Men back on top at AV Shield

AV Shield Round 6

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A small but elite group turned up to run against the wind across the state in round 6. With wind readying up to -6 m/s it was virtually impossible to deliver solid performances. However, MUAC still managed to score big points and we saw our men’s team on top of the ladder. Unfortunately, the women’s team was disqualified in the relay and are thus in second place, just behind Essendon. Clearly the wind wasn’t strong enough to defeat the MUAC team spirit. With 6 rounds down and 6 to go: MUAC div 1 men are currently sitting on top of the ladder. #proud And MUAC Div 1 women are sitting second. #itsnotoveryet. Both Men’s and Women’s teams finished in second across all Division One teams statewide and sit comfortably inside the top four.

Women-Top performances Outstanding performances from K. Abfalter, T. Manscuso and K. Iannello who vaulted 3.40m and scored 500 points each, not far behind them was another strong effort from I. Napier who vaulted 3.25m (439pts) and Elizabeth Ruach 26.67s in the 200m (430pts). Men- top performances: It was a tough day for field athletes with unpredictable wind direction, but that didn’t stop C. Paynter scoring 480 points in long jump (6.70m), 473 points in Javelin with a throw of (49.75m). L. Schreck rounded out the dominating field performances with his 6.34m long jump (451pts), and E. Ueda dominated 3000m with an exceptional time of 9.01.6h (464 pts).

Athletics might be an individual sport, however, Melbourne University Athletics Club demonstrated that team work wins championships. So don’t miss your opportunity to represent MUAC with pride in the last 6 rounds. See you all next week at the Victorian Relay championships. If you are not competing, please come and support the teams.



Statewide Division 1 ladders


100m: Christian Paynter 12.37 (-4.1); Liam Schreck 12.57 (-4.8);
200m: Hamed Aljuma 24.07 (-4.0); Merhawi Minassi 24.77 (-4.7);
400m: Christian Paynter 55.26; Hugh Van Cuylenburg 57.51;
800m: Jack Hughes 2:02.1h; Erik Ueda 2:05.9h; Tony Brain 2:52.8h;
1500m: Matthew Schepisi 4:32.78; Hamish Beaumont 5:25.84;
3000m: Erik Ueda 9:01.6h; Frank Ciancio 10:05.3h; Nick Parkinson 10:01.0h; Brian O’Donoghue 10:29.7h; Tony Brain 13:15.2h;
5000m: Hamish Beaumont 19:20.96;
Javelin: Christian Paynter 49.75m; Liam Schreck 44.87m;
Long Jump: Christian Paynter 6.70m (2.6); Liam Schreck 6.34m (3.0);
Pole Vault: Stefan Mancuso 3.70m;
Shot Put: Christian Paynter 13.47m;
Pole Vault: Andrew Conkling NM;
100m: Eileen Forbes 13.16 (-3.6);
200m: Elizabeth Ruach 26.67 (-5.2); Cassandra Wang Lecouteur 26.97 (-5.2); Isabelle Ewert 28.76 (-3.0); Jessalyn Taylor 32.35 (-3.7);
800m: Kate Abfalter 2:27.9h; Allyson O’Brien 2:44.8h; Jessalyn Taylor 2:59.4h;
3000m: Ruby Turner 12:01.5h;
400m Relay: Melbourne Uni DQ;
Hammer: Kira Davey 18.52m;
High Jump: Tamara Mancuso 1.50m; Kira Davey NM;
Pole Vault: Kate Abfalter 3.40m; Tamara Mancuso 3.40m; Katherine Iannello 3.40m; Isabelle Napier 3.25m; Kira Davey 3.10m; Dawn Hartigan NM;
Shot Put: Kira Davey 9.35m;
Triple Jump: Kira Davey 10.68m; Evana Karapetis 8.09m;