2015-2016 Summer Bulletin No. 10

November 30, 2015

Round 6 of shield competition will be held at Nunawading on Thursday night, December 10.

Halfway through the 10 rounds of shield competition, our women’s teams (open Division 1, U16, U18, 40+) are all on top of the ladder. Our men’s teams however are sitting 1st (40+), 2nd (U16), and 3rd (Open division 1 and U18). Only the top two teams in each division qualify for the finals, so we will need to try to fill all events in round 6 and again in round 7 (Dec 19), so that we are in a strong position going into the Christmas break.

Please be aware that a Miler’s Club and Rare Air Club meet will take place at Box Hill on Tuesday, December1. Training must be completed before the start of this event at 7:00pm.

We are also asking to volunteers to help with a BBQ (sausages will be for sale!), so if you can help with the sausage sizzle, please let us know.


All members are reminded that Little Athletics training is at the track every Wednesday from 4:30pm – 6:00pm. If you are training at this time please be aware that children are on the track and use extra caution. At all times, athletes should be aware of those around them to make sure that the track is a safe place to train.

December 10, Thursday, Round 6, Nunawading
December 19, Saturday, Round 7, Nunawading
January 9, Saturday, Round 8, Nunawading (zone vs zone)
January 16, Saturday, Round 9, Lakeside Stadium (zone vs zone)
January 30, Saturday, Round 10, Nunawading
February 6, Saturday, Shield Final, Lakeside Stadium


Congratulations to all the Box Hill athletes who took part in the relay championships on Saturday. It was a great day for Box Hill, with our teams winning 5 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze medals.

Under 16 men

Lucien Male, Connor McKee, Austin Hunter and Darcy Powne won a silver medal in the medley relay. Darcy came powering home, passing several athletes on the final 800m leg to put the team in a medal position.

Under 16 women

Ellie Masters, Emily Bertacco, Sophia Davis and Amy Atkinson won a bronze medal in the medley and then Ellie and Emily combined with Tara Samaranyake and Laura Jane Irving to win through to the final of the 4×100 where they finished 7th

Under 18 men

Matt Harcourt, Sam McDonald, Darcy Powne and Ned Snibson won a bronze medal in the 4x400m and then Ned combined with Seb Faila, Alex Ritchie and Scott McDonald to win another bronze in the 4x1500m

Under 18 women

Nana Owusu-Afriyie, Imogen Purcell, Olivia Carah and Kate Boulter took the bronze in the 4x100m. In the 4x400m Olivia and Kate combined with Sophie Tadgell and Sophie Schwerkolt to finish 4th, while Sophie Schwerkolt, Holly Pedersen, Louise Ton and Jesse Hepworth finished 6th in the 4x800m

Over 40 men

Kynan Dawes, Andrew Egginton, Robert Schwerkolt and Tony Langelaan combined to with the 4x1500m and set a new Australian record! A fantastic effort.
Andrew Wilcox, Rob Schwerkolt, Nick Carah and Tony Langelaan grabbed a bronze medal in a desperately close finish in the 4x400m, while Andrew Wilcox, Rob Mayston, David McConnell and Nick Carah finished 4th in the 4×100.

Over 40 women

Karen Carah, Amanda Harper, Julie Norney and Pia Hunter combined to win 2 gold medals, in the 4x100m and the 4x400m.

Over 50 men

Peter Stefanos, John Meagher, Chris O’Connor and Scott Lawrence won gold in the 4x1500m and Scott combined with David McConnell, Rob Mayston and Andrew Egginton to take the silver in the 4×400

Open women

Monique Briard, Rachel Limburg, Rebecca Fredricksen and Angela Phillips ran a good heat but did not qualify for the final of the 4x100m. However, the 4x400m team of Sophia Davis, Georgia Hansen, Imogen Purcell and Georgia Griffith qualified for the final to be held on Saturday at the Zatopek meet. This was a great performance by a team of one U16, two U18 and one U20 athlete competing in open competition and qualifying as one of the fastest teams. Georgia Griffith and Georgia Hansen then teamed with other juniors, Genevieve Wah and Amy Atkinson to win gold in the 4x800m.

Open Men

Matt Zwarts, Mohamad Zeed, Daniel White-Alikakos and James Baumgartner missed out on the final of the 4×100 and then Matt, Mo and Daniel were joined by Rob Owen to finish 3rd in their heat af the 4x400m and again just miss out on the final. Will Potter, Nick Baggott, Bouchaid Chefnaoui and Michael Dowel finished 5th out of 13 teams in the final of the 4x800m