Darren Thrupp Shield 2024

In maybe the stickiest couple of months of conditions we have experienced at QE2 I have been really impressed by the commitment and support of our athletes and parents like Haiden and Russell Boyd showing the grit that’s necessary in this sport above all else to keep fronting up and putting in each week.

Haiden got his nose down on the line at today’s Darren Thrupp Shield just in front of Andrew Pfeffer in their match-up 100m heat today running 11.73 to Andrew’s 11.77 into a stiff 1.4 m/s headwind.

In the Open Women’s Shot Put there was a real highlight with Tiana Solley and April Laurikaanen going 1-2 wuth 11.55m and 11.27m.

Also doing very well in the 1500m were Kristina Kersten with a strong PB of 5:10.02 and Emilia Schulze with 5:21.07.
In the 400m it was good to see very strong numbers with Lachie Kennedy (51.97) and Tate Van Camp (52.57) both performing very well first-up after their recent ‘breaks’.

Daniel Casey showed promise of good things to come only being run down late in his race with 56.22.

Sam Shaw was again just outstanding in the 400m running 59.78 for another win just outside his PB.

Adrian Keen was particularly impressive in the Masters Hammer with 42.09m and made it a treble with Javelin and Shot Put as well while Cooper Lofts in Under 16 Javelin (40.80m) and Lynda Bateson in Masters Shot (6.85m) also had good wins.

Isaiah Burgess did well first up with 13.99m in U18 Shot while Marist Ashgrove team mate Lyndon Maynard produced a good 5.62m effort in the Long Jump.

Newcomers to the club Brendan Press (4:08.24) and Lachie Seymour (4:31.12 PB) both put in handy efforts in the 1500m.

Thanks to all of our athletes, parents, coaches and officials for your perseverance in today’s stifling conditions.