Denise Boyd Shield 2024

Another really tremendous performance by our team today grabbing 6th place out of 42 clubs at the Denise Boyd Shield at QE2.

Conditions were hot and humid although there were favourable but sometimes illegal tailwinds that helped the sprinters.

Among the standouts were Laura Bray who ran the fastest Women’s 2k Steeplechase of the day in 7:31.25, Adrian Keen 40.00m to win Masters Discus, Hayden Lockhart first out of the Under 16 Triple Jumpers in 11.54m, Isaac Ting first in Under 18 400m hurdles at his first attempt with 64.74 and Sam Shaw who took the Under 14 100m/200m double running a half a second PB in the 200m.

There were also very quick times in the 100m to Aidan Dallinger 11.24, Andrew Pfeffer 11.41 PB and Perry Croft a big PB of 13.07.

Amazingly, Hayden Lockhart was only 0.02 seconds off a PB running 12.36 after playing 2 hours of AFL in the heat and humidity this morning.

Similarly in the 200m we saw big PBs from Andrew Pfeffer 23.03 and Tate Van Camp 24.35.
In the 800m there were promising efforts from Emelia Schulze 2:34.70, Tate Van Camp 2:03.07 and Daniel Casey 2:05.71.

Lynda Bateson recorded 16.63m for a win in Masters Discus while Lyndon Maynard maintained his recent consistency with 1.75m in High Jump and Aidan Dallinger again jumped 13.21m for fourth in Open Triple Jump.

Connor Campbell racked up a lot of points across the sprints and finishing fourth in Under 16 200m hurdles in 29.53 and Haiden Boyd although not quite at his best still ran competitively in the 100m /200m while Lachie Seymour showed promise at his opening 3k Steeple attempt in 11:33.63.

While this is a sport where being able to accept the bad days is always a factor no matter who you are, I feel that the very energetic contributions of athletes and parents in recent times are helping us to learn quicker than in the past and move forward with a lot of momentum so a big thanks to all involved once again.