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MARCH 01, 2016
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The 2015/16 Summer Calendar has been released
MARCH 01 2016
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NSW Open and U23 Track and Field Championships 26th - 28th February
MARCH 8 2015
UTS Norths athletes won an excellent total of 12 open medals in the recent State Championships. The highlights were as follows:
UTS student Liam Speers who won gold in both the shot put (15.69m) and discus (49.24m);
19 years old Olivia Cason won the open 400 metres in a personal best time of 55.51, a PB by a full second. Olivia, who is coached by Paul Switzer, was most surprised by her win and in fact said that she thought she would come closer to last than first. She is currently in Perth preparing for the Australian Junior Championships where she will compete in the 200 and 400 metres;
Mason Cohen, also 19, came with a blistering finish to just beat a top field in the 800 metres in 1m 50.11. UTS Norths had three runners in the final with Zac Lanigan narrowly missing a medal in 4th place (1:50.72) and Will Austin-Cray 8th in 1:58.18;
Emmanuel Fakiye, also 19, won the open triple jump in 15.24 metres. Fellow UTS student Sean Barnes was beaten by just one centimetre with a 15.23 metre jump;
Jay Felton won silver in the 5,000 metres walk in 21:23.06 with club mate Steven Washburn 4th in 23:20.50;
Will Brown finally achieved his goal of a 60 metre throw but getting a silver in the hammer throw. He threw a PB of 60.32 metres;
Jacinta Fisher, another 19 year old, grabbed a silver in the open triple jump with a performance of 12.16 metres;
Kristie Edwards, just 16, ran an outstanding race to win a bronze medal in the open 200 metres in 24.92. Olivia Cason narrowly missed the bronze with a 4th in 24.94;
Bella O’Grady, 19, ran very well to get third place in the open 100 metres hurdles in 13.85;
Matt Cox ran a creditable 3rd in the open 10,000 metres;
Other noteworthy performances were:
Anthony Collum – 5th in the open 200 metres final in 21.98;
Matt Crowe (19) – 5th in the open 400 metres hurdles in 53.12;
Annabel McDermott (17) – 4th in the open 1,500 metres final in 4:27.62;
Bianca Grimaldi just missed qualifying for the open 800 metres final with a good 2:15.16.
UTS Master Athletes produce solid performances at the NSW Masters Championships
MARCH 14, 2016
The NSW Masters champs were held recently at SOPAC. With a brand new track and expectations were high for good performances.
Our male sprinters were outstanding in their performances with Trevor Young (55-59) and Michael Gertz (50-54) leading the pact. Michael clinching gold in the 60m,100m and 200m, Trevor won gold in the 400m, and silver in the 100m and 200m. Dave Smith (60-64) drove all the way from the central coast to take the double in the 60m and 100m. Anthony Crimi (50-59) was happy with his silver medal in the 60m and 200m and 4th in the 100m. Hugh Colburn (65-69) was also happy with his 5th in the 200m. Paul Stinson (40-44) a new comer to the club grabbed 4th in the 60m, 200m and 400m with 5th in the 100m. David Shearsby (55-59) was 5th in the 100m. Les Gillies (65-69) was very happy with his 2nd in the 400m.
Our long standing member and multiple master of the year winner, Clay Thompkins (60-64) made a rare appearance and out performed his competition as usual in the Long jump, high jump and triple jump to bring home three gold medals. Paul Trainor (50-54), was in top form to take the gold in the 800m and 1500m. Our other middle distance runners Brad Sharpe (55-59), Nathan Shute (40-44), Doug Barrett (60-64) and Stuart Patterson produced great performances in a strong field of athletes.
Yet again Nick Bastas (75-79) walked off with a truck of medals in every event he participated in. Taking gold in the 60m, 100m, 200m, Long Jump, Triple Jump, and Javelin Michael Johnson and Richard Hughes (80+) dominated the age group and between them took gold and silver in the 60, 100, 200, 400, 800, and discus Tim McGrath (55-59) struggling with injury still managed to perform in 7 events and came home with gold in the pole vault and long jump and silver in the 100m hurdles.
Zoran Novicic (55-59) a quiet performer sneaked in a gold for triple jump and silver in the pole vault, long jump and high jump Father and son team Warren Jones (35-39) and Bob Jones (65-69) put in a great team effort and produced respectable performances in the hammer, weight through, shot put, discus, long jump and 100m. Coming home with 2 silver medals. Jim Seymon (75-79) a long standing and respected member of UTS, took a leisurely 5K walk to claim gold in an event he has dominated over the years. Robert Connors (65-69) received silver in the 5K walk.
The girls were also outstanding in there performances. In the sprints Jackie Bezuidenhout (45-49) had to fight to the very end to get gold in the 100m and also snatched gold in Long jump. Jackie was not so lucky in the 60m and 200m and had to be happy with silver and bronze in these events. Monique Perry (40-44) a new comer did well to get silver in the 100m. Yael Reed (30-34) baby of the pack and nervous for her first master competition, walked away with a gold in the 60m and silver in the 100m and 200m. Kylie Strong (45-49) going into the 100m with an injury, let her down at the finish and still managed a fourth. Jenny Schell (50-54) was happy with her third in the 60m and 400m. Laurel Barrett (80+) was amazing in her performance to get gold in the 100m. Gabbie Whelan (55-59) broke the club record with her winning performance in the 400m and finished off the weekend with 3rd in the 100m and 200m. Belinda Chapman (35-39) received 5th in the Long Jump, 6th 60m and 8th 100m.
New comer Alice Bohdan (40-44) an up and coming heptathlon athlete produced some great performances in the long jump, high jump, 80m hurdles, 200m, 100m and 60m. Alice received 3 gold and a silver for her efforts.
Maria Cimino (40-44) had a very busy weekend and was over the moon with her gold winning performances in the Triple jump and Hammer throw. Maria also got silver in the long jump, discus and weight throw and completing the set with bronze in the javelin.
Caroline Layt (50-54), the master of throws was very happy with her gold in shot put after finally beating her long standing rival in the event. She received silver in the discus, hammer and weight throw.
Middle distance runners Nancy Lloyd (60-64) and Debra Drennan (55-59) our middle distance runners were outstanding in there events with Debra taking gold in the 800m and 1500m and Nancy taking silver in the 1500 and 5000m
Not to be out done by father and son duo, mother and daughter team Karen Jones (60-64) and Melissa Baulman added a silver (hammer) and bronze (weight) to the Jones tally.
Suzanne Brown (50-54) our seasoned walker came 2nd 5000m Race Walk. To prove that she can also run she produced a handy, 5th in the 400m, 6th in the 60m .
In between her officiating duties Janet Naylon (45-49) managed to squeeze in some time to pull out a silver performance in the long jump.
Alice Bohdan, Suzanne Brown, Jenny Schell, Jackie Bezuidenhout, Gabbie Whelan
SYDNEY TRACK CLASSIC
MARCH 16, 2016
Sydney Track Classic
Get along to SOPAC this Saturday night 19th March to the Sydney Track Classic to see and support our top UTS Norths athletes compete.
UTS Norths Athletes
6:32pm see Adrian Plummer move up from 1500m, to take on the 3000m steeplechase
7:06pm ever green Min Jenkins compete in the women's 100m B race
7:43pm fresh from his huge 1:47.6 PB last weekend see Mason Cohen in the 800m
8:20pm will Annabel McDermott own the 5,000m at SOPAC again or will it be Lucy Starrat.
Be there to see the other local stars Ella Nelson, Ryan Gregson, Madeline Hills, Dani Samuels,
Nick Hough, Justin Merlino, Eloise Wellings, Melissa Breen and Brandon Starc to name a few, all vying for Rio Olympic selection and Poland World Junior selection.
ANSW members prices
Adults pre-purchase $13 (16+ years) ,
Concession members ANSW (12-15years and seniors) $8,
Children under 12 FREE.
4 UTS Norths Athletes have been selected in the Australia World Junior Team
MARCH 23, 2016
Coming off the recent Australian Junior Championships held in Perth UTS Norths have 4 athletes selected in the Australian World Junior Team of 2016 to travel to POLAND.
Sam Geddes: 100m & 4x100m Relay Team
Annabel McDermott: 5000m
Bella O'Grady: 100m Hurdles & 4x100m Relay
Olivia Cason: 4x400m Relay
What a brilliant effort by all girls to make this team and well done to all the other athletes selected
Northern Zone wraps up for another season Saturday 19th March 2016
MARCH 26, 2016
After 24 rounds of competition in the Northern Zone competition, the competition finished for the season on 19th March with the trophy presentation day. It is the longest running zone competition in Sydney and been going since 1972.
Congratulations to the following trophy winners in the points score competition:
1st Female U14 Mattise Stringer
1st Female 40 Over Maria Cimino
1st Female 50 Over Suzanne Gore
1st Female 60 Over Nancy Lloyd
2nd Female 60 Over Jillian Senior
3rd Female 60 Over Dorothy Kass
1st Male U10 Sam Holmes
1st Male U12 Max Holmes
1st Male 20 Over Braden Atkinson-Howatt
1st Male 50 Over Peter Lang
1st Male 60 Over Doug Barrett
2nd Male 60 Over Ron Shoesmith
3rd Male 60 Over Noel Wright
1st Male 70 Over Graham Allomes
2nd Male 70 Over Robert Warmoll
3rd Male 70 Over Nick Bastas
Thank you to Jackie Bezuidenhout - Vice President who attended and presented the trophies. The perpetual trophy - Casa Searle for good service was awarded this year to Brian Hamilton. Results for all rounds of the competition together with the final points scores are on our website under Results.
94th Australian Athletics Championships SOPAC
MARCH 28, 2016
Congratulations to the 33 UTS Norths members who have achieved the qualifying standards and are competing in the 94th Australian Athletics Championships in Sydney this weekend. This is an incredible number of athletes from one club. The event will be conducted on the newly laid track at Sydney Olympic Park from 31st March to 3rd April. With a total membership of over 400 members, please forgive us if we have missed someone’s name. Let us know if that is the case.
Most are competing in the open division but we do have a few such as Alec Diamond U20 Decathlon, Alex Willett U16 Heptathlon, Elana Withnall Open Heptathlon, Jacinta Fisher U20 Heptathlon, Brooke East U17 Heptathlon who are competing in the Junior Multi Events.
A number of the UTS EAP athletes will also be competing. Best of luck to all of you in the championships.