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Hunters at 2023 Vic Masters Champs

Glenhuntly Athletic Club – Latest News

Victorian Masters 30+ Track & Field Championships

SAT 11–SUN 12 FEBRUARY 2023

The Victorian Masters Track and Field competition was held on the 11th and 12th February 2023 at Tom Kelly Athletics Track in Doncaster, under mostly fine weather. Competition is open to VMA members who are 30 years old and above. Competition is conducted in 5-year age groups e.g 30–34 year.


This year the VMA changed things by creating teams based around the Masters venues e.g. East Burwood, Glen Eira etc. Most Glenhuntly members were aligned to Glen Eira, however some members competed with their home venues. The results of the team based competition:

  • Group 1: Provisional Winner - VMA Throwers 30+ (54 pts.); Runners up - Aberfeldie 30+ (40 pts.) & Box Hill 30+ (37 pts.). Glen Eira was in Group 1 and finished equal 5th (out of 6).

  • Group 2: Provisional Winner - Croydon 30+ (38 pts.); Runners up - East Burwood 30+ (33 pts.) & Diamond Valley 30+ (33 pts.)

  • Group 3: Provisional Winner - Waverley 30+ (40 pts); Runners up - Shepparton 30+ (36 pts) & Sandringham 30+ (35 pts).

Team scoring was based on 4 KPIs. Suffice to say they are quite complex and difficult to understand.

  • Participation (30%)

  • Involvement (30%)

  • Estimated Performance (25%)

  • Age Graded Performance (15%)

Victorian Masters 30+ Track & Field Pentathlon

SUN 19 FEBRUARY 2023

The weekend following the Masters T&F Championships, the Victorian Masters Track and Field Pentathlon was held at Lakeside Stadium. The Male Pentathlon events consist of the Long Jump, Javelin, 200m, Discus, 1500m and the Female Pentathlon events consist of the Shot Put, 100m, Long Jump, Javelin and the 800m. Two current members, the husband and wife combination of Anusha and Kulan Ranasinghe, participated.


ACHIEVEMENTS

A shout out to Toni Matters who won the gold medal in the W55 Javelin breaking the Victorian State record with a magnificent throw of 24.46 M. This also broke the Glenhuntly Athletic Club record.


Club records were also broken by:

  • Rob O'Donnell M50 5000 M 16:52.0h (Gold medal)

  • Louise McLean W55 60 M 9.06 (Gold medal)

  • Toni Matters W55 Shot Put 9.83 M (Gold medal)

  • Toni Matters W55 Discus 30.06 M (Silver medal)

  • Aggie Byers W40 60 M 9.28 (Silver medal)

Medallists

Gold

M30

60m: Brendan Ashcroft 07.21 (1st)

100m: Brendan Ashcroft 11.11 (0.4) (1st)

200m: Brendan Ashcroft 23.19 (-1.1) (1st)

400m: Tim Rosen 57.13 (1st)

M40

110m Hurdles: Kulan Ranasinghe 18.86 (0.5) (1st)

400m Hurdles: Kulan Ranasinghe 62.54 (1st)

High Jump: XHJ3 - High Jump: Kulan Ranasinghe 1.45m (1st)

M50

1500m: Tony Russo 4:32.69 (1st)

5000m: Rob O'Donnell 16:52.0h (1st)*

M55

Hammer: Andrew Crawley 34.25m (1st)

Weight Throw: Andrew Crawley 13.07m (1st)

W40

200m: Aggie Byers 32.88 (2.1) (1st)

Long Jump: Aggie Byers 3.49m (+0.0) (1st)

W45

1500m: Evette Cordy 5:01.68 (1st)

W55

60m: Louise McLean 09.06 (-1.8) (1st)*

100m: Louise McLean 14.71 (1.4) (1st)

200m: Louise McLean 33.90 (1.7) (1st)

Javelin: Toni Matters 24.46m (1st)**,*

Shot Put: Toni Matters 9.83m (1st)*

W70

1500m Walk: Heather Carr 9:30.02 (1st);

Masters 40–44: Pentathlon:

Kulan Ranasinghe 1795pts 1st;


* Club record

** State record


Silver

M30

Javelin: Brendan Ashcroft 45.33m (2nd)

M40

Long Jump: Kulan Ranasinghe 5.17m (1.0) (2nd)

M50

5000m: Andrew McEvoy 17:06.0h (2nd)

M60

5000m: Peter Rushen 18:18.61 (2nd)

W30

60m: Madeleine Parris 09.13 (-1.8) (2nd)

100m: Madeleine Parris 14.23 (0.5) (2nd)

200m: Madeleine Parris 30.07 (2.1) (2nd)

W40

60m: Aggie Byers 09.28 (-1.8) (2nd)*

80m Hurdles: Aggie Byers 15.38 (-0.1) (2nd)

W50

400m: Jo Whittle 85.04 (2nd);

W55

Discus: Toni Matters 30.06m (2nd)*

Hammer: Toni Matters 21.16m (2nd)

Long Jump: Toni Matters 3.20m (+0.0) (2nd)


W35-39: Pentathlon: Anusha Kankanamage 424pts 2nd;


* Club record


Bronze

M30

100m: Tim Rosen 11.96 (0.4) (3rd)

M40

High Jump: Kulan Ranasinghe 1.45m (3rd)

WM35

Discus: Anusha Kankanamage 17.91m (3rd)

W55

Weight Throw: Toni Matters 8.09m (3rd)


Photo Gallery of Glenhuntly AC athletes

Photos taken by members, families, and friends



 

Author: Andrew Crawley


Curated by: Kara Gilbert


Date published: 3 March, 2023


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

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