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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.

Seven 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. 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
  • 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 

Para-Athletes

  • 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

School Sport Australia 12 years and under 2018 National Championship results

School Sport Victoria hosted the Australian Primary Schools Championships at Lakeside Stadium from 23 - 27 November 2018.

Ginninderra Athletics Club was well represented in the 10 - 12 years age group competition.

Some exceptional performances from every member of the team especially those who were competing at a National level for the first time.

Ginninderra earned 6 top ten placings and local Belconnen flyer Max Berry (not a member) took out the blue ribbon 12 Boys 100m final in a time of 12.08s.

Chloe Smith's (12G) 200m time (26.32s) in the final where she placed 5th overall broke the previous club record.

Congratulations to the whole team and well done to our members who have made us all  very proud.

100m

  • Layla Raadts (10G) – 16th– 14.80s
  • Charlotte Fowler (11G) – 21st– 14.42s
  • Emma Vermeulen (11G) – 20th– 14.37s
  • Erin Lockton (10G) – 17th– 14.82s
  • Chloe Smith (12G) – 5th– 12.91s
  • Samuel Baird (12B) – 21st– 13.60s
  • Felicity Gray (10G Para) – 8th– 22.28s
  • Mefwewa Ajulo (11B) – 17th– 14.04s

200m

  • Layla Raadts (10G) – 16th– 31.51s
  • Charlotte Fowler (11G) – 15th– 30.12s
  • Emma Vermeulen (11G) – 14th– 30.05s
  • Erin Lockton (10G) – 13th– 30.79s
  • Chloe Smith (12G) – 5th– 26.32s
  • Felicity Gray (10G Para) – 8th– 48.69s
  • Mefwewa Ajulo (11B) – 12th– 27.99s

800m

  • Claudia Todd (10G) – 11th– 2:45.22
  • Joe Whithear (10B) – 14th– 2:33.84
  • Lucas Davill (10B) – 17th– 2:39.24
  • Ryan Cuzner (12B) – 12th– 2:21.06

1500m

  • Claudia Todd (10G) – 10th– 5:32.56
  • Joe Whithear (10B) – 13th– 5:13.37
  • Lucas Davill (10B) – 15th– 5:20.07
  • Andrew Camp-Liddiard (12B) 13th– 4:46.11

Long Jump

  • Emma Vermeulen (11G) – 11th– 4.47m
  • Felicity Gray (10G Para) – 8th– 1.88m

High Jump

  • Erin Lockton (10G) – 11th– 1.20m
  • Lilly Paull (12G) – 14th– 1.40m

Shot Put

  • Sasha Rauraa (10G) – 12th– 7.68m
  • Lilly Paull (12G) - 13th - 8.95m

Combined Event

  • Ella van den Heuvel (11G) – 11th– 924 points

Golden Tigers return from Cairns

A triumphant team of athletes from Ginninderra Athletics Club has returned from the 2018 Australian All Schools Championships (U14 - U18) in Cairns.

The ACT finished with 16 medals, almost half of whom came from the mighty Ginninderra Tigers.

Our athletes also had 30 top ten finishes which is absolutely amazing in its own right and another five athletes earning 11th place finishes too!!

There were also 12 Club and/or Australian Records smashed along the course of the three day competition too.

Among the wonderful performances in crazy weather included the dual gold medals to Eddie Nketia in the 100m and the 200m. Eddie's  times were also new club records of 10.61s and 21.52s respectively.

Hayden Todd's silver medal in the 800m was also a new club record in the 800m of 2:03.31 and his 3rd place in the 400m was also a new club record of 53.88s.

Nathaniel Halpin’s Shot Put bronze medal is also a new Australian U16 T1 Australian shot put record of 8.10m. Nathaniel also collected a bronze medal in the Long Jump.

Augustine Nketia Junior earned a bronze medal in the 400m with 49.14s - there was only 0.12 separating the top three finishers. Augustine's time was also a new club record.

Stephen Fraser threw a new Club Record in the U18 Hammer with 46.38m (a huge 3m PB).

Inemami Ajulo set a new club record in the 200m with 26.04s and Molly Sturgiss did the same with 25.71s.

Hannah Cadden broke the 800m Club Record with her time of 2:16.20 and the 1500m record with 4:53.45

Raage Noor also lowered the 1500m Club Record with this 4:04.59.

High Jump
  • Mikayla Fitzpatrick (U14) 7th - 1.35m
  • Inemami Ajulo (U16) 15th - 1.50m
  • Tyler Smith (U14) 13th - 1.50m
Long Jump
  • Inemami Ajulo (U16) 18th - 4.35m
  • Nathaniel Halpin (U16) 3rd - 4.75m
  • Jeremy Maranan (U18) 18th - 5.61m
  • Csenge Keszei (U14) 7th - 4.86m
Triple Jump
  • Csenge Keszei (U14) 6th - 10.41m
Discus 
  • Mikayla Fitzpatrick (U14) 10th - 17.67m
  • Stephen Fraser (U18) 12th - 43.49m
Shot Put
  • Nathaniel Halpin (U16) 3rd - 8.10m
  • Stephen Fraser (U18) 10th - 12.90m
Javelin 
  • Hayley Herman (U14) 11th - 17.93m
Hammer
  • Stephen Fraser (U18) 7th - 46.38m
100m
  • Csenge Keszei (U14) 8th - 13.23s
  • Inemami Ajulo (U16) 14th - 12.80s
  • Austin Tetteh (U16) 11th - 11.70s
  • Nathaniel Halpin (U16) 5th - 13.04s
  • Eddie Osei-Nketia (U18) 1st - 10.61s
  • Jeremy Maranan (U18) 19th - 11.86s
  • Sara Wallace (U14) 10th - 13.38s
200m
  • Csenge Keszei (U14) 12th - 27.03s
  • Inemami Ajulo (U16) 12th - 26.04s
  • Molly Sturgiss (U18) 11th - 25.71s
  • Austin Tetteh (U16) 12th - 23.36s
  • Augustine Nketia (U16) 6th - 22.86s
  • Nathaniel Halpin (U16) 5th - 26.67s
  • Eddie Osei-Nketia (U18) 1st - 21.52s
  • Jeremy Maranan (U18) 17th - 23.98s
  • Sara Wallace (U14) 11th - 26.72s
400m
  • Augustine Nketia (U16) 3rd - 49.14s
  • Molly Sturgiss (U18) 13th - 58.87s
  • Hayden Todd (U14) 3rd - 53.88s
  • Peter Vermeulen (U14) 8th - 57.78s
  • Sara Wallace (U14) 10th - 1:02.55
800m
  • Hannah Cadden (U16) 5th - 2:16.20
  • Hayden Todd (U14) 2nd - 2:03.31
  • Peter Vermeulen (U14) 10th - 2:18.31
  • Abshirbile Noor (U16) 17th - 2:08.93
  • Jacob Todd (U18) 16th - 2:06.59
1500m
  • Hannah Cadden (U16) 12th - 4:49.63
  • Jacob Miller (U14) 8th - 4:53.45
  • Abshirbile Noor (U16) 10th - 4:13.34
  • Raage Noor (U18) 10th - 4:04.59
3000m
  • Raage Noor (U18) 9th - 8:56.63
2000m Steeple Chase
  • Hannah Cadden (U16) 6th - 7:27.7
  • Jacob Todd (U18) 11th - 7:10.8
400m Hurdles
  • Molly Sturgiss (U18) 7th - 1:04.01
200m Hurdles
  • Harrison Francis (U16) 15th - 29.20s
100m Hurdles 
  • Harrison Francis (U16) 17th - 15.89s
90m Hurdles
  • Brodie Goecke-Beard (U14) 9th - 14.45s
  • Harry Anderson (U14) 10th - 14.67s

2018 Uni Games Results

The 2018 UniSport Nationals Div 1 athletics events were held at the Griffith University Athletics Track (Queensland) for men and women.

A number of canberra-based athletes took part and a run down on their performances follow.

Day 1

Akua Franklin (UC) did an awesome job qualifying in her heat of the 100m for the semi finals in 12.83s. Josh Larnach (UC) also qualified in winning his heat in 11.23s. Patrick Smith (ANU) unfortunately did not progress past the heats in 12.52s. Patrick did back up and ran well in his 400m finishing in 58.29s. Olivia Sarah (ANU) and Olivia Carney (ANU) both jumped well in the Women's Pole Vault clearing 3.05m (4th) and 2.75m (5th) respectively. See the full results for more information.

Day 2

Akua fell just agonisingly short of a place in the final of the 100m finishing 4th in her semi final in 12.86s. Josh also missed a place in the final running 11.38s in his semi final. Courtney Chamberlin (ADFA)  ran well in her 3000m Steeplechase final (12:35.55) and backed up in the 1500m final to come 8th overall in 5:00.36. Gordon Milne and Joseph Benzie also from ADFA ran 36:48.50 and 38:46.56 respectively in the Mens 10000m final. Called  ran superbly in the Mens 3000m Steeplechase to take the silver medal in 10:01.74. See the full results for more information.

Day 3

Akua stepped up in the 200m heats and ran a great time of 28.21s but did not progress to the semi finals. See the full results for more information.

Day 4

Angus Proudfoot (ANU) is in the 400m Hurdles final. Callan is competing in the 5000m Mens final. Nick Elks is joining ADFA team mates Gordon and Joseph also in the 5000m final. Capella Maguire (ANU), Cicely Brown (ADFA) and Alana Salomon (ADFA) are the local entry is the Women's 5000m final. Meredith Rule (ANU) is Canberra's hope in the Women's Discus final. Check Live Results for all the details.

Ginninderra’s finest off to Victoria for Nationals

On conclusion of the School Sport ACT 12 years and under championships, 16 of Ginninderra's best Little Athletes have qualified for the national championships in November, including reigning National Champion Emma Vermeulen in the Long Jump.

School Sport Victoria will host the Australian Primary Schools Championships at Lakeside Stadium from 23 - 27 November 2018.

Athletes in the 10 - 12 years age groups will compete against the best in the country. There are 61 athletes in the ACT squad and only 3 para athletes selected, all three from Ginninderra Athletics.

Congratulations and we wish every athlete the very best at Nationals, especially those who have qualified for the first time.

  1. Layla Raadts - 100m, 200m
  2. Claudia Todd - 800m
  3. Sasha Rauraa - Shot Put
  4. Charlotte Fowler - 100m, 200m
  5. Emma Vermeulen - 100m, 200m, Long Jump
  6. Ella van den Heuvel - Combined Event
  7. Erin Lockton - 100m, 200m, High Jump
  8. Chloe Smith - 100, 200m
  9. Lilly Paull - High Jump
  10. Joe Whithear - 800m, 1500m
  11. Lucas Davill - 800m, 1500m
  12. Samuel Baird - 100m
  13. Ryan Cuzner - 800m, 1500m
  14. Andrew Camp-Liddiard - 1500m
  15. Felicity Gray - 100m, 200m, Long Jump
  16. Eireann Wood - 100m, Shot Put
  17. Jonathan Barbour - 100m, 200m, 800m, Long Jump
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