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News Archive 2008

2008-09 Handbook

01 Dec 2008
The 2008-09 Handbook is now available.

Results for first 3 rounds

06 Nov 2008
The following are the Ivanhoe Harriers results for the first 3 weeks of Summer competition. This season we have entered 3 teams only and they are; Men Open Division 3, Men's Under 20 & Women Open Division 2. There have been some hiccups with the scoring and the reporting of the results, therefore many of the Men Under 20 results have not been allocated to M20 but to MOP3. I have sent emails to Michelle James at AV to ask about these problems. Because we have only a few competitors this year I have decided to report the weekly results ranking the performances for the day. I felt that this might provide a bit more interest as people would see what everyone else did and not just check their own results. Week 3's results have not been worked out in terms of the place within your division. The number at the beginning of each result is the place you came in the Division you competed in. In Week 1 the younger men's results were mostly allocated to M20, except for the 100m. In the subsequent weeks there was no M20 allocation. I will be following up on what is happening to M20 because to the best of my knowledge we haven't received any communication as to why M20 results are going to MOP3.

As you will all see, despite the small number of competing athletes we have had a lot of good results. It was great to see John Edney return to the fold and compete on Thursday by invitation but in IH uniform. John will be fully registered by the next competition. Also, Alana Green has been competing in Pole Vault and while her results are going to South Coast Aths, she is a financial member of IH and training with Peter 3 days a week. Alana and her mum, Lyndal, are lovely people and we are pleased to welcome them as part of the club. Tim Welch is another new member of the club training with Peter in Pole Vault. Welcome Tim and all the best for the season.

To all Ivanhoe Harriers athletes new or returning, the season has kicked off to a great start and we are looking forward to everyone enjoying the season and getting some excellent performances. Good Luck!!

Patricia & Ian Rogers - Team Managers

Round 1 Results
Round 2 Results
Round 3 Results

2008-09 Summer Track and Field Season

Oct 2008
The first round of Shield Competition was on Saturday, 18 October 2008 at Nunawading. All past members and any new members who have not completed IH membership / AV registration forms are encouraged to do so now. Copies of the forms can be downloaded from the Athletics Victoria website, - select Clubs, Register with Athletics Victoria, Ivanhoe Harriers and "Get Forms".

The AV Handbook is available now from our club secretary. The first few rounds are:
Saturday, 18 October 2008NunawadingProgram 1
Saturday, 25 October 2008Box HillProgram 2
Thursday, 30 October 2008DoncasterProgram 3

Annual General Meeting

30 May 2008
The Ivanhoe Harriers AGM and Presentaion night was held on Friday 30th May, 2008 at the Willinda Park Club Rooms. View the Annual Report.

Australian Championships

29 Feb 2008
Josh Philip competed in the Hammer Throw at the Australian Open Championships, and Olympic Trials, being held in Brisbane. He finished sixth (fifth Australian) with a throw of 54.97m. Well done.

Victorian Youth Championships

23-24 Feb 2008
Riding a well-timed gust of wind, Christine Rogers smashed her personal best in the Women's Under 18 Long Jump and claimed the bronze medal, with a leap of 5.17m. At the end of round 3, she was in 8th position, just qualifying for an extra three jumps. She used them to good effect, pulling out her big jump in round 5. This mark is excess of the Club Record for Under 18 and Under 20 Women. A fantastic effort Christine.

She also competed in the 100m, and finished 6th in heat 1, in a time of 13.91 running into a headwind of 2.8m/sec.

In the last two championships in which she has competed (2007 Victorian and Australian All-Schools), Madi Heather has finished in the dreaded fourth position. This time she went one better, winning a bronze medal in the under 16 Women's Pole Vault. She cleared 2.80m, and had three very good attempts at a new PB height of 2.90m, which will surely come at her next competition, given her rapid improvement lately.

At a special Pole Vault competition at Melbourne Uni last week, Lewis Seccombe improved his PB by 25cm, to 2.45m. At the Victorian Championships, he cleared 2.20m and 2.40m at his first attempt, but the next height of 2.60m was beyond him on the day. He finished in 5th place in only his 4th competition ever. I am sure we will hear more of him in the future.

Dane McDonough competed in the under 16 Men's 800m, and finished a creditable 8th in 2:28.40.

Congratulations to all our competitors who very ably flew the flag for Ivanhoe, and thanks to Stephen Pegg, who on Sunday, was the helper to the officials that the club had to provide. And on all accounts he enjoyed his day.

Victorian Championships, Open & Under 20

8-10 Feb 2008
These Championships saw a quinella for Ivanhoe in the Men's Under 20 Pole Vault, in unusual circumstances. James Wendt and Todd Dawson both cleared 3.80m and 4.00m on their first attempts, and then missed three times at 4.20m, in difficult conditions when the rain, which had threatened all day, arrived. This meant that they were tied for first, so a jump-off was necessary to determine the winner. They both missed again at 4.20m, and the bar was lowered to 4.15m. Again, they were not successful. (Just one attempt is allowed at each height in a jump-off.) When the bar was lowered again to 4.10m, James cleared, and Todd missed, so James is the Victorian Champion, and Todd had to settle for the silver medal.

In the Men's open Hammer Throw, Josh Philip finished third with a throw of 55.45m, but as he was the second Victorian in the field, he also earned a silver medal.

Although she entered the competition by mistake, (she thought she was entering the under 16 championships) Madi Heather went ahead and competed in the Women's Under 20 Pole Vault, and finished an excellent fourth. She cleared 2.80m, and just missed a new PB of 3.00m. She did jump higher than her PB with 2.90m, but doing it during warm-up with a flexi-bar does not really count.

Stephen Pegg ran 7th in his heat of the under 20 men's 400m with 53.92, and Justin Couts ran the same event in the Open, finishing 5th in his heat with 54.82. These were run on Friday night, and the rain caused a delay of over an hour and a half, which doesn't help with warm-up. In fact it was nearly held on Saturday - Justin running at 11:45pm!

Ryan Wills contested the Open men's long and triple jumps. He had the misfortune to have three fouls in the triple jump, and long jumped 6.39m for 14th place. Alister Morgan ran in the 3000m steeplechase, but was unable to finish because of injury.
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