Doncaster Athletic Club Newsletter 

Round 12 – 17/02/2024 

In this issue: 

AVSL Round 12 – Roundup 

Maurie Plant Meet – Thursday 15th February 

Victorian Championships – next 2 weekends!   

AVSL Round 12 – Roundup

It should have been an easy finish. We had noted that there were three teams in the last four places on the ladder with very similar scores, so, although sitting seventh, it was possible for us to slip down. However, we were on our home ground, and always get good support there. 

It wasn’t to be. Last time we competed at Doncaster, we scored 43,578. This time; 28,359 points. There were a number of athletes missing – perhaps recovering from the Taylor Swift Concert the night before?  Alternatively, perhaps they were keeping themselves fresh for the Victorian Championships starting within a few days.  We still finished seventh on the day, but two teams we defeated were ahead of us on the ladder and stayed there. Box Hill, who had been ninth, brought their A game and PowerPlay and finished fourth on the ladder! 

So we finished ninth at the end of the season, and so will be relegated to Second division next year. Hopefully in Summer 24/25, we can win that and return to Premier where we belong. 

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

M40+: 100m Paul Mierisch (7th) David Firth (9th), 400m David Firth (7th), 800m Mark Purser (7th), 1500m David Vaughan (4th) Campbell McLennan (9th), Javelin David Firth (2nd) Campbell McLennan (10th) 

M20: 1500m Luca Scholes-Robertson (3rd) 

M18: 400m Ryley Neecowen (2nd) 

M16 100m Zachary Wong (6th) Ezra Chan (10th), 1500m Harry Maddocks (5th), 4×200 relay Doncaster (3rd), 3000m walk Hamish McLennan (1st), Javelin Hamish McLennan (5th), Hammer Throw Hamish McLennan (4th) 

M14: 100m Zander Botha (1st) Ashok Sinnadurai (5th), 1500m Ashok Sinnadurai (7th), 3000m walk Lewis McLennan (3rdt), Long Jump Zander Botha (2nd), Javelin Throw Lewis McLennan (2nd), Hammer Lewis McLennan (3rd) 

WOP: 100m Alessia Wynne (3rd), 400m Alana Mierisch (4th), 100m hurdles (Alessia Wynne (1st), Long Jump Alessia Wynne (2nd) 

W40+ 400m Lydia Rinaudo (7th), 800m Deb Garden (4th), 1500m Lydia Rinaudo (2nd), Javelin Laura McLennan (5th) Melinda Davey-Uecker (7th), Hammer Kim Peak (4th) 

W20: 400m Alexandra Flynn (3rd), Long Jump Emma Peak (6th) 

W18: 400m Jemma Young (4th), 4×200 relay Doncaster (3rd) 

W16: 100m Katrina Cheung (8th), 200m Jamison Harding (7th), 400m Lucy Kearney (7th), 800m Olivia Collett (7th), Javelin Throw Jessica Nolan (1st), 

W14: 400m Madeleine Kearney (2nd), Pole Vault Allegria Basile (1st), Shot Put Allegria Basile (6th), Discus Throw Allegria Basile (5th) 

Alessia Wynne again was our best performing athlete, scoring 1,413 points, ahead of Allegria Basile on 1,257 (one point more than last week), David Firth on 1,178, Jessica Nolan on 1,138, Kim Peak on 1,129, Madeleine Kearney on 1,117, Hamish McLennan on 1,059, Lewis McLennan on 1,054 and Campbell McLennan on 1,012. 

Jessica Nolan was the only athlete scoring over 500 points for her javelin throw (she then threw 41.75m in her extra throws) with Alessia Wynne scoring 482 for her 100 metres, Luca Scholes-Robertson and Harry Maddocks 474 and 472 for their 1500m, and Alessia 471 points for her hurdles. 

Following the Round 12 completion, athletes and families enjoyed a BBQ tea at the track, reminiscing about the season that was!  A number of members assisted with volunteer tasks on Saturday – namely, Alessia Wynne, Graham Ford, Kath Gawthorn, Sonia Flynn, Jim Finch, Damian Maddocks, Kim Peak, Elizabeth Nolan, Anthony Jordan’s Dad and Zoe Colishaw’s Mum, Andy Parrot and Allan Watson, Matt Christy, Nathan Down, and Campbell & Laura McLennan, and we thank them for their efforts!   

As a club, we acknowledge the extremely professional and friendly team of AV volunteer officials.  They attend every single round in all weather, and without them, our competition wouldn’t exist.   

Congratulations to All athletes on their efforts and contributions over Summer 23/24!  Those participating in the Victorian Championships, best of luck!  Athletes whose season ends as of now – we hope to see you back in Summer 24/25 and striving for those elusive PBs!!  Athletic preparation is a ‘marathon not a sprint’ – set your goals, make your yearly plan, gather your supports, and try to make it happen!   

Full Round 12 Results are provided at the bottom of this newsletter. 

Maurie Plant Meet – Thursday 15th February 

Four of DAC’s highest quality athletes, Abbey Caldwell, Anthony Jordan, Matthew Friar and Tom Reynolds stepped into the limelight on Thursday evening.   

Abbey ran the 800m, among a high-quality field of Paris Olympic hopefuls!  Abbey ran an extremely strong 800m, leading with 100m to go.  However, youngster (19) Claudia Hollingsworth had more left in the tank, stormed past Abbey, and broke the Australian U20 800m record with 1:59.81!   It was a remarkable feat!  Abbey finished with the season’s best performance of 2:00.54, and we wish her luck with the rest of her summer campaign!   

Tom ran in the 4 x 400m relay and ran a sensational third leg for his team (‘Victoria A’), clocking a split of 46.36 seconds!   

Anthony ran in his pet event, the 100m, against a classy field.  His time of 11.92 seconds was a personal best, and an excellent result for the young Paris Para-Olympics hopeful!  This result was despite a –2.0 m/s headwind.   

Matthew Friar also ran a very credible season’s best 10.61 seconds in his 100m.  We wish him well in the upcoming Victorian Championships! 

Many DAC members cheered and watched on, both from the stands at Lakeside, and from their couches at home via live stream on 7Plus. Congratulations to Abbey, Anthony, Matthew and Tom! 

The following links provide all detailed results: oua8lgsc9wageqtw.pdf ( 

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Victorian Championships – next 2 weekends!   

Many of our Junior and Open age athletes will be competing at Lakeside the weekends of February 26-28 and March 1-3.  Victorian Titles will be up for grabs, as well as qualification for the Australian Championships being held in Adelaide in April.  For some athletes, especially the younger ones, it will be an excellent learning experience.  To All, best of luck!  Event schedules are available as follows:  South Melbourne Physio Victorian Track & Field Championships | Aths Vic    DAC are required to supply club helpers for several sessions of the Championships.  Please refer to the Stacks Team App to indicate your availability, and a special shout out to those who haven’t yet put their hands up, and friends or family of competing athletes.  Please direct any queries to Matt Christy ( or Darryl Kilmartin (  

Full results from Round 12 

Premier Division 

DIV Diamond Valley 53,111 10 

EAG Eaglehawk 48,685 9 

BOH Box Hill 41,330 16 

GHY Glenhuntly 39,115 7 

MEN Mentone 38,153 6 

WEN Wendouree 30,042 5 

DAC Doncaster 28,528 4 

ESS Essendon 26,316 3 

WES Western Athletics 24,488 2 

COL Collingwood 24,213 1 

Men’s Open (39 out of 40) 

Men’s 40+ (9 out of 42) 

Men’s Under 20 (22 out of 26) 

Men’s Under 18 (29 out of 36) 

Men’s Under 16 (8 out of 35) 

Men’s Under 14 (4 out of 30) 

Women’s Open (9 out of 36) 

Women’s 40+ (7 out of 33) 

Women’s Under 20 (9 out of 24) 

Women’s Under 18 (16 out of 38) 

Women’s Under 16 (6 out of 35) 

Women’s Under 14 (9 out of 34) 


Grade Discipline Distance Name Performance Wind Points Notes 

FOP Run 100 Alessia Wynne 12.14 0 (482) 

FOP Run 100 Alana Mierisch 13.46 0 (308) 

FOP Run 400 Alana Mierisch 63.33 (304) 

FOP Hurdles 100 Alessia Wynne 14.03 -0.5 (471) 0.838m 

FOP Long Jump Alessia Wynne 5.79m 1.3 (460) 

FOP Long Jump Alessia Wynne 5.92m -1.2 (0) INV. 

F20 Run 200 Emma Peak 30.37 -0.8 (218) 

F20 Run 400 Alessandra Flynn 59.82 (428) 

F20 Run 400 Emma Peak 70.68 (210) 

F20 Discus Emma Peak 15.73m (0) Score Limit 

F20 Javelin Emma Peak 14.18m (0) Score Limit 

F20 Long Jump Emma Peak 3.95m (228) 

F20 Shot Put Emma Peak 5.74m (0) Score Limit 

F18 Run 400 Jemma Young 62.66 (401) 

F18 Run 400 Zoe Cowlishaw 64.84 (348) 

F18 Relay 800 (Katrina Cheung; Madeleine Kearney; Lucy Kearney; Eliza Chivers) 01:58.8 (377) 

F18 Hammer Jasmine Smith 29.03m (329) 3kg 

F18 Javelin Jasmine Smith 18.33m (253) 500g 

F18 Long Jump Eliza Chivers 4.28m (308) 

F16 Run 100 Katrina Cheung 13.56 -0.7 (406) 

F16 Run 100 Teiva Levy 14.49 -0.5 (270) 

F16 Run 100 Lucy Kearney 14.55 -0.5 (265) 

F16 Run 200 Jamison Harding 27.16 -0.3 (448) 

F16 Run 400 Lucy Kearney 64.64 (401) 

F16 Run 400 Teiva Levy 67.06 (345) 

F16 Run 800 Olivia Collett 2:28.8h (422) 

F16 Hammer Jessica Nolan 20.81m (257) 3kg 

F16 Javelin Jessica Nolan 39.43m (510) 500g 

F16 Javelin Jessica Nolan 41.75m (0) INV. ; 500g 

F16 Long Jump Jessica Nolan 4.40m (371) 

F16 Long Jump Teiva Levy 3.85m (274) 

F14 Run 100 Madeleine Kearney 14.86 0.8 (272) 

F14 Run 400 Madeleine Kearney 65.13 (444) 

F14 Discus Allegria Basile 21.27m (407) 1kg 

F14 Long Jump Madeleine Kearney 3.75m (307) 

F14 Pole Vault Allegria Basile 2.80m (418) 

F14 Shot Put Allegria Basile 8.38m (432) 3kg 

F40 Run 400 Kim Peak 01:36.6 (0) Score Limit 

F40 Run 400 Lydia Rinaudo 72.26 (260) 

F40 Run 800 Deb Garden 2:31.2h (419) 

F40 Run 1500 Lydia Rinaudo 5:17.3h (368) 

F40 Walk 1500 Kim Peak 10:42.8h (0) Score Limit 

F40 Walk 1500 Laura McLennan 9:37.0h (321) 

F40 Discus Kim Peak 16.74m (341) 1kg 

F40 Hammer Laura McLennan 16.38m (245) 4kg 

F40 Hammer Kim Peak 26.75m (418) 3kg 

F40 Javelin Laura McLennan 15.23m (252) 600g 

F40 Javelin Kim Peak 12.60m (0) Score Limit 

F40 Javelin Melinda Davey-Uecker 14.84m (243) 600g 

F40 Long Jump Lydia Rinaudo 3.14m (174) 

F40 Shot Put Kim Peak 6.03m (370) 3kg 

MOP Run 1500 Willam Sullivan 5.42.6 (161) 

M20 Run 1500 Luca Scholes-Robertson 4:01.6h (474) 

M18 Run 400 Riley Neecowen 51.21 (467) 

M16 Run 100 Zachary Wong 12.16 -1.8 (415) 

M16 Run 100 Ezra Chan 12.46 1.4 (371) 

M16 Run 100 Ehan Haq 13.3 -0.7 (258) 

M16 Run 100 Harry Maddocks 13.81 0 (207) 

M16 Run 400 Ezra Chan 59.99 (297) 

M16 Run 400 Ehan Haq 62.46 (254) 

M16 Run 1500 Harry Maddocks 4:15.7h (472) 

M16 Walk 3000 Hamish McLennan 18:23.4h (299) LS. 

M16 Relay 800 (Zachary Wong; Hamish McLennan; Harry Maddocks; Ezra Chan) 01:47.3 (385) 

M16 Hammer Hamish McLennan 32.30m (405) 4kg 

M16 Javelin Hamish McLennan 22.14m (259) 700g 

M14 Run 100 Zander Botha 12.77 0 (389) 

M14 Run 100 Ashok Sinnadurai 15.24 -2.1 (186) 

M14 Run 1500 Ashok Sinnadurai 4:55.2h (341) 

M14 Walk 3000 Lewis McLennan 16:48.6h (409) LS. 

M14 Hammer Lewis McLennan 24.26m (334) 3kg 

M14 Javelin Lewis McLennan 24.28m (311) 600g 

M14 Long Jump Zander Botha 5.33m 0 (457) 

MOP Run 1500 William Sullivan 5:42.6 (169) 

M40 Run 100 Paul Mierisch 12.23 0.4 (434) 

M40 Run 100 David Firth 12.95 0 (329) 

M40 Run 100 Andrew Parrott 17.12 -0.2 (178) 

M40 Run 200 Mark Purser 30.09 -1.6 (294) 

M40 Run 400 David Firth 57.6 (411) 

M40 Run 800 Mark Purser 02:33.6 (335) 

M40 Run 1500 David Vaughan 4:45.9h (466) 

M40 Run 1500 Campbell McLennan 4:58.2h (361) 

M40 Hammer Campbell McLennan 23.05m (316) 6kg 

M40 Hammer Andrew Parrott 16.09m (196) 5kg 

M40 Hammer David Vaughan 19.83m (290) 6kg 

M40 Javelin Campbell McLennan 25.74m (335) 700g 

M40 Javelin Leighton Kearney 21.49m (248) 

M40 Javelin David Firth 35.78m (438) 800g 

M40 Pole Vault Jim Poulter 1.90m (242) 

M40 Pole Vault Campbell McLennan 2.50m (0) Score Limit 

M40 Shot Put Mark Purser 7.44m (361) 6kg 

Final Premier Division ladder for Summer 23/24: 

The final scores/ladder are still being finalised by AV, though our relegation to Division 2 is a certainty.  

Athletes, Committee, Volunteers, along with parents, family and friends – thank you for your efforts and dedication during Summer 23/24.   We hope to come back stronger when Summer 24/25 season commences in October 2024.  Many athletes will continue competing throughout the Winter season (XCR 2024) and continue to fly the Donnie flag with pride.   

Congratulations to All!