With only a couple of rounds of competition remaining before year end, this was an important round for Doncaster athletes to participate in to collect important premiership points for their respective age groups. Starting with the 100m sprints, it was Kevin Rassool and Conrad Coumaros that led the way by running 11.32 and 11.47 seconds respectively to record the fastest times for the day while Courtney Yates ran home well to finish second in the Open woman’s event with 12.85 seconds. Junior girls, Anna Musker and Joanna O’Connell both finished in second position for the U/16 and U/14 age group events with 13.10 and 13.86 seconds. The Doncaster party was spoilt by Victorian 400m champion Iain Douglas, who towered over 5 Doncaster runners to finish in 48.77seconds in the Mens 400m event.
James D’Alfonso; the best placed Doncaster athlete, returned to his pet event in form after running 49.76 seconds to finish second. New club recruit, Kayla Bunevicius showed her dominance in the Womans event to win in 58.60seconds with Connor Gist finishing closely in 60.24. Juniors, Ben Macri and Emily Sharpe both performed well in the U/16 age group with Ben winning the boys event in 53 seconds and Emily finishing a close second in the girls event in 63.01 seconds.
In a fast first race of the Mens 1500m, Box Hill runner Daniel Clark set the race up for a fast time, which attracted a number of other athletes outside the region to join. Donaster representatives Nathan Down and Andrew Reddie sat on the pace early which pulled them around in 4:00 and 4:09 minutes respectively. Chow Lui also enjoyed the fast pace to finish with 4:10 in the U/16 boys event, 42 seconds ahead of his closest competitor.
In the field events, Kevin and Conrad used their sprint speed to top the standings in the Long Jump, with Conrad winning in 6.56m. Chow and Joanna continued to also show their versatility after winning the U/16 boys competition with 5.93m and U/14 girls’ competition in 4.58m.
Big men; Nick Finch, David Firth and Ross Reber took out podium finishes in the Open Mens Javelin with Nick throwing 40.32m to finish in first place. Breanna Large and Natasha Coumaros followed suit by dominating the woman’s event throwing 38.62m and 36.22m respectively. Natasha continued her form to narrowly snatch victory from Larissa Cullen in the woman’s U/18 Discus to win by a mere 43cm.