XCR ’19 Round 3 – Bundoora
June 15, 2019
Congratulations to Box Hill’s Harry Summers and Ashlee Treagus, who won gold at the Victorian Cross Country Championships at Bundoora Park on 15 June.
Men Premier Division (Team: 1st)
1 Harry Summers 30:04
5 Adrian Potter 31:06
6 Andre Waring 31:08
8 William Potter 31:18
12 Nicholas Baggott 31:32
20 Alexander Ritchie 32:08
Men Division 2 (Team: 1st)
37 Rhys Jones 33:02
38 Michael Dowel 33:04
57 Scott McKenzie 33:51
82 Joshua De Stefanis 35:22
85 Ross Thomas 35:32
86 John Meagher 35:32 (2nd 55-59 years)
Men Division 3 (Team: 4th)
104 Dylan Perera 36:17
113 Michael Vaughan 36:37
132 Zac Hunter 37:26
138 Jackson Deane 37:37
152 Tony Langelaan 38:08 (4th 50-54 years)
Men Division 5 (Team: 2nd)
158 Michael Petridis 38:12
183 Shane Holt 39:32
225 Jack Hill 41:18
227 Chris O’Connor 41:30 (8th 55-59 years)
275 Dino Crivelli 43:33 (26th 45-49 years)
343 Simon St Hill 47:04 (36th 50-54 years)
Kennedy Chen 39:56 (entered in U20s)
Men Over 50 (Team: 1st)
2 John Meagher 35:32
7 Tony Langelaan 38:08
22 Chris O’Connor 41:30
Women Division 2 (Team: 2nd)
4 Courtney Powell 36:11
27 Marlie Campton 39:34
38 Julie Norney 40:29 (1st 50-54 years)
45 Steph Kondogonis 40:56
Women Division 4 (Team: 1st)
53 Jessie Muirden 41:48
62 Katherine Foley 42:56
77 June Petrie 44:20 (1st 55-59 years)
Women Division 5 (Team: 1st)
5 78 Pia Hunter 44:30 (4th 50-54 years)
87 Rachel Johnson 45:52 (10th 40-44 years)
111 Kaman Ip 48:55 (13th 40-44 years)
Women Division 5-2 (Team: 2nd)
112 Talitha Crawford 49:02 (8th 45-49 years)
130 Kerry Lyn Putt 51:08 (9th 45-49 years)
135 Caitlin Harrison 52:35 (20th 40-44 years)
Women Over 50 (Team: 1st)
1 Julie Norney 40:29
4 June Petrie 44:20
5 Pia Hunter 44:30
Women Under 20 (6km)
6 Holly Hart 22:59
Top ten Box Hill athletes in the Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships
Men U20 8km
3 Joshua Mcleod 26:20
5 Kieran Hesse 26:37
Women U20 6km
7 Amy Atkinson 23:56
Men U18 6km
7 Joshua Macken 19:47
10 Dharam Deol 20:15
Women U18 4km
7 Molly McCarthy 14:56
Men U17 6km
2 Douglas Buckeridge 19:23
3 Jack Armstrong 19:51
Women U17 4km
1 Ashlee Treagus 14:03
Men U16 4km
6 Jordan Abbott 12:55
Men U15 4km
8 Izak Bibile Mount 13:49
XCR ’19 Round 2 – St Anne’s Winery
June 1, 2019
By Ian Sloane
After a third placing in the Cross Country Relays at Jells Park in the opening event of the winter calendar, Box Hill’s Premier Division team was determined to hit back and improve its placing in the first individual Cross Country event of the winter. St Anne’s Winery at Myrniong was the location for Round 2 of the winter season.
It was chilly and windy, but there was no rain. The courses were set based on a two-kilometre loop, with another one kilometre loop for those running a three kilometre distance. The open Men’s and Women’s courses were run over eight kilometres. The courses were undulating and muddy with tight turns, which caused a few slips and falls.
The junior races were held before the open men’s and women’s races. Box Hill had two representatives in the Under 16 race, Izak Bibile who ran very well to place 8th and Thomas Diamond who also gave a good account of himself finishing 13th. Their race was contested over three kilometres. Freya Henricksen placed 12th in the Under 18 women’s race. Darcy Powne competed in the Under 20 race over four kilometres and finished 19th.
The open Men’s race (as well as other races) were delayed slightly because of the crush of vehicles trying to get into the venue via a single road.
After Brendan Ferrari despatched the Men’s field, a pack of around 10 runners took the lead. Included in this pack, after one kilometre were Harry Summers (BH), Joel Tobin-White (Don) who was the eventual winner, recent recruit Dejen Gebraselassie, third, Nick Earl (M Uni), David MacNeill (OXA), Andrew Buchanan (Ben), Tom Thorpe (SSH) and Andre Waring (BH) holding 8th position, Also to the fore were Will Potter (BH) holding 9th position and Callen Goldsmith (Morn). A little further back was Nick Baggott in 12thposition, also running strongly. Alex Ritchie got off to an excellent start and was in the low thirties. Michael Dowel was maybe 30 seconds behind Alex, probably in the first 50. Others in the top hundred were Zac Hunter, John Meagher and Josh de Stefanis. Box Hill had 26 starters, enough to finish five teams, which was excellent.
After the first lap, Harry Summers had applied great pressure to the field and only Joel Tobin-White was able to hang on, although Dejen Gebrasealassie (third) was close by, with Earl, Buchanan and Thorpe also leading the rest of the field. Andre Waring held 9th position, Will Potter was 10th and Nick Baggott was 17th. Alex Ritchie was making progress passing other athletes and Michael Dowel was also prominent.
Tobin-White passed Harry Summers in the next kilometre and Dejen Gebraselassie dropped on position to 4th. Will Potter and Andre Waring were still in prominent positions.
At the half way point, Tobin-White was leading followed by Summers, Buchanan, Gebraselassie, McNeill and Earl. Potter was 10th, Waring 11th and Baggott was 17th.
At the conclusion of the third two kilometre lap, Tobin-White had been joined by Buchanan who had put in a big surge. Harry Summers held 3rd place ahead of McNeill, with Gebraselassie, 5th. Earl was 6th , Thorpe was 7th, with Will Potter back to 8th. Nick Baggott ran an excellent third lap, moving up to 13th. Andre Waring found the hard early pace took the sting out of his legs and he ran through in 17th. The sixth member of the Box Hill Division 1 team, Alex Ritchie, was in the first 30 and it appeared that our team was leading the team’s race from SSH.
In the last lap, Tobin-White steadied and got away from Buchanan again to win the race, with McNeill surging home to place 3rd. Dejen Gebraselassie held on for 4th, passing Harry Summers, 5th, in the last lap. Earl was 6th, from Thorpe, 7th. Will Potter ran a splendid last lap, passing two opponents to finish 8th, a fine effort. Nick Baggott also surged home past five opponents in the last circuit and finished 12th. Andre Waring hung on for 17th position. Alex Ritchie ran well the whole way passing opponents to finish 26th, to complete the Premier Division team
Our Division 2 team was made up of Michael Dowel, 42nd, Zac Hunter, 71st, John Meagher, 75th, Josh De Stefanis, 92nd, Dylan Perera, 110th and Michael Vaughan 118th. The team finished 4th.
Other results were Division 3, 5th, Division 5, 1st and Division 7, 2nd. The 40+ team was 8th and the 50+ team was 1st.
The Women’s race saw 187 finishers complete the course. Box Hill had its best turnout for many years with 12 competitors and the teams achieved excellent results. The lead was contested by Charlotte Wilson (Ess), Alexandra Patterson (OXA), Kia Fry (Fra), Makda Haji Harun (Ess) and former National Cross Country Champion, Courtney Powell (BH), returning to compete after a long period interrupted by injury. Wilson led for quite a way, with Patterson on her shoulder and Haji Harun also close up. Mid race, Fry slipped back, with Courtney Powell running a prudent race in 5th position.
In the concluding stages, Patterson surged past Wilson, with Fry passing Haji Harun who placed 4th, and Courtney Powell finishing 5th. Marlie Campton was right at the front of the field in the early stages and this probably was the reason that she finished 22nd, albeit a good result for her and the team. Steph Kondogonis ran steadily and competitively to finish 27th and Jessie Muirden ran very well indeed to finish 39th, probably her best Cross Country race to date.
Julie Norney ran exceptionally well to place 50th and win her age division, with Kat Foley finishing 62nd, with Pia Hunter, 79th, making up the winning Division 4 team. June Petrie, 90th, Rachel Johnson, 97th, Kaman Ip, 131st and Kerry Putt, 133rd, combined to win Division 5. It is a long time since we have seen results like these.
Our Women’s 40+ team place second and the Women’s 50+ team won the gold medal, reinforcing what a great day it was for our female teams.
The next event will be the 10 K championships for men and women at Bundoora on June 15.
1. Joel Tobin-White Don 24:22
2. Andrew Buchanan Ben 24:31
3. David McNeill OXA 24:34
4 Dejen Gebraselassie BH 25:06
5 Harry Summers BH 25:16
8 Will Potter BH 25:28
12 Nick Baggott BH 25:48
16 Andre Waring BH 25:56
26 Alex Ritchie BH 26:31
42 Michael Dowel BH 27:15
71 Zac Hunter BH 28:31
75 John Meagher BH 28:46
92 Josh De Stefanis BH 29:17
110 Dylan Perera BH 29:49
118 Michael Vaughan BH 30:01
128 Ross Thomas BH 30:33
139 Russel Clowes BH 30:56
151 Jackson Deane BH 31:12
169 Tony Langelaan BH 31:38
174 Kennedy Chen BH 31:55
188 Shane Holt BH 32:20
224 Peter Stefanos BH 33:27
229 Chris O’Connor BH 33:42
253 Jack Hill BH 34:36
269 Andrew Searle BH 35:24
281 Dino Crivelli BH 35:50
330 Simon St Hill BH 38:18
341 Dave Dougan BH 38:56
Under 20 4 k
19 Darcy Powne BH 14:46
Under 16 3 k
8 Izak Bibile BH 10:02
13 Thomas Diamond BH 10:12
Men’s Team Results
Premier Division Team Score
1 Box Hill 71
2 St Stephens Harriers 114
3 Western Athletics 220
4 Melbourne University 224
5 Glenhuntly 244
6 Doncaster 275
Division 2 Team Score
1 APS United 458
2 Frankston 461
3 Bendigo Region 473
4 Box Hill #2 508
Division 3 Team Score
1 Mornington Peninsula 326
2 Victorian Cross Country League 387
3 Athletics Waverley 582
4 St Stephens Harriers #2 625
5 Box Hill #3 759
Division 5 Team Score
1 Box Hill #4 889
2 Bendigo Region #2 907
3 Richmond Harriers #2 954
Division 7 Team Score
1 APS United 1099
2 Box Hill 1206
3 Williamstown 1387
Men 40 – 49 Team Score
1 APS United 26
2 Geelong Region 30
3 Collingwood Harriers 44
4 Athletics Essendon 45
5 Old Xaverians 46
6 Athletics Waverley 47
7 APS United #2 79
8 Box Hill 89
Men 50 – 59 Team Score
1 Box Hill 27
2 APS United 31
3 Old Xavierians 57
Women’s Individual Results
1. Alex Patterson OXA 28:39
2. Charlotte Wilson Ess 28;41
3. Kia Fry Fra 28:44
5 Courtney Powell BH 29:12
22 Marlie Campton BH 31:38
27 Steph Kondogonis BH 32:06
39 Jessie Muirden BH 33:12
50 Julie Norney BH 33:52 (Winner 50-54 age group)
62 Kat Foley BH 34:30
79 Pia Hunter BH 36:21 (Fourth 50 – 54 age group)
90 June Petrie BH 36:27 (Winner 55 – 59 age group)
97 Rachel Johnson BH 37:20 (10th 40 – 44 age group)
131 Kaman Ip BH 40:40
133 Kerry Putt BH 40:56
174 Samantha Culbert BH 48:15
Under 18 female 3 k
12 Freya Henriksen BH 12:14
Women’s Team Results
Division 2 Team Score
1 Box Hill 93
2 Geelong Region 121
3 Diamond Valley 237
Division 4 Team Score
1 Box Hill #2 186
2 Bendigo Region 269
3 Collingwood Harriers #3 326
Division 5 Team Score
1 Box Hill 306
2 Collingwood Harriers 419
Women 40 – 49 Team Score
1 Ballarat Region 31
2 Box Hill 42
3 Collingwood Harriers 49
8 Box Hill #2 104
Women 50+ Team Score
1 Box Hill 10
2 Bendigo Region 22
3 Athletics Waverley 54
Jeremy Griffith elected BHAC president
May 12, 2019
Congratulations to Jeremy Griffith, who is the new president of Box Hill Athletic Club following our AGM in May. Jeremy takes over from Chris O’Connor, who has worked tirelessly for the club since becoming president in 2011.
Jeremy is no stranger to the Box Hill athletics scene, pioneering the bar at track events held at Hagenaeur Reserve in recent times, and cooking up a storm on the club’s successful barbecues. He is the father of Commonwealth Games athlete and Box Hill member Georgia Griffith.
Jeremy will be supported by a committee of 18 others, including six new faces – Ian Sloane, Megan Sloane, Simon Watson, Adelaid Hawkins, Peter McDonald and Sam McDonald. The club is delighted to welcome new committee members and we wish Jeremy all the best as he starts his important job.
Nearly a hundred people attended the AGM and heard club life member Graeme Olden recount Chris O’Connor’s contribution to the club over several decades. The club owes a great deal of its success to Chris, and we hope he can now spend a bit more time with his young family.
XCR ’19 Round 1 – Jells Park Relays
May 4, 2019
In wet and windy conditions, Box Hill teams picked up six medals and two fourth placings in the opening round of the XCR’19 season. Our men’s and women’s Over 50 teams both had big wins, while our Men’s Premier Division, Women’s Division 2, Women’s Over 40 and Women’s Under 20 also finished on the podium.
Andre Waring and Will Potter put in great performances in the men’s Premier Division to be our fastest men on the day. In a welcome return to competition, Courtney Powell was our fastest woman, leading our Division 2 women’s team to a 2nd place finish.
Also a big welcome to our new members who competed for the club for the first time. Dylan Perera, Ross Thomas, Shane Holt, Andy Searles, Jack Ewison, Kaman Ip, Camille Ouellet and Sophie Moore all competed for the club for the first time and we wish them all the best on their athletic journey with Box Hill. Also welcome back to June Petrie and Courtney Powell.
Thank you to Dan Boulton, Karen Treagus, Jay Bern and Steve Dinneen who signed up as club helpers and to all of our timekeepers and supporters.
Men Premier Division Team place: 3rd
1. Andre Waring 17:49
2. Nick Baggott 18:41
3. Alex Ritchie 18:55
4. Michael Dowel 20:37
5. Zac Hunter 20:02
6. Will Potter 18:24
Men Division 2 Team place: 11th
1. Darcy Powne 21:55
2. Jackson Deane 21:15
3. Dylan Perera 21:00
4. Ross Thomas 20:55
5. Josh De Stefanis 20:18
6. Russell Clowes 21:56
Men Division 3 Team place: 14th
1. Kennedy Chen 22:20
2. Dino Crivelli 25:02
3. Shane Holt 22:22
4. Andy Searles 23:29
5. Chris O’Connor 24:28
Men Over 50 (1) Team place: 1st
1. Tony Langelaan 21:57
2. Peter Stefanos 23:31
3. John Meagher 20:27
Men Over 50 (2) Team place: 13th
1. Andrew Tunne 31:00
2. David Dougan 27:00
3. Simon St. Hill 27:35
Men Under 16 Team place: 4th
1. Izak Bibile 9:57
2. Jack Ewinson 11:24
3. Thomas Diamond 9:38
Women Division 2 Team place: 2nd
1. Marlie Campton 22:22
2. Courtney Powell 21:10
3. Katherine Foley 25:20
4. Steph Kondogonis 23:11
Women Over 40 (1) Team place: 3rd
1. Amanda Harper 27:31
2. Kaman Ip 28:12
3. Rachel Johnson 25:53
Women Over 40 (2) Team place: 4th
1. Caitlin Harrison 29:55
2. Kerry Putt 28:57
3. Talitha Crawford 27:41
Women Over 50 Team place: 1st
1. Pia Hunter 25:07
2. June Petrie 26:06
3. Julie Norney 23:12
Women Under 20 Team place: 3rd
1. Ashlee Treagus 10:25
2. Camille Ouellet 11:44
3. Sophie Moore 11:10
Andre wins club’s 5km handicap
April 27, 2019
Thanks to the timekeepers, helpers and runners who supported the club 5k handicap event on 27 April.
First across the line (out of those who ran the full distance!) was Camille Ouellet, followed by Phillipa Hadjasz, Tess Parry, Simon St Hill and Izak Bibile.
Andre Waring ran the event as part of a training session, but still won the Frank Tutchener Trophy, producing the fastest time of 15:14, ahead of Alex Ritchie (15:35) and Mitch Dyer (15:47).
1. Camille Ouellet 27:44 (net time: 21:29)
2. Phillipa Hajdasz 28:33 (net time: 25:33)
3. Tess Parry 28:43 (net time: 26:43)
4. Simon St. Hill 29:08 (net time: 22:18)
5. Izak Bibile 29:11 (net time: 17:21)
6. Sarah Melsom 29:17 (net time: 27:17)
7. Andre Waring 29:34 (net time: 15:14)
8. Dalton Di Medio 29:43 (net time: 19:43)
9. Peter Stefanos 29:44 (net time: 18:44)
10. Zac Hunter 29:48 (net time: 16:08)
11. David Featherston 29:49 (net time: 19:19)
12. Jess Campbell 29:50 (net time: 19:25)
13. Ross Thomas 29:52 (net time: 16:32)
14. Blake Lucas 29:53 (net time: 22:53)
15. Alex Ritchie 29:55 (net time: 15:35)
16. Scott Benedict 30:04 (net time: 16:54)
17. Jack Ewison 30:05 (net time: 18:45)
18. Mitch Dyer 30:07 (net time: 15:47)
19. Anthony Whitby 30:08 (net time: 20:08)
20. Mark Stewart 30:14 (net time: 28:14)
21. Caitlin Harrison 30:37 (net time: 24:52)
22. Kennedy Chen 31:28 (net time: 19:28)
23. Andy Searles 31:38 (net time: 19:08)
24. Jack Hill 31:49 (net time: 21:14)
Kaman Ip (net time 20:07) and Andre Di Medio (19:28) were first across the line crossed at the wrong bridge and ran approximately 4.5km.
Thinking of joining Box Hill Athletic Club?
April 25, 2019
If you are interested in finding out more about Box Hill, our achievements and the upcoming cross country season, come along to our presentation night on Friday 3 May.
Box Hill Athletic Club will hold its Annual General Meeting 7.30-8pm on Friday 3 May at the clubrooms in Barwon Street, Box Hill. This will be followed from 8pm onwards by our presentation evening, which is a celebration of the past year’s track and field and cross country seasons.
More importantly for new or prospective members, it is an opportunity to meet club members and find out what our club might offer you.
Former world record pole vaulter Emma George, a former Box Hill member, will speak during the evening.
Hope to see you there!
Congratulations to our athletes
April 18, 2019
Box Hill athletes continue to achieve overseas, interstate and at home.
Nana Owusu-Afriyie has been selected in the 4x100m squad to represent Australia at the World Relay Championships in Yokahama on May 10 and 11.
Harry Summers finished ahead of thousands of runners to win the 2019 Run for the Kids in Melbourne. Harry covered the hilly 12.8km course in 37:55.
Michael Eury ran a 13 minute PB in running 2:44:10 for the Boston Marathon on Monday. This time put Michael into 6th place in his age group, a great performance in this famous race.
Georgia Griffith and Georgia Hansen ran a great race to finish 1st and 2nd in the Australian University Championships on the Gold Coast. Georgia Griffith won in 4:10.52 ahead of Georgia Hansen (4:11.22) well ahead of the rest of the field. Both athletes bettered the qualifying time for the World University Games.
Harry Summers performs strongly in Denmark
April 3, 2019
Congratulations to Harry Summers, who performed with distinction at the World Cross Country Championships in Denmark on Saturday. In what some consider the most competitive event in the world, and over an extremely difficult course, Harry finished in 56th place and was the third Australian across the line.
The Australian team that finished 8th, ahead of Great Britain and the USA. Harry has worked incredibly hard in his “comeback” over the past 12-18 months and his continued success is a tribute to his determination and talent. Congratulations also to his coach, Steve Dinneen, who has guided Harry to this international performance.
Good luck to our Nationals athletes!
The Australian Track and Field Championships have started this week in Sydney, and Box Hill Athletic Club has representatives across the open and junior age groups.
For timetables, fields, results or to watch a live-streamed event, click here
Nationals bring out the best in athletes. If you believe you, your son or daughter might have broken a club record at Nationals, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.
Great result for our athletes at state titles
March 13, 2019
Box Hill medallists at the 2019 Victorian Track and Field Championships
?Georgia Hansen Open 1500m 4:27.35
Dalton Di Medio U20 Pole Vault 4.60m
Anastasia Purcell U18 400m 56.54
Douglas Buckeridge U17 1500m 4:16.88
Andre Di Medio U16 Pole Vault 4.35m
Tess Parry U15 Pole Vault 3.00m
Johnny Suares U14 Pole Vault 3.25m
Rachel Limburg Open High Jump 1.75m
Douglas Buckeridge U17 3000m 9:02.61
Connor Ogilvie U17 800m 1:57.57
Joel Pocklington Open Pole Vault 5.00m
Nana Owusu-Afriyie Open 100m 11.64
Rachel Limburg Open 100m Hurdles 14.59
Samantha Olsen U20 400m 56.87
Sarah Melsom U20 Pole Vault 3.60m
Ashlee Treagus U17 1500m 4:43.84
U17 800m 2:16.98
Ella Doherty U17 100m Hurdles 15.36
Rachel Limburg Open Shot Put 12.63m
Anastasia Purcell U18 200m 25.39
Bailey Culbert U17 400m Hurdles 59.37
Ruby Maher U16 800m 2:17.06
Connor McDonald U15 Long Jump 5.60m
Kieren Hesse U20 3000m Steeple 10:03.4
Oliver Blackburn U18 Javelin 48.70m
Jeremy Shum U17 110m Hurdles 15.77
Elijah Tsatas U16 100m Hurdles 15.08
Connor McDonald U15 100m 12.02
Holly Nieuwenhuizen U15 100m 12.75
Becky Lim U20 Long Jump 5.59m
Milton Simopouplos U17 Shot Put 12.24m
Zachary Matters U14 3000m Walk 16:09.55