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2018-19 Athletics ACT Championships

The 2018-19 Athletics ACT Championships was held at the AIS over the weekend, 8th to 10th February 2019. This event is one of the ‘premier’ athletics events in Australia with a huge number of local and interstate athletes looking for qualifying performances for the National Championships in March.

Among the 728 participating athletes were the following talented athletes representing Ginninderra Athletics Club. There was many Personal Bests (PBs) and plenty of podium finishes too.

A number of our competitors were first-time entrants to an AACT event which is marvellous news for the sport that Ginninderra is able to help promote and encourage athletes transitioning to Red Track Athletics.

Eight Club Records were lowered including Stephen Fraser's new U20 Discus Record (43.74) that broke the previous effort set by Greg Mace in season 93-94. Sidney Shaw broke the 3000m Walk record (17:11.70) in the U16s joining an elite list of athletes in our senior walkers. Hayden Todd continued his season of record breaking this time in the 2000m Steeplechase (7:03.52). Augustine Nketia (Junior) broke the U18 400m Record (51.21) which follows his U16 record in the same event last December and Mitchall Anderson's 5.99m in the Long Jump. In the Masters, Mark Rossiter (11.68) and Ken Telfer (12.17) both ran super fast to beat their respective age records on Saturday as did Cameron Crombie (11.81) in the Mens 30-34 Shot Put.

A big call-out goes to Mitchall Anderson  our Albury-based member who traveled to the championships for the third time this season and came away with four gold medals, his biggest and best haul from a State Championship.

Our big contingent of para-athletes (AWD - Athletes with a Disability) at these championships did outstanding. Amalie Leslie won 6 gold medals, while her more experienced team-mates Eden Thomas (3 medals) and Cameron Crombie (dual gold as an able-bodied thrower) also enjoyed the weekend's activities.

Jaydon Page (T47) also had an outstanding championship where he competed as a para-athlete as well in the able-bodied competition. Jaydon finished with a silver medal in the able-bodied U16 100m Final and set a new PB time of 12.06s.

A number of our athletes earned auto-selection to Nationals by placing in the top two ACT athletes at the Champs. A number of others also earned national qualifying performances to compete in Sydney  as well. Athletics ACT will name their Nationals team soon.

Among our auto-qualifiers was Vivian Williams in the blue-ribbon Open Men 100m (3rd) and 200m (2nd) events. Vivian has qualified in both events and will compete in his first Australian National Championships. Vivian ran a new PB in the 100m (10.58s) on his way to his first-ever ACT Championship Medal.

Our youngest members, two eleven-year olds competing in the U14 Girls competition did amazingly with Emma Vermeulen (gold) and Charlotte Fowler (two silver) enjoying their first foray into AACT Championship. Owen Toyne who's not far off the girls age, came away with his own dual medals from the three day event.

For a full list of results from those members who represented the club  check out the performances below.

Under 14 Girls

  • 100m - Charlotte Fowler (2nd) - 14.65s
  • 200m - Charlotte Fowler (2nd) - 29.58s
  • Long Jump - Emma Vermeulen (1st) - 4.02m
  • Triple Jump - Charlotte Fowler (4th) - 8.17m
  • Shot Put - Charlotte Fowler (4th) - 6.72m

Under 14 Boys

  • 100m - Mefwewa Ajulo (2nd) - 13.35s
  • 200m - Mefwewa Ajulo (2nd) - 26.41s
  • 400m - Ryan Cuzner (1st) - 1:00.11
  • 800m - Ryan Cuzner (2nd) - 2:13.52
  • 1500m - Owen Toyne (3rd) - 5:39.14
  • 3000m Walk - Owen Toyne (1st) - 16:37.54

Under 16 Girls

  • 100m - Inemami Ajulo (2nd) - 13.28s
  • 100m - Sara Wallace (3rd) - 13.41s
  • 200m - Inemami Ajulo (2nd) - 27.06s
  • 200m - Sara Wallace (3rd) - 27.11s
  • 400m - Sara Wallace (4th) - 1:04.93
  • Long Jump - Sara Wallace (3rd) - 4.38m
  • Triple Jump - Sara Wallace (2nd) - 9.92m
  • 3000m Walk - Sidney Shaw (1st) - 17:11.70 (Record)
  • Discus - Hayley Hermann (4th) - 18.25m
  • Javelin - Hayley Hermann (1st) - 22.12m

Under 16 Boys

  • 100m - Jaydon Page (2nd) - 12.06s
  • 100m - Conor Pratt (6th) - 12.44s
  • 200m - Jaydon Page (1st T47) - 25.30s
  • 200m - Conor Pratt (6th) - 25.86s
  • 400m - Hayden Todd (1st) - 54.54s
  • 400m - Peter Vermeulen (5th) 1:08.66
  • 800m - Hayden Todd (1st) - 2:04.43
  • 800m - Abshirbile Noor (3rd) - 2:14.16
  • 800m - Peter Vermeulen (5th) - 2:23.60
  • 100m Hurdles - Brodie Goecke-Beard (2nd) 19.29s
  • 200m Hurdles - Harry Anderson (4th) 31.36s
  • 200m Hurdles - Brodie Goecke-Beard (5th) 32.04s
  • 2000m Steeplechase - Hayden Todd (1st) - 7:03.52 (Record)
  • 2000m Steeplechase - Peter Vermeulen (3rd) - 7:29.36
  • Long Jump - Harry Anderson (5th) 4.56m
  • Long Jump - Brodie Goecke-Beard (7th) 4.34m
  • Long Jump - Tyler Smith (9th) - 2.54m
  • High Jump - Tyler Smith (3rd) - 1.40m
  • Javelin - Harry Anderson (4th) - 28.25m

Under 18 Girls 

  • 100m - Rebecca Guest (3rd) - 13.04s
  • 200m - Rebecca Guest (4th) - 27.42s
  • 400m - Rebecca Guest (3rd) - 1:02.00

Under 18 Boys

  • 100m - Austin Tetteh (1st) - 11.14s
  • 100m - Nicholas Donaldson (4th) - 11.37s
  • 100m - Harrison Francis (9th) - 12.22s
  • 200m - Austin Tetteh (1st) - 22.65s
  • 200m - Nicholas Donaldson (2nd) - 23.47s
  • 200m - Harrison Francis (8th) - 25.30s
  • 400m - Augustine Nketia (1st) - 51.21s (Record)
  • 800m - Raage Noor (2nd) - 2:00.75
  • 800m - Jacob Davill (3rd) - 2:02.78
  • 800m - Jacob Todd (4th) - 2:03.39
  • 1500m - Raage Noor (2nd) - 4:12.76
  • 1500m - Jacob Davill (4th) - 4:18.45
  • 1500m - Jacob Todd (6th) - 4:30.07
  • 2000m Steeplechase - Jacob Todd (1st) - 6:52.67
  • Long Jump - Mitchall Anderson (1st) - 5.99m (Record)
  • Triple Jump - Mitchall Anderson (1st) - 12.65m
  • Shot Put - Mitchall Anderson (1st) - 13.12m
  • Discus - Mitchall Anderson (1st) - 40.48m

Under 20 Men

  • Shot Put - Stephen Fraser (1st) - 13.78m
  • Discus - Stephen Fraser (1st) - 43.74m (Record)
  • Hammer - Stephen Fraser (1st) - 39.43m

Open Men

  • 100m - Vivian Williams (3rd) - 10.58s
  • 100m - Mark Rossiter - 11.68s (Record)
  • 100m - Spencer Cox - 12.05s
  • 100m - Ken Telfer - 12.17s (Record)
  • 100m - Luke Allard - 12.31s
  • 100m - Neil Thomas - 14.05s
  • 200m - Vivian Williams (2nd) - 21.89s
  • 200m - Mark Rossiter - 24.30s
  • 200m - Ken Telfer - 26.16s
  • 200m - Luke Allard - 25.59s
  • 200m - Neil Thomas - 31.77s
  • 400m - Mark Rossiter - 55.32s
  • 400m - Luke Allard - 57.25s
  • Javelin - Luke Allard (3rd) - 28.24m
  • Javelin - Neil Thomas (4th) - 25.24m
  • Discus - Luke Allard (3rd) - 18.12m
  • Discus - Neil Thomas (4th) - 17.11m
  • Shot Put - Cameron Crombie (1st) - 11.81m (Record)
  • Shot Put - Luke Allard (4th) - 7.60m
  • Long Jump - Angus Gould (1st) - 7.66m 


  • 100m - Amalie Leslie (1st) - 16.66s
  • 100m - Eden Thomas (3rd) - 14.44s
  • 200m -  Eden Thomas (3rd) - 28.72s
  • 400m - Amalie Leslie (1st) - 1:25.76
  • 400m -  Eden Thomas (2nd) - 1:07.15
  • 1500m - Amalie Leslie (1st) - 7:09.33
  • Long Jump - Amalie Leslie (1st) - 3.41m
  • Triple Jump - Amalie Leslie (1st) - 7.81m
  • High Jump - Amalie Leslie (1st) - 1.15m
  • Discus - Amalie Leslie (1st) - 14.90m
  • Shot Put -  Eden Thomas (4th) - 6.39m
  • Shot Put - Cameron Crombie (1st - F38) - 13.85m

Alex appointed to Board of Directors

The UC Ginninderra Athletics Club is pleased to announce that UC Tiger athlete Alex van der Meer Simo has accepted a role as a Director on the Board of Athletics ACT.

Alex who is a talented endurance athlete in his own right, with a 2:22 (Marathon) and 1:08 (Half-Marathon), has previously held the role of Participation and Development Officer with AACT as well as a similar role with Athletics NT.

Alex has also had successful international stints coaching in Laos and Peru in recent years. Alex will also be the new Chair of the AACT Selection Committee. In his spare time Alex trains with Team Telford.

Throwers Corner

Week in and week out UC Ginninderra Athletics Club's Throwers support the Athletics ACT Summer Series meets at the AIS and Woden. Every now and again some magnificent performances stand out.

At the 19th November competition Cameron Crombie again entertained the crowd with his latest breaking of the F38 Australian and Oceania Shot Put record. Crombie's 13.40m surpassed his previous mark of 12.55m set in October.

Not to be outdone, Dylan Best (Shot Put 7.63m), Zamir Bulbul (Shot Put 10.15m) and Stephen Fraser (Discus 40.49m) also threw Personal Bests at the Athletics ACT meet.

Nine of Ginninderra's best throwers competed on Saturday including Cameron "the moon boot" Best who showed injury wasn't going to slow him down.

The Women were well represented by Charlotte Rauraa who was recently named in the ACT Schools Team for Discus and Shot. The State team containing 4 other Tiger Throwers including Teilya Hetaraka also in the Shot Put and Discus.

Crombie unleashes new Australian Record

Ginninderra’s Cameron Crombie has again laid waste to the F38 Australian and Oceania Shot Put record smashing the previous best (12.01m) that he only broke back in February 2016 at the AIS.

Cameron who is a member of Athletics Australia's National Athlete Support Structure threw the new mark of 12.55m with the support of his UC Tigers team mates. With his Coach and former Paralympian, World Record-holder and Ginninderra/Uni member Hamish Macdonald also watching on.

Crombie's rise in the sport follows a success 2015-16 campaign where he also a Paralympic B Qualifier in the Men's Javelin in July.

Thursday Throwers return 25th August

With Spring in the air, UC Ginninderra's Thursday Throwers session returns again, starting 5:00pm on the 25th of August 2016 at Charnwood Oval.

The Tossers (group nickname) is a social get together with the Club's Throws Coaches and older athletes to practice the finer points of each throwing discipline.

Warm up drills, technical corrections, immediate feedback and plenty of good humour banter summarises the Thursday Group who meet right through summer.

The Thursday training in throws is a perfect fit for Masters, School and University students hoping to get regular coaching from experienced older athletes.

All members of the UC Ginninderra Athletics Club will be eligible to enter these free sessions which are run to compliment the weekend Athletics program, giving athletes more practice and opportunities to throw each and every week. Early Bird registration is now open and Little Athletes are welcome to dual register with the UC Ginninderra Tigers at no cost to gain access to our Intraclub events including the Tossers on a Thursday afternoon.

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