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2023 Vic Track & Field Champs U20 & Open

Glenhuntly Athletic Club – Latest News

Friday 3–Sunday 5 March 2023 at Lakeside Stadium

After our under age team members great results on weekend 1 of the VIC Championships it was over to the U20 and Open competitors on weekend 2. Once again the Glenhuntly team showed up in force with 35 athletes competing in 27 different events across the three days of competition. There were some hot, tough conditions towards the end of the weekend and so congratulations to everyone who competed and to those who won medals, made finals, broke personal bests or set new club records - well done.




Jemma Craddock U20 Javelin 38.92m

Aidan Velten U20 3000m Steeple 9:37.25

Guy Henley MAMB Discus 50.74 New club record


Matthew Gough OpenM 800m 1:51.78

Russell Short MAMB Discus 37.39 New club record

Rhydian Cowley OpenM 500mW 19:01.44 New club record


Sophia Hanlon U20 400m 56.38

Noa Kino OpenF High Jump 1.62m

Jesse McKenna OpenM 100m 10.64

Russell Short MAMB Shot Put 13.21

Ashleigh Palmer OpenF 400mH 61.43

Congratulations to all of the medalists on your fantastic performances. There will always be athletes who finish agonisingly close to a medal in fourth position and James Hatton fell into this category in the Open 800m. A great incentive to hit the podium next year.

Full results of all Glenhuntly team members is provided at the end of this summary.


Great to see two new club records set in the MAMB thoughts events by Guy Henley and Russell short for discus. Rhydian Cowley’s time of 19:01.44 set a new club record in the 5000m walk crossing the line in 4th but took home the Victorian silver. Evette Cordy ran a fantastic 2:19.26 800m to break the F45-49 club record. Congratulations to our new club record holders Guy, Russell, Evette and Rhydian.

It was fantastic to see several of our under age team members from last year competing in the Open category this year. Well done to Amy McKinley, Emma Wadley, Noa Kino, Seb Hadaway, James Hatton, Jack Forer, Lochlan Curry and Nathan Bickford who stepped up to take on the very best athletes in the state in their respective events.

The events in which Glenhuntly had the most athletes compete was the 100m and 800m. In the 100m there were four Open Men, three Open Women and two U20 Men who competed with Jesse McKenna making the final and finishing third. Jesse Mckenna’s put together a series of blistering times, with his semi final time of 10.41 a new personal best.

In the 800m the Open Women had five competitors who all ran times in a similar range with Emily Mclean making the final, in her first year competing over the 800m. The Open Men had three team members compete with all three progressing to the final in seasons best performances. Matthew Gough finished second in a time of 1:51.78. We also had Kevin Zhou in the U20 800m who ran a good time of 1:57.59. The strong performances from our middle distance runners on the track is a positive sign for the upcoming cross country season.

Great to see other high performing athletes make a comeback in a big way this season and delivering impressive results at the championships. Gemma Craddock who has overcome an injury that prevented her from throwing for some time is now back to her best form and was rewarded with a gold for her amazing efforts. Noa Kino finished off her consistent season with a superb 3rd place in the High Jump. Ashleigh Palmer ran herself back onto the podium placing 3rd in the 400mh in her first season back competing after having her baby. Ashleigh will be taking on the best in the country competing at the Sydney Track Classic!

Club Helpers

Thanks to all the club helpers who supported our Glenhuntly Team Members compete over the weekend by performing duty for AV. Your support, in conjunction with the AV team, made the weekend of competition a success.

Photo Gallery

Glenhuntly athletes at the Vic State Track & Field Champs 2023

- Photos by Joanna Margiolis (via AV on Facebook) -

Glenhuntly Results – as posted on the Athletics Victoria Results Hub

Female 20

400m: Sophia Hanlon 56.38 (3rd); 58.19 (P);

Javelin: Gemma Craddock 38.92m (1st);

Male 20

100m: Lachlan Marriner 11.54 (S); 11.40 (-1.0) (P); Tyler De Sa 11.98 (-1.0) (P);

200m: Lachlan Marriner 23.03 (0.5) (8th); 22.61 (1.4) (P);

800m: Kevin Zhou 1:57.59 (P);

3000m Steeple: Aidan Velten 9:37.25 (1st);

Discus: Aaron Saltmarsh-Milne 30.21m (6th);

Javelin: Aaron Saltmarsh-Milne 27.77m (7th);

Female Open

100m: Jennifer King 12.68 (0.1) (7th); 12.72 (0.7) (P); Madeleine Parris 14.53 (1.6) (P); Aggie Byers 15.15 (1.6) (P);

200m: Katharine Wright 27.84 (0.1) (P); Madeleine Parris 28.75 (1.6) (P);

400m: Katharine Wright 64.91 (P);

800m: Emily Mclean 2:16.46 (6th); 2:15.08 (P); Amy Mckinley 2:18.52 (P); Evette Cordy 2:19.26 (P); Emma Wadley 2:20.64 (P); Claudia Carter 2:16.60 (P);

1500m: Emma Wadley 4:50.96 (9th);

100m Hurdles: Jennifer King 15.16 (-0.1) (5th);

400m Hurdles: Ashleigh Palmer 61.43 (3rd); 63.27 (P);

High Jump: Noa Kino 1.62m (3rd);

Male Open

100m: Jesse Mckenna 10.64 (0.2) (3rd); 10.41 (2.0) (S); 10.76 (-0.4) (P); Brendan Ashcroft 11.06 (0.1) (S); 11.02 (1.8) (P); Attila Baranyay 11.56 (-0.6) (P); Tim Rosen 12.01 (0.3) (P);

200m: Brendan Ashcroft 22.93 (-1.6) (S); 22.92 (2.2) (P); Josh Steyn-Ross 23.08 (0.2) (S); 22.65 (3.1) (P); Seb Hadaway 22.44 (-0.5) (S); 22.16 (1.2) (P);

800m: Matthew Gough 1:51.78 (2nd); 1:52.91 (P); James Hatton 1:52.66 (4th); 1:53.15 (P); Jack Forer 1:53.15 (6th); 1:53.76 (P);

5000m Walk: Rhydian Cowley 19:01.44 (4th); Alejandro Stephens 25:08.19 (8th);

Discus: Sebastian Zammit 33.24m (9th);

High Jump: Lochlan Curry 1.92m (9th); Nathan Bickford 1.87m (13th);

Shot Put: Sebastian Zammit 10.37m (8th);

Male AMB

Discus: Guy Henly 50.74m (1st); Russell Short 37.39m (2nd);

Shot Put: Russell Short 13.21m (3rd)


Contributors: Team Managers - Jenny King (Open Women), Chris Byron (Open Men), Michael Halloran (U20s)

Curated by: Kara Gilbert

Date published: 15th March, 2023

This article has been published in good faith, drawing on available data. Please contact if you notice any errors or omissions in the above results or would like to see additional content included.


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