Graham Ford

A Great Team Day at Box Hill

Doncaster had a successful day at the Victorian Relay Championships on Saturday. Held at the relaid Box Hill Athletics Track, the Women led the way winning the Open Medley and Under 18 4 x 800, while the Open Men were on track to retain the 4 x 400 relay at the up coming Zatopek meeting. The Women’s team also made the final for Zatopek.

Surprise Gold of the day was the Men’s 40+ 4 x 100, which “did a Bradbury”. Shield Champions, Diamond Valley, who had won both the 40+ and 50+ 4 x 400 earlier in the day, didn’t register in time, and watched the race from the stands. Last year’s winners, Essendon, were ready to ponce but they dropped the baton at the last change and were disqualified. Doncaster stayed on their feet for an unexpected win.

Another pleasing results was having two Men’s under 14 teams in the final of the 4 x 400. Three Doncaster Club records were broken by the Men’s Open 4 x 100, Men’s 40+ 4 x 400 and Men’s Under 14 4 x 400.


Men’s Open

2nd Medley: Lochie Sydenham-Clarke, Kyle Nicolussi, Harrison Kerr, Lachlan Mann 3.27.53

3rd 4 x 100: Conrad Coumaros, Kevin Rassool, Liam Procaccino, Kyle Nicolussi 41.26 (club record)

13th in heat B team: Lochie Sydenham-Clarke, Daniel Minz, Christian Christopher, Harrison Kerr 43.68

1st in heat 4 x 400: Conrad Coumaros, Liam Procaccino, Daniel Mins, Tristan Robinson 3.15.00 qualified for final at Zatopek

Men’s 40+

3rd 4 x 1500: Roderic De Highden, Leighton Kearney, John Curry, Campbell McLennan 20.23.64

3rd 4 x 400: Warren Hattwich, Campbell McLennan, Paul Mierisch, David Firth 3.48.10 (club record)

1st x x 100: Warren Hattwich, David Firth, Paul Mierisch, Graham Ford, 50.69

Men’s Under 14

4th 4 x 400: Lachlan Reynolds, Matthew Parrott, Lachlan Marasco, Benjamin Purser 4.06.46 (club record)

7th B team: Noah Sewak, Remy Williams, Liam McLennan, Kai Sapolu 4.18.95

3rd 4 x 100: Kai Sapolu, Lachlan Marasco, Noah Sewak, Matthew Parrott 52.46

Women’s Open

1st Medley Nicole Reynolds, Stephanie Larkin, Katherine Katsanevakis, Connor Gist 4.05.48

5th in heat 4 x 400: Nicole Reynolds, Stephanie Larkin, Joanna O’Connell, Connor Gist 4.02.83 (qualified for final at Zatopek)

Women’s Under 18

6th Medley Alessia Wynne, Rebecca Munyard, Joanna O’Connell, Chiara Bakker 4.30.71

4th 4 x 100: Rebecca Munyard, Alessia Wynne, Sisley Rosano, Joanna O’Connell 50.13

1st 4 x 800: Jessica Ng, Alissa Ramsale, Sanne Bakker, Hannah Williams 9.30.74

Women’s Under 16

12th in heat 4 x 100: Charlotte Taylor, Mia Destradi, Isabella Parrott, Chiara Bakker 55.26