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2018 World Walking Teams Championship     Taiching  May
Another medallist from the ranks of ANW! Congratulations to Kyle Swan who walked a big PB for Australia in the World Race Walking Teams Championships in Taicang, China. Nearly all events were dominated by the host nation but Kyle came home hard in the U20 10K to finish 10th in a time of 41:44, which was about a minute better than his previous PB. Not only that, the time was the second fastest by an Australian in the U20 10K in the history of these championships. Along with Declan Tingay and Mitchell Baker, the U20 team Australia won a bronze medal behind China and Japan. These are very rare medals – great effort Kyle!
Photo here: http://www.vrwc.org.au/piwigo/picture.php?/25953/category/464

2018 Commonwealth Games      Gold Coast                  April 2018
Congratulations to our very own Brooke Stratton who won silver in the Long Jump at the Commonwealth Games last night and to Coach - Russell Stratton. It was a fantastic effort after years of injuries and hard work. A great result for an inspiring athlete who we all admire. It obviously meant a lot as evidenced by the tears after the competition and the celebrations with the family. Also, great to see all the cheer squad on TV.

2018 Australian Junior Champopnships             Sydney         14-18 March 2018
U18 Long Jump: Eleanor Leeson 11th with 5.19m
U18 High Jump: Eleanor Leeson 12th with 1.63m
U17 400mH: Stephanie Meerwald takes Bronze with 62.96s (pending ANW record)
U16 Long Jump: Amy Tyrrell takes Bronze with 5.44m
U16 Triple Jump: Amy Tyrrell 5th with 11.46m
U16 Shot Put: Susana Lutui 5th with 12.14m
U16 Javelin: Susana Lutui 12th with 31.95m

U20 High Jump: Bradley Bishop takes Gold with 2.10m
U20 10,000mWalk : Kyle Swan takes Silver with 43m57.10s
U20 200m (T/F37): Liam Kernick  9th (95.22%) with 27.85s
U20 Long Jump: Ryan Hatch 7th with 7.00m
U20 100m Liam Kernick ((T/F37) breaks the National Record with 13.34s (96.93%)
U18 High Jump: Liam Tully 6th with 1.90m
U17 400m: Jakeb Pearson 5th with 50.24s
U17 Long Jump: Sami Lutui 12th with 5.81s
U14 90mH: Nathan Philactides qualifies for the Final with 14.27s then 4th with 13.88s (Club Record)

2018 Victorian Open Championships              Lakeside        1- 3 March 2018
100m: Brittany Burkitt 12.13s in Prelims, 12.05s in Semis, 3rd in Final with 11.88s
200m: Brittany Burkitt 25.37s in Prelims, 1st in Finals with 24.58s
800m: Brigitte Seeley 2m17.64s in Prelims, 10th in Final with 2m15.42s
800m: Gemma Hall 2m21.81s
400m: Melissa Webb 61.07s
400m: Ashleigh Shield 63.18s
Triple Jump: Amy Tyrrell 4th with 11.92m
Shot Put: Erin Holdway 6th with 9.08m (5th Vic)
Hammer: Erin Holdway 5th with 39.45m
Long Jump: Brooke Stratton 1st with 6.54m
Long Jump: Amy Tyrrell 4th with 5.67m

100m: Henry Au-Yeung 11.27s in Prelims, 11.51s in Semis
800m: Lachlan Mann 1m54.02s in Prelims, 4th in Final with 1m50.71s
400m: Darci Hughes 50.63s in Prelims
400m: Jarrod Robinson 49.89s in Prelims, 48.86s in Semis, 5thin Final with 49.35s (4th Vic)
400m: Simon Johnstone-Robertson 53.07s
100m Hurdles: David Brock 1st with 15.31s
Long Jump: Nathan Deslandes 3rd with 7.29m
Long Jump: Ryan Hatch 6th with 6.86m
5000mWalk: Kyle Swan 2nd with 20m34.17s

2018 Victorian Decathlon Open Championships              Lakeside        1- 3 March 2018
David Brock 1st with 6843 points
Simon van der Westhuizen 4th with 4320 points

2018 Victorian Junior Championships              Lakeside        23-25 February 2018
- Kyle Swan (State Men U/20 5,000mW champion)
- Susana Lutui (State Women U/17 Javelin champion and 3rd Women state U/16 Shot Put)
- Liam Kernick (3rd Men state U/20 T37 100m and 200m, shame about the huge tail wind in the 100m denying him a national record)
- Kaya Beagley (3rd Men state U/18 400mH)
- Jakeb Pearson (3rd Men state U/17 400mH)
- Stephanie Meerwald (State Women U/17 400mH champion)
- Amy Tyrrell (State Women U/16 LJ and TJ champion)
- Eleanor Leeson (State Women U/18 HJ champion)
- Brad Bishop (State Men U/20 HJ champion)
- Sami Lutui (3rd Men state U/17 LJ)
- Nathan Philactides (1st Men U/14 90mH State Champion)
- Liam Tully (2nd Men State U/18 HJ)
- Ryan Hatch (3rd Men state U/20 LJ)

2018 Australian Open Championships             Gold Coast    15-18 February 2018
Womens Long Jump: Brooke Stratton 6.47m in Prelims; Australian Champion with 6.66m
                                                     - selected for the Commonwealth Games
Womens 100m: Brittany Burkitt 11.96s in Prelims; 11.74s in Semis; 3rd in Final with 11.83s
Mens 800m: Lachlan Mann 21st with 1m50.6s
Mens 400m: Jarrod Michael Robinson 48.18s in Prelim ; 12th with 47.98s in Semis
Mens 400m: Tristan Robinson 27th with 50.31s
Mens Decathlon: David Brock 4th with 7393 points; Chris White 12th with 6308 points

2018 Australian Walk Championships             Adelaide    11 February 2018
Kyle Swan takes Silver in the U20 10,000m Road Walk in 42m40s, just 3s off Gold

2018 Victorian Country Championships          Ballarat     26-27 Jan 2018
Womens Open 800m: Bridget Bramer  2m21.21s
Mens Open 400mH: Corey Robinson: 56.52s
Mens U18 100m: Sami Lutui: 12.38s
Mens U18 400m: Jakeb Pearson: 51.60s
Womens Open 400m: Bridget Bramer: 1m00.2s
Mens Open 400m: Jarrod Michael Robinson: 48.49s
Womens U16 Shot Put: Susana Lutui: 11.88m
Mens U18 Long Jump: Sami Lutui: 5.77m
Mens U20 Long Jump: Ryan Hatch: 6.97m (claims ANW U19 record!)

2017 Victorian Relay Championships
Congratulations to all athletes who competed at Vic Relay Champs yesterday. Some great results for our club (2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze and one team competing in a final at Zatopek):

- Gold: Men’s Open Medley (Nathan, Jarrod, Tristan and Lachie)
- Gold: Men’s U/16 4x400 (Heat: Harrison, Sami, James, Angus; Final: Jake subbed in to the final team for Angus)
- Silver: Women’s U/18 Medley (Steph - who was sick and had to run the 200 instead of the 400, Monique, Hannah and Zoe)
- Bronze: Men’s U/18 4x100 (Colin, Jakob U16, Sami U16, Ryan, an excellent run with two boys moving up an age group)
- Still to run at Zatopek: Men’s Open 4x400

Dave Sommers reports on the Championship
Athletics Nunawading had eight teams compete in the Victorian Relay Championships at Lakeside. A summary of our team performances :
- U-16 Boys Medley We had a strong team, and the boys all ran pbs or very close to it for their 3min 47.97 time. In what was a very competitive event, Dan, Harrison, Jakeb and Connor placed 6th. No club record listed, so assume we take this as a new club record.
- Our u-18 Girls Medley were next up. U-16 Stephanie had stepped up to run the 400 leg but had been sick and we had to make a late change to the order with Hannah taking on that leg. Fantastic runs by all Steph, Monique, Hannah and Zoe to win their heat and place second overall in the timed final format. Special mention to Zoe, her 800 was arguably one of the performances of the meet. The girls ran 4min 08.76 - this time would have won the Open Women's Medley by 20 metres! We assume this will also be a club record.
- Open Women's Medley, again some late team changes, and big thank you to Monique who backed up just 20 minutes after her u-18 race. Again, each girl ran close to their best recording a 4min 29.45 time to finish 9th overall. Well done to Monique, Ashleigh, Melissa and Nicole.
- The Open Men's Medley saw Nuna go in as defending champions, but word was St.Kevins had entered a team that was going to challenge. Unfortunately St Kevs did not get the baton around, and our boys were dominant winning by over 7 secs in a new club record of 3min 23.62. Nuna has won this event three times in the past five years, and our teams of 2013 and 2017 are the fastest in the last ten years. Congratulations to Nathan, Jarrod, Tristan and Lachie.
- The U-16 Boys 4x400 had Harrison, Sami, James and Angus running a great last leg to win their heat and safely secure a spot in the final. A rested Jakeb came in for Angus in the final and the boys saluted in 3min 34.33 to take 4 sec off the club record set back in 1982.
- Open 4x400. Old man David (well old at 23 when your teammates are aged 18,19 and 20) had seen his Medley club record broken an hour earlier, and was looking to reply. Great running by a very even team of Nick, Corey, David and Jarrod to take over 2 sec off the club record with their 3min 21.19 run. This also secured them a spot in the final to be held on Zatopek night.
- The U-16 Boys 4x100 heat team of Dan, Connor, Sam and Andy qualified 6th for the final with 47.61, not that far off the club record of 46.9 set in 1983. A near fall in the final, the boys finished 8th in 48.19 with Angus coming in for Connor.
- And finally the U-18 Boys 4x100. Again, injury issues late in the week meant that two of the U-16 boys had to step up. Colin, Jakeb, Sami and Ryan ran 45.71 in their heat, placing them in a group of five teams fighting for the minor medal. An outstanding run in the final to claim the bronze in 44.73, setting new U-18 and U-20 club records.

Congratulations to all the Athletics Nunawading athletes on their great performances during the day, and for cheering on their clubmates. And well done particularly to the U-16 Boys, who largely organized their own teams to be both competitive and fair - all nine boys had at least two races, and all nine boys ran in a final.

2017 World Championships                 August          London
Brooke Stratton
See her interview with Athletics Australia here
Congratulations Brooke Stratton!! Number 6 in the World with a jump of 6.67m, and more to achieve. Now Australia's best performing Women's Long Jumper as well as National and ANW record holder.

2017 AV U20 10km Road Walk Championship       6 Aug        Middle Park
Kyle Swan takes out the U20 Championship in 45m54s in cold and windy conditions.

2017 World Para Championships   July    London
Brydee Moore takes 5th with 4.40m

2017 AV 10km Road Walk Championship            27 May         Middle Park
Kyle Swan comes 4th in 49m24s - VCE year might be impacting his training but his priorities are good!
In a non-championship 3km Race, Natalie Laurie finishes in 16m42s after a big match in the morning.

2017 Australian Championships    26 Mar - 2 Apr                     Sydney

Women 100m Open: Burkitt, Brittany 5th fastest qualifies for the Semi with 12.10s, qualifies for the Final with 11.89s then 7th with 11.99s
Women 4x100m Relay Open: Brittany Burkitt 4th
Women 1500m Open: Seeley, Brigitte 24th with 4m45.78s
Men 800m Open: Mann, Lachlan 5th with 1m50.07s to Qualify for the Final, then 7th with 1m48.54s
Men 10,000m Race Walk Open: Swan, Kyle takes 4th in 42m47.31s
Women Shot Put Wheelchair Secured: Moore F33, Brydee takes Silver with 4.42m (69.39%)

Mens Open Decathlon: Chris White
100       LJ         SP         HJ        400m    Day1    110H    DT        PV        JT         1500        Final
11.94s   6.33m   12.24m   1.86m  55.48s             17.15s   44.52m  4.00m  47.37m  4m54.03s
663       659      621        679      580       3202    609      757       617     550       595          6330

Under 20
Men High Jump U20: Bishop, Bradley: 6th with 2.00m
Men 10,000m Race Walk U20: Swan, Kyle - 2nd with 43m21.42s

Under 18
Women 800m U18: Brito-Babapulle, Zoe 4th with 2m09.01s (Club record?)
Women 4x400m Relay U20: Gold to Zoe Brito-Babapulle
Men Long Jump U18: Hatch, Ryan - 5th with 6.74m

Under 16
Men 400m U16: Pearson, Jakeb qualifies for the final with 52.30s
                                        - takes Bronze in the Final with 50.91s (Club Record?)
Men 400m U16: Lutui, Sami 12th with 53.21s
Men 200mH U16: Pearson, Jakeb qualifies for the Final then 4th with 27.38s (Club Record?)

Under 15
Men Shot Put U15: Lane, Hugo finishes 8th with 11.70m
Men Discus Throw U15: Lane, Hugo 10th with 36.23m
Men Javelin Throw U15: Lane, Hugo 9th with 36.01m

Under 14
Men 100m U14: Tarrant, Ryan qualifies for the Final with 12.67s then 8th with 12.71s
Men 200m U14: Tarrant, Ryan 5th with 26.47s and Qualifies for the Final then 28.55s for 8th
Men 4x100m Relay U14: Ryan Tarrant Silver to Ryan Tarrant
Men Long Jump U14: Tarrant, Ryan - Bronze with 5.07m

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2017 Vic Milers Club        Lakeside Stadium   19 Dec
Mens 800m:
Lachlan Mann 1m52.16s, Eamon Wright 2m03.51s, Noah Wright 2m18.82s,

Womens 800m:
Zoe Brito-Babapulle 2m09.56s, Bridget Brammer  2m23.63s, Nicole Pennings 2m25.24s, Gemma Hall 2m26.43s

Mens 1500m:
Adrian McLean 3m51.25s

Womens 1500m:
Gemma Dearness 5m17.58s

2017 Aus 50km Championships      Fawkner Park      17 Dec
Kyle Swan, fresh from a fantastic result in his VCE, takes 2nd in the U20 10km Walk at the Aus 50km Champs at Fawkner Park in 44m58s

2017 Magpie Multis
Day 1 results and David Brock leads with 3488 points in his comeback to qualify for the Nationals with Ben van der Westhuizen holding 5th place with 2567 points. Natalie Laurie leads the Womens Decathlon with 2547 points. Individual event results from Day 1 count for AV Shield and Nuna Div 1 teams so adding to a good day for Nuna.

2017 AV Schools and 20km Road Walk Championship         Middle Park  25 June
Race Walk Championships on Sunday 25th June saw
Kyle Swan take out the U20 10km Schools in a quick 45m52s.
Carloyn Rosenbrock take Bronze in the AV Womens 20km State
Champs in 2h14m23s.
Photo courtesy of VRWC and Terry Swan.

2017 Victorian Championships    24-26 Feb and 3 - 5 Mar    Lakeside Stadium
Women Open
7 Brydee Moore takes Gold in the Womens Open Shot Put (Secured) with 4.99m (78.34%)
Brittany Burkitt 100m Open: qualifies for the Final with 12.05s and Silver with 11.94s
Brigitte Seeley 400m Open: qualifies for the Semi-Final with 59.71s then 59.72s in the Semi
1271 Brigitte Seeley 800m Open: Qualified for the Semi with 2m12.88s then 16th with 2m13.26s

Women U20
Isabelle Ewert 100m: 15th with 13.31s
Luciana Treacy 100m: 9th with 12.91s
Cassandra Wang Lecouteur 100m: 11th with 13.01s
Isabelle Ewert 100m Hurdles: 4th with 17.73s
Luciana Treacy 400m: Qualified for the Final with 1m00.10s and 7th in the Final with 1m00.21s
Luciana Treacy 200m: 11th with 26.24s
Cassandra Wang Lecouteur 200m : 12th with 26.38s
Isabelle Ewert: 200m: 18th with 26.98s
Erin Holdway Hammer Throw: 4th with 38.46m
Erin Holdway Shot Put: 5th with 8.62m

Women U18
Zoe Brito-Babapulle 1500m: Gold in 4m38.36s - State Champion
Zoe Brito-Babapulle 800m: Qualified for the Final with 2m20.14s and Gold with 2m11.36s
Zoe Brito-Babapulle 400m: Qualified for the Final with 1m00.49s and 4th in the Final with 58.00s
Hannah Shanley 400m: 16th with 1m06.16s

Womens U17
Gemma Dearness 1500m : 10th in 5m08.31s

Women U16
Felicia Arefta 100m: 12th with 13.43s
Stephanie Meerwald 100m: 18th with 13.65s and 6th in the Final with 14.02s
Stephanie Meerwald 400m: 9th with 1m01.59s
Stephanie Meerwald 90m Hurdles: qualified for the Final with 14.25s and 6th with 14.02s
Felicia Arefta 200m : 14th with 27.56s
Felicia Arefta Long Jump: 4th with 5.05m
Phoebe Cotton Long Jump Under 16

Women U15
Amy Tyrrell Long Jump: Gold with 5.37m
Natasha Shaw 100m: 13th with 13.99s
Natasha Shaw 200m : 12th with 28.99s

Men Open
Bradley Bishop takes Gold in the Mens Open High Jump with 2.03m
Nathan Deslandes Long Jump: Silver with 7.38m
Kyle Swan 5000m Walk Open: Silver Medal with 21m33.43s
Tristan Robinson 400m Open: qualified for the Semi-Final with 51.11s and the Final with 49.05s and Bronze with 47.64s
Henry Au-Yeung 100m Open: qualified for the Semi-Final with 11.34s and =19th in Semi with 11.40s
Adrian McLean 1500m Open:   qualified for the Final with 3m56.91s and 8th in the Final with 3m53.41s
Darci Hughes 400m Open: 28th with 52.38s
Simon Johnstone-Robertson 400m Open: 29th with 52.76s
Henry Au-Yeung 200m Open: Qualified for the Semi with 23.52s  and 19th with 23.26s
Tristan Robinson 200m Open: Qualified for the Semi with 23.02s
Bradley Simpson 5000m Walk Open: DQ
Simon Johnstone-Robertson 800m Open: 27th with 2m01.84s
Lachlan Mann 800m Open : Qualified for the Semi with 1m59.81s, Qualified for the Final with 1m49.59s and 5th in the Final with 1m50.38s

Men U20
Kyle Swan 5000m Walk:  Gold in 20m53.73s - State Champion
Bradley Bishop High Jump: Silver with 2.02m
Nicholas Arefta 100m: 9th with 11.70s
Nicholas Arefta 400m: 16th with 53.03s
Corey Robinson 400m: 13th with 52.06s
Nicholas Arefta 200m: 11th with 23.72s
Corey Robinson 400m Hurdles: Qualifies for the Final with 58.35s then 6th with 57.68s
Nicholas Arefta Long Jump: 8th with 6.45m

Men U18
Ryan Hatch Long Jump: Silver with 6.73m
Colin Wu 100m: 9th with 11.61s
Colin Wu 200m: 9th with 23.82s

Men U16
Harrison Broadbent 100m Hurdles: qualified for the Final with 16.03s and takes Silver with 15.32s
Jakeb Pearson 400m: Qualified fastest for the Final with 52.75s and Silver in the Final with 51.29s
Jakeb Pearson 200m Hurdles: Qualifies fastest for the Final with 28.24s then 3rd with 28.51s
Sami Lutui 100m : 9th with 12.37s
Sami Lutui 400m: Qualified for the Final with 54.60s and 5th in the Final with 53.47s
Jakeb Pearson 200m: Qualified for the Final with 23.94s and 4th in the Final with 24.03s
Sami Lutui 200m: Qualified for the Final with 24.86s and 8th in the Final with 24.97s
Sami Lutui Long Jump: 4th with 5.59m

Men U15
Hugo Lane Discus: Silver: with 36.74m
Hugo Lane Javelin: Silver: with 33.43m
Hugo Lane: Shot Put: Silver with 10.74m
Hugo Lane 200m: Qualified for the Final with 26.68s and 8th with 26.95s
Hugo Lane 100m: 7th with 12.87s
Hugo Lane 400m: Qualified for the Final with 1m02.81s and 8th in the Final with 1m01.16s

Men U14
Ryan Tarrant 100m: Silver Medal with 12.78s
Ryan Tarrant 200m: Qualified for the Final with 26.63s and Silver with 26.20s
Ryan Tarrant Long Jump: Silver with 4.95m
Noah Wright 800m: Qualified for the Final with 2m18.52s

2017 AV 5km Walk Teams Championship
Kyle Swan, Brad Simpson. Adam MCann and David Sommers take the State Championship!
Kyle: 22m21s, Brad 23m04s, Adam 32m52s and David 33m28s

2017 Vic Multi Championships    Doncaster 4-5 February
Chris White takes 6th with 6118 points along with a foot injury that maybe reduced his points scoring a little!

2016 Australian Road Walk Championships        Canberra   21 Aug
Gold to Kyle Swan in the U18 Australian RoadWalk Championship taking the 10km in 45m44s.
Adam Patterson takes Bronze in the Open 20km Walk in 1h57m35s.
Great results from our Nuna Walkers!

2016 IAAF Olympic / Paralympic Games      RIO
Congratulations to Brooke Stratton selected for Long Jump. Great news for her and Coach Russell and family.
Fantastic result for Brooke, coming 7th in the World at the Olympics with a jump of 6.74m!. See her reflections on the Olympics here

Congratulations also to Brydee Moore in being selected for her 3rd Paralympic Games in the Shot Put (Seated). Great news for Brydee’s family too! Brydee comes 4th in the Final to be just pipped from Bronze by 1cm.

2016 Oceania Melanesian Regional Championships (Suva, Fiji)   7-9 July
Natalie Laurie takes Silver in the Heptathlon and 5000mWalk, and Bronze in the 400mHurdles
Tristan Robinson takes Bronze in the Open 400m

2016 IAAF World Combined Events Challenge (42nd Hypo-Meeting) in Gotzis, Austria      28-29 May
Good luck to David Brock competing in the IAAF World Combined Events Challenge - one of the biggest competitions of its type and impressive David gets to compete in the Decathlon.

2016 IAAF World Race Walking Team Cup 7-8 May Rome
Nuna gets amazing representation! Congratulations to:
Tayla-Paige Billington comes 14th in 47m41s. The AUS Team takes the Bronze Team Medal. Kyle Swan comes 32nd in 44m07s
More info here:

2016 Perth Track Classic                             Perth            12 March
Brooke Stratton smashes the Australian Womens Long Jump record!
The Aus Juniors and world athletes got a taste of what commitment, persistence and excellence is all about as Brooke soars to a huge 7.05m - passing the previous Aus record of 7.01m.

2016 IAAF Melbourne World Challenge     Albert Park  5 March
Mens 5000mWalk: Kyle Swan takes 8th in 22m20.51s

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