April 22, 2015
PRESENTATION NIGHT – MAY 1
The Box Hill Athletic Club Presentation Night will be held at the club rooms on Friday night, May 1. This is a great chance to celebrate another successful year and we hope that all members can attend. This night will also incorporate (a brief) annual general meeting.
Date: Friday, May 1
Venue: The Graeme Olden Room (upstairs at the club rooms)
Cost: $10 ($20 per family)
Includes hot finger food, supper, soft drinks, tea and coffee.
No need to book, just pay on the night.
We hope to see you all there!
XCR’15 ROUND 2 AT LARDNER PARK ON SATURDAY, MAY 9
The second round of the XCR’15 season will be held on the testing hills of Lardner Park (between Drouin and Warragul) on Saturday, May 9.
To compete in this event you must enter via the AV website or better yet purchase a series ticket which enters you for all the individual events for this season.
Series tickets cost:
Open and Overage: $95 for six races
Under 20: $75 for five races
Under 18: $60 for four races
Under 16: $50 for four races
Under 14: $50 for four races
We are hoping to have a big turn out of athletes for this event.
JUNIORS SHINE AT JELLS PARK
Box Hill juniors performed extremely well at the Jells Park cross country relays on Saturday, winning one gold and three silver medals. Our over 40 teams also picked up two medals.
Of the 13 divisions in which Box Hill fielded complete teams, we picked up 6 medals and two 4th places.
The Box Hill under 14 men’s team of Murray Lovass, Spencer Anderson and Mac Anderson won the gold medal, while Scott McKenzie, Lucas Pamminger and Alex Ritchie (under 18 men), Amy Rives, Georgia Hansen, Paris Powell (under 18 women) and Tamsyn Lovass, Molly McCarthy and Amy Atkinson (under 16 women) all won silver. Box Hill also picked up bronze medals in the Over 40 women’s race (Amanda Harper, Pia Hunter, Talitha Crawford) and the Over 49 men’s event (Simon Watson, Tony Langelaan and John Meagher).
Our men’s division 1 team was below full strength but finished 4th only about 40 seconds outside of second place.
Our under 20 men’s team came up against some extremely strong competition and was also unlucky to miss out on a medal.
Special thanks to Hanson Wong who came ready to race if needed and then helped officiating all day and to Rachel Johnson and Martine Prendergast who also helped as officials. Thanks also to everyone who helped with timekeeping, your help is very much appreciated.
Men Division 1(Team place: 4th)
- Daniel Clark 19:47
- Michael Dowel 19:55
- Peter Green 19:37
- Steve Dinneen 18:55
- Will Potter 19:06
- Steve Kelly 18:40
Men Division 2 (Team place: 6th)
- Trent Collins 22:34
- Welday Mebrahtu 21:28
- James O’Connell 19:54
- Nick Baggott 20:15
- David Jiminez 22:53
- Andrew Hester 22:02
Men Over 40 (Team place: 3rd)
- John Meagher 20:45
- Tony Langelaan 22:21
- Simon Watson 22:38
Men Over 50 (Team place: 10th)
- Bill Dyer 27:10
- Simon St. Hill 28:46
- Chris O’Connor 24:46
Men Under 20 (Team 1: place: 4th)
- Zac Hunter 20:58
- Ben Cox 20:38
- Mitch Dyer 19:51
Men Under 20 (Team 2: place: 11th)
- Carlos Norman 24:12
- Jack Predergast 25:21
- Ray Chan 22:16
Men Under 18 (Team place: 2nd)
- Scott McKenzie 9:36
- Lucas Pamminger 10:15
- Alex Ritchie 9:43
Men Under 14 (Team place: 1st)
- Murray Lovass 11:22
- Mac Anderson 11:08
- Spencer Anderson 10:57
Women Division 1 (Team place: 7th)
- Grace Brown 22:40
- Hannh Deal 25:42
- Julie Norney 22:40
- Hayley Tomlinson 24:52
- Sarah Cant 24:54
Women Division 2 (Team place: 11th)
- Liza Henshall 27:15
- Grace Kalac 25:08
- Louise Rait 26:55
- Caitlin Harrison 29:54
Women Division 4
- Kelly Ulf 31:33
- Megan Sloane 29:51
Women Over 40 (Team place: 3rd)
- Amanda Harper 26:16
- Pia Hunter 28:04
- Talitha Crawford 27:18
Women Under 20 (Team place: 8th)
- Chloe Metzelling 12:37
- Imogen Purcell 13:02
- Zoe Schwerkolt 13:34
Women Under 18 (Team 1: place: 2nd)
- Georgia Hansen 11:02
- Amy Rives 11:27
- Paris Powell 11:37
Women Under 18 (Team 2: place: 7th)
- Sophie Schwerkolt 12:15
- Louise Ton 12:15
- Carly Atkinson 14:38
Women Under 16 (Team place: 2nd)
- Molly McCarthy 11:07
- Amy Atkinson 11:57
- Tamsyn Lovass 11:25
(Times are correct to best of our knowledge! Tell us if you know of any errors)
Ian Sloane’s Report on the Men’s Open Races:
Jells Park Relays 18 April 2015
Box Hill had a modest commencement to the winter season with our senior teams and an excellent beginning with our junior teams.
Our Premier Division male team finished fourth just out of the medals after a strong back-end performance. The team started out in 7th position slipping to 8th and regaining 7th position at the end of the third leg. Steve Dinneen passed a number of opponents in the fourth leg to bring Box Hill up to fourth position 15 seconds behind third-placed Melbourne University. Ballarat had a commanding lead as one would have expected with Stuart McSweyn, Collis Birmingham, Ryan Gregson and Brett Robinson in their team. Steve Moneghetti was a late inclusion in the Ballarat team after expecting to run in the 50 + team.
Geelong were also very competitive and as the race progressed Knox came into the picture with a surge towards the end. Will Potter and Steve Kelly can very creditably to maintain fourth place. Will got past Melbourne University but was unable to hold off Zak Patterson who ran a very fast leg. Knox’ momentum carried them into the silver medal position, over five minutes behind Ballarat. Steve Kelly ran an almost identical time to his Knox opponent, and he just missed catching his Geelong opponent. Geelong won the bronze medal and Box Hill was next over the line, fourth.
The Division 2 team had a hard battle, with the three top placed teams performing extremely well. Essendon, relegated from Division 1 won the race from Doncaster, which is on the rise again, and Western Suburbs which took the early lead and fell back later when its depth was slightly less than its opponents. Nick Baggott and James McConnell were our standout performers.
Unfortunately, we did not field any other senior men’s teams, which is a surprising turnabout form previous seasons when we have been competitive in four divisions.
- Ballarat 109:55
- Knox 115:09
- Geelong 115:27
- Box Hill 115:51
- SSH 119:01
- Melbourne Uni 120:12
- Essendon 119:05
- Doncaster 121:26
- Western Suburbs 122:17
- Glenhuntly 124:55
- Diamond Valley 127:04
- Box Hill 128:56
The XCR’15 season is underway. We are hoping to have a record number of athletes competing for Box Hill this winter season.
With 56 athletes and a high number of juniors competing in round 1 at Jells Park, this season is looking promising (despite a number of our open men being unavailable for the first event)
May 9, Saturday, XRC’15 Round 2, Lardner Park Cross Country
May 30, Saturday, XCR’15 Round 3, Lake Wendouree Road Race
June 13, Saturday, XCR’15 Round 4, Bundoora Cross Country Champs
June 28, Sunday, XCR’15 Round 5, Albert Park Road Race
July 11, Saturday, XCR’15 Round 6, Sandown Road Relays
August 1, Saturday, XCR’15 Round 7, Brimbank Park Cross Country
August 15, Saturday, XCR’15 Round 8, Ekiden Relay, Angelsea
August 29, Saturday, National Cross Country Championships, Melbourne
September 6, Sunday, XCR’15 Round 9, Burnley half-marathon
September 19, Saturday, XCR’15 Round 10, Tan Relays