Maria Cimino and Caerl Murray have won awards in the Northern Zone pointscore competition.
Maria won the women’s 40+ years pointscore while Caerl was runner-up in the men’s 40+ years category.
Abby Lander . . . triathlon winner
Abby Lander made a sensational return from injury in the SBRX2 triathlon at Penrith.
Abby won her age group and was the third female overall.
Ashley McMahon, Ron Bendall and Monique Perry
At the Australian Masters Championships at Lakeside Stadium Melbourne Ron Bendall squad athletes:
- Won eight gold medals;
- Won six silver medals;
- Won seven bronze medals;
- Achieved four personal best performances;
- And made 11 other finals.
- Alice Bohdan 7 (three gold, one silver, three bronze;
- Monique Perry 5 (three gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze);
- Ashley McMahon 5 (two gold, two silver, one bronze);
- Maria Cimino 3 (two silver, one bronze);
- Jo Davis 1 (one bronze).
Personal bests were:
- Jo Davis 3 (60m, 100m, 200m);
- Maria Cimino 1 (hammer throw).
Maria Cimino . . . three medals
Maria Cimino won her third medal of the championships when placing third in the 45+ years women’s weight throw on Day 4 of the National Masters Championships in Melbourne.
Earlier in the championships Maria won silver medals in the hammer throw and throws pentathlon.
Ashley McMahon, Alice Bohdan, Monique Perry and Maria Cimino
NSW dominated the 4x100m relays winning four of the six races on Day 3 of the Australian Masters Championships at Melbourne, with Ron Bendall squad members playing prominent roles.
Alice Bohdan ran a cracking third leg in the women’s 170+ years relay, giving the final runner a more than handy lead.
Monique Perry blitzed her opposition in the second leg of the women’s 120+ years race giving her team an unassailable lead.
And Ashley McMahon, running the first leg of the men’s 120+ years relay, put his team in front at the first change and from there NSW was never headed.
Alice Bohdan also won gold in the women’s 45+ years triple jump and was third in the women’s 45+ years 200m.
Ron Bendall squad athletes won three silver medals on Day 3 with Maria Cimino second in the women’s 45+ years throws pentathlon, Ashley McMahon second in the men’s 40+ years 200m and Monique Perry second in the women’s 40+ years 200m.
Perry was also third in the prestige Champion of Champions handicap race.
Jo Davis was fifth behind Perry in the 200m, running her third personal best time of the championships.
Other Ron Bendall squad finalists on Day 3 were Maria Cimino, fourth in the women’s 45+ years 200m and Ashley mcMahon, sixth in the men’s Champion of Champions handicap.
Monique Perry and Ron Bendall brave the bitter Melbourne cold to watch Ashley McMahon take out the men’s 60m
Monique Perry won the short sprint double when she took out the women’s 40+ years 60m on Day 2 of the Australian Masters championships in Melbourne.
Jo Davis finished fourth behind her in her second personal best time of the championships.
Maria Cimino also was in PB form, throwing a PB to take silver in the women’s 45+ years hammer throw.
Ashley McMahon won gold, taking out the men’s 40+ years 60m and later in the day took the bronze medal in the 400m.
Alice Bohdan added to her medal tally with a silver in the women’s 45+ years high jump and a bronze in the 80m hurdles..
Other Ron Bendall squad finalists were Alice Bohdan, fifth in the women’s 45+ years 60m and sixth in the shot put; Maria Cimino, sixth in the women’s 45+ years 60m; and Janet Naylon, 10th in the women’s 50+ years 60m.
Alice Bohdan and Monique Perry with coach Ron Bendall
Alice Bohdan got the Ron Bendall squad off to a great start on Day 1 of the Australian Masters Championships in Melbourne, winning the opening event, the 45+ years women’s long jump.
Alice claimed her second medal of the day when she was third in the women’s 45+ years 100m
Monique Perry also took gold, blitzing the field in the women’s 40+ years 100m in a dominant performance.
Third behind Monique was Jo Davis, who ran a personal best time to win her first ever national medal.
Ashley McMahon was second in the men’s 40+ years 100m by the closest of margins, 0.006 seconds.
Other finalists on the day were Alice Bohdan, fourth in the women’s 45+ years javelin; Maria Cimino, fourth in the women’s 45+ years 100m; and Janet Naylon, seventh in the women’s 50+ years long jump.
Janet Naylon . . . 60m, 100m, long jump
Six Ron Bendall squad athletes will contest the National Masters Championships in Melbourne this weekend.
- Monique Perry (women’s 40+ years) 60m, 100m, 200m;
- Jo Davis (women’s 40+ years) 60m, 100m, 200m;
- Ashley McMahon (men’s 40+ years) 60m, 100m, 200m, 400m;
- Alice Bohdan (women’s 45+ years) 80m hurdles, 60m, 100m, 200m, long jump, triple jump, high jump, shot put and javelin;
- Maria Cimino (women’s 45+ years) 60m, 100m, 200m, hammer throw, weight throw, throws pentathlon;
- Janet Naylon (women’s 50+ years) 60m, 100m and long jump.
Ryan Dowling . . . back from injury
Ryan Dowling returned to the track after injury, winning the men’s 30+ years 200m at Northern Zone competition on Saturday at Rotary field.
Ron Bendall squad members dominated their events on the last day of Northern Zone competition.
Maria Cimino won the 40+ years women’s 60m with training partner Jo Davis second.
Davis won the 200m.
Alice Bohdan won the 40+ years triple jump and shot put.
It was a squad trifecta in the shot put with Cimino second and Davis third.\
Cimino turned the tables in the discus from Bohdan and Davis. Maria also won the weight throw.
Caerl Murray won the men’s 40+ years 60m and 200m.
Nicolette Donofrio returned from Canada laden with medals
Nicolette Donofrio and Susie Douglas have been selected in the Australian team to contest the Oceania Championships at Townsville in June.
Nicolette will contest the under 18 years girls 100m hurdles and Susie the under 20 years women’s 400m hurdles.
It is the second time Nicolette has been chosen to represent Australia, having been selected in a development squad to tour Canada in 2017.