Track and Field – October Reviewdeveloper
It’s been a big October in Track & Field, with competition on every week in the form of three Treloar Shield inter-club competitions, the NSW 3000m Championship, and an Illawong High Velocity meet.
Treloar Shield #1 was held at SOPAC on Saturday 8 October and our athletes were confronted with challenging but familiar conditions as the rain fell for most of the afternoon. Standout performers were I Murphy (10Ta) and T Murphy (8Ta) in the Triple Jump, with L Gillard (10St) and C Savoca (10Ta) also performing strongly on the track in the 1500m and 200m respectively.
Treloar Shield #2 on Saturday 15 October saw much improved conditions, and finally the return of the sun at a Track & Field meet, with many of our Track & Field boys relishing the nice tailwind down the home straight at Bankstown and running PBs. C Pulley (11Fo) in the 100m, D Simpson (7Du) and B Moloney (10Yo) in the 400m and A Peter (11Ho) and T Murphy (8Ta) in the Long Jump were among the athletes who set new lifetime bests, with C Savoca (10Ta), I Murphy (10Ta), H Choker (8He), M King (11Ta), and W Mansfield (10Ke) competing hard in both the track and the field.
Back for a third week of inter-club in a row, Treloar Shield #3 was once again back at SOPAC on Saturday 22 October. D Mitchell (11La), J Barry (7Mu) and N Giacoppo (11He) opened their club seasons with solid performances over a variety of events, and M Wende-Dunstan (11Du) opened with a solid PB in the 100m. C Pulley (11Fo), C Savoca (10Ta), M King (11Ta), and B Moloney (10Yo) continued to build into their seasons with further quality performances leading into some major target events in the weeks ahead.
The NSW 3000m Championships and the Illawong High Velocity meet were both held on Saturday 29 October. Trinity was well represented at the NSW 3000m Championships by L Gillard (10St) who lowered his season’s best at the distance in recording 8:53.32 and looks set to continue to improve, as well as K Stewart (8Yo) and R Chapman (11He) who were both making their club debut for the summer season. The sprinters at Illawong were presented with nice tailwinds, and L Ratnavadivel (11Du) took full advantage in the 200m, streaking away to another PB over the 200m distance and narrowly missing going sub 23 seconds for the first time. C Savoca (10Ta) had his first-ever hit out over the 400m distance and is certain to improve at his next outing.
November is set to be another huge month of Track & Field. The headline of the month will be the two-day NSW Relay Championships on 19 and 20 November, bookended by three more Treloar Shield competitions and a Bankstown Milers Club event.