In the summer rain

AV Shield Round 3


Round three of Shield last Saturday saw MUAC athletes competing at Meadowglen Nunawading and Ballarat in mild 17C° weather. Meadowglen played host to the 200, 800, hammer, high jump, triple, and hurdles while the 100, 400, 1500 and 5000 were run at Nunawading.

Melbourne Uni managed to take out the division one overall point score in both the open men and women. The men finished on a total of 5,382 points and the women 6,706, both gaining 11 points on the overall ladder scores. After 3 rounds MUAC sits undefeated atop the ladder in both Division One Women and Men.

A very strong team in the women’s 200 saw the top six athletes all from MUAC; Eleni Gilden taking out first in 27.66. Gilden also claimed the win in the 800m. A busy meet for Kira Davey who came out on top in the 400m hurdles, high jump, triple jump and hammer throw.

In the men, Nick Earl secured the win for both the 800m and 5000m, running the five in an impressive 14.57. There was also a strong contribution to the point score in the 1500m, both for men and women, with Jack Hughes winning in 4.17. Other notable wins include, Club President, Hamish Beaumont in the 3000m walk and Dale Masini in the shot put.

Ciara Boyd-Squires Long described the day as having a good atmosphere with lots of people, despite nearly missing her 1500m and having to run in the last heat. She claims that she will arrive early for Shield round four at Werribee this coming Saturday.

meet report by Emily French

AV Shield Round 3 17/18