February 23, 2016
VICTORIAN MULTI EVENT CHAMPIONSHIPS
Congratulations to Matt Harcourt, David McConnell and Karen Carah who won state titles at the Victorian Multi-Event championships on the weekend. Kate Boulter and Will Seton won silver medals while Josiah Becker, Emily Butler, Madeline Lawson and Sam McDonald also performed well.
Women’s Open Heptathlon
Madeline Lawson 5th 4236 points
Women’s Under 18 Heptathlon
Kate Boulter 2nd 4052 points
Emily Butler 5th 3113 points
Women’s Over 40 Heptathlon
Karen Carah 1st 3504 points
Men’s Open Decathlon
Josiah Becker 5th 5486 points
Men’s Under 20 Decathlon
Matt Harcourt 1st 6358 points
Will Seton 2nd 6005 points
Men’s Under 18 Decathlon
Sam McDonald 6th 4989 points
Men’s Over 50 Decathlon
David McConnell 1st 3027 points
Athletics Victoria have announced a new fee structure for the 2016/17 season.
As you are probably aware, your annual registration fee is made up of two components, an Athletics Victoria fee and a Box Hill Club fee. Over the past few seasons AV have increased their fees several times. In most instances Box Hill has actually reduced the Club fee to absorb these increases.
This season open aged athletes have paid a $170 AV fee and a $90 club fee for a total of $260.
AV have announced that their fee will increase from $170 to $225 for the Shield season only (or XCR season only), and up to $300 for both Shield and XCR (although the XCR fee will cover race entries) and there will be entry fees for Knockout and state championships as usual.
Although this is a large increase, AV point out that athletics is still cheaper than many other sports.
As the Club is yet to set its fee for the upcoming season, we are happy to hear your feedback.
Good luck to all the Box Hill Athletes taking part in the state track and field championships at Lakeside Stadium this weekend. Let’s hope that Box Hill can pick up a swag of medals.
WELL DONE VANESSA!
Congratulations to Vanessa Bourne who was the 2nd woman across the line (and 10th overall) in the Buller gorge Marathon in New Zealand last week. Billed as New Zealand’s most scenic athletic event, the course ranges from 100m to 252m above sea level. Vanessa completed this tough course in 3:15:01, less than 16 minutes behind the winner of the men’s race!