2024-01-13 Round 8 AVSL

Doncaster Newsletter 

Round 8 – 13/01/2024 

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2024, and another year of “action-a-plenty” at DAC!  Wishing you and your family all the very best! 

In this issue: 

Round 8 – Saturday January 13; Round-Up 

High Velocity Meet – January 6 

Victorian Multi Event Championships – January 6&7 

Geelong and Surf Coast Track Classic – January 6 

Throws Coaching News 

Pole Vault Coaching News 

Round 9 – Saturday January 20,

Round 10 – Powerplay! 

Congratulations to Anita & Nick Finch!  

Round 8 – Saturday January 13 

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With AVSL back at Doncaster on Saturday, DAC again finished fifth. Some athletes were still on holidays, but the Men’s 40+ and Women’s under 14 teams both finished fourth in the state. In the Men’s Under 20 it was a big welcome back to para–Commonwealth Games athlete, Anthony Jordan, and state 100 yards champion Matthew Parrott.  

Athletes to finish top in the state in the different age groups were: 

MOpen: 100m Kevin Rassool (3rd), 1500m David Mitchell (9th

M40+: 100m Paul Mierisch (3rd) David Firth (7th), 400m Paul Mierisch (3rd) David Vaughan (4th) Campbell McLennan (6th) David Firth (7th) Sean Peters (10th), 1500m David Vaughan (1st) Campbell McLennan (4th), Long Jump Sean Peters (4th), Pole Vault Jim Poulter (3rd), Javelin Campbell McLennan (4th) David Firth (6th

M20: 100m Anthony Jordan (1st) Matthew Parrott (3rd), 400m Ben Purser (3rd

M18: 100m Ryan O’Neil-Parker (4th), 400m Riley Neecowen (2nd) Ryan O’Neil-Parker (4th), 800m Josh Ascar (3rd), 2000m steeplechase Josh Ascar (2nd

M16 100m Zachary Wong (6th), 1500m walk Hamish McLennan (2nd), Hammer Hamish McLennan (4th

M14: 1500m Ashok Sinnadurai (3rd), 1500m walk Lewis McLennan (1st), Javelin Lewis McLennan (2nd), Hammer Lewis McLennan (1st)  

FOP: 100m Alessia Wynne (2nd), 400m Alana Mierisch (3rd), 100m hurdles Alessia Wynne (1st), Long Jump Alessia Wynne (3rd

W40+ 100m Wendy Smith (4th), 400m Laura McLennan (7th), 1500m Deb Garden (4th ), 1500m walk Kim Peak (5th), Javelin Sue Kilmartin (4th) Laura McLennan (9th) Kim Peak (10th

W20 Alessandra Flynn (1st), Long Jump Emma Peak (4th

W18: Hammer Jasmine Smith (6th

W16: 400m Mia Fernandez (5th), 1500m Lucy Kearney (1st), Pole Vault Jamison Harding (1st

W14: 100m Zoe Garden (2nd) April Kosta (4th), 400m Chloe Baldock (1st), 1500m Madeleine Kearney (2nd), Long Jump April Kosta (3rd) Talise Botha (6th

The highest scoring athlete was Josh Ascar, with an outstanding six minutes for the 2000 metres steeplechase, scoring 545 points! Not far behind was Jamison Harding scoring 538 for her pole vault and para-Commonwealth Games athlete Anthony Jordan scoring 507 for his 100 metres. Riley Neecowen made an impressive debut for the club, running under 50 seconds for the 400 metres to score 496. 

Our most successful athlete was Alessia Wynne with 1,369 points. Young Lewis McLennan had a big win, finishing ahead of his father for the first time on 1,141 points to Campbell’s 1,126. He was top in the state in the walk and hammer, and second in the javelin. Masters David Vaughan and David Firth followed close behind with 1,075 and 1,056, with Josh Ascar on 1,001 from his two events. 

A big thank you to those members who assisted with volunteer duties during Round 9.  Ashok’s dad, Ben Jordan, Wendy Smith, Sue and Darryl Kilmartin, Phil Allen, Amanda McLellan, Allan Watson, Kim Peak, Andy Parrott and Matt Christie.

More details on Round 8 Club and individual results at the bottom of this newsletter. 

High Velocity Meet – 6th January 

On January 6, several Doncaster athletes headed to Lakeside for the High Velocity meeting. Thomas Reynolds, currently the leading quarter miler in Australia this season, and ran an impressive 46.89. 

Grade Discipline Distance Name Performance Wind 
FOP Run 200 Alessia Wynne 24.51 2.4 
FOP Run 400 Alessandra Flynn 58.50  
FOP Run 400 Lucy Kearney 65.61  
FOP Run 400 Alana Mierisch 66.67  
FOP Run 400 Madeleine Kearney 67.30  
MOP Run 200 Kevin Rassool 21.72 
MOP Run 200 Ryan O’Neil-Parker 22.88 3.3 
MOP Run 200 Anthony Jordan 23.73 1.4 
MOP Run 400 Thomas Reynolds 46.89  
MOP Run 400 Lachlan Reynolds 51.74  
MOP Run 400 Christian Zapris 52.09  
MOP Run 400 Brodie Mierisch 53.83  
MOP Run 400 Paul Mierisch 54.97  
F84 Hurdles 100 Alessia Wynne 13.82 

On the same weekend and venue, Jamison Harding and Allegria Basille competed in the pole vault, clearing 3.65 and 2.80 respectively. Also, siblings Talise and Zander Botha competed in the Victorian Multi-Events championships with Talise coming away with a silver medal: 

Grade Discipline Distance Name Performance Wind Points 
F14 Run 800 Talise Botha 02:49.8  2174 
F14 Shot Put  Talise Botha 6.08m  2174 
F14 High Jump  Talise Botha 1.30m  2174 
F14 Hurdles 80 Talise Botha 14.51 0.5 2174 
F14 Run 200 Talise Botha 29.3 -0.3 2174 
M16 Hurdles 100 Zander Botha 19.42 2786 
M16 Run 1500 Zander Botha 05:06.2  2786 
M16 High Jump  Zander Botha 1.50m  2786 
M16 Shot Put  Zander Botha 7.79m  2786 
M16 Run 200 Zander Botha 25.27 1.2 2786 
M16 Javelin  Zander Botha 18.19m  2786 
M16 Long Jump  Zander Botha 5.10m -2 2786 

It was a busy weekend, with Matt Christy going to Geelong to compete in the Surf Coast Track Meet, running an impressive 33:42.58 for the 10,000 metres. 

While the rest of us were taking it easy, congratulations to these athletes on a very successful weekend!   

Throws Coaching 

We are pleased to announce Allan Watson is back coaching. If you are interested, please contact Allan via the coaching page on our new website. 

Peter Coumaros will continue to make himself available on Monday evenings from 5:30. Generally, he will be starting with hammer throw and at 6:30 move onto a different discipline each week. Text him on 0401 993 218 if you are interested. 

Pole Vault Coaching 

Come and try out with our new Pole Vault Coach, David Thomson, now on Monday evenings at 5:30pm.   

Free tryouts are available for DAC and DLAC members over 11 years old, whether you’re experienced or new to pole vaulting, trials extended until the end of March. Simply reply to this email to express your interest. Non-members aged 11 to 99 are also welcome at a negotiable price for ongoing coaching after the first free session. Don’t miss this chance to improve your skills with David’s guidance. Feel free to reach out with any questions.   

Round 9 – Saturday January 20

Round 9 entries close on Wednesday 17th January at midday.  Be sure to get yourself onto the start sheets!  Also of note is the 4 x 400m relay scheduled at Round 9.  Please indicate your interest and availability to Team Managers on the day! 

POWERPLAY Round 10 on February 3. Heads up that at Round 10 on February 3rd will see DAC use their ‘Powerplay’ on our home track!  Sharpen both your spikes and starts and come and be part of a big day for DAC!   

At Doncaster we are required to provide 3 helpers for hammer throw. Please check off these tasks on the Stacks Team App!  Download the Stacks Team App here:
iPhone – https://apps.apple.com/us/app/team-app-your-team-your-app/id625607532
Andriod – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teamapp.teamapp

Anyone having issues with the app is asked to contact Matt Christie; we need everyone to do their share of helping out.  

Please direct any queries to Matt (summer.coordinator@doncasterac.org.au).   

Congratulations to Anita & Nick Finch! 

Thomas Arthur Finch (3.97kg) was welcomed into the world on December 20 by proud new parents, Anita and Nick!!  Anita and new bub are doing very well.  In about 12ish years, we hope to see a much bigger Tom join DAC to make 3 generations of Finch family members at the club!  Baby Tommy was named after the honourable Tom Kelly! Congratulations!   

Round 8 – Detailed Results: 

Premier Division 

DIV Diamond Valley 46,813 10 
EAG Eaglehawk 40,610 
ESS Essendon 38,454 
GHY Glenhuntly 30,187 
DAC Doncaster 28,035 6 
BOH Box Hill 26,688 
WEN Wendouree 24,952 
MEN Mentone 22,928 
COL Collingwood 22,034 
WES Western Athletics 19,367 

Open Men (26 out of 38) 

Men’s 40+ (4 out of 42) 

Men’s Under 20 (10 out of 28) 

Men’s Under 18 (13 out of 34) 

Men’s Under 16 (24 out of 36) 

Men’s Under 14 (10 out of 26) 

Open Women (7 out of 34) 

Women’s 40+ (8 out of 28) 

Women’s Under 20 (6 out of 24) 

Women’s Under 18 (25 out of 31) 

Women’s Under 16 (11 out of 33) 

Women’s Under 14 (4 out of 29) 


Grade Discipline Distance Name Performance Wind Points Notes 
FOP Run 100 Alessia Wynne 12.44 -0.2 (453)  
FOP Run 100 Alana Mierisch 13.51 (299)  
FOP Run 100 Christal Xie 18.94 -0.9 (137)  
FOP Run 400 Christal Xie 01:35.2  (127)  
FOP Run 400 Alana Mierisch 64.76  (278)  
FOP Hurdles 100 Alessia Wynne 14.18 -1.9 (461) 0.838m 
FOP Javelin  Christal Xie 12.42m  (157) 600g 
FOP Long Jump  Alessia Wynne 5.74m  (455)  
F20 Run 400 Alessandra Flynn 59.54  (434)  
F20 Run 400 Emma Peak 71.99  (198)  
F20 Javelin  Emma Peak 15.13m  (202) 600g 
F20 Long Jump  Emma Peak 4.29m  (277)  
F18 Hammer  Jasmine Smith 27.60m  (313) 3kg 
F18 Javelin  Jasmine Smith 17.67m  (241) 500g 
F16 Run 100 Teiva Levy 14.36 1.7 (281)  
F16 Run 400 Mia Fernandez 64.9  (396)  
F16 Run 400 Teiva Levy 69.59  (290)  
F16 Run 1500 Lucy Kearney 5:03.7h  (422)  
F16 Run 1500 Bella Davey 6:04.4h  (198)  
F16 Pole Vault  Jamison Harding 3.75m  (538)  
F14 Run 100 Zoe Garden 13.79 0.2 (419)  
F14 Run 100 April Kosta 14.07 0.3 (388)  
F14 Run 400 Chloe Baldock 63.92  (467)  
F14 Run 1500 Madeleine Kearney 5:09.0h  (438)  
F14 Long Jump  Talise Botha 4.30m  (410)  
F14 Long Jump  April Kosta 4.53m  (441)  
F14 Shot Put  Allegria Basile 7.79m  (414) 3kg 
F40 Run 100 Wendy Smith 15.65 (264)  
F40 Run 100 Allison Parrott 19.8 -0.9 (156)  
F40 Run 400 Kathryn Gawthorn 01:33.2  (164)  
F40 Run 400 Kim Peak 01:40.1  (0) Score Limit 
F40 Run 400 Laura McLennan 84.37  (186)  
F40 Run 1500 Deb Garden 5:34.7h  (289)  
F40 Run 1500 Kathryn Gawthorn 6:54.6h  (179)  
F40 Run 1500 Allison Parrott 7:35.2h  (173)  
F40 Walk 1500 Kim Peak 10:29.5h  (313)  
F40 Hammer  Laura McLennan 18.99m  (299) 4kg 
F40 Hammer  Kim Peak 19.88m  (330) 3kg 
F40 Javelin  Laura McLennan 15.06m  (248) 600g 
F40 Javelin  Kim Peak 12.25m  (237) 500g 
F40 Javelin  Sue Kilmartin 15.69m  (292) 500g 
MOP Run 100 Kevin Rassool 11.15 -0.7 (450)  
MOP Run 400 Brock Goodings 66.7  (182)  
MOP Run 1500 David Mitchell 4:53.7h  (202)  
MOP Run 1500 Brock Goodings 5:18.0h  (181)  
MOP Run 1500 William Sullivan 6:00.7h  (147)  
M20 Run 100 Matthew Parrott 11.41 -0.7 (443)  
M20 Run 100 Anthony Jordan 11.76 -0.9 (507) T47 
M20 Run 400 Benjamin Purser 56.66  (297)  
M18 Run 100 Ryan O’Neil-Parker 11.61 -0.4 (445)  
M18 Run 400 Riley Neecowen 49.86  (496)  
M18 Run 400 Ryan O’Neil-Parker 52.68  (436)  
M18 Run 800 Josh Ascar 02:02.6  (456)  
M18 Steeple 2000 Josh Ascar 06:00.2  (545) 0.838m 
M16 Run 100 Zachary Wong 12.1 -0.4 (422)  
M16 Run 400 Hamish McLennan 61.98  (0) Score Limit 
M16 Run 1500 Hamish McLennan 4:56.7h  (283)  
M16 Walk 1500 Hamish McLennan 8:47.7h  (306)  
M16 Hammer  Hamish McLennan 26.34m  (339) 4kg 
M16 Javelin  Hamish McLennan 22.26m  (0) Score Limit 
M14 Run 400 Lewis McLennan 71.14  (0) Score Limit 
M14 Run 1500 Ashok Sinnadurai 5:13.9h  (265)  
M14 Run 1500 Lewis McLennan 5:26.3h  (0) Score Limit 
M14 Walk 1500 Lewis McLennan 7:38.5h  (443)  
M14 Hammer  Lewis McLennan 30.26m  (406) 3kg 
M14 Javelin  Lewis McLennan 23.20m  (292) 600g 
M40 Run 100 Paul Mierisch 12.21 -0.6 (436)  
M40 Run 100 Sean Peters 13.02 (265)  
M40 Run 100 David Firth 13.03 -0.6 (315)  
M40 Run 100 Justin Botha 13.74 (198)  
M40 Run 100 Darryl Kilmartin 15.38 -0.6 (0) Score Limit 
M40 Run 400 Paul Mierisch 55.73  (449)  
M40 Run 400 David Firth 60.41  (340)  
M40 Run 400 Campbell McLennan 61.7  (362)  
M40 Run 400 David Vaughan 62.69  (389)  
M40 Run 400 Sean Peters 62.96  (245)  
M40 Run 400 Justin Botha 68.03  (192)  
M40 Run 1500 David Vaughan 4:50.7h  (444)  
M40 Run 1500 Campbell McLennan 4:59.8h  (354)  
M40 Hammer  Andrew Parrott 15.50m  (188) 5kg 
M40 Hammer  David Vaughan 17.94m  (242) 6kg 
M40 Hammer  Darryl Kilmartin 18.19m  (248) 6kg 
M40 Javelin  Campbell McLennan 30.75m  (410) 700g 
M40 Javelin  Andrew Parrott 12.96m  (174) 600g 
M40 Javelin  Darryl Kilmartin 22.64m  (320) 700g 
M40 Javelin  David Firth 30.80m  (401) 800g 
M40 Long Jump  Darryl Kilmartin 3.86m  (283)  
M40 Long Jump  Sean Peters 5.27m  (384)  
M40 Pole Vault  Jim Poulter 1.95m  (254)  
M40 Pole Vault  Darryl Kilmartin 2.40m  (0) Score Limit