March 2014

Four of the Best to World Juniors


UTS Northern Suburbs Athletic Club would like to congratulate four of our outstanding juniors in their selection in the team to compete at the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships in Eugene Oregon USA in July.


Josh Clarke, coached by Nancy Atterton, was selected for the 100m. An easy selection after his 10.34 meet record at the Australian Junior Championships going well under the World Junior qualifier of 10.55 seconds. This followed up his 10.36 heat and 10.20 wind assisted blistering finals run at the State Championships. Anthony Collum, coached by Ron Bendall, also made the team for his improving and consistent form this year, highlighted by a 4th at the National Juniors in a time of 10.66 seconds. Another of Ron Bendall’s squad to make the World Juniors is Katrina Hunt in the 100m hurdles and for the Women’s 4 x 100m relay. The fourth member of the squad from UTS Norths is Bryce Collins in the 400m hurdles, coached by Paul Switzer, who ran the qualifier at the state junior championships in a time of 51.83 seconds.

Katrina Hunt in action courtesy of Ron Bendall

Mention should be made of other UTS Norths athletes Liz Clay and Madison Gipson. Who although they achieved the World Junior qualifiers for the 100m hurdles, due to the strength of the competition in this event, were not selected for the team.


Showing the strength of our club in the junior competition, UTS Norths has the highest representation of any club nationally with four club members. Well done to all four of you on your efforts this year and we will be following you with keen interest during July.

Dylan and James off to Uganda for World Uni Cross Country


Peter Douglas


Two of UTS Norths' top distance runners, Dylan Dudley and James Connor, have flown to Entebbe, Uganda for the World University Cross Country Championships. Both are coached by James (Jimbo) Fitzgerald and they will be in the open race over 10.5kms. It is held on Saturday 22nd March. Dylan was forced to withdraw from last weekend's Sydney Track Classic due to the after effects of eight innoculations that he had to take prior to his flight to Entebbe.


 Good luck guys!

James Connor  in action

NSW Open and AWD Championship 2014 Results


At the recent NSW Open and AWD Championships held over the weekend of 28th February to 2nd March, the UTS Norths club was well represented with many outstanding performances  across all disciplines. On day 1 of competition Mackenzie Little continued her winning ways of the season in taking out the Women’s Javelin with a throw of 51.29m. Newcomer to the club Matthew Cox showed his long distance form by taking out the Men’s 10,000m in a time of 30:22.94. In the AWD division, Rohan Bright took all his events in the 100m, 200m, Long Jump and Discus Throw.

Rohan Bright  

Mackenzie Little courtesy Daily Telegraph

There were another five medals won by club athletes. Trychelle Kingdom was only just pipped by 0.63 seconds to finish second in the Women’s 800m in a time of 2:05.81. In the Men’s 800m Jordan Gusman clinched the bronze in a time of 1:49.61. The women’s hurdlers also continued top season form with Liz Clay finishing third in the Women’s 100m hurdles in a time of 14.06sec and Lora Storey taking out bronze in the Men’s 400m Hurdles in 1:03.47. Maren Schuermann cleared 6 metres again to win bronze in the Women’s Long Jump.


Other athletes to make finals include:


  • Emily Augustine                       6th Women’s 1500m 4:26.02

  • Alexandra Bartholomew         4th Women’s 400m 55.78 seconds

  • Alexandra Bartholomew         9th Women’s 200m 25.02 seconds

  • Robbie Baskin                         8th Men’s 100m 10.90 seconds

  • Robbie Baskin                         6th Men’s 200m 22.10 seconds

  • Will Brown                               7th Men’s Hammer Throw 42.51m

  • Bryce Collins                           4th Men’s 400m Hurdles 52.65 seconds

  • James Connor                         11th Men’s 1500m 4:00.53

  • Dylan Dudley                           4th Men’s 1500m 3:48.86

  • Jacinta Fisher                          7th Women’s Triple Jump 11.53m

  • Katy Hobbs                             6th Women’s 3,000m Steeplechase 12:04.93

  • Emily Hopper                           7th Women’s 1500m 4:27.48

  • Katrina Hunt                            4th Women’s 100m 12.17 seconds

  • Emma Hunt                              8th Women’s 400m 58.17 seconds

  • Warren Jones                         8th Men’s Hammer Throw 34.61m

  • Ruairidh MacDonald                5th Men’s 10,000m 32:00.98

  • Renee Robson                        5th Women’s 200m 24.67 seconds

  • Elana Withnall                          7th Women’s Long Jump 5.34m

  • Nick Walker                             7th Men’s 3,000m Steeplechase 10:31.91

  • Steven Washburn                   4th Men’s 5,000m Walk 21:47.84


 Congratulations to all who competed at the State level.

Records Update


An updated version of the 2013 records has been published.  However this is a draft version and everyone is invited to submit any records not listed for the 2013-2014 season.  Details of the records (distance, time, wind reading if applicable, name, age group, date and place) to be submitted to Jackie at  Please click here to view the record list

Kuringgai Chase Fun Run


As we approach Autumn the winter cross country season starts to commence. There is the ANSW events and regular West Met Cross Country season from March through till September. Further information on these will be brought to you as the time approaches. UTS Norths will also let you know of other winter fun runs in the Northern Sydney region. The first is the Kuringgai Chase Fun Run and Barry Easy Walk on the 16th March organised by Special Olympics Upper North Shore Region. This is a true feel good community event to suit all ages and fitness levels with 4.5km and 9 km courses through the leafy streets of Wahroonga. Share the fun with our Special Olympics athletes and their Knox Buddies to raise funds for the Special Olympics Upper North Shore Region.

Further information at their website