2015-2016 Shield Round 1 – Nunawading – 10 October 2015

October 10, 2015


Numbers were down for the first round of shield competition. It is important that we have as many athletes as possible competing in the early rounds of shield to make sure our teams qualify for the finals next February. We understand that some athletes have school athletics at this time of the year or have exams coming up soon, but if you are available, please try to make it to shield competition to score points for your team.  The results below are from the AV website, please let us know if there are any mistakes.


We finished 2nd in division 1 this week. In men’s division 1 we can have up to 6 scoring athletes in the 100, 400 and 1500m and three scoring athletes in other events. We only filled our quota in one event this week. Best performances were from Will Potter winning the 1500m, Joel Pocklington the pole vault and David Grant in the javelin. James Baumgartner competed in four individual events and a relay to be our top points scorer.


Nunawading      865

Box Hill                 528

St Kevins              345

Old Scotch           152

Box Hill 2                20

Men Open Division 1 100m

James Baumgartner        11.70

Men Open Division 1 400m

Michael Dowel                  52.2

Mohamad Zeed                52.56

Peter Hill                              55.47

Men Open Division 1 1500m

William Potter                   3:53.5

Michael Dowel                  3:56.9

Nicholas Baggott              4:02.4

James O’Connell               4:12.1

Zac Hunter                          4:13.4

Raymond Chan                 4:26.9   

Carlos Norman                  4:50.0

Men Open Division 1 110m Hurdles

James Baumgartner        17.04

Men Open Division 1 2000m Walk

Simon Evans                       10:33.5

Men Open Division 1 Pole Vault

Joel Pocklington               5.10m

Men Open Division 1 Long Jump

James Baumgartner        5.54m

Men Open Division 1 Javelin

David Grant BOH              53.09m

James Baumgartner        28.70m

Men Open Division 1 Discus

Blake Lucas                         23.35m

James Filshie                      14.36m



Our women’s team won a close encounter, despite numbers being low on the track. As in most of the other divisions, we can have up to 4 points scorers in the 100, 400 and 1500m and 2 points scorers in the other events. Fortunately our field event athletes performed well to score enough points to win. Monica Van Wynen performed well in the 100m and 400m in her first competition for the club.


Box Hill                 195

Ringwood            183

Nunawading      125

St Stephens          75

Women Open Division 1 100m

Monica Van Wynen        13.00

Catherine Hibberd           14.41

Women Open Division 1 400m

Monica Van Wynen        61.27

Women Open Division 1 1500m

Caitlin Harrison                  6:00.70

Women Open Division 1 3000m Steeple

Liza Henshall                      14:35.1

Women Open Division 1 Pole Vault

Isabelle Napier                  3.30m

Jacqueline Williams         3.30m

Brigid Davis                         2.40m

Women Open Division 1 Long Jump

Kelly Ulf                               4.70m

Catherine Hibberd           4.24m

Women Open Division 1 Javelin

Irene Margaronis             20.18m

Catherine McCowan       19.79m

Women Open Division 1 Discus

Catherine McCowan       35.70m

Angela Phillips                   31.88m

Catherine Hibberd           20.14m



Our over 40 men’s team finished 2nd behind our constant rivals, Waverley. New club member, David McConnell scored well in the 400m, pole vault and javelin, Nick Carah competed in five events and David Featherston in four, while Andrew Wilcox put in a superb run in the 400m producing a time of 51.42


Waverley             365

Box Hill                 294

Yarra Ranges      134

Box Hill 2                41

Old Xaverians      13

Men 40+ 100m

Andrew Wilcox                 11.76

Nick Carah                           13.55

Men 40+ 400m

Andrew Wilcox                 51.52

David Featherston           54.61

David McConnell              64.93 (57.78 M60)

David Ayers                        62.09 (58.98 M50)

Nick Carah                           64.58

Men 40+ 1500m

John Meagher                   4:53.8 (4:33.2 M50)

Steve Preece                     4:54.6

Tony Langelaan                 5:13.7

Andrew Tunne                  6:29.1 (6:01.8 M50)

David Featherston           6:11.6

Men 40+ 2000m Walk

Graeme Olden                  11:25.2 (10:37.2 M50)

Men 40+ Pole Vault

David McConnell              2.40m (3.02m M60)

Men 40+ Long Jump

David Featherston           4.87m

Nick Carah                           4.48m

Men 40+ Javelin

Nick Carah                           31.00m

David McConnell              22.73m (28.86m M60)

Michael Seton                   15.92m (17.98m M50)

Men 40+ Discus

Michael Seton                   23.02m (24.17m M50)

David Featherston           23.35m

Nick Carah                           22.42m



Our over 40 women’s team won a very close competition. Thanks largely to Amanda Harper doing four individual events and a relay and Karen Carah, 3 events and a relay. Pia Hunter and Anna Di Medio joined them to score 18 points for 2nd place in the relay, without which the tea would have finished 3rd.


Box Hill                 165

Waverley             159

Ringwood            152

Yarra Ranges      121

Women 40+ 100m

Karen Carah                       13.92

Amanda Harper                16.06

Women 40+ 400m

Amanda Harper                76.18

Women 40+ 1500m

Amanda Harper                5:44.5

Kerry Putt                           6:10.6

Women 40+ 2000m Walk

Pia Hunter                           11:52.8

Women 40+ Long Jump

Karen Carah                       4.49m

Amanda Harper                2.79m

Women 40+ Javelin

Karen Carah                       22.98m

Anna Di Medio                  16.67m

Women 40+ Discus

Anna Di Medio                  23.58m

Pia Hunter                           13.11m



The under 18 boys finished 3rd. Matt Harcourt ran a good hurdles, Ned Snibson ran a fast 400m and Scott McKenzie did well in the 1500, but we need more under 18 boys competing to make sure we can finish in the top two and make it to the finals at the end of the season.

Ringwood            516

Nunawading      324

Box Hill                 261

Waverley             115

Yarra Ranges      108


Men U18 100m

Ned Snibson                      11.41

William Wu                         12.22

Men U18 400m

Ned Snibson                      50.46

Men U18 1500m

Scott McKenzie                                 4:10.5

Sebastian Failla                 4:15.8

Lucas Pamminger             4:31.4

Samuel Rattray                 4:41.3

James Dakin                       4:42.7

Men U18 110m Hurdles

Matthew Harcourt          14.81

Men U18 Pole Vault

Matthew Harcourt          4.05m

Men U18 Long Jump

William Wu                         5.24m



The under 18 girls finished 4th. We need more under 18 girls taking part to improve this team’s performance. Imogen Purcell and Kate Boulter did three events each and then Imogen stepped up to the open team for the relay.

Old Xaverians    235

Nunawading      232

Ringwood            184

Box Hill                 152

Yarra Ranges        78

Waverley               36


Women U18 100m

Imogen Purcell                  13.64

Women U18 400m

Imogen Purcell                  62.05

Kate Boulter                       62.82

Women U18 100m Hurdles

Imogen Purcell                  16.78

Women U18 Pole Vault

Olivia Carah                        3.15m

Women U18 Javelin

Kate Boulter                       25.40m

Women U18 Discus

Kate Boulter                       27.18m




The under 16 boys also finished 3rd, a good effort considering we only had 4 boys competing in this age group on the day. Hopefully we have a few more of our under 16 boys taking part in round 2.
Ringwood            421

Nunawading      200

Box Hill                 168

Old Xaverians    114

Yarra Ranges         88

Men U16 100m

Harrison Truscott             13.29

Men U16 1500m

Murray Lovass                   5:31.3

Men U16 Pole Vault

Michael Toso                     3.00m

Men U16 Long Jump

Harrison Truscott             4.88m

Men U16 Discus

Cameron Mackenzie      22.20m

Men U16 Javelin

Cameron Mackenzie      18.01m



The under 16 girls had a great win with a number of excellent performances. Jessica Mackenzie and Georgia Durham both did three individual events, scoring well for the team.

Box Hill                 527

Croydon               372

Ringwood            318

Old Xaverians    280

Yarra Ranges      157

Nunawading      127


Women U16 100m

Ellie Masters                      13.34

Georgie Monsell-Butler   13.80

Sophie Tadgell                   14.21

Georgia Durham               14.91

Tara Samaranayake

Women U16 400m

Sophie Tadgell                   65.21

Georgie Monsell-Butler  66.17

Georgia Durham               67.21

Carla Dreyer                       69.15

Women U16 1500m

Amy Atkinson                    4:51.4

Molly McCarthy                4:55.6

Georgia Durham               5:16.3

Jess Hepworth                  5:38.3

Carly Atkinson                   5:58.1

Women U16 90m Hurdles

Ellie Masters                      13.42

Emily Butler                        14.69

Women U16 Long Jump

Emily Butler                        4.59m

Jessica Mackenzie           4.54m

Women U16 Javelin

Jessica Mackenzie           28.96m

Women U16 Discus

Jessica Mackenzie           25.77m