This season's cohort are the only ACT-based athletes to make the NSW team. That is incredible given there are 36,000 registered Little Athletes in NSW. Congratulations to their individual coaches Brian Daly and Faye Todd respectively.
The team will compete in the Trans Tasman Challenge, to be held on Sunday, 13 January 2019 at the Campbelltown Athletics Stadium.
The Trans Tasman is for athletes in the U11 and U12 age groups, from both NSW and Auckland. Every second year, a team from NSW (boys and girls in both the U11 and U12 age groups), travel to Auckland for the Trans Tasman Tour. On alternate years, a team from Auckland travels to Sydney.
Ginninderra Athletics has had a long history with this event and we are so excited to welcome 4 more talented athletes into our Trans Tasman alumni.
Ginninderra Athletics will also host a Friday night twilight meet that starts at 5:30pm for all age groups. You do not need to attend both events. We would love for as many families as possible to represent the club this Saturday at the Relay Carnival.
The feature of this Meet was the AACT Club Relay event where Ginninderra Athletics was well represented by almost 50 teams - more than any other club. Woden Thunder were also very well represented and they provided plenty of wonderful and friendly competition in most events.
There was a little bit of controversy with a number of our teams. More to follow on this.
Congratulation go to the following athletes who represented Ginninderra Athletics at this weekend's Meet.
The Club won 12 Gold, 12 Silver and 4 Bronze placings across all ages (14-16, 18-20, and Open/Masters).
Among the notable performances was the Open Men in the club ribbon 4x100m Relay where our team pipped the previously undefeated Woden Thunder. It was an especially sweet result as the team featured two of our up and coming 16M sprinters, one 18M and a 22 year old. Our Open Women's team finished second and didn't have anyone over the age of twenty in the team.
All the teams were bolstered and supported by a magnificent number of our Little Athletes from Endurance Runners, Walkers and Sprinters alike.
Amongst the relays there was also some field events with Stephen Fraser throwing a new club record in the Hammer Throw of 43.31m. Stephen has been in excellent form in all throwing disciplines this season.
Amalie Leslie may have also broken an ACT Para Record and we are awaiting confirmation of the performance!!
We also welcomed Fraser Hawkins our newest Open Male who enjoyed a strong showing in the High Jump 1.80m and Long Jump 6.03m. Fraser is only 10cm off the club record in the High Jump which is very exciting for our talented junior High Jumpers to aspire too.
14-16W - Inemami Ajulo and Rebecca Guest 26.34s - Gold
14-16M - Joel McMahon and Nick Garnsey 23.46s - Gold
14-16M - Dan Nguyen and Tim Nguyen 27.72s - Bronze
14-16M - Brodie Goecke-Beard and Daniel Keefe 28.63 – Fifth
18-20M – Nicholas Donaldson and Lekani Mpaso - Gold
18-20W - Rose Cajetan and Klara Steinhauser 26.78s - Silver
Open M - Steve Dodt and Michael Spong 26.20s - Fourth
Open M - Neil Thomas and Eden Thomas 28.05s - Fifth
14-16W – Ella van den Heuvel and Alana Restagno 2:39.24 - Bronze
14-16M – Shaun Harris and Abshirbile Noor 2:08.16 – Silver
14-16M - Owen Toyne and Byron Cahill 2:41.33 – Bronze
18-20M – Raage Noor and Jacob Davill 1:51.12 – Gold
Open M – Caleb Joliffe and Luke Allard 2:01.88 – Gold
14-16W - Rebecca Guest, Charlotte Withers, Klara Steinhauser and Charlotte Fowler 57.84s – Gold
14-16M - Brodie Goecke-Beard, Tyler Smith, Conor Pratt and Matthew Ikoro 52.21s – Gold
18-20M – Augustine Nketia, Nicholas Donaldson, Jacob Todd and Harrison Francis 48.46s – Silver
Open – Edward Nketia, Jeremy Maranan, Vivian Williams and Austin Tetteh 42.73s – Gold
Open M – Michael Spong, Luke Allard, Caleb Joliffe and Steve Dodt – Bronze
Open M – Neil Thomas, Mackenzie Francis, Peter Vermeulen and Eden Thomas 56.51s – Fourth
Open W – Akua Franklin, Nathalie Cerritelli, Inemami Ajulo and Rose Cajetan 54.04s – Silver
14-16M - Owen Toyne and Bryce Cover 19:24.47 – Silver
14-16W – Rebecca Guest, Chelsea Moroney, Sarah Walker and Alana Restagno 4:30.93 – Gold
14-16 M – Hayden Todd, James Lemon, Abshirbile Noor and Mitchell Reid 4:16.33 – Gold
Open M – Augustine Nketia, Austin Tetteh, Luke Allard and Raage Noor 3:34.53 – Silver
Open M – Steve Dodt, Jordan Green, Michael Spong and Caleb Joliffe 4:22.19 – Fourth
14-16W – Alana Restagno, Chelsea Moroney, Sarah Walker and Sidney Shaw 14:48.47 – Silver
14-16M – Elijah Harrison, Noah Harrison, Dan Nguyen and Tim Nguyen 16:45.41 – Gold
18-20M – Jonah Harrison, Raage Noor, Jacob Davill and Jacob Todd 12:29.93 – Silver
14-16W – Inemami Ajulo, Charlotte Withers, Rebecca Guest and Chelsea Moroney 2:36.51 – Silver
14-16M – Joel McMahon, Harrison Francis, Nicholas Donaldson and Matthew Ikoro 2:12.67 – Gold
14-16M – Tyler Smith, Nicholas Garnsey, Noah Harrison and Abshirbile Bile 2:34.50 – Silver
18-20W – Rose Cajetan, Ella van den Heuvel, Charlotte Fowler, Klara Steinhauser 2:44.39 – Silver
Open – Peter Vermeulen, Mackenzie Francis, Eden Thomas and Mitchell Reid 2:40.49 – Silver