Ashley doubles up in the record book

Bella Guthrie . . . 400m hurdles PB

Ashley McMahon broke both the 100m and 200m UTS Norths Club records in the men’s 45+ years age group at the first All Comers meeting of the season at Blacktown on Saturday.

Several Ron Bendall squad athletes also ran personal best times at the meeting.

Joey Dennis ran a huge PB in winning his heat of the open men’s 200m. He also ran a PB in the 100m.

Bella Guthrie ran in PB in finishing second in the open women’s 400m hurdles with squad mate Susie Douglas third in the same event. Bella’s twin sister Jasmin Guthrie ran a PB in the open women’s 100m.

Matthew Hunt ran a PB in finishing second in the men’s 200m hurdles as did his older brother James Hunt when he finished second in his heat of the open men’s 200m..

Jessica Maciver won her heat of the open women’s 100m while Nicolette Donofrio was second in hers.

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Best on track

James Hunt . . . fastest 400m – photo: Janet Naylon

James Hunt and Nicolette Donofrio were the fastest on ground in Northern Zone competition on Saturday.

James ran the fastest 400m of the day when he won the boys’ u/18 years event while Nicolette was the fastest woman over 100m, winning the under 20 years race.

Caerl Murray won the men’s 40+ years 100m and was third in the shot put while Janet Naylon was second in the women’s 50+ years long jump and third in the 100m, shot put and javelin.

Jessica Maciver was third in the under 18 years girls 100m.

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Maria’s record gets longer

Maria Cimino (left) with squad mate Monique Perry

Maria Cimino set a State record when taking out the women’s 45+ years superweight throw competition at the National Masters Winter Throws Championships at Wollongong on the long weekend.

Maria also won the women’s 45+ years throws pentathlon, discus and hammer throw and finished second to Chilean international Odette Palma in the 30+ years women’s heavyweight pentathlon.

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Joey’s on fire

Dave Turner (left) with coach Ron Bendall, Ken Elias and Ashley McMahon

Joey Dennis was the star of Saturday’s Northern Zone competition at Rotary Field recording the fastest times of the day in both the 60m and 200m.

Janet Naylon dominated the women’s 50+ years age group, winning the 60m, shot put, long jump and triple jump.

Dave Turner and Caerl Murray supplied the quinella in the men’s 40+ years 60m.

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Maria’s in a state of excitment

Maria Cimino (right) with squadmate Monique Perry

Maria Cimino set her second State record in two days when she contested the women’s hammer throw at the NSW Throwers meeting at Greystanes.

She threw a personal best of 42.34 to better her own women’s 45+ years record by five centimetres.

It was also her second open national qualifier.

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School’s in for Jasmin

From left: Jasmin Guthrie, Jess Maciver and Bella Guthrie burst from the blocks at Rotary Field on Saturday

With the NSW All Schools Championships re-scheduled for late November, early December, Jasmin Guthrie showed she will be a top contender with some fine running at the first Northern Zone competition of the summer at Rotary Field on Saturday.

Running on a shifting surface, Jasmin tripped and almost fell in the home straight but still recorded the fastest time of the day when she won the under 18 years girls 400m.

Jasmin was also second in the 100m. Her sister Bella Guthrie, a 400m hurdler, was second in the 400m and equal third in the 100m.

Ashley McMahon set a UTS Norths Club record in his first outing of the season, easily taking out the men’s 45+ years 100m and erasing squad mate Paul Stinson’s name from the record books. His training partner Caerl Murray was second. Ashley also won the high jump.

Monique Perry showed she is almost back to her best after injury, running a very fast 100m, to win the women’s 40+ years division with Maria Cimino third. Maria set a State record and an open National Championship qualifier in winning the hammer throw. She also won the shot put and javelin.

Nicolette Donofrio won the women’s under 20 years 100m.

Janet Naylon won the women’s 50+ years long jump and was third in the 100m, javelin and shot put.

Jess Maciver was equal third in the under 18 years girls 100m and fourth in the 400m.

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It’s raining sprinters

Escaping Sunday’s rain at SOPAC . . . (from left) James Hunt, Daniel Nolan, David Turner, official Stuart Paterson, Nicolette Donofrio, Clinton McEwan, Bella Guthrie, Jess Maciver and Jessie Wong – Photo: Janet Naylon

The second day of time trials for the Ron Bendall squad were run in wet conditions on a rain sodden track at SOPAC on Sunday.

Once again the trials were conducted bhy two Athletics NSW accredited officials.

Results were:

Women’s 100m hurdles: 1. Jessie Wong (76cm) 14.4s (PB); 2. Nicolette Donofrio (84cm) 14.8s; 3. Jess Maciver (76cm) 16.2s.

Mixed 400m: 1. James Hunt 57.0; 2. Jasmin Guthrie 57.5; 3. Bella Guthrie 58.6.

Men’s 60m: 1. Daniel Nolan 7.0; 2. Clinton McEwan 7.2; 3 Jacob Orr 7.5; 4. David Turner 7.6.

Women’s 60m: 1. Nicolette Donofrio 7.8; 2. Jessie Wong 7.8; 3. Jess Maciver 8.0s; 4. Janet Naylon 9.7.

Men’s 150m: 1. Daniel Nolan 16.7; 2. Jacob Orr 17.6; 3. Clinton McEwan 17.8; 4. James Hunt 18.7; 5. David Turner 19.0.

Women’s 150m: 1. Jasmin Guthrie 18.6 (UTS Norths club record); 2. Nicolette Donofrio 18.8s; 3. Jessie Wong 19.2s; 4. Bella Guthrie 19.3s; 5. Jess Maciver 19.3s; 56 Janet Naylon 25.7.

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Time waits for no man or woman

Nicolette Donofrio, 100m winner, with Ron Bendall

The first day of the two day time trial series for Ron Bendall squad athletes was held at SOPAC on Sunday, conducted by two Athletics NSW accredited officials.

Results:

Women’s 400m hurdles: 1 Bella Guthrie 62.3h; 2 Susie Douglas 63.2h; 3 Jessie Wong 65.3 (PB).

Women’s 100m: 1 Nicolette Donofrio 21.1h; 2 Jasmin Guthrie 12.3h; 3 Jess MacIver 12.7h; 4 Jessie Wong 13.0h; 5 Janet Naylon 16.4h.

Men’s 100m: 1 Daniel Nolan 11.0h; 2 Joey Dennis 11.1h; 3 Clinton McEwan 11.5h; 4 Dave Turner 12.2h.

Women’s 200m: 1 Jasmin Guthrie 24.8h; 2 Nicolette Donofrio 25.1h; 3 Bella Guthrie 25.6h; 4 Jess MacIver 26.2h; 5 Susie Douglas 26.4h; 6 Jessie Wong 27.0h.

Men’s 200m: 1. Daniel Nolan 23.2h; 2 Dave Turner 25.6h.

Women’s 300m: 1 Jasmin Guthrie 40.7h (UTS Norths u/18 club record); 2 Susie Douglas 43.5h.

Men’s 300m: 1 Joey Dennis 35.9h (UTS Norths u/18 years club record); 2 Clinton McEwan 39.0 (PB).

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Maria smashes record at long last

Maria Cimino . . . club record

Maria Cimino has broken a UTS Northern suburbs Club record which she has been chasing for several seasons.

At the recent August throws pentathlon competition at Rotary Field, Maria took out the women’s 45+ years category with a club record point score.

The multi event competition comprises the hammer throw, shot put, discus, javelin and weight throw.

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Joey, Caerl in the record books

Caerl Murray . . . 150m record

Joey Dennis and Caerl Murray both set UTS Norths club records at the Northern Zone Winter Series at Rotary Field on Saturday.

Joey broke the men’s under 20 and 18 years 150m records while Caerl set a new mark in th men’s 45+ years age group over the same distance.

Other Ron Bendall squad athletes to perform well included Jessie Wong who won the under 18 years 150m and was second in the 60m.

Nicolette Donofrio won the under 20 years sprint double while Abby Lander took lout the under 20 years 800m.

Ashley McMahon and David Turner were first and second in both the men’s 40+ years 60m and 150m.

Alice Bohdan won the women’s 40+ years shot put, javelin and triple jump while Maria Cimino discus, hammer throw and weight throw and was second in the shot put and javelin in the same age division.

Janet Naylon was second in the women’s 50+ years shot put and third in the javelin.

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