2019-2020 Track and Field Program

A number of families asked whether the weekly program was available. A copy of it is below. You can right click and save the image.

The Wantirna LAC website also has a copy here and a copy and it is also located at the end of the Knox Handbook which can be accessed here KLACHandbook_2019-2020-Final

A hardcopy of the handbook will be handed out to families over the next couple of weeks when they become available. Please check at the club desk.

Please note that next weekend (26th October) is Program B

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Crystal Creek Coaching Camp 2019 entries open

Entries are open for The Eastern Metropolitan Region weekend Coaching Camp at the Alexandra Adventure Resort, Crystal Creek this season.

The Coaching Camp will be conducted for the Under 11 – 16 age groups from Friday 29th November – 1st December, 2019.

This is the 42nd year that EMR have been offering Coaching Camps for our young athletes. The camp is open to all registered athletes in the under 11 – 16 age groups for the 2019-20 season.

If your childs birth year was in the years 2004 to 2009 you are eligible for the under 11-16 camp. EMR Athletes do not lose Centre and Club attendance points if participating in the Camp. Athletes from other Regions are welcome to apply. “How To Register” below has the link to register, to view a video and download the brochure.

HOW TO REGISTER

Early Bird registrations will be guaranteed a place at the camp and to register click on or paste this link into your web browser http://lavic.com.au/Events and scroll down to 2019 Little Aths Coaching Camp to register.

All the information you need will be there and you can view a video and download the brochure from this site. The age group you select is the age group that you will be for the 2019-20 season. Although you can register for the camp now, you must be a registered Little Athlete for the 2019-20 season when registrations open at your Centre.

A camp brochure can be downloaded from LA Vic website or clicking below

http://www.lavic.com.au/Portals/43/Documents/2019/Events/Crystal%20Creek%202019%20030919.pdf

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Knox LAC Season Handbook

The new Knox handbook has been completed & is at the printers. Hard copies should be available in 2 weeks.

If you are happy with soft copy you can download here KLACHandbook_2019-2020-Final

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Brooke Stratton Finishes 10th In Women’s Long Jump Final – World Championships Doha

It never really got going for former Wantirna Little Athlete Brooke Stratton  as German Malaika Mihambo claimed the most dominant women’s long jump victory in athletics world championships history in Doha on Sunday.

Brooke could manage no better than 6.46m, leaving her in 10th spot. It was 12 centimetres shy of her best effort in the qualifying round and short of her national record of 7.05m set back in 2016.

Mihambo blew the final apart with a huge third-round effort of 7.30m – the biggest jump anywhere in the world since 2016. Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk from Ukraine was a distant second with 6.92m while Ese Brume from Nigeria claimed the bronze medal with 6.91m.

While disappointed, Brooke is taking some much needed time off, and looking to next season focused and ready to go, and just maybe a spot at the Olympics in 2020.

 

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Men’s Shotput Final – IAAF World Athletics Championship Doha 2019

One of the greatest Mens shotput finals occurred overnight at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha.

With the opening effort of the men’s shot put final, Ryan Crouser (USA) produced the longest throw in World Championships history with 22.36m. By the end, that mark was only the equal-seventh best of the night in what proved to be the greatest – and closest – shot put competition ever.

USA’s 2015 world champion Joe Kovacs produced one of the biggest upsets of the championships by unleashing a final-round effort of 22.91m to take the title. After a thrilling final round, just one centimetre ultimately separated the three medallists with Crouser taking second place on countback from Tom Walsh (NZ), both throwing 22.90m.

Kovas, Crouser, Walsh and fourth-placed Brazlian Darlan Romani (22.53m)  all bettered the world championships record of 22.23m, set by Switzerland’s Werner Gunthor in Rome in 1987.

There is also an Australian connection with the final. Tom Walsh who finished with the bronze medal is coach by Australian and former athlete Dale Stephenson. Dale competed at the London 2012 olympics representing Australia in the Shotput.

If you get a chance to watch the highlights this is one of the greatest shotput finals you will ever see.

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Brooke Stratton Qualifies for Long Jump Final – IAAF World Championship 2019

Former Wantirna Little Athlete Brooke Stratton has qualified for the Long Jump final at the IAAF World Championship Overnight.

Stratton finished ninth in the qualifying on Saturday night with a jump of 6.58m. Yet some of the bigger names in the field struggled in the humid conditions and the four time world champion, American Brittney Reese failed by just one place to make the final.

The Final is tonight and will start at 7.15pm in Doha (Monday morning  3.15am Melbourne AEST).

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We Are On Instagram!

You can now follow Wantirna Little Athletics Club on Instagram at wantirna.little.aths.club

We will be showcasing our club and athletes throughout the 2019- 2020 season.

Wantirna LAC supports the responsible use of social media. Our social media use is in accordance with the Knox LAC Social Media Policy which can be found here. Knox LAC Policies

 

At this stage the account is private and will only be available to club members.

If anyone does not want to have photos of their children published on the Wantirna Instagram page during the season please us know by emailing our President or our Team manager.

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From the President – Welcome to the start of the season!

Hello everyone and welcome to the start of the 2019-20 track and field season.  Welcome back our returning families and a special welcome to all of our new families for this season I hope that you all have an enjoyable season.

Tomorrow (Saturday 5th October) is the start of the season. Wantirna LAC will have the club table and banners up so we are easily identifiable for our new families.  The club table will be manned from 8am for anyone needing information. We will also have some of our older athletes available to help any new families with what to do and where to go on the day.

2019 – 2020 Finalised Program can be download here 2019-20 programs

Over the past week our Team Manager, Janine Kearsley has emailed everyone with the updates for the start this season and whats expected on the first day of competition.

New Families and Athletes

To our new families, you will have received a separate email on Friday from Janine, explaining the process for the first day of competition.

The key points for new families are.

**Information for those that have registered and paid by midnight Thursday night**

  • Janine will have a name patch/bib for your child at the Wantirna desk in the grandstand. This needs to be pinned to their top in order for them to be able to compete.
  • You will need to supply proof of age in the form of a birth certificate or passport. This needs to be sighted by the Knox registrar or one of her helpers. To do this, you will need to line up at the tent near the grandstand.
  • If you attended try out day, filled in a form and tried on a top, you will be able to collect this top from me at  the team desk. If you didn’t try on a top, you will need to fill in a form and get your child measured up for a top.

**Information for those that have registered but not paid by midnight Thursday night**

  • You will need to get a temporary patch in order for your child to compete tomorrow. It is highly likely that Janine will have this temporary patch with me at the club desk. Please head to the club desk  first before lining up at the tent at the bottom of the grandstand.
  • If your child enjoys the day and you plan on paying for your child during the week, please come and get measured for a Wantirna singlet top before you leave.
  • You do not need to supply proof of age until you pay.

**Information for those that registered after midnight Thursday**

  • You will need to get a temporary patch in order for your child to compete tomorrow. You will need to line up at the tent near the grandstand to do this.
  • Please note that the queue at the tent near the grandstand will be long. Our advice is to get to the track early. The tent should be manned from 8am.

Information for our returning families and Athletes

  • For our returning athletes if you registered and paid prior to Thursday, a patch/bib will be available from Janine at the club desk.
  • If you are registered and have not paid, check with Janine as she may have a temporary patch for you.
  • If have not yet register and want to compete tomorrow please head straight to the Knox LAC tent as you will need a temporary patch.

Saturdays Timetable

8.30am – Events will be called –  Program A –  Chiefs and those on duty please sign in by 8.15am.

10.00am – Opening Ceremony – Athletes will be asked to Marshall in their clubs at the 100m start and march down the straight. A number of presentations will occur and and official opening of the season.

10.45am – Events will resume – Athletes will return to their events

11.30am – Finish. The events should be finish no later than 12pm.

If anyone has any questions on the day regarding registration please see Janine or myself. We will be at the Wantirna Club table for the morning.

David Kearsley, President Wantirna LAC.

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Knox LAC – Finalised Programs

Knox LAC have finalised Programs A,B and C for the 2019-2020 season. Please note if you were provided a copy at the try out day there has been some minor changes.

The finalised version can be downloaded here 2019-20 programs

Reminder that this Saturday 5th October is the start of the season. It is Program A and starts at 8.30am. There will be a break in the running of events during the morning for the opening ceremony.

If you are on duty please ensure you have signed at least 15mins before the start of the day. Wantirna LAC will have a duty roster out to registered families later in the week. As we have done in past years, new families will not be expected to do duty in the first few weeks of season.

We will be looking for additional people for our Chief Official roles of Front Straight Marshalling  and Discus/Shotput during the season. If you are willing to help out please see Janine at the club desk on Saturday.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Team Manager, Janine Kearsley.

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Athletics World Championship 2019 – Starts Tonight

Reminder that the Athletics World Championship starts today in Doha.

Coverage in Australia is on Foxtel Sports  – Eurosport. Coverage starts at 11.30pm

The Australian Team has been finalised.

The full Australian Team has been listed as:

Women
35 total
EVENT
ATHLETE
STATE
ATHLETICS CLUB
INSTAGRAM HANDLE
400m
Bendere Oboya
NSW
Campbelltown Town Athletics Club
@_bendere
Bella O’Grady
NSW
UTS Norths
@bellaogrady
800m
Catriona Bisset
VIC
Melbourne University Athletics Club
@cationabisset
Morgan Mitchell
VIC
Western Athletics Club
@morganmitch
Carley Thomas
NSW
UTS Norths
@carleyy.thomas
1500m
Georgia Griffith
VIC
Box Hill Athletics Club
@georgia.griffith
Linden Hall
VIC
Athletics Essendon
@linden.hall
Jessica Hull
NSW
Bankstown Sports Athletics Club
@jessicahull
5000m
Melissa Duncan
VIC
Knox Athletics Club
@lissyduncs
10,000m
Sinead Diver
VIC
Glenhuntly Athletics Club
@diversinead
Ellie Pashley
VIC
Deakin Athletics Club
@ellieopash
Marathon
Rochelle Rodgers
WA
Front Runner Sports
100m Hurdles
Brianna Beahan
WA
University of WA
@brianna_beahan
Michelle Jenneke
NSW
Sydney University Athletics Club
@MJenneke93
Celeste Mucci
VIC
Williamstown Athletics Club
@celste.mucci
400m Hurdles
Lauren Boden
ACT
North Canberra Gungahlin
Sarah Carli
NSW
Kembla Joggers
@sarah_carli
Sara Klein
NSW
Asics West Track and Field
@saraklien94
3000m Steeple
chase
Paige Campbell
NSW
Sydney University Athletics Club
Genevieve Gregson
QLD
Gold Coast Victory
@GenGen_LaCaze
Georgia Winkcup
NSW
University of NSW Athletics Club
@georgiawinkcup
20km Walk
Jemima Montag
VIC
Melbourne University Athletics Club
@jemimamontag
Katie Hayward
QLD
Gold Coast Central Athletics
@katie_hayward
4x100m
Melissa Breen
ACT
North Canberra Gungahlin
@Melissa_Breen
Maddison Coates
VIC
Diamond Valley Athletics Club
@maddiejade27
Kristie Edwards
NSW
UTS Norths
@kristie_edwards
Nana Owusu-Afriyie
VIC
Box Hill Athletics Club
@nanaaowusu
4x400m
Lauren Boden
ACT
North Canberra Gungahlin
Bendere Oboya
NSW
Campbelltown Town Athletics Club
@_bendere
Bella O’Grady
NSW
UTS Norths
@bellaogrady
Ellie Beer
QLD
Ignition Athletics Club
@elbellbeer
Caitlin Sargent-Jones
QLD
University of Queensland
@caitlin.sargentjones
Rebecca Bennett
NSW
Sydney University Athletics Club
High Jump
Nicola McDermott
NSW
Sydney University Athletics Club
@nicolamcdermott
 
Alysha Burnett
NSW
Cherrybrook Seniors Athletics Club
alyshaburnett
Pole Vault
Elizaveta Parnova
WA
WAIS
@lizparnov
Long Jump
Brooke Stratton
VIC
Athletics Nunawading
@brookstratton
Javelin Throw
Kelsey-Lee Barber
ACT
South Canberra Tuggeranong
@kelsey_roberts
MEN
25 total
EVENT
ATHLETE
STATE
ATHLETICS CLUB
INSTAGRAM HANDLE
100m
Rohan Browning
NSW
Sydney University Athletics Club
@rohanbrowning
Steven Solomon
NSW
Randwick Botany Harriers
@stevesolomon10
800m
Luke Mathews
VIC
St Kevin’s Amateur Athletics Club
@lukewa23
Peter Bol
VIC
St Kevin’s Amateur Athletics Club
@pbol24
1500m
Matthew Ramsden
WA
Athletics Western Australia
@m.ramsden
Ryan Gregson
QLD
Gold Coast Victory
@RyanGregon25
Stewart McSweyn
TAS
University of TAS Athletics Club
@stewy_mac3
5000m
Morgan McDonald
NSW
Randwick Botany Harriers
@morganmcdonald_
Patrick Tiernan
QLD
Darling Downs Athletics Club
@ptiernan7
Stewart McSweyn
TAS
University of TAS Athletics Club
@stewy_mac3
10,000m
Harry Summers
VIC
Box Hill Athletics Club
@harrydesummers
Marathon
Julian Spence
VIC
Ballarat Harriers
@romeothemoose
110m Hurdles
Nicholas Hough
NSW
Sydney University Athletics Club
@nick_hough
3000m Steeple
chase
Benjamin Buckingham
VIC
St Stephens Harriers
20km Walk
Dane Bird-Smith
QLD
Queensland Racewalking Club
@dbird92
Rhydian Cowley
VIC
Glenhuntly Athletics Club
@rhydianc
4x400m
Steven Solomon
NSW
Randwick Botany Harriers
@stevesolomon10
Alex Beck
QLD
Randwick Botany Harriers
@alexbeck400
Murray Goodwin
QLD
Ignition Athletics Club
@goodwin_murray
Ian Halpin
NSW
Blue Mountains Athletics Club
@ian.halpin20
High Jump
Joel Baden
VIC
Melbourne University Athletics Club
@joel_baden
Brandon Starc
NSW
Paramatta City Athletics Club
@bstarc
Long Jump
Henry Smith
VIC
Sandringham Athletics Club
@henrysmith__
Henry Frayne
QLD
QUT Tigers
@henry_frayne
Darcy Roper
VIC
St Kevin’s Amateur Athletics Club
@darcy_roper
Discus Throw
Matt Denny
QLD
QE2 Track Club
@mattdenny25
Decathlon
Cedric Dubler
QLD
University of Sunshine Coast Athletics Club
@cedricdubler
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