With only 2 rounds left on the 2013/2014 Track and Field Shield calendar, Doncaster Athletic Club was keen to finish the last few rounds collecting as many points as possible to ensure a State Club Championship birth next month.
Donaster’s track stars started the day well with Kevin Rassool lighting up the track to break 11seconds for the 100m in the Open Men’s category, with Conrad Coumaros and Wesley Spargo finishing close behind. The Open Girls followed suit with Courtney Yates breaking the 13sec barrier with Georgia Feben, Nat Exon and Kiandra Lane not far off to ensure maximum premiership points in their division. Anna Musker ran home well to finish in 13.48sec in the U/14 Girls to take line honours in her age group.
In the one lap affair, there was hot competition from club competitors – Preston Athletics Club and Diamond Valley, however Doncaster showed its depth with 4 athletes finishing in the top 6 overall times in both the Men’s and Woman’s event. Bronte Gange took part in the men’s event to finish with some scalps and a speedy 56.65sec; more than 5seconds clear of the next best female. Anna Musker and partner in crime; Abbey Caldwell finished 1st and 2nd respectively in the U/14 girls event, with Anna breaking the 60sec barrier!
Charlotte Bassett and Andrew Reddie recorded the fastest time of the day in the 1500m event, with both athletes leading from start to finish and helping themselves to maximum team points for the divisional premiership. Chow Lui ran with much of the same tactics to finish first in the U/16 Men’s Steeplechase event.
The awesome foursome Lane sisters occupied 1st to 4th on the results sheet in the Woman’s Long Jump with Tamara finishing with 4.37m and bragging rights. Breanna Large is showing she’s getting stronger with every week after winning the Open Woman’s Javelin event in 35.78m (which she then bettered the next day in the AV Throwers Club competition in a National Qualifying throw of 42.43m!).
After a successful weekend, both the Doncaster Athletic Club Division 1 Men’s and Woman’s team have secured enough points to ensure they win the Regional Premiership regardless of the result in the final round. Next round will be the final round where hopefully more age groups will join the Open runners in the State Club Championships.