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
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.
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.
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
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
Augustine Nketia 22.88s
Austin Tetteh 23.19s
Nick Donaldson 23.98s
Edward Nketia 21.85s
Matt Walters 22.64s
Vivian Williams 22.44s
Charlotte Fowler 1:14.51
James Lemon 2:15.03
Jacob Davill 9:37.68
1500m Steeple Chase
Hugh Cramer 7:34.35
Owen Toyne 8:57.89
Ginninderra Athletics Club 'A' team 32.25s
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
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.
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.