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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Reminder – Knox LAC Try Out Day

Saturday 21 September is the Knox Little Athletics Center “Come & Try Day” is from 10.30am to 12.00pm & is open to all children aged 5 to 16 years. Everyone is welcome & little athletics caters for all abilities.

Location – Knox Athletic Park, Bunjil Way Knoxfield

Wantirna Little Athletics Club will be set up in the grandstand with information about the season and Wantirna uniforms to try on.

If you haven’t been to little athletics before and want to find out more about Knox LAC go to the YouTube video here

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2019 – 2020 Track and Field Calendar Release

Knox Little Athletics Centre has released the calendar for the 2019-2020 track and field season.

The season calendar can be downloaded by clicking here 2019-20 Knox Calendar

The season calendar entries can be added automatically to outlook calendars and ical for apple, google etc by clicking on the ics file here event-organiser_2019-09-17

Key Dates

Try Out Day  – 21 September 2019 and the Season Begins  – 5 October 2019.

Chief Officials Training is also on the 21 September 2019 from 9.00am – 10.30am.

If anybody would like to be a Chief Official please contact our Team Manager, Janine Kearsley. Wantirna LAC has responsibility for front straight marshalling and discus/shotput. We are always looking for more people to Chief events. It is an easy role and training is provided.

For those attending the Chief Officials Training please ensure that you have your valid Working With Children details.

Duty Roster

Just a quick reminder, as per past seasons, all returning families are required to do duty at least twice in the month of October to make it easier for all the new families.

If you have a specific request for duty or cannot do duty on a specific day they should be forwarded to Wayne Griffin at gri@mwsc.vic.edu.au. It is too early at this stage to know how many weeks of duty each family will be required to do.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our Team Manager, Janine Kearsley. Janine will be at the track this Saturday at the Try Out Day from 10.30am.

If you know anyone that wants to try out, please bring them down.

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Australia Names Teams for IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019

Athletics Australia have released details of the team  for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, which will be held from 27 September – 6 October.

The team of 57 athletes for this months championship is the second largest to represent Australia.

It includes some former Knox Little Athletes, Brooke Stratton (Long Jump) and Rhydian Cowley (Walk). The squad also include Knox Seniors Athlete Melissa Duncan (5000m).

Headlining the team are Commonwealth Games high jump champion Brandon Starc (IAAF world rank No.2) and Kelsey-Lee Barber (IAAF world rank No.2), who will both arrive after second-place finishes at the IAAF Diamond League final in Zurich.

AUSTRALIAN TEAM FOR DOHA

MEN
100m:
 Rohan Browning
400m: Steven Solomon
800m: Peter Bol, Luke Mathews
1500m: Ryan Gregson, Stewart McSweyn, Matthew Ramsden
5000m: Morgan McDonald, Stewart McSweyn, Patrick Tiernan
10,000m: Harry Summers
Marathon: Julian Spence
3000m steeplechase: Ben Buckingham
110m hurdles: Nicholas Hough
High jump: Joel Baden, Brandon Starc
Long jump: Henry Frayne, Darcy Roper, Henry Smith
Discus: Matthew Denny
20km race walk: Dane Bird-Smith, Rhydian Cowley
4x400m: Alex Beck, Murray Goodwin, Tyler Gunn, Ian Halpin, Steven Solomon

WOMEN
400m:
 Bendere Oboya
800m: Catriona Bisset, Morgan Mitchell
1500m: Georgia Griffith, Linden Hall, Jessica Hull
5000m: Melissa Duncan
10,000m: Sinead Diver, Ellie Pashley
Marathon: Rochelle Rodgers
3000m steeplechase: Paige Campbell, Genevieve LaCaze, Georgia Winkcup
100m hurdles: Brianna Beahan
400m hurdles: Lauren Boden, Sarah Carli, Sara Klein
High jump: Nicola McDermott
Pole vault: Elizaveta Parnova
Long jump: Brooke Stratton
Javelin: Kelsey-Lee Barber
20km race walk: Katie Hayward, Jemima Montag
50km race walk: Claire Woods
4x100m: Melissa Breen, Maddie Coates, Kristie Edwards, Nana Adoma Owusu-Afriyie
4x400m: Ellie Beer, Rebecca Bennett, Lauren Boden, Bendere Oboya, Gabriella O’Grady, Caitlin Sargent-Jones

 

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Former Wantirna LAC Athlete Brooke Stratton at the Diamond League Finals

In what was the last major meeting before this month’s worlds, the second of the Diamond League finals in Brussels was held on Friday.  Former Wantirna LAC athlete Brooke Stratton finished seventh in the women’s long jump with a best of 6.53m. The Long Jump was won by Malaika Mihambo of Germany, who is still undefeated in 2019. Brooke has booked her Australian team place for Doha at the Athletics World Championships in 3 weeks time.

Other Australians

Australian high jumper Nicola McDermott, the 22-year-old bronze medallist at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, leapt for a best of 1.89m.McDermott finished seventh in an event won by Russian world champion Mariya Lasitskene with 1.99m

The Athletics World Championships will be held in Doha between 27 September to 6 October 2019.

The Diamond League will be back in 2020 and begins in Doha in April 2020.

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Australians at the Diamond League Athletics Finals

Kelsey Lee Barber

Barber has  improved her personal best several times this year.  Barber’s best throw at the Diamond League final was 64.74m.

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