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
Two AV Shield Premierships for Box Hill!
February 26, 2019
Box Hill had five teams qualify for the shield finals at Lakeside Stadium on Saturday and we came away with two premierships, a second place and two fifth placings. Congratulations to our Under 16 boys and our Under 16 girls who won the premiership in their age groups.
The Under 16 boys team of Axel Woods, Jordan Liang, Jeremy Shum, William Moxey, Matthew Dougan, Bailey Culbert, Advaith Prabha, Jack Armstrong, Jack Mclean, Ewan Webber, Harry Chen, Jordan Abbott, Zachary Matters, Bede Waters, Milton Simopoulos, Eli Taylor, Andre Di Medio and Johnny Suares who dominated their age group to win by over 1200 points. Congratulations to all these boys and to all the other U16 boys who helped the team get through to the final and to team manager, Colin Woods, for all his help and organisation of the team.
The Under 16 girls team of Jennifer Lim, Holly Nieuwenhuizen, Carly Senior, Ella Doherty, Charli Power, Eve Parry, Carla Dreyer, Ashlee Treagus, Ruby Maher, Mia Pope, Breanna Croall, Sienna Hillberg, Georgia Tayler and Tess Parry put in some great performances to win a closely fought contest. Congratulations to these girls and all the others who competed for this team throughout the year. Thanks also to Jeremy Taylor for all his help in organising this team.
The men Over 40 put in a very good performance to finish 2nd. Our Open Men and Open Women teams were, unfortunately, not at full strength and both finished in fifth position.
There were so many outstanding performances, but a special mention to Harry Blackburn, Will Seton, Rob Mayston, Cameron Baker, David McConnell, Ella Doherty and Jeremy Shum, all of whom competed in at least 4 events for their team on Saturday.
Shield Final Performances:
100m: Harry Blackburn 11.69 (0.3); Matthew Harcourt 11.76 (-0.7); Jiakai Fan 11.94 (0.5); Michael Tempone 12.21 (0.8); James Shaw 12.33 (-0.3); William Seton 12.67 (0.7);
400m: Matthew Harcourt 50.96; Harry Blackburn 51.79; James Shaw 56.42; Marcus Johnson 67.73;
1500m: Alexander Ritchie 4:01.6h;
110m Hurdles: William Seton 18.32 (1.1);
2000m Walk: Simon Evans 10:52.4h;
Discus: William Seton 41.19m; Samuel McDonald 31.56m; Harry Blackburn 28.84m;
Javelin: William Seton 50.50m; Harry Blackburn 45.17m; Samuel McDonald 42.85m;
Long Jump: Harry Blackburn 5.89m (0.3); Jiakai Fan 5.22m (-0.8); Marcus Johnson 3.76m (-1.3);
Pole Vault: Dalton Di Medio 4.60m; Harry Blackburn 3.70m;
Men Over 40
100m: Robert Mayston 13.03 (-0.4); Andrew Wilcox 12.25 (-0.3); David McConnell 14.03 (0.2); Cameron Baker 12.96 (-0.2);
400m: Andrew Wilcox 53.16; Robert Mayston 60.95; David McConnell 65.21; David Dougan 64.50;
1500m: John Meagher 4:35.2h; Andrew Egginton 4:50.8h; David Dougan 5:13.1h; Andrew Tunne 6:19.2h;
3000m Steeple: John Meagher 11:23.6h; Cameron Baker 14:57.1h;
100m Hurdles: David McConnell 19.71 (0.9);
110m Hurdles: Cameron Baker 19.46 (0.2);
2000m Walk: Andrew Egginton 11:48.0h;
400m Relay: Box Hill 52.55;
Discus: Robert Mayston 29.18m; Andrew Egginton 21.94m;
Javelin: Andrew Egginton 27.70m; Cameron Baker 30.91m;
Long Jump: Robert Mayston 4.96m; Peter McDonald 3.16m (2.1);
Pole Vault: George Schillinger 2.80m;
Men Under 16
100m: Axel Woods 11.54 (1.0); Jordan Liang 11.97 (-0.4); Jeremy Shum 12.30 (-0.3); William Moxey 12.38 (-0.5);
400m: Matthew Dougan 51.97; Bailey Culbert 53.87; William Moxey 58.49; Advaith Prabha 63.30;
1500m: Jack Armstrong 4:12.0h; Jack Mclean 4:26.2h; Ewan Webber 4:36.3h; Harry Chen 5:00.4h;
2000m Steeple: Jordan Abbott 6:33.0h; Zachary Matters 8:47.9h;
100m Hurdles: Bede Waters 15.28 (-0.2);
110m Hurdles: Jeremy Shum 17.22 (-0.8);
2000m Walk: Zachary Matters 10:43.3h;
400m Relay: Box Hill 48.24;
Discus: Milton Simopoulos 39.69m; Jeremy Shum 26.26m;
Javelin: Eli Taylor 37.41m; Bede Waters 37.33m;
Long Jump: Bailey Culbert 6.27m; Axel Woods 5.21m;
Pole Vault: Andre Di Medio 4.15m; Johnny Suares 2.95m;
100m: Kate Walker 13.51 (0.1); Catherine Hoh 14.12 (-0.1);
400m: Samantha Olsen 56.17; Sophia Davis 63.07; Catherine Hoh 71.84;
1500m: Marlie Campton 4:39.9h; Sharron Meager 7:06.0h;
2000m Walk: Sharron Meager 14:17.7h;
Discus: Panayiota Carabourniotis 24.81m;
Javelin: Panayiota Carabourniotis 25.92m; Rachel Limburg DNS;
Long Jump: Adelaid Hawkins 4.17m (-0.1); Panayiota Carabourniotis 3.79m (2.4);
Pole Vault: Phillipa Hajdasz 3.55m; Adelaid Hawkins 2.65m;
Women Under 16
100m: Jennifer Lim 12.60 (1.4); Holly Nieuwenhuizen 12.81 (1.5); Carly Senior 13.17 (-0.1); Ella Doherty 13.64 (-0.6);
400m: Charli Power 58.68; Eve Parry 59.67; Carla Dreyer 61.43; Ashlee Treagus 61.58;
1500m: Ruby Maher 4:44.1h; Ashlee Treagus 4:52.0h; Mia Pope 5:01.0h; Breanna Croall 5:08.2h;
100m Hurdles: Ella Doherty 15.73 (0.9);
400m Relay: Box Hill 50.40;
Discus: Carly Senior 16.81m; Ella Doherty 16.54m;
Javelin: Holly Nieuwenhuizen 27.62m; Ella Doherty 11.56m;
Long Jump: Sienna Hillberg 4.52m; Ella Doherty 4.34m;
Pole Vault: Georgia Tayler 3.55m; Tess Parry 2.80m;
Good luck to our AV Shield finalists!
February 20, 2019
Our Open teams are listed below.
100m: Harry Blackburn, Jiakai Fan, Matt Harcourt, James Shaw, Michael Tempone, Will Seton
400m: Matt Harcourt, Harry Blackburn, James Shaw, Marcus Johnson
1500m: Alex Ritchie
110m Hurdles: Will Seton
2000m Walk: Simon Evans
Discus: Will Seton, Sam McDonald, Harry Blackburn
Javelin: Harry Blackburn, Will Seton, Sam McDonald
Long Jump: Harry Blackburn, Jiakai Fan, Marcus Johnson
Pole Vault: Dalton Di Medio, Harry Blackburn
Relay from: Harry Blackburn, Jiakai Fan, Matt Harcourt, James Shaw, Michael Tempone
100m: Catherine Hoh, Kate Walker
400m: Sam Olsen, Sophia Davis, Catherine Hoh
1500m: Marlie Campton, Rachel Johnson, Sharron Meager
110m Hurdles: Rachel Limburg
2000m Walk: Pia Hunter, Sharron Meager
Discus: Yiota Carabourniotis
Javelin: Rachel Limburg, Yiota Carabourniotis
Long Jump: Rachel Limburg,
Pole Vault: Phillipa Hajdasz, Adelaid, Hawkins
Relay from: Catherine Hoh, Kate Walker, Sam Olsen, Sophia Davis