Ashley wins the trifecta

alice Bohdan . . . relay team of the year

Ashley McMahon took out the inaugural Peter Crombie Trophy at the NSW Masters Association’s annual presentation lunch.

The trophy is awarded to the athlete whose time at a State Championship is the best percentage of the world record. Ashley won the men’s 40+ years 100m in a time which was 95.10% of the world record.

He was also named the NSW Masters sprinter/hurdler of the year and completed the trifecta as a member of the Men’s Relay Team of the Year – the 35+ years 4x200m team which won the silver medal at the World Masters Indoor Championships, setting an open Australian record.

Training partner Alice Bohdan was a member of the women’s Relay Team of the Year, the NSW 170+ years 4x100m which convincingly won the Australian Championship.

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Brother and Sister Act

Xin Min Tan . . . 60m winner

Ron Bendall squad sprinters had a field day at Northern Zone’s Week 21 competition at Rotary Field.

Xin Min Tan won the under 14 years girls 60m while her brother Kai Zhe Tan won the under 12 years boys 60m.

Ken Elias won the men’s 30+ years 60m and Ashley McMahon, Dave Turner and Caerl Murray were first, second and third in the men’s 40+ years 60m.

In the throwing circle, Maria Cimino won the women’s 40+ years shot put and weight throw.

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Masters and commanders

Andy West . . . steeplechase winner

At the NSW Masters Championships, Ron Bendall squad athletes won 10 gold medals, seven silver and three bronze.

Gold medals:

  • Ken Elias (3), men’s 30+ years 100m, long jump, 200m;
  • Ashley McMahon (2), men’s 40+ years 100m, 60m;
  • Monique Perry (2), women’s 45+ years 100m, 60m;
  • Maria Cimino (2), 45+ years hammer throw, weight throw;
  • Andy West (1), men’s 50+ years 3000m steeplechase.

Silver medals:

  • Jo Davis (3), women’s 40+ years 100m, 60m, 200m;
  • Maria Cimino (3), 45+ years triple jump, 200m, discus;
  • Ken Elias, men’s 30+ years 60m.

Bronze Medals:

  • Maria Cimino (2), 45+ years shot put, javelin;
  • Ashley McMahon, men’s 40+ years 200m.
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Nothing better than a PB!

Ryan Dowling with coach Ron Bendall

At the NSW Open Championships, Ron Bendall squad athletes won one bronze medal, made three other finals and one semi-final, ran five personal best times and four other season’s best times.

Bronze medal:

  • Nicolette Donofrio, women’s 100m hurdles.

Finals:

  • Jasmin Guthrie, sixth women’s 400m;
  • Susie Douglas, seventh women’s 400m hurdles;
  • Bella Guthrie, women’s 400m hurdles.

Semi final:

  • Nicolette Donofrio, women’s 100m.

Personal bests:

  • Nicolette Donofrio (2), women’s 100m, 100m hurdles;
  • Curtis Kingsmill, men’s 800m;
  • Ingrid Kingsmill, women’s 1500m;
  • Pascale La Hei, women’s 200m.

Season’s bests:

  • Ryan Dowling, men’s 100m;
  • Jasmin Guthrie (2), women’s 400m heat and final;
  • Pascale La Hei, women’s 400m.
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Maria adds to medal tally

Maria Cimino (left) with training partner Monique Perry

Maria Cimino won the women’s 45+ years weight throw on the final day of the NSW Masters Championships at SOPAC.

Maria also took silver in the discus.

 

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Iron woman Nicolette cast in bronze

Pascale La Hei . . . PB

Nicolette Donofrio overcame technical difficulties to win the bronze medal in the women’s 100m hurdles on Day 3 of the NSW Open Championships at SOPAC.

After qualifying for the final in the morning she backed up for the final in the afternoon, only for it to be re-run because of technical problems.

Undeterred she ran a personal best to grab the bronze.

Pascale La Hei opened the day with a personal best in her heat of the 200m while Susie Douglas finished seventh in the final of the women’s 400m hurdles.

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Dave takes a turn for the better

Daver Turner (left) with coach Ron Bendall and training partners Ken Elias and Ashley McMahon

Dave Turner continued his good Northern Zone form in Week 20 competition coming away with three wins.

Dave took out the 40+ years 100m, long jump and javelin

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A solid gold effort

Monique Perry and Ashley McMahon . . . 60m winners

Ron Bendall squad members won four gold medals on Day 3 of the NSW Masters Championships at SOPAC.

Andy West won the men’s 50+ years 3000m steeplechase while Ken Elias won the men’s 30+ years 200m and was second in the 60m.

Ashley McMahon won the men’s 40+ years 60m and was third in the 200m and his wife Monique Perry won the women’s 45+ years 60m.

Jo Davis was second in both the women’s 40+ years 60m and 200m and Maria Cimino was second in the women’s 45+ years 200m and third in the javelin.

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Bella, Susie through to final

Bella Guthrie and Susie Douglas . . . through to final

Junior athletes Bella Guthrie and Susie Douglas both qualified for the 400m hurdles final on Day 2 of the NSW Open championships at SOPAC.

Bella ran a season’s best in a fast finishing effort in her heat.

Jasmin Guthrie finished sixth in the women’s 400m final in season’s best time.

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Nicolette, Jasmin through to next round

Nicoltte Donofrio . . . semi finalist

Nicolette Donofrio ran a personal best time to qualify for the semi finals of the women’s 100m on Day 1 of the Open NSW Championships at SOPAC.

Nicolette finished fourth in her heat.

Jasmin Guthrie ran a season’s best time to qualify for the final of the women’s 400m after finishing second in her heat behind Australian representative Rebecca Bennett.

Curtis Kingsmill ran a personal best time in his heat of the men’s 800m, while Ingrid Kingsmill also ran a PB in the women’s 1500m.

Ryan Dowling ran a season’s best time in the men’s 100m.

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