MUAC Women back on top at AV Shield

AV Shield Round 7

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MUAC’s Division One Women bounced back to claim an emphatic victory at Werribee on Saturday, their 6339 point score more than doubling the second place team’s tally. Also starring for MUAC were our volunteers, with a full quota of helpers keeping our designated triple jump pit going, and adjusting hurdles between races. A big thanks to Anthony Woodward, Kath Iannello, Regan Lamble, Brent Vallance, David Sullivan and Matilda Broe for their help.

Regan Lamble again collected top score for MUAC, with the Olympian scoring 541 points for her 13:06 3000m walk. Kaitlin Morgan was again over the 500 point mark with her 1.72m high jump.  Kira Davey again accumulated points at a prodigious rate, breaking through the 2000 point barrier for the day and stepping into a 4x400m team as well.  Joining her in the relay was MUAC Relay Team Coordinator Elizabeth Ruach, Jayne Iwunze and rookie superstar Kirsty Forsdike-Young. Forsdike-Young also completed the 800m and a scorching 5000m at the end of a long hot day. The return of Linda Leverton to the line up bolstered the team as well and Round 6’s 2nd place was well and truly forgotten.

The MUAC Men will need to emulate the Women’s resilience after falling to their first defeat of the season to Essendon.  Julian O’Donnnell top scored with his 1.92m high jump and there was some solid running by the middle distance boys in the 800m, 5000m and the 4x400m relay (with Aaron Page).  Jack Hughes also made his somewhat rudimentary debut in the 400m hurdles without serious incident.  With a big Zone v Zone contest looming next week at Doncaster, the MUAC men will be looking to return to the winners circle to clinch the Zone title and start looking towards the Shield Final.

MUAC will be in action this Thursday at the 56th Zatopek:10, which features the Australian 10,000m Championships and World Championship Selection Trials and the Australian U20 3000m Championships, and at Doncaster on Saturday for AV Shield Round 8.

Results
AV Shield Round 7