Alice, Steph rack up the points

UTS Norths Masters women including Steph Markos (4th from right) and Alice Bohdan (6th from right)

UTS Norths took out the 2018-19 Treloar Shield, Athletics NSW’s pointscore competition among the State’s clubs.

UTS Norths was the premier junior and masters club and won enough points in the open category to ensure it won the overall competition.

Two of the biggest point scorers for the club in the masters category were Ron Bendall squad athletes Alice Bohdan and Steph Markos.

Fellow squad member and UTS Norths President Ashley McMahon accepted the trophy on the club’s behalf.

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Abby and Pascale through to next round

Abby Lander . . . through to CIS

Ron Bendall squad members Abby Lander (Roseville College) and Pascale Le Hei (Abbotsleigh) have qualified for the Combined Independent Schools Cross Championships.

They qualified by finished seventh and 10th in the 17 years girls 4km race at the Independent Girls Secondary Schools Cross Country Championships at Bowral on Friday.

Pascale also won a gold medal in the teams event and her school won the championship’s overall pointscore.

Charlotte Collins from the Ron Bendall coached Loreto Kirribilli squad won the 17 years race.

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Fab Five to stroll the red carpet

Alice Bohdan . . . jumper of the year nomination

Five Ron Bendall squad members have been nominated for 2019 NSW Masters Assocation awards.

  • Women’s throw : Maria Cimino;
  • Women’s jumps: Alice Bohdan;
  • Men’s sprints: Ashley McMahon;
  • Women’s relays: Monique Perry;
  • Men’s relays, Ryan Dowling and Ashley McMahon.

The awards will be presented a the association’s annual presentation luncheon at Ryde Eastwood Leagues Club on Sunday May 26.

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Indoor records to Maria, Ryan

Maria Cimino (left) and squad mate Monique Perry

Maria Cimino and Ryan Dowling both set UTS Norths records at the NSW Masters indoor competition on the Central Coast on Sunday.

Maria set the women’s 45+ years heavy weight throw indoor record while Ryan set the men’s 35+ years indoor shot put record.


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Xin Min re-writes record book

Xin Min Tan dominates the 100m on Monday

Xin Min Tan set two school records at Willoughby Girls High School athletics championships at Narrabeen on Monday.

She won the 100m and 200m in record time and also took out the 400m.


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Sensational six pull rank

Ryan Dowling . . . top of the 300m rankings

Nicolette Donorio topped the UTS Norths end-of-season rankings in both the 76cm 100m hurdles and 150m.

Monique Perry was second behind Nicolette in the 150m rankings in third in the 300m.

Abby Lander also finished top of the rankings over 600m and 3200m and third in the 200m steeplechase.

Susie Douglas was first in the 400m hurdles and second in the 84cm 100m hurdles.

Maria Cimino topped the rankings in the hammer throw, weight throw and heavyweight throw, was second in the shot put and third in the discus.

Alice Bohdan led the pentathlon rankings was second in the 80m hurdles and the 300m hurdles and third in the shot put.

Ryan Dowling topped the men’s 300m rankings ahead of training partner Ashley McMahon.

Ryan was also topped the rankings in the 99cm 110m hurdles and was third in the 600m rankings.

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Bendall reappointed TTP coach

Ron Bendall with promising young sprinter Steph Potter

Ron Bendall has been re-appointed Athletics NSW’s Target Talent Program’s sprints coach for 2018-19.

It is the sixth successive year Bendall has been appointed a TTP coach.

TTP is Athletics Nsw’s junior high performance program, established to act as an early talent identification scheme, encouraging the best young athletes in the State by inviting them to participate in development opportunities to achieve their potential and go on to represent Australia at youth, junior and senior levels.

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Thirteen on the record

Tony Crimi . . . four club records

Thirteen Ron Bendall squad athletes set 52 UTS Norths club records in the 2018-19 season.

  • Monique Perry (8), women’s 40+ years 60m, 150m, 200m, indoor 60m, indoor 200m, women’s 160+ years 4x100m, women’s 200+ years 4x200m, women’s 160+ years Swedish relay.
  • Maria Cimino (8), women’s 45+ years 12lb, 16lb, 25lb and 35lb heavyweight throw and heavyweight throws pentathlon, women’s 160+ years Swedish relay, open women’s and 120+ years women’s 4xhammer throw.
  • Ashley McMahon (8), men’s 40+ years 60m (twice), 300m, indoor 60m (twice), men’s 200+ years 4x100m, men’s 200+ years 4x400m, open men’s and men’s 120+ years Swedish relay
  • Alice Bohdan (6), women’s 45+ years 150m, 300m hurdles, pentathlon, women’s 160+ years 4x100m, open women’s and 120+ years women’s 4xhammer throw.
  • Ryan Dowling (5), men’s 35+ years 300m, 600m, men’s 120+ years, 160+ years and 200+ years 4xhammer throw.
  • Abby Lander (4), women’s open, u20, u18, u17 600m, u17 years 10km road race.
  • Tony Crimi (4), men’s 55+ years 150m, 300m, men’s 200+ years 4x100m, men’s 240+ years 4x200m.
  • Steph Markos (2), women’s 50+ years 300m, women’s 200+ years 4x200m.
  • Susie Douglas (2), open and u20 years women’s Swedish relay.
  • Steph Potter (2), open and u20 years women’s Swedish relay.
  • Nicolette Donofrio (1), open women’s 4x100m.
  • Xin Min Tan (1), u14 women’s Swedish relay.
  • Andy West (1), men’s 50+ years 5km road race.
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Nicolette in sevens heaven

Nicolette Donofrio . . . 25 tries

Nicolette Donofrio led her school Santa Sabina on an undefeated rugby sevens tour to Hong Kong.

Nicolette was the team’s dominant performer scoring 25 tries and successfully converting all of them.

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Andy proves he’s handy

Andy West . . . record breaker

Andy West broke his own UTS Norths club record in the NSW 5km Road Racing Championships at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday.

Andy broke he men’s 50+ years record he set two years ago.

Abby Lander also ran a personal best time in the under 18 years girls 5km category.

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