Dane Bird-Smith Shield 2023

We were wondering why the numbers lining up for today’s Dane Bird-Smith Shield at QE2 were so large at 740 and it soon became apparent that part of the reason was a visiting British Army team staying at Enoggera Barracks who had targeted the meet and provided some spirited international competition for us, particularly in the Men’s Shot Put with Adrian Keen our best with 11.52m.

We have invited them to our training at The Gap High this week so look forward to welcoming them if they show up!
Highlight for the meet was Tate Van Camp setting a new Qld U14 record of 4:11.98 with a 64 second first lap and 62 second last lap. Well done to Tate after being sick in the Schools race at World Cross Country finishing 13th and then bouncing back to win the 2k at Bathurst and now this only 8 days later.

There were other very handy 1500m efforts from Laura Bray, Zel Van Loggerenberg, Seb Croke and Nick Bray.
There were solid heat wins to Daniel Drew (U20 110m Hurdles) with 14.89, Tiana Solley (Open 100m Hurdles) with a very slick 14.45, Lachie Kennedy first up in the 400m for 12 months with a PB of 51.69 and Connor Campbell who finally nailed the 400m U15 National qualifier with a 55.03 clocking.

Andrew Pfeffer also did well for a 53.84m PB.

Grace Dickson was 6th in Under 18 Discus with 29.32m and Conor Duggan did well in U20 Javelin with 46.19m.
Katie Bray recorded a very good PB of 17.19 in the 3k Walk.

In the 100m there were very solid efforts from our very large contingent including Tiana Solley, Chloe Griffin, Izzy Caminiti, Zel Van Loggerenberg, Jackson Munn, Andrew Pfeffer, Haiden Boyd, Aidann Dallinger, Cristian Kuenzel, Lindsay Dixon and Zander Bird.

Izzy Caminiti, Chloe Griffin, Cristian Kuenzel and Shea Caminiti were also solid in the sprint hurdles.
Good efforts also were recorded by Cristian Kuenzel 5.84m and Lyndon Maynard 4.90m in the Long Jump.

Once again, a big thanks to all parents, athletes and coaches on a great turnout – it’s very much appreciated by your club as we reach to new heights in Track and Field.