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A note to all members and the general public that Athletics Victoria staff will return to the office on Monday 4 January 2016.
If you have any questions or feedback regarding the summer track and field season please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope everyone has an enjoyable and safe holidays, and we look forward to seeing you at the track in 2016.
The 5am forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology confirms extreme conditions (high temps) this Saturday across Victoria.
With tempretures exceeding 38 degrees, the extreme heat policy is in place and the assessment is a very high risk to athletes, officials, and club helpers in all regions.
Rescheduling and/or changes to the program or the provision of shelter/water etc is not an option based on the forecast on the day, and the preceding high temperatures forecast for the previous day.
As a result, AV Shield Round 7 this Saturday 19 December will be cancelled.
At this stage no decision has been made to reschedule the competition to another time as a points scoring round.
We already have a full calendar and to reschedule will mean a weeknight or twilight event. Further discussion will occur on this in the AV Shield Committee.
Eligibility for the AV Shield final will not be affected.
At the School Sport Victoria Annual General Meeting on 19 November, four Athletics Victoria members and two clubs received SSV Recognition Awards for their services to School Sport Victoria.
Ellen Perry, Ian Fisher and Doreen Gianinni received their awards for their ongoing dedication to SSV Cross Country and Track and Field as officials over many years. Their experience and expertise means that the students get the best of the best. Thus ensuring that events run smoothly and the students can perform at their best.
Kirsteen Farrance, Ian Fisher, Ellen Perry, Doreen Gianinni, Steve Griffiths, Max Binnington
Trevor Vincent OAM and the Glenhuntly Athletics Club received their awards for their work over many years with the Southern Special Schools Sports Association in providing opportunities for students with disabilities in cross country and track and field. In recent years, this has seen many students go onto the SSV and AV Cross Country Championships and state representation. Trevor was not able to attend the meeting, but Club President, Max Binnington, accepted the award on Trevor’s behalf.
Collingwood Harriers Athletics Club is a long-time friend of school sport. The club has provided the canteen facilities at the SSV State Cross Country Championships for many years making sure athletes, spectators and officials alike are well fed with nutritious food. The club also provides their facilities for training for the Team Vic 12 years and under Track and Field team which allows the team officials to meet with parents, organise training and relays as well as the team photograph. Steve Griffiths accepted the award on behalf of the club.
On Sunday 15th November, a Starters’ Seminar was held at Athletics House in Albert Park.
The Seminar was presented by Geoffrey Martin OAM, who is an inaugural member of the IAAF Panel of International Starters. The seminar was attended by 20 people, and included starters who officiate at Little Athletics Victoria and Athletics Victoria competitions. The seminar included a theory component, followed by a practical component out on the Lakeside Stadium track.
During the seminar, Geoffrey covered a number of key topics regarding starting. Attendees were taken through details of the latest edition of the IAAF Starting Guidelines. This included the structure and organisation of the Starting Team. The roles of Start Coordinator, Starter, Recallers, Starters’ Assistants and Start Referee were all covered in detail.
Particular emphasis was given to what constitutes a false start (Rule 162.6), and how these should be handled. Geoffrey also encouraged the use of disciplinary warnings (yellow and red cards) by the Start Referee as a tool to ensure that athletes do not intentionally delay the start of a race, or cause another athlete to false start.
During the theory session, the ideal positioning of the starter, recallers, starters’ assistants and start referee, for each type of race, were shown and discussed. This was then reinforced with a session on the Lakeside Stadium track to give participants the opportunity to put what they learned into practice.
We would like to thank Geoffrey Martin OAM for taking time out of his busy schedule and travelling to Melbourne to conduct the seminar.
Geoffrey Martin OAM shows where Starters’ Assistants should position themselves during the start of a 400 metre race.
Attendees are shown where the starter, recallers and start referee should position themselves for the start of a 400 metre race.
Firstly, complete the ‘Level 0 – Introduction to Officiating’ module by following the links in the ‘E-Learning’ section to the right of this page. You can then move on to ‘Level 1 – Club/Centre/School Official’ and beyond.
Once you have completed ‘Level 1’, please contact either Sally or Andrea and we will assist in providing opportunities for you to utilise the knowledge you have learned through officiating.
AAOES- Level 3
Level 3 is the highest accreditation offered in Australia. This will include seminars, practical components and a written exam.
These courses are available in the following disciplines;
- Out Of Stadia
- Competition Managment
As Level 3 is still being developed, candidates can complete the current Level A exam from the old scheme of Jetstar Little Athletics and Athletics Australia.
For more information on Athletics Australia policy on A Grade, please click here
Athletics Australia practical Card – Just a friendly reminder re the Practical card. New cards are currently being updated by Athletics Australia and will be released over the coming weeks. The new cards will also include Seminar attendance.
The Official must advise the mentor or Level 3 Official that they wish to be observed prior to competition.
Below is a listing of those with Level 3 (A), that are eligible to sign these cards.
|Tony||Williams||Out of Stadia|
|Margaret||Dunbar||Out of Stadia|
|Marion||Patterson||Out of Stadia|
Kevin Wigmore Out of Stadia
|Robert||Van Der Wilk||Track|
Diane Lowden Walks
The Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme (AAOES) is a joint initiative of Athletics Australia and Jetstar Little Athletics Australia, providing a seamless and transparent education pathway for Australian Athletics Officials.
The scheme is endorsed by the Australian Sports Commission and follows best industry practice, with online learning coupled with face-to-face delivery. The aim of the Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme is to ensure an effective and efficient education framework is provided to guarantee Australian Athletics Officials remain world leaders in event delivery at all levels of athletic competition.
The following information outlines the process for Officials to engage with Officials’ education in Australia.
The Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme emphasises the power of knowledge and competency. Our aim is for it to be widely accessible and it will encourage a greater number of people to be provided with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge to officiate athletics competitions.
The athletics specific levels of this scheme delivered within Australia are:
- Club/Centre/School Official AAOES Level 1
- State Level Official AAOES Level 2
- National Level Official AAOES Level 3
The Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme is complemented by two additional invitation-only courses delivered at at Oceania Athletics Association or International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) level. These courses are designed to allow Australian Athletics Officials with the opportunity to advance their education past that of existing national officiating levels.
The Australian Athletics Officials’ Education Scheme currently consists of the following:
Pathways flowchart – Click here
After a successful 800m/1500m combined event with Victorian Milers last week the remaining AV Knockout Round competition will take place at Lakeside Stadium on Sunday 13 December.
For all athletes competing at AV Knockout Round 1 here is everything you need to know:
For more information check out the AV Knockout Round 1 Event page:
Venue: Landy Field Geelong
Entry: Free by emailing the below contacts – field limits will apply.
- Men’s mile, Women’s 1500m & Men’s 10,000m: Brett Coleman email@example.com / 0438 434 260
- Pole Vault: Steve Polizzi firstname.lastname@example.org / 0419 357 798
- General event enquiries: Louie Rowan email@example.com / 0425 708 585
Closing Date: Fri Dec 11
The event webpage with all details is at http://www.grcc.net.au/steigen_spectacular_2015.html
The IAAF confirmed that Letters of Interest have been received from seven Member Federations interested in hosting the IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships and the IAAF World U20 Championships.
An accelerated bidding process was opened for the two events following the full suspension of the Russian IAAF Member Federation ARAF, who were originally set to stage both competitions.
IAAF Member Federations were formally invited to submit applications by 7 December.
The interested federations are:
IAAF World Race Walking Team Championships
IAAF World U20 Championships
India (city to be confirmed)
IAAF President Sebastian Coe commented: “The IAAF is extremely grateful to its Member Federations for their support. Reallocating the race walking team and the U20 championships is of vital importance. We are safeguarding the dreams and aspirations of athletes worldwide. Considering the necessary speed of the process, that seven Member Federations from five continental areas have formally expressed an interest in bidding is clear evidence that the events have appeal.”
10 December 2015: Conference call for candidates (IAAF to provide supplementary information and to answer questions).
22 December 2015: Completed bid applications to be submitted to the IAAF.
23 December 2015 to 6 January 2016: Review of applications by the IAAF.
7 January 2016: Electronic vote by the IAAF Council on host venue. Successful candidate city announced.
In a big weekend of athletics over 200 Victorian school aged athletes welcomed the rest of the nation to Lakeside Stadium for the 2015 Australian All Schools Championships; including Zatopek:10 2015 on Saturday night from Friday 4 to Sunday 6 November.
Big V captains led the way with Bellarine Secondary College’s Ned Weatherly furthering his own meet record with a winning distance of 80.32 metres to claim the under-18 hammer throw title. The IAAF World Youth Championships bronze medallist also added the shot put gold to his name on day three with a mark of 18.90 metres.
With gold in his final Australian All Schools Championships, Weatherly claimed the rare feat of holding the Australian schools hammer title in his respective age groups since 2012.
Fellow IAAF World Youth representative Danielle Shaw showed impressive early season form by claiming the under-18 100 metres hurdles title with a time of 13.63 seconds. The Wesley College athlete also featured in Victoria’s under-18 4×100 metres bronze medal winning team with a time of 47.69 seconds.
Haileybury College hammer thrower Riley Thompson opened up Victoria’s gold medal account on day one with a throw of 57.69 metres to win the under-16 event.
IAAF World Youth walks representatives Jemima Montag and Kyle Swan made it a clean sweep for the Big V in the under-18 5000 metres race walk events.
Wesley College walker Montag was in a class of her own as she won gold with a meet record of 23:13.04 minutes, breaking World Youth teammate Clara Smith’s (QLD) 2014 meet record of 23:24.64. Melbourne High School’s Swan also added a meet record with a time of 20:59.59 minutes, while Viewbank College’s Emmet Brasier joined Swan on the podium in third position with a time of 22:57.73 minutes.
Mooroolbark College’s Lateisha Willis was dominate in the under-16 sprint hurdles taking gold in the 90 metres in a time of 12.40 seconds on day two, and followed up on day three with line honours in the 200 metres hurdles with a time of 27.64 seconds.
Maribyrnong College sprinter Melvin Monleh was clinical in claiming the 100m (11.29 seconds) and 200m (22.69 seconds) sprint events in the under-14 category.
St Francis Xavier College athlete Dayna Crees (Tf35) had a big weekend in the under-16 para athlete category with gold in the discus with a throw of 17.47 metres and long jump with a mark of 2.33 metres and, silver in the shot put with a distance of 6.61 metres.
It was an all Victorian affair in the men’s under-18 400m hurdles with Melbourne Grammar School’s Harrison Kimpton-Moss stretching hard to take line honours in 52.71 seconds ahead of Trinity Grammar School’s Matthew Harcourt who pushed Kimpton-Moss all the way to cross the line in 52.84 seconds to claim silver.
Adding to Weatherly and Thompson’s hammer gold, Luther College’s Benjamin Voogd made it a clean sweep for Victoria in the men’s hammer competitions, with a throw of 56.40 metres to claim gold in the under-14 final.
Frankston High School’s Lawson Power continued his outstanding summer form with gold in his pet event the 400m in a time of 47.98 seconds. The under-18 athlete produced a personal best of 21.81 seconds in the 200m to finish behind Maribyrnong College sprinter Cameron Searle, who claimed the Australian schools title in 21.55 seconds.
View bank College javelin thrower Chelsea Owen-Smith smashed her own Victorian under-16 record with a distance of 46.08 metre in a highly competitive competition that saw Ellie Bowyer (QLD) added to the list of Australian record breakers, with her 49.68 metre throw.
Caulfield Grammar School athlete Gigi Maccagnini topped off her under-14 800 metre win on day two in 2:12.87 minutes to come from behind in the last 20m to win the 400 metres final in a time of 57.20 seconds ahead of Caitlyn Ferrier (NSW) who stopped the clock on 57.22 seconds.
Victoria finished the 2015 Australia All Schools Championships in third with a total of 807 points behind Queensland (832 points) and overall winner New South Wales (910 points).
|2015 Australian All Schools Championships – Victorian Medals|
|Riley Thompson||Boys Hammer Throw Under 16||57.69m|
|Liam Richardson Tf35||Boys 800 Metre Run Under 16 Para||2:54.95|
|Jemima Montag||Girls 5000 Metre Race Walk Under 18||23:13.04|
|Kyle Swan||Boys 5000 Metre Race Walk Under 18||20:59.59|
|Liam Campbell||Boys Hammer Throw Under 16||55.73m|
|Erin Garbler T36||Girls 800 Metre Run Under 16 Para||3:51.09|
|Olivia Gross||Girls Pole Vault Under 14||2.45m|
|Dayna Crees Tf35||Girls Shot Put Under 16 Para||6.61m|
|Olivia Graham||Girls Hammer Throw Under 16||46.50m|
|Billie Arch||Girls Long Jump Under 18||5.69m|
|Emmet Brasier||Boys 5000 Metre Race Walk Under 18||22:57.73|
|Bradley Butler||Boys Discus Throw Under 16||63.18m|
|Benjamin Voogd||Boys Hammer Throw Under 14||56.40m|
|Nicholas Grech||Boys Long Jump Under 14||6.28m|
|Aliyah Canepa||Girls Hammer Throw Under 14||42.40m|
|Gigi Maccagnini||Girls 800 Metre Under 14||2:12.87|
|Ned Weatherly||Boys Hammer Throw Under 18||80.32m|
|Lateisha Willis||Girls 90 Metre Hurdles Under 16||12.40|
|Danielle Shaw||Girls 100 Metre Hurdles Under 18||13.63|
|Dayna Crees Tf35||Girls Discus Throw Under 16 Para||17.47m|
|Jordan Munyard||Boys 100 Metre Under 16||10.94|
|Corey Dickson||Boys 3000 Metre Walk Under 14||14:04.21|
|Melvin Monleh||Boys 200 Metre Under 14||22.69|
|Cooper Saunders||Boys Pole Vault Under 16||3.90m|
|Lawson Power||Boys 400 Metre Under 18||47.98|
|Liam Richardson Tf35||Boys 200 Metre Under 16 Para||33.09|
|VIC||Boys 4×100 Metre Relay Under 14||45.25|
|VIC||Girls 4×100 Metre Relay Under 14||48.61|
|Oliver Courtnay||Boys Shot Put Under 14||17.62m|
|VIC||Girls 1000 Sprint Medley Swedish Under 18||2:13.25|
|Charlotte Bassett||Girls 3000 Metre Run Under 18||9:57.05|
|Oliver Courtnay||Boys Hammer Throw Under 14||51.88m|
|Jemuel Pryse||Boys Pole Vault Under 18||4.45m|
|Will Sharp||Boys 800 Metre Under 14||2:04.35|
|James Joycey||Boys Hammer Throw Under 18||64.46m|
|Nicole Reynolds||Girls 100 Metre Hurdles Under 18||13.92|
|Kisarna Berntsen||Girls Javelin Throw Under 14||42.76m|
|Alanna Peart||Girls 3000 Metre Walk Under 14||15:45.07|
|Mietta Russell||Girls 200 Metre Under 14||25.24|
|Leia Varley||Girls Shot Put Under 14||13.46m|
|Jemima Russell||Girls 400 Metre Under 18||56.26|
|Erin Garbler T36||Girls 200 Metre Under 16 Para||37.72|
|VIC||Girls 4×100 Metre Relay Under 16||47.58|
|Benjamin Voogd||Boys Shot Put Under 14||15.93m|
|VIC||Boys 4×100 Metre Relay Under 16||2.72|
|VIC||Boys 1000 Sprint Medley Swedish Under 18||1:57.82|
|Lachlan Burns||Boys Pole Vault Under 18||4.25m|
|Stephanie Ratcliffe||Girls Discus Throw Under 16||38.93m|
|Jack Saunders||Boys 800 Metre Under 14||02:04.4|
|Stefan Nel||Boys High Jump Under 16||1.91m|
|Lachlan Menara||Boys Triple Jump Under 16||13.23m|
|Aaron Leferink||Boys 100 Metre Hurdles Under 16||13.04|
|Cassidy Shaw||Boys 1500 Metre Under 18||03:55.1|
|Georgia Clarke||Girls 3000 Metre Walk Under 14||15:56.82|
|Alexia Loizou||Girls 400 Metre Under 18||56.85|
|Zachary Nunis||Boys Triple Jump Under 18||14.29m|
|Bianca Hansen||Girls Discus Throw Under 18||46.62m|
|Ned Weatherly||Boys Shot Put Under 18||18.90m|
|Olivia Carah||Girls Pole Vault Under 18||3.55m|
|Lateisha Willis||Girls 200 Metre Hurdles Under 16||27.64|
|Harrison Kimpton-Moss||Boys 400 Metre Hurdles Under 18||52.71|
|Melvin Monleh||Boys 100 Metre Under 14||11.29|
|Liam Richardson Tf35||Boys 100 Metre Under 16 Para||16.20|
|Bradley Butler||Boys Javelin Throw Under 16||60.66m|
|Parker Lawrence||Boys 200 Metre Under 16||22.50|
|Cameron Searle||Boys 200 Metre Under 18||21.55|
|Dayna Crees Tf35||Girls Long Jump Under 16 Para||2.33m|
|Gigi Maccagnini||Girls 400 Metre Under 14||57.20|
|VIC||Girls 1000 Sprint Medley Swedish Under 16||2:12.98|
|Leia Varley||Girls Discus Throw Under 14||41.16m|
|Kang Nyoak||Boys 800 Metre Under 16||1:56.45|
|Zoe Brito-Babapulle||Girls 800 Metre Under 16||2:08.74|
|Christian Davis||Boys 800 Metre Under 18||1:51.01|
|Catherine Mendes||Girls Long Jump Under 16||5.59m|
|Abbey Badrock||Girls 400 Metre Hurdles Under 18||63.29|
|Matthew Harcourt||Boys 400 Metre Hurdles Under 18||52.84|
|Mietta Russell||Girls 100 Metre Under 14||12.56|
|Lawson Power||Boys 200 Metre Under 18||21.81|
|Lachlan Jorgensen||Boys 400 Metre Under 14||52.82|
|Lachlan Jorgensen||Boys Javelin Throw Under 14||45.03m|
|Erin Garbler T36||Girls 100 Metre Under 16 Para||17.94|
|Maddison Caulfield||Girls 800 Metre Under 18||2:12.06|
|Eliza Clarke||Girls 3000 Metre Walk Under 16||13:50.00|
|Jesse Iese||Boys Shot Put Under 16||16.69m|
|Joseph Baldwin||Boys High Jump Under 18||2.09m|
|Chelsea Owen-Smith||Girls Javelin Throw Under 16||46.08m|
|Angus Norman||Boys 2000 Metre Steeplechase Under 16||6:05.36|
|Julia Bourke||Girls Shot Put Under 18||14.93m|
|Maxine Paholek||Girls 2000 Metre Steeplechase Under 18||6:57.22|
|Nicholas Grech||Boys 400 Metre Under 14||53.11|
|VIC||Girls 4×100 Metre Relay Under 18||47.69|
|VIC||Boys 1000 Sprint Medley Swedish Under 16||2:03.38|
Eloise Wellings (NSW) and David McNeill (Vic) will be automatically nominated for selection to the 2016 Australian Olympic Team.
The winners of the women’s and men’s Australian 10,000m championship races at the Zatopek:10, the duo are also the maiden recipients of the recently inaugurated Ron Clarke Medal thanks to their impressive runs in Melbourne (Vic) tonight.
Wellings was paced beautifully by her training partners Melissa Duncan (Vic) and Genevieve LaCaze (Vic) to fifteen laps before going it alone. It was then that she dug deep across the closing stages to convincingly win in a qualifying time of 32:02.61 from Camille Buscomb (NZL, 32.26.36) and Virginia Moloney (Vic, 34:00.00).
Citing relief and excitement after crossing the line, Wellings was thrilled by a performance that she shared with her daughter, Indi, husband and parents, who all travelled from Sydney (NSW) to watch. The result also adds a fourth national 10,000m crown to her trophy cabinet.
“I knew I was in good shape after three weeks at altitude, but I haven’t run 10,000m on the track for twelve months. There’s always that little bit of doubt, but I’ve had people behind me, telling me that I shouldn’t be doing that, and the regular reaffirming of how the training has been going was great to have,” Wellings said.
“I felt pretty easy during the first 15 laps, that was when the girls pulled out. I knew that was going to happen, though, and I just made sure that I was ready to dig deep and hurt towards the end, becoming a bit like a metronome.
“My sports psychologist told me to put the black curtains down, forget everything else, and to focus only on my form, to focus only on my steps. I guess it worked. It was hurting inside the last three laps and because I was on pace I got that little bit nervous, not wanting to stuff it up. That would have been really embarrassing.”
McNeill’s automatic nomination comes after he crossed to win in a time of 28:03.69, with the qualifier for Rio 2016 already under his belt thanks to a 27:45.01 run at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Stanford (USA) in May.
Duelling with his Melbourne Track Club training partner Brett Robinson (Vic, second, 28:24.49) and former college teammate Brian Shrader (USA, third, 28:33.22) across the course of the race, McNeill broke away inside the closing kilometre to take line honours.
“It was a huge motivation, the spot for Rio. For the last Olympic Games I was injured and did a qualifier at the last minute and everything was rushed for that. I knew that if I came away with this result tonight that I’d have eight months to focus on being ready for next year. It does wonders for my mental preparation and I’m incredibly grateful,” McNeill said.
“This could have been Brett or my race today, we train really hard together. It was nice to be around familiar people out there.
“It’s been a winding road to here. After 2008 I had a couple of good years, finished college and I feel like I’ve been injured ever since. I had the sense to join Nic Bideau and he has done great things to take care of me, my mental preparation, my training, he’s been in my ear each day and it has made a huge difference”
In other results from the Zatopek:10 and day two of the Australian All Schools Championships:
– Rosa Flanagan (NZL) ran 9:19.23 to win the Lisa Ondieki 3000m for girl’s aged under 20. The silver medal was won by Holly Campbell (NSW, 9:28.20) and the bronze by KatrinaRobinson (Qld, 9:32.36), with both Australian results IAAF World Junior Championships qualifying performances.
– Matthew Ramsden (WA) ran 8:09.07 to win the Rob De Castella 3000m for boy’s aged under 20. He was joined on the podium by Oliver Hoare (NSW, second, 8:09.93) and William McCann (SA, third, 8:12.12)
– Australian under 18 record holder Jack Hale (Tas) won his second consecutive 100m title at the Australian All Schools Championships in a time of 10:58 (w: +0.1). The silver medal was won by Anthony Gale (NSW, 10.76), with Callum McCarthy (Qld, 10.84) winning bronze.
– Paige Wilson (NSW) jumped 1.82m in the girl’s under 18 high jump to secure a qualifier for the IAAF World Junior Championships next year.
– IAAF World Youth Championships bronze medallist Ned Weatherly (Vic) improved the meet record in the boy’s hammer throw to 80.32m, securing a gold medal in the process.
Competition returns to Lakeside Stadium tomorrow, with the final day of the Australian All Schools Championships. For more information on this event, including entry lists and live results, please click here.
To view and download results from the Zatopek:10, please click here.
Courtesy of Athletics Australia