High and fast as 2019 kicks off

AV Shield Round 9 and Around the Grounds


MUAC athletes were prominent around the country as competition resumed with a frenzy in 2019.

Joel Baden’s 2.20m jump started the AV Shield meet at Werribee right, after a short search for some uprights that would go to 11.  Denis Finegan and Connor Diffey took advantage of the strong tail winds on offer with solid year openers, 14.08m for Finegan and 21.91 for Diffey, both earning just under 500 points. Lucy Buckley’s 2:18.1 800m, earned with two hard surges down the back straight, saw her top the women’s scoring with 462.  As always Kira Davey was the club’s #1 scorer, with extra dedication shown by her and Akshaya Iyer to back up for a second 200m after a photo finish mishap. MUAC athletes were in action across three of the five AV Shield venues (Glenhuntly, Werribee and Ballarat), contributing valuable points to the cause.

The MUAC Division 1 Women took second metro wide behind rivals Essendon, with our Division 1 Men third metro wide.  With three rounds remaining planning is underway to get teams ready for the AV Shield Final.

A big shout out to Merhawi, Phil, Hamish, Sarah and Kent Baden for helping out at the High Jump and fulfilling MUAC duties.

Shield Results

Metro Wide Division One Ladder
AV Shield Round 9 18/19


Victorian Multi Event Championships

Three MUAC Men headed north to Bendigo for the Open Decathlon with the MUAC record under real threat.  There were pleasing results all round with Christian Paynter (6989 points) and Jarrod Pageot (6922) finishing on the podium and Liam Schreck in 5th (6018) with a swag of PBs across the two days.

2019 Victorian Multi Event Championships


Cadbury Marathon, Hobart

MUAC was out in force in Hobart with some great running across the full and half marathon. Charlie Park took third in his marathon debut in 2:34:16. There were also good runs by Cedric Rouveyrol (15th in 2:55:58) and Daniel Brundel (28th in 3:08:36).  Nick Earl predicted the conditions perfectly and won the half marathon as well in 65:25 with Chris O’Neill also hitting the roads.



Two Bays Trail Run

Max Ueda took fourth in the 28km run in 1:57:39 with Matt Schepisi ninth in 2:02:24.