MUAC teams on top at halfway point of AV Shield season

AV Shield Round 5


MUAC sits at the top of the ladder in both Division 1 Women and Men at the half way point of the AV Shield season, and is a strong position to take two powerful teams to the AV Shield Final in February 2016.

The Division 1 Women returned to the winners circle in Round 4, lead by Kath Ianello’s six events (including wins in the Pole Vault and Discus). Impressive 400m running by Gwen Thornton and Jeannette Van Den Bulk ahead of the Victorian Relay Championships next weekend set the tone for the day and the team took a emphatic 100+ point victory.  Martine Botha made her Shield debut for the season, start the 3000m in unorthodox fashion with what appeared to be a break dancing move of some sort. She recovered well to finish in 12:03, and will surely break the 12 minute barrier with a more mainstream starting technique. The team now sits on top of the ladder on 23 points, 5 clear of it’s nearest rival.

The Division 1 Men fell to their first defeat of the season, falling to Western Athletics home track advantage and enthusiasm.  Nonetheless the team is on top of the ladder on 33 points, 7 points clear.  Aaron Page’s multi event talent came through, collecting 64 points across a variety of events. The 4x100m relay team took the win with a solid run and will look to be sharp going into State Relay’s next weekend.


MUAC will be back in action next Saturday, 28th November at the Victorian Track Relay Championships, at Lakeside Stadium.

AV Shield Round 5

Midseason snapshot

midseason infographic

Check out all the stats on MUAC’s AV Shield Teams

3 Rounds to qualify for AV Shield Final, including 1 performance of your event at the final

AV Shield Final events:200m, 800m, 3000m, 400m hurdles, 3000m walk, High Jump, Triple Jump, Shot Put, Hammer, 4x400m

AV Shield Final:Saturday, 6th February, Lakeside Stadium

Division 1 Winners
Gwen Thornton 400m 57.99
Sarah McSweeney 3000m 9:58.2
Mens 4x100m 49.39
Kath Iannello Pole Vault 2.95m
Kath Iannello Discus 22.65m