hayden Todd (1:01.79) gave the Tigers a second and fourth finish respectively overall.

Hayden Todd (2:13.79) and Jacob Todd (2:11.11) finished 2nd and 3rd respectively in the 800m.

Brodie Goecke-Beard (4.27m) finished 3rd in the Long Jump. Brodie (1.40m) also backed up in the High Jump finishing third overall.

Stephen Fraser (14.39m) threw the furthest in the Men's Shot Put for the win. Stephen (41.84m) and Chloe Penfold (16.91m) both finished in first respectively, Men and Women, in the Discus.

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