Norma Croker Shield 2024

It might have been tricky conditions in the wet for a lot of our athletes but once again an excellent effort overall for 6th out of 36 clubs at today’s Norma Croker Shield at QE2.

When I look at the calibre of people involved in many of those clubs we compete against and what they have achieved in a very tough sport I’m very proud of all of our athletes in being able to continue to perform at such a high level.

Big surprise packet of today’s meet was Daisy Clarke who recorded a huge PB and big winning margin in her 100m heat and backed up with a fast finishing 3rd in her 200m heat in 27.51.

Another emerging talent Sania Elisala recorded 12.88 in winning his heat as well.

Tiana Solley is also sprinting well at the moment and finished 7th in the Women’s Open 100m in 12.47. Tiana was also 7th in Long Jump 5.52m and High Jump 1.60m and recorded 26.57 in the 200m.

Aidan Dallinger recorded a good win in the Open Men’s Triple Jump with 12.97m and looked very strong in the 100m as well with 11.58 but was gobbled up late in his heat by an in-form Andrew Pfeffer in 11.54.

Sam Shaw once again did very well going down only narrowly for 2nd place in the 100m and 200m against a classy-looking runner a year older.

In pretty bad sprinting conditions Andrew Pfeffer 23.85 and Haiden Boyd 24.39 looked very smooth in the 200m.
There were some encouraging runs from all of our 800m contingent coming into form with Kristina Kersten 2:24.17, Emilia Schulze 2:32.85, Tate Van Camp 2:01.28 and Daniel Casey 2:04.40 PB.

In the Discus Adrian Keen was again in top form winning Masters with 41.24m and Lee Martin grabbed a handy 3rd in the Under 20s with 42.36m.

Thanks to our athletes, parents and coaches for all your great efforts folks – if we can maintain this level of elbow grease the season will turn out very nicely for many of us I think.