2014 – 2015 Summer Bulletin No 24

March 18, 2015



Please note that the track will be closed for training from 7:00pm this Thursday, March 19 and next Thursday, March 26.



Congratulations to Georgia Griffith, Olivia Carah, Nana Owusu-Afriyie, Tayla Billington and Kathryn Brooks who won Australian titles at the national championships in Sydney last weekend. Box Hill’s other medalists included, Tom Selwood, Dalton Dimedio, Ella Squires, Imogen Purcell and Matt Harcourt.

Gold Medals:

Georgia Griffith, 800m, Under 20, 2:07.02

Olivia Carah, Pole Vault, Under 17, 3.45m

Tayla Billington, 10,000m walk, Under 20, 50:11.05

Kathryn Brooks, Javelin, Under 20, 47.44m

Nana Owusu-Afriyie, 200m, Under 17, 24.51, 4x100m relay, Under 18

Ella Squires, 4x200m relay, Under 16

Silver Medals:

Nana Owusu-Afriyie, 100m, Under 18, 11.85

Dalton Di Medio, Pole Vault, Under 16, 3.85m

Ella Squires, 4x100m relay, Under 16

Bronze Medals:

Tom Selwood, 3000m, Under 16, 9:06.91

Matthew Harcourt, 400m hurdles, Under 18, 54.18

Imogen Purcell, 400m hurdles, Under 18, 64.14

Other Results:

Mitchell Dyer, 1500m, Under 20, 4th, 3:51.44

Georgia Hansen, 800m, Under 18, 4th, 2:14.20

Ella Squires, 100m, Under 16, 4th, 12.12; 200m, Under 16, 5th, 25.02

Dalton Di Medio, Pole Vault, Under 17, 5th, 3.55m

Darcy Powne, 800m, Under 16, 4th, 2:00.45

Arjun Ravindran, Under 15, 100m hurdles, 4th, 14.32Matt Harcourt, 110m hurdles, Under 18, 5th, 14.46

Spencer Anderson, 800m, Under 14, 4th, 2:13.27; 1500m, Under 14, 10th, 4:51.47

Connor McKee, 400m, Under 15, 6th, 55.92

Sophia Davis, 400m, Under 16, 6th, 57.82

Emily Bertacco, 90m hurdles, Under 16, 8th, 13.84

Jessica MacKenzie, Javelin, Under 15, 8th, 32.56m

Olivia Carah, High Jump, Under 17, 6th, 1.60m

Sam McDonald, Javelin, Under 17, 7th, 46.83m

Nick Kronenberg, Shot Put, Under 16, 10.76m

Tamsyn Lovass, 1500m, Under 15, 11th, 4:54.62; 800m, Under 15, 16th, 2:22.85

Genevieve Wah, 800m, Under 17, 15th, 2:18.92

(Please let us know if we have missed any results!)



Please be aware that the track is sometimes booked by schools and other users (see club website for details). In particular note that the track is booked for a Miler’s Club meets on Thursday, March 19, and Thursday, March 26 from 7:00pm. There is also a booking during the day on Wednesday, March 25, which will mean that the track is unavailable for training until 5:00pm on that day.

The 800m and 1500m events on March 19 can be entered via the Victorian Miler’s Club website. The 3000m and 5000m events on March 26 are open to all (not just AV members) and is therefore run under the title of the Victorian Running Network. You can enter these events via the AV website.




The 2015 cross country and road racing season starts in just 5 weeks. The first event will be the cross country relays at Jells Park on Saturday, April 18. Let’s hope that Box Hill can have another successful winter season.

CLUB 5K HANDICAP – Saturday, April 11

The Club’s annual 5k handicap race will be held at the usual venue, along the bike paths at Gardiner’s Creek in Box Hill South, on the morning of Saturday April 11. Meet at 9:00am for a 9:30 start. The run will be followed by brunch. This will be the launch of our winter season and we hope that as many members as possible will come along to race, run or jog the 5km course (or help out with timing).


Congratulations to all the Box Hill athletes who performed well at the Victorian Masters Championships, especially our medalists. A special mention to Andrew Wilcox, who not only won 4 gold medals, but set a couple of state age group records as well!

Gold Medals:

Brett Nuske, 30-34 years, Hammer 42.32, Weight Throw, 11.98m

David Featherston, 40-44 years, 110m hurdles, 18.19, 400m hurdles, 61.11

Talitha Crawford, 40-44 years, 400m, 61.42

Andrew Wilcox, 45-49 years, 60m, 7.76; 100m, 11.98; 200m, 24.71; 400m, 52.98

Rob Schwerkolt, 45-49 years, 1500m, 4:18.79; 800m, 2:06.7

Amanda Harper, 45-49 years, 2000m steeple, 8:32.31, Pole Vault 1.35m

Pia Hunter, 45-49 years, 3000m walk, 17:43.61

Julie Norney, 45-49 years, 5000m, 18:13.60

Tony Langelaan, 45-49 years, 5000m, 17:18.08

George Schillinger, 65-69 years, Pole Vault, 3.00m

Rob Barclay, 75-70 years, Pole Vault, 2.40m

Silver Medals:

Caitlin Harrison, 35-39 years, 1500m, 6:04.99

David Ayers, 50-54 years, 800m 2:19.98

Bronze Medals:

David Ayers, 50-54 years, 400m 62.54

Neville Gardner, 70-74 years, 1500m, 8:32.62; Discus, 22.99m