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A Day of Triumph and Team Spirit at Doncaster

It was a remarkable day at Doncaster, marked by the participation of ten OSAC relay teams, creating history by having  our first two Female track relay teams compete in the history of the club. A great coming together of runners from both the summer and winter competitions to make this happen.

Success was evident in various forms. The U16 4 x 400m relay team, with two athletes making their AV debut and securing a 5th place finish in the final, showcased immense talent. Similarly, the U18 4 x 100m team, comprising novices, finished an impressive 7th.

With nine of our ten teams finishing top 8, i.e., State finalist, it was a day of significant achievements. The formation of our Female relay teams, with the more senior ladies securing a bronze medal, was a landmark moment, along with an Open medley team that defied age expectations. Special commendation goes to our three Gold Medal teams (Open 4 x 1500m; U18 4 x 800m, and U18 4 x 400m) for their exceptional teamwork.

Race of the day was the Men’s U18 4x800m where the team after watching St Kevin’s set the pace in heat one of the timed final and setting our boys the challenge managed to win heat 2 in convincing fashion. With only the clock standing in our way of triumph and with coaches and parents anxiously pushing refresh on the resultshub app after a few minutes confirmation we brought home gold by the narrowest of margins 0.08 secs. 

We celebrate Tom Bowers, who clinched gold on his 21st birthday. Our gratitude extends to all athletes, families, Doug Campbell, Tony Stubbs, David Lightfoot and Gregor Evans for their dedication and support.

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Training at 5pm at Righetti Oval, Kooyong, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Scotch boys have training at school at 3.30pm. Check with coaches for details.

Victorian Relay Championship Results:

Female OPMedley RelayAshleigh Arnold, Lily Gumley, Alanna Turner, Gabrielle King4:42.788th; Club record
Female 404x1500mHeather Danks, Kristel Janssens, Erroleen Fung, Anne Martin23:36.633rd; Club record
Male OP4x1500mTom Bowers, Rory Vial, Benjamin Beischer, Connor Merigan16:29.081st
Male 18Medley RelayElden Zeng, Xavier Dalais, Oliver Moore, Aj Merry3:45.625th
4x100mEdmund Lai, Xavier Dalais, Elden Zeng, Henry Dawborn46.82 (7th); 45.90 (P)
4x400mOliver Moore, Sam Allen, Aj Merry, Will Katic3:33.331st
4x800mConor Sullivan, Bart Leeton, Sam Allen, Will Katic7:54.931st; Club U17 record
Male 16Medley RelayAlbert Elsom, Lachlan Gumley, Hugo Stubbs, Thomas Lindeman3:52.187th
4x100mNed Gretton-Watson, Lachlan Gumley, Isak Schulz, Albert Elsom49.61 (P)
4x400mHenry Curlewis (heat), Tom Lindeman (heat), Albert Elsom, Edward Aitken, Hugo Stubbs, Ned Gretton-Watson3:50.71 (5th); 3:52.44 (P)

Other Results:

Congratulations to our young club members and Righetti regulars, Alex Rajan and Jayden Millie, on representing Victoria in the Australian Primary Schools Championships in Launceston. Alex finished 9th in his 1500m and Jayden was only 0.1sec outside his PB in his 200m. Well done to all.

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