Jai Taurima Shield 2023

Considering the wear and tear of so many recent meets we had a very pleasing roll up and contribution from our athletes today at the Jai Taurima Shield at QE2.

An impressive 11.89m from April Laurikaanen provided her a win in the Under 20 Shot Put as did a 10.97m effort from Adrian Keen in the Masters Shot Put.

Aidan Dallinger produced yet another 3 PBs in Long Jump 6.18m, 100m 11.24 and 200m 22.91 but fortunately dad Brad’s mark of 6.20m narrowly survived to avoid another changing of the guard ceremony at training like we had with the Triple Jump last week.

He was well supported by some strong running in the sprints from brother Ethan 12.50 in the 100m and Andrew Pfeffer 23.46 and Perry Croft 27.17 in the 200m while dual Secodary Schools medallist Connor Campbell had a solid 200m hurdles outing of 28.39.

Cristian Kuenzel produced handy first up efforts for fourth in both Javelin 45.28m and Long Jump 6.22m.
There were also some very nice runs from Laura Bray in the 3k with 10:52.61 and Daniel Casey 2:06.72 in the 800m while Kristina Kersten was consistent across the 100m, 200m and 800m events with 14.70, 30.31 and 2:34.33 clockings.

As coaches and as a club we are always trying to learn how to do things better but are totally reliant on the efforts of our athletes to help us understand how to progress.

What was very pleasing today personally was seeing some of our biggest contributors in terms of their consistency of effort that have helped us learn so much this year coming into some good form so well done everyone.

Very happy with 9th place out of 30 clubs behind surprise winners Ignition a the Jai Taurima Shield at QE2 given a lot of our athletes were out still recovering from the school events so very well done everyone for your contributions.

Next Shield Meet is the Benita Willis Shield including the State 5k Championships at UQ on Saturday November 11th.