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National Track & Field Championships results

WOW. Congratulations to Frankleen Newah-Jarfoi equal 1st place in U15m 100m at National Track and Field Championships being held in Sydney. Fantastic effort.

Jamieson Battistella Australian U20 High Jump Champion

Congratulations to Jamieson Battistella for winning the women’s U20 High Jump in a new club record height 1.78m! Awesome work Jamieson and good luck for the heptathlon!

Victorian Masters Track and Field Championships

Congratulations to our Masters Athletes who competed in the Victorian Masters Track and Field Championships which were held in Doncaster over the weekend. Great weather for great competition. Well done to the following athletes who won medals in their respective age groups.

Victorian Milers Club Meet 5 results

A successful night for all 4; Yara a solid sub 2:30, Thomas only 1 sec off his PB with 4:31, Robert winning his race with a 6-7 sec PB 4:14 and Jackson SMASHED his PB by approx 9 sec running 4:09 😃😃😃

- Coach Stu Macaulay

Big night at Milers..some big PBs to matt Hussey and Liam Cashin both 3.45 3rd and 4th in the A race
Another well deserved pb to Christiaan the very epitome of Patience 4.12 and a very nice Pb to Mia 4.44....close for Aimee 4.57..
Matt Tonge ran a solid race in the B very fast 1500.Unfortunately a tough week at work cost Cody any chance of a good run.
Congrats also to Ebony a great fightback after lots of adversity 4.47.

The official times for the PBs from my group last night..

Christiaan 4.12.72

MIA 4.44.6

HUSS 3.45 41 A WORLD JUNIOR QUALIFIER BUT UNFORTUNATELY OUTSIDE THE PRESCRIBED PERIOD

LIAM 3.45.93

Dan Sneyders group had some excellent runs both at Lakeside and High Velocity club,

Stu has already posted the excellent performances by his squad

- Coach Peter Burke

Western Athletics 6th most successful club over T&F championships

Congratulations to all of the Western Athletics open athletes who competed in Championship events throughout the track season.

For each top 8 finish, points are allocated and calculated at the end of the Victorian T&F Championships from events such as: Vic 5000m, 100 Yards, Zatopek 10,000m, Combined Events, Mile Champs and T&F just gone.

Those efforts have our Club as the 6th most successful club over all of the T&F Champs. The HH Hunter Shield has been dominated over the years by Athletics Essendon & Box Hill AC, so congrats to Melb Uni.

Video: Luke Stevens 400m final win at Victorian Track & Field Championships

Here a a video for Luke Stevens 400m final win. Congratulations Luke and John Henry. Awesome team work.

Help us win $5,000 by earning points at the Pancake Parlour

Help us win $5,000 by earning points for our club via The Pancake Parlour’s Club Rewards program in 2019:

Five Western Aths teams 2nd, 3rd and 4th at AV Shield Final

Well done to the five Western Aths teams and all of the athletes who represented our great club in the AV Shield Final!!!

40+ ladies finished 3rd, U18G 4th, U16G 4th, U18B 2nd and U16B 3rd - no Premierships, but lots of great team work & comaradrie.

Jack Rayner selected for world cross country and places 3rd in Marugame Half Marathon

World Cross Country selection - photo by Athletics Australia

Coming off dominating the Australian road race scene, winning the Commonwealth Half Marathon championships and placing second at the Zatopek 10,000m; Jack Rayner continued his fine form finishing second at the World Cross Country selection trials at Stromlo Park and securing himself selection in the Australian team.

Jack will join Brett Robinson, Harry Summers, Jack Bruce, Patrick Tiernan and Stewart McSweyn in Denmark on 30 March 2019. Melissa Duncan, Caitlin Adams, Paige Campbell, Emily Brichacek, Marnie Ponton and Leanne Pompeani will represent Australia for the Women.

On 2nd of February 2019, Jack placed 3rd in the Marugame Half Marathon in Japan finishing in 61:36, Joel Tobin-White has a huge breakthrough clocking 62:03 and Sinead Diver also finished 3rd in 68:55 jumping up to #6 all time!

Footage of the race can be watched here: https://youtu.be/XnMC0wlmKr4

Coming up next? I think we're all excited to watch Jack at the World Cross Country Championships and make his marathon debut at London Marathon!

Running education night - 12th February

On Tuesday 12th February 2019, experts from our sponsor Symmetry Physiotherapy and Practical Podiatry will be visiting the club to talk to us about recovery modalities, nutrition and foot strengthening. Contact Aimee Lane by 11th February to RSVP. Flyer details below.

Wins and club records broken at Steigen Spectacular

Brayden on his way to break the club record U17 200m record - Photo by Stu Macaulay

Some great racing by Western Athletics runners yesterday evening at John Landy Field in the Steigen Spectacular.