Maya makes final

Maya Piras . . . 3rd fastest qualifier

Maya Piras stormed into the final of the under 18 girls 100m hurdles at the Australian All Schools Championships in Perth on Saturday.

Maya was a close second in her heat and goes into tomorrow’s final as third fastest qualifier.

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Look out Perth, here comes Maya

Maya Piras . . . will wear the NSW unifrom in Perth

Maya Piras will contest her first Australian All Schools championships in Perth this weekend.

The Dubbo athlete, who does her hurdles training with the Ron Bendall squad via correspondence, will represent NSW in the girls under 18 years 100m hurdles.

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Dashing Dave keeps getting better

Caerl Murray . . . second in the 100m

Dave Turner and Caerl Murray went one-two in the men’s 40+ years 100m at Northern Zone competition on Saturday at Rotary Field.

It continued Dave’s remarkable improvement since returning to athletics earlier this season at the age of 43 years.

 

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Hei, Hei, Hei! It’s Saturday

Pascale La Hei . . . 400m winner

Pascale La Hei ran her best 400m of the season at Saturday’s Treloar Shield competition at SOPAC.

She convincingly won her heat of the open women’s race in season’s best time.

Fellow Ron Bendall squad member Jacob Orr  also ran a good 100m, finishing third in his heat of the open men’s race.

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Steph’s sporting life!

Steph Potter .. . . sportswoman of the year

Steph Potter has been named Sydney International Grammar School’s Sportswoman of the year.

The Ron Bendall squad member also received the Senior Athletics Award and the Cox Prize for the Year 12 student who maintained a high level of academic and sport achievement during the final year of high school.

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For the record . . .

Coach Ron Bendall at the NSW Relays Championships

At the NSW Relays Champion ships at Campbelltown on the weekend, Ron Bendall squad athletes:

  • Set a State record;
  • Broke six UTS Norths club records;
  • Won 18 gold medals;
  • Won seven silver medals;
  • And won six bronze medals.

State record:

  • Monique Perry, Janet Naylon, women’s 200+ years 4x100m.

Club records:

  • Monique Perry, Janet Naylon, women’s 200+ years 4x100m;
  • Dave Turner, Ken Elias, Ashley McMahon, men’s 160+ years 4x200m;
  • Ashley McMahon, men’s 200+ years 4x200m;
  • Ryan Dowling, men’s 120+ years, 160+ years and 200+ years hammer throw teams events.

Gold medals:

  • Monique Perry, Janet Naylon, women’s 200+ years 4x100m;
  • Dave Turner, Ken Elias, Ashley McMahon, men’s 160+ years 4x200m;
  • Ashley McMahon, men’s 200+ years 4x200m;
  • Ashley McMahon, Ken Elias, Robbie Baskin and Ryan Dowling men’s 120+ years 4x100m;
  • Ashley McMahon, Ryan Dowling, Dave Turner, men’s 120+ years shot put event;
  • Ryan Dowling, men’s 200+ years 4x400m;
  • Monique Perry, women’s 120+ years 4x100m;
  • Monique Perry, women’s 120+ years 4x400m;
  • Monique Perry, women’s 160+ years 4x200m;
  • Pascale La Hei and Abby Lander, under 20 years girls 4x400m;
  • Janet Naylon and Maria Cimino, women’s 120+ years shot put teams event;
  • Janet Naylon, Maria Cimino, 160+ years shot put teams events;
  • Tony Crimi and Dave Turner, men’s 200+ years 4x100m;
  • Abby Lander and Pascale La Hei, under 20 years women’s 4x800m;
  • Ryan Dowling, 200+ years men’s 4x800m;
  • Ryan DowlingAshley McMahon and Ken Elias, men’s 160+ years 4x100m;
  • Ken Elias and Ryan Dowling, men’s 120+ years 4x200m;
  • Bella Guthrie, under 20 years 4x200m.

Silver medals:

  • Tony Crimi, men’s 240+ years 4x200m;
  • Jacob Orr,u/20 men’s 4x400m;
  • Ryan Dowling, men’s 120+ years, hammer throw teams event;
  •  Pascale La Hei and Xin Min Tan, under 20 years 4x200m;
  • Jasmin Guthrie, open women’s 4x400m;
  • Joey Dennis, under 18 years’ men’s 4x100m.

Bronze medals:

  • Ken Elias and Dave Turner, men’s 160+ years shot put team;
  • Ryan Dowling, Ken Elias, open men’s shot put teams event;
  • Pascale La Hei and Abby Lander, under 18 years 4x800m;
  • Steph Potter, women’s u/20 years 4x100m;
  • Daniel Nolan and Ashley McMahon open men’s 4x100m;
  • Nick Dowling and Joey Dennis, under 20 years men’s 4x200m.
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It’s raining gold, silver and bronze

Ron Bendall squad members Kai Zhe Tan and Sam Holmes with their under 14 years 4x100m teammates Angus and Matthew Hunt at Campbelltown on Sunday

The records continued to tumble for Ron Bendall squad athletes on Day 2 of the NSW Relays Championships at Campbelltown.

Ashley McMahon was a member of the UTS Norths team which won gold and broke the club record in the men’s 200+ years 4x200m.

And Ryan Dowling was in the UTS Norths team which set club records in the men’s 120+ years, 160+ years and 200+ years hammer throw teams event.

Other Ron Bendall squad members to also excelled.

  • Abby Lander and Pascale La Hei won gold in the under 20 years women’s 4x800m relay;
  • Ryan Dowling also won gold in the 200+ years men’s 4x800m; Dowling also combined with Ashley McMahon and Ken Elias to take gold in the men’s 160+ years 4x100m relay; Elias and Dowling were also members of the victorious men’s 120+ years 4x200m team;
  • Ashley McMahon took his gold medal tally for the championships to five when he anchored the gold medal winning men’s 200+ years 4x200m team;
  • Bella Guthrie won gold in the under 20 years 4x200m while Pascale La Hei and Xin Min Tan took silver in the same event.;
  • Jasmin Guthrie was in the Australian under 20 years team which finished second in the open women’s 4x400m;
  • Joe Dennis won silver in the under 18 years’ men’s 4x100m;
  • Daniel Nolan and Ashley McMahon combined to help UTS Norths to third place in the open men’s 4x100m final.
  • Nick Dowling and Joe Dennis helped their club to bronze in the under 20 years men’s 4x200m.
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State of the relay art

Record breakers . . . Dave Turner, Ken Elias and Ashley McMahon with coach Ron Bendall at Campbelltown on Saturday

Monique Perry and Janet Naylon shared in a State record on Day 1 of the NSW Relays Championships at Campbelltown.

Janet ran the first leg and Monique the second in the UTS Norths team in the women’s 200+ years 4x100m.

And Dave Turner, Ken Elias and Ashley McMahon entered the UTS Norths record books when they blitzed the field in the men’s 160+ years 4x200m relay.

They joined a host of Ron Bendall squad members who won gold, silver and bronze medals for their club.

  • Four squad members Ashley McMahon, Ken Elias, Robbie Baskin and Ryan Dowling combined to take gold in the men’s 120+ years 4x100m;
  • McMahon and Dowling also combined with Turner to win the men’s 120+ years shot put event while Elias and Turner also won bronze in the men’s 160+ years shot put teams event;
  • Dowling also won gold in the men’s 200+ years 4x400m and teamed up with Elias to take bronze in the open men’s shot put teams event;
  • Perry also won gold in the women’s 120+ years 4x100m, the 120+ years 4x400m and the 160+ years 4x200m to make it four wins from four races;
  • Pascale La Hei and Abby Lander won gold in the under 20 years girls 4x400m. They also won bronze in the under 18 years 4x800m;
  • Naylon and Maria Cimino won gold in both the women’s 120+ years and 160+ years shot put teams events;
  • Tony Crimi and Turner won gold in the men’s 200+ years 4x100m. Crimi also won silver in the men’s 240+ years 4x200m;
  • Jacob Orr won silver in the u/20 men’s 4x400m;
  • And Steph Potter won bronze in the women’s u/20 years 4x100m.
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Speed is king – and queen

Monique Perry . . . queen of speed

Ron Bendall squad sprinters were close to their personal bests despite running on grass in Saturday’s Northern Zone competition at Rotary Field on Saturday.

Monique Perry set the trend winning the women’s 40+ years 60m in fast time just outside her club record. Monique also won the 200m.

Koray Kirk won the open men’s 60m and Ken Elias took out the men’s 30+ years 60m.

In the men’s 40+ years 60m, squad members completed the trifecta with Ashley McMahon winning from David Turner and Caerl Murray.

Kai Zhe Tan won both the under 12 years boys 60m and 200m. He also took out the high jump and triple jump.

Janet Naylon was third in the women’s 50+ years 60m as well as second in the shot put..

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

David Turner was second in the men’s 40+ years shot put.

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They’re simply the best

Koray Kirk . . . two firsts

Four Ron Bendall squad athletes ran personal best times in far from ideal conditions in Treloar Shield competition at SOPAC on Saturday.

Jasmin Guthrie lopped five seconds off her pb when finishing third in her heat of the open women’s 800m.

Curtis Kingsmill also excelled in the open men’s 800m, taking two seconds off his pb.

Koray Kirk ran a personal best in winning his heat of the open men’s 200m while masters athlete Ken Elias turned back time to his teenage years to equal his 200m pb.

Kirk also won his heat of the open men’s 60m, while Elias was third in his.

Other squad members to run well included Bella Guthrie who was third in the open women’s 400m hurdles; Xin Min Tan who won her heat of the open women’s 200m and was second in her heat of the 60m; Ryan Dowling who was third in his heat of the 60m and third in his heat of the 800m.

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