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Andre wins club’s 5km handicap

April 27, 2019

Thanks to the timekeepers, helpers and runners who supported the club 5k handicap event on 27 April.

First across the line (out of those who ran the full distance!) was Camille Ouellet, followed by Phillipa Hadjasz, Tess Parry, Simon St Hill and Izak Bibile.

Andre Waring ran the event as part of a training session, but still won the Frank Tutchener Trophy, producing the fastest time of 15:14, ahead of Alex Ritchie (15:35) and Mitch Dyer (15:47).


1. Camille Ouellet          27:44    (net time: 21:29)

2. Phillipa Hajdasz         28:33    (net time: 25:33)

3. Tess Parry                   28:43    (net time: 26:43)

4. Simon St. Hill             29:08    (net time: 22:18) 

5. Izak Bibile                   29:11    (net time: 17:21) 

6. Sarah Melsom             29:17    (net time: 27:17)

7. Andre Waring             29:34    (net time: 15:14)

8. Dalton Di Medio        29:43    (net time: 19:43) 

9. Peter Stefanos             29:44    (net time: 18:44) 

10. Zac Hunter                29:48    (net time: 16:08) 

11. David Featherston    29:49    (net time: 19:19) 

12. Jess Campbell           29:50    (net time: 19:25) 

13. Ross Thomas            29:52    (net time: 16:32) 

14. Blake Lucas              29:53    (net time: 22:53) 

15. Alex Ritchie              29:55    (net time: 15:35) 

16. Scott Benedict          30:04    (net time: 16:54) 

17. Jack Ewison              30:05    (net time: 18:45) 

18. Mitch Dyer               30:07    (net time: 15:47) 

19. Anthony Whitby       30:08    (net time: 20:08) 

20. Mark Stewart            30:14    (net time: 28:14) 

21. Caitlin Harrison        30:37    (net time: 24:52) 

22. Kennedy Chen          31:28    (net time: 19:28) 

23. Andy Searles            31:38    (net time: 19:08) 

24. Jack Hill                    31:49    (net time: 21:14) 

Kaman Ip (net time 20:07) and Andre Di Medio (19:28) were first across the line crossed at the wrong bridge and ran approximately 4.5km.

Thinking of joining Box Hill Athletic Club?

April 25, 2019

If you are interested in finding out more about Box Hill, our achievements and the upcoming cross country season, come along to our presentation night on Friday 3 May.

Box Hill Athletic Club will hold its Annual General Meeting 7.30-8pm on Friday 3 May at the clubrooms in Barwon Street, Box Hill. This will be followed from 8pm onwards by our presentation evening, which is a celebration of the past year’s track and field and cross country seasons.

More importantly for new or prospective members, it is an opportunity to meet club members and find out what our club might offer you.

Former world record pole vaulter Emma George, a former Box Hill member, will speak during the evening.

Hope to see you there!

Congratulations to our athletes

April 18, 2019

Box Hill athletes continue to achieve overseas, interstate and at home.

Nana Owusu-Afriyie has been selected in the 4x100m squad to represent Australia at the World Relay Championships in Yokahama on May 10 and 11.

Harry Summers finished ahead of thousands of runners to win the 2019 Run for the Kids in Melbourne. Harry covered the hilly 12.8km course in 37:55.

Michael Eury ran a 13 minute PB in running 2:44:10 for the Boston Marathon on Monday. This time put Michael into 6th place in his age group, a great performance in this famous race.

Georgia Griffith and Georgia Hansen ran a great race to finish 1st and 2nd in the Australian University Championships on the Gold Coast. Georgia Griffith won in 4:10.52 ahead of Georgia Hansen (4:11.22) well ahead of the rest of the field. Both athletes bettered the qualifying time for the World University Games.

Harry Summers performs strongly in Denmark

April 3, 2019

Congratulations to Harry Summers, who performed with distinction at the World Cross Country Championships in Denmark on Saturday. In what some consider the most competitive event in the world, and over an extremely difficult course, Harry finished in 56th place and was the third Australian across the line.

The Australian team that finished 8th, ahead of Great Britain and the USA. Harry has worked incredibly hard in his “comeback” over the past 12-18 months and his continued success is a tribute to his determination and talent. Congratulations also to his coach, Steve Dinneen, who has guided Harry to this international performance.

Full results.

Good luck to our Nationals athletes!

The Australian Track and Field Championships have started this week in Sydney, and Box Hill Athletic Club has representatives across the open and junior age groups.

For timetables, fields, results or to watch a live-streamed event, click here.

Nationals bring out the best in athletes. If you believe you, your son or daughter might have broken a club record at Nationals, please email with the details.

Great result for our athletes at state titles

March 13, 2019

Box Hill medallists at the 2019 Victorian Track and Field Championships

Gold Medals

?Georgia Hansen              Open     1500m              4:27.35

Dalton Di Medio            U20      Pole Vault          4.60m

Anastasia Purcell            U18      400m                  56.54

Douglas Buckeridge       U17      1500m                4:16.88

Andre Di Medio             U16      Pole Vault          4.35m

Tess Parry                       U15      Pole Vault          3.00m

Johnny Suares                 U14      Pole Vault          3.25m

Rachel Limburg              Open     High Jump         1.75m

Douglas Buckeridge       U17      3000m                9:02.61

Connor Ogilvie               U17      800m                  1:57.57

Silver Medals

Joel Pocklington             Open     Pole Vault          5.00m

Nana Owusu-Afriyie      Open     100m                  11.64

Rachel Limburg              Open     100m Hurdles    14.59

Samantha Olsen              U20      400m                  56.87

Sarah Melsom                 U20      Pole Vault          3.60m

Ashlee Treagus               U17      1500m                4:43.84

            U17      800m                  2:16.98

Ella Doherty                   U17      100m Hurdles    15.36

Rachel Limburg             Open     Shot Put             12.63m

Anastasia Purcell            U18      200m                  25.39

Bailey Culbert                 U17      400m Hurdles    59.37

Ruby Maher                    U16      800m                  2:17.06

Connor McDonald          U15      Long Jump        5.60m

Bronze Medals

Kieren Hesse                   U20      3000m Steeple  10:03.4

Oliver Blackburn            U18      Javelin               48.70m

Jeremy Shum                  U17      110m Hurdles    15.77

Elijah Tsatas                    U16      100m Hurdles    15.08

Connor McDonald          U15      100m                  12.02

Holly Nieuwenhuizen    U15      100m                  12.75

Becky Lim                      U20      Long Jump        5.59m

Milton Simopouplos      U17      Shot Put             12.24m

Zachary Matters              U14      3000m Walk      16:09.55

Two AV Shield Premierships for Box Hill!

February 26, 2019

Box Hill had five teams qualify for the shield finals at Lakeside Stadium on Saturday and we came away with two premierships, a second place and two fifth placings. Congratulations to our Under 16 boys and our Under 16 girls who won the premiership in their age groups.

The Under 16 boys team of Axel Woods,  Jordan Liang, Jeremy Shum, William Moxey, Matthew Dougan, Bailey Culbert, Advaith Prabha, Jack Armstrong, Jack Mclean, Ewan Webber, Harry Chen, Jordan Abbott, Zachary Matters, Bede Waters, Milton Simopoulos, Eli Taylor, Andre Di Medio and Johnny Suares who dominated their age group to win by over 1200 points. Congratulations to all these boys and to all the other U16 boys who helped the team get through to the final and to team manager, Colin Woods, for all his help and organisation of the team.

The Under 16 girls team of Jennifer Lim, Holly Nieuwenhuizen, Carly Senior, Ella Doherty, Charli Power, Eve Parry, Carla Dreyer, Ashlee Treagus, Ruby Maher, Mia Pope, Breanna Croall, Sienna Hillberg, Georgia Tayler and Tess Parry put in some great performances to win a closely fought contest. Congratulations to these girls and all the others who competed for this team throughout the year. Thanks also to Jeremy Taylor for all his help in organising this team.

The men Over 40 put in a very good performance to finish 2nd. Our Open Men and Open Women teams were, unfortunately, not at full strength and both finished in fifth position.

There were so many outstanding performances, but a special mention to Harry Blackburn, Will Seton, Rob Mayston, Cameron Baker, David McConnell, Ella Doherty and Jeremy Shum, all of whom competed in at least 4 events for their team on Saturday. 

Shield Final Performances:

Men Open

100m: Harry Blackburn 11.69 (0.3); Matthew Harcourt 11.76 (-0.7); Jiakai Fan 11.94 (0.5); Michael Tempone 12.21 (0.8); James Shaw 12.33 (-0.3); William Seton 12.67 (0.7); 

400m: Matthew Harcourt 50.96; Harry Blackburn 51.79; James Shaw 56.42; Marcus Johnson 67.73; 

1500m: Alexander Ritchie 4:01.6h; 

110m Hurdles: William Seton 18.32 (1.1); 

2000m Walk: Simon Evans 10:52.4h; 

Discus: William Seton 41.19m; Samuel McDonald 31.56m; Harry Blackburn 28.84m; 

Javelin: William Seton 50.50m; Harry Blackburn 45.17m; Samuel McDonald 42.85m; 

Long Jump: Harry Blackburn 5.89m (0.3); Jiakai Fan 5.22m (-0.8); Marcus Johnson 3.76m (-1.3); 

Pole Vault: Dalton Di Medio 4.60m; Harry Blackburn 3.70m; 

Men Over 40

100m: Robert Mayston 13.03 (-0.4); Andrew Wilcox 12.25 (-0.3); David McConnell 14.03 (0.2); Cameron Baker 12.96 (-0.2); 

400m: Andrew Wilcox 53.16; Robert Mayston 60.95; David McConnell 65.21; David Dougan 64.50; 

1500m: John Meagher 4:35.2h; Andrew Egginton 4:50.8h; David Dougan 5:13.1h; Andrew Tunne 6:19.2h; 

3000m Steeple: John Meagher 11:23.6h; Cameron Baker 14:57.1h; 

100m Hurdles: David McConnell 19.71 (0.9); 

110m Hurdles: Cameron Baker 19.46 (0.2); 

2000m Walk: Andrew Egginton 11:48.0h; 

400m Relay: Box Hill 52.55; 

Discus: Robert Mayston 29.18m; Andrew Egginton 21.94m; 

Javelin: Andrew Egginton 27.70m; Cameron Baker 30.91m; 

Long Jump: Robert Mayston 4.96m; Peter McDonald 3.16m (2.1); 

Pole Vault: George Schillinger 2.80m; 

Men Under 16

100m: Axel Woods 11.54 (1.0); Jordan Liang 11.97 (-0.4); Jeremy Shum 12.30 (-0.3); William Moxey 12.38 (-0.5); 

400m: Matthew Dougan 51.97; Bailey Culbert 53.87; William Moxey 58.49; Advaith Prabha 63.30; 

1500m: Jack Armstrong 4:12.0h; Jack Mclean 4:26.2h; Ewan Webber 4:36.3h; Harry Chen 5:00.4h; 

2000m Steeple: Jordan Abbott 6:33.0h; Zachary Matters 8:47.9h; 

100m Hurdles: Bede Waters 15.28 (-0.2); 

110m Hurdles: Jeremy Shum 17.22 (-0.8); 

2000m Walk: Zachary Matters 10:43.3h; 

400m Relay: Box Hill 48.24; 

Discus: Milton Simopoulos 39.69m; Jeremy Shum 26.26m; 

Javelin: Eli Taylor 37.41m; Bede Waters 37.33m; 

Long Jump: Bailey Culbert 6.27m; Axel Woods 5.21m; 

Pole Vault: Andre Di Medio 4.15m; Johnny Suares 2.95m; 

Women Open

100m: Kate Walker 13.51 (0.1); Catherine Hoh 14.12 (-0.1); 

400m: Samantha Olsen 56.17; Sophia Davis 63.07; Catherine Hoh 71.84; 

1500m: Marlie Campton 4:39.9h; Sharron Meager 7:06.0h; 

2000m Walk: Sharron Meager 14:17.7h; 

Discus: Panayiota Carabourniotis 24.81m; 

Javelin: Panayiota Carabourniotis 25.92m; Rachel Limburg DNS; 

Long Jump: Adelaid Hawkins 4.17m (-0.1); Panayiota Carabourniotis 3.79m (2.4); 

Pole Vault: Phillipa Hajdasz 3.55m; Adelaid Hawkins 2.65m; 

Women Under 16

100m: Jennifer Lim 12.60 (1.4); Holly Nieuwenhuizen 12.81 (1.5); Carly Senior 13.17 (-0.1); Ella Doherty 13.64 (-0.6); 

400m: Charli Power 58.68; Eve Parry 59.67; Carla Dreyer 61.43; Ashlee Treagus 61.58; 

1500m: Ruby Maher 4:44.1h; Ashlee Treagus 4:52.0h; Mia Pope 5:01.0h; Breanna Croall 5:08.2h; 

100m Hurdles: Ella Doherty 15.73 (0.9); 

400m Relay: Box Hill 50.40; 

Discus: Carly Senior 16.81m; Ella Doherty 16.54m; 

Javelin: Holly Nieuwenhuizen 27.62m; Ella Doherty 11.56m; 

Long Jump: Sienna Hillberg 4.52m; Ella Doherty 4.34m; 

Pole Vault: Georgia Tayler 3.55m; Tess Parry 2.80m;

Good luck to our AV Shield finalists!

February 20, 2019

Our Open teams are listed below.

Men Open

100m: Harry Blackburn, Jiakai Fan, Matt Harcourt, James Shaw, Michael Tempone, Will Seton

400m: Matt Harcourt, Harry Blackburn, James Shaw, Marcus Johnson

1500m: Alex Ritchie

110m Hurdles: Will Seton

2000m Walk: Simon Evans

Discus: Will Seton, Sam McDonald, Harry Blackburn

Javelin: Harry Blackburn, Will Seton, Sam McDonald

Long Jump: Harry Blackburn, Jiakai Fan, Marcus Johnson

Pole Vault: Dalton Di Medio, Harry Blackburn

Relay from: Harry Blackburn, Jiakai Fan, Matt Harcourt, James Shaw, Michael Tempone

Women Open

100m: Catherine Hoh, Kate Walker

400m: Sam Olsen, Sophia Davis, Catherine Hoh

1500m: Marlie Campton, Rachel Johnson, Sharron Meager

110m Hurdles: Rachel Limburg

2000m Walk: Pia Hunter, Sharron Meager

Discus: Yiota Carabourniotis

Javelin: Rachel Limburg, Yiota Carabourniotis

Long Jump: Rachel Limburg,

Pole Vault: Phillipa Hajdasz, Adelaid, Hawkins

Relay from: Catherine Hoh, Kate Walker, Sam Olsen, Sophia Davis

AV Shield Round 12

February 13, 2019


Men Open

100m: Harry Blackburn 12.34 (-2.4); Jiakai Fan 12.47 (-2.4); 

200m: James Shaw 25.67 (-2.0); Michael Tempone 26.32 (-2.0); Dalton Di Medio DNS (-0.3); 

400m: Harry Blackburn DNS; 

800m: Russell Clowes 2:10.3h; Nicholas Baggott 2:11.3h; 

400m Hurdles: Matthew Harcourt 55.29; 

3000m Walk: Simon Evans 17:02.8h; 

Discus: Harry Blackburn 26.05m; 

Javelin: Harry Blackburn 48.32m; 

Long Jump: Harry Blackburn 5.54m; 

Pole Vault: Dalton Di Medio NM; Blake Lucas 0.00m; 

Shot Put: Marcus Johnson 0.00m; 

Men Over 40

100m: Robert Mayston 13.67; 

200m: Grant Mackenzie 32.13 (-0.8); Neville Gardner 46.60 (-2.4); Andrew Egginton DNS (-3.2); 

400m: Andrew Wilcox 53.51; Robert Mayston 61.58; 

800m: Andrew Egginton 2:21.3h; David Dougan 2:30.8h; Grant Mackenzie 2:58.6h; Neville Gardner 4:19.6h; 

1500m: John Meagher 4:45.9h; 

5000m: Andrew Tunne 24:26.3h; 

3000m Steeple: Cameron Baker 15:15.3h; 

100m Hurdles: Robert Mayston 26.45; 

300m Hurdles: David Mcconnell 51.57; 

Discus: Robert Mayston 24.16m; 

High Jump: David Mcconnell 1.30m; Grant Mackenzie 1.30m; Cameron Baker 0.00m; 

Javelin: Robert Mayston 8.84m; 

Long Jump: Robert Mayston 4.25m; John Meagher DNS; 

Pole Vault: George Schillinger NM; Cameron Baker NM; David Mcconnell NM; 

Shot Put: Andrew Egginton 8.70m; Neville Gardner 5.33m; Grant Mackenzie 6.69m; Cameron Baker 0.00m; 

Men Under 18

100m: Oliver Blackburn 13.90 (-1.1); 

200m: Anton Zangl 24.80 (-0.1); 

400m: Oliver Blackburn 61.51; 

3000m Steeple: Kieran Hesse 10:15.1h; 

Discus: Oliver Blackburn 28.72m; 

Javelin: Oliver Blackburn 43.33m; 

Long Jump: Oliver Blackburn 4.83m; 

Shot Put: Anton Zangl 0.00m; 

Men Under 16

200m: Axel Woods 24.05 (-2.9); Andre Di Medio DNS (-1.9); 

800m: Matthew Dougan 2:13.4h; 

1500m: Jack Mclean 4:32.1h; 

2000m Steeple: Jordan Abbott 6:45.7h; 

200m Hurdles: Bede Waters 29.42 (1.1); Elijah Tsatas 30.72 (1.1); 

400m Hurdles: Jeremy Shum NT; 

3000m Walk: Zachary Matters 16:57.3h; 

High Jump: Bede Waters 1.65m; 

Pole Vault: Johnny Suares NM; Andre Di Medio NM; 

Shot Put: Milton Simopoulos 0.00m; 

Triple Jump: Zachary Wong 11.51m; Milton Simopoulos 0.00m; 

Women Open

200m: Catherine Hoh 30.78 (-0.5); 

400m: Sophia Davis 63.36; 

800m: Pia Hunter 2:58.2h; 

100m Hurdles: Rachel Limburg 15.37 (-1.3); 

3000m Walk: Pia Hunter 19:37.3h; Sharron Meager DQ; 

Hammer: Panayiota Carabourniotis 20.49m; 

High Jump: Panayiota Carabourniotis 1.50m; 

Javelin: Irene Margaronis 29.93m; Kathryn Brooks 17.17m; 

Long Jump: Rachel Limburg 5.83m; 

Pole Vault: Phillipa Hajdasz NM; 

Shot Put: Sharron Meager 6.30m; Panayiota Carabourniotis 8.50m; 

Triple Jump: Skye Cody NM; 

Women Under 18

400m: Anastasia Purcell 58.06; Wednesday Shiel 59.99; Ellie Masters 61.89; 

100m Hurdles: Becky Lim 15.31 (-0.9); 

Long Jump: Becky Lim 5.04m; 

Women Under 16

100m: Ella Doherty 13.70; Eden Lloyd 13.86; Sienna Hillberg 15.63 (-3.9); 

200m: Chavella Tanubrata 27.99 (-2.2); Jennifer Lim 28.08 (-0.9); Ruby Maher 29.01 (+0.0); Carly Senior 29.68 (-3.0); 

400m: Charli Power 60.46; Ella Doherty 63.09; Eve Parry DQ; 

800m: Carla Dreyer 2:22.6h; 

100m Hurdles: Ella Doherty 15.81 (-2.8); 

Long Jump: Sienna Hillberg 4.20m; 

Pole Vault: Georgia Tayler NM; Tess Parry NM;

What a night at the Box Hill Classic!

February 8, 2019

Congratulations to chief organisers Peter Stefanos and Steve Dinneen, who have worked tirelessly to make the second annual Box Hill Classic a great success.

Thank you to all volunteers, including AV officials, parents of Box Hill athletes, club committee members and coaches.

Well done to all athletes!

Full results

Len Johnson’s wrap-up