Alana Boyd Shield 2023

A very dramatic Alana Boyd Shield at QE2 for us today on a number of fronts.

Joel Drew recorded a Pb of 11.17 in the 100 metres and then blitzed the Marist Ashgrove Open 400m school record which had stood since 1982 by over a second with an astonishing 48.84 seconds.

The following 400m heat saw an Ashgrov Rangers four-way race off with Isaac Roach first home of our contingent in 53.82 ahead of Tate Van Camp, Connor Campbell and Andrew Pfeffer.

While Tate’s attempt to grab the National Number One ranking for Under 14s 400m came unstuck with a shoe malfunction, there was no such issue for Laura Bray who moved an incredible 20 seconds ahead of the second fastest Australian Under 14 Girl in the 2k Steeplechase with a superb 7:11.93.

Lee Martin finished third in Under 18 Javelin with a 47.93m throw while Adrian Keen was consistent in the Masters Javelin in 39.01m and Hammer 40.39 and Lynda Bateson also picked up valuable points finishing 2nd in Masters Javelin.

Connor Campbell was 2nd in Under 16 200m Hurdles in 28.10 while Andrew Pfeffer looked quite good in recording 11.47 in the 100m.

Eva Hurley in the 400m and Emilia Schulze in the 1500m also had solid individual season openers while Katie Bray did very well in the humid conditions with a 30:50.86 for the 5k Walk.

Very proud of everyone’s efforts today coming right on the heels of exams and a very heavy competition schedule. There’s only one more Shield Meet left for the season now, the Glynis Nunn Shield incorporating the State Multi-event Championships on 16th/17th December at QE2.