The Australian Junior Athletics Championships were held in Sydney over five days, with more than 400 Victorian Juniors representing their State competing against the best junior athletes in Australia. Western Athletics had twenty-two wearing the Big V some for their first time. Each day athletes were confronted with warm to extremely hot temperatures, with all five days entering the 30’s and Sunday reaching 39 degrees prior to midday, but every day was humid and energy sapping. With 1 Gold and 5 Bronze, any many Pbs, our athletes represented Western Athletics proudly. A very comprehensive report/summary of the weekend has been produced by Stu (thank you), and a full list of results follow.
The first race of the XCR18 season will be Saturday 21st April at Jells Park. Please make sure you have your registration completed at least a week prior. As this is a relay, if you are registered early, it makes the team selection process a lot easier. When you register you will be required to complete AV registration, as well as the clubs registration. The club fees for all categories remains unchanged.
Please go to the below Athletics Victoria link for all details relating to the season, and the associated costs.
Refer to the Packrun calender for the winter season Ensure you check your emails and Facebook posting for everything and anything relating to the XCR season. Phil Dunstone we be our wonderful winter team manger again. Please make his job a bit easier to replying to any emails by the due date.
On the weekend of Friday 2nd March to Sunday 4th March we had athletes compete in the State and Multi Championships.
Their final results were:-
Boikai Java - 6th Semi (Heats) Mens100
- 11th LJ
Morgan Mitchell - 1st Semi (Heats) 400m withdrew from Final
Lexie Alfierie - 6th Prelim (Heats) 400m
Jotham Kuku - 5th TJ
Billie Arch - 8th LJ
Jamieson Battiestella - U20 Hepthalon - 2nd National and a new club record
Kelera Ratu U18 - Hepthalon - 14th National
Ethan Payne U18 Decathalon - 4th Victorian
Congratulations to all athletes and their coaches
Commonwealth Games Australia have now announced the full athletics squad for Gold Coast 2018.
Congratulations to Morgan Mitchell who has been selected for both the 400m and 4x400m events.
The full squad can be found on Athletics Australia's website at: http://athletics.com.au/News/australian-athletics-team-finalised-for-gold-coast-2018
What a busy season. With last minute changes to the program it was a challenge in the beginning. However, like all new things, we adapted. A massive thank you to all our volunteers. It is widely recognised that Western Athletics, adheres to their allocated duty requirements. We had many new faces who helped this season - thank you. We would still like to see more. As part of competing in shield, we ask that ALL athletes offer to volunteer for 1 hour at least twice for the season. This helps spread the load.
Another big thank you to our photographers; such as Tania Shannahan and Lorraine Glover . It is wonderful to look back on the day. Some of the images captured are amazing.
The final results for the club at Shield Final are:-
Div 1 Men 5th
U18 Men 2nd
U16 Men 1st
40+ Women 6th
U16 Women 3rd
What a massive weekend for both athletes, parents and volunteers. Thank you to those parents who fulfilled our clubs volunteer duties. The championship could not happen without you.
We had a fantastic weekend with approx 50 athletes competing. Congratulations to both athletes and their coaches. Below is a list of our results.
It was also a busy weekend for 3 of our Dual Western Aths/Little Aths athletes, who competed.
Matthias Ong (coach – Stu Macaulay) – 4th in U13 boys (Werribee LAC);
Cooper Cavallo (coach – Maribyrnong College) – 6th in U14 boys (Werribee LAC);
Kelera Ratu (coach – Michael Masseni) – 4th in U15 girls (Keilor LAC)
If you are not sure which events are contested for LAV multi championships, please view the below tables:-
What a fantastic weekend for some of our athletes in very hot, humid and windy conditions. There were many club records and PB achieved over the weekend.
Well done to all that competed.
|Jamieson Battisella U20 100mh||Stephanie Thomas 40+ 800m||Stan Peska 60+ Hammer||Lexie Alferie 800m 5th|
|Jameson Battisella U20 HJ||Jamieson Battisella U20 LJ||Seve Redmore U16 Jav||Lexie Alferie 400m 9th|
|Jamieson Battisella U20 Jav||Rebekah Sutton U18 Dis||Seve Redmore U16 Dis - 5th|
|Jamieson Battisella U20 SP||Rebekah Sutton U18 Ham||Seve Redmore U16 Ham - 4th|
|Stan Peska 60+ SP||Mia White U16 Steeple||Callum Drake 5km - 4th|
|Stan Peska 60+ Discus||Rebekah Sutton U18 SP||Yara Taylor U16 Steeple - 6th|
|Yara Taylor U16 Jav||Abigail Thomas U16 Steeple - 7th|
|Victoria Entwistle-Hardeman U16 Dis||Jamieson Battisella U20 200m - 5th|
Morgan Mitchell joined Mel McLaughlin as the excitement builds for the Comm Games!
A team has been entered called "Western Athletics" for any athletes or family members who would like to participate in this years event. Once again we will have a tent set up in the middle of the oval, where we will be promoting our club to our local community. Money raised in the event will be going to the new Critical Care Unit at Werribee Mercy Hospital. Please go to the below link to find out additional information and to enter.