2019 Northern Metro Region Cross Country

Congratulations to our 24 Keilor athletes who competed on Saturday at the NMR Cross Country competition hosted by Essendon Little Athletics Club.

In a mixture of weather conditions from cold and wet to sunny our athletes competed against other athletes from around the region to produce some strong running and many personal best performances.

Keilor finished 3rd overall in the clubs competing. Well Done Team Keilor.

Congratulations to our individual and team medal winners.

Individual:

  •  U/9               Sienna Gec              Gold              &     Hannah Gec                 Silver

  • U/10              Zac Mozjerin            Bronze          &     Abby Pellow        Bronze      

  • U/11              Alicia Gec                Silver            

  • U/13              Sam Scodella          Silver              &     Lara Sacaner      Silver

  • U/15             Jackson Mc Menamin Bronze     &       Talia Roshier     Silver

  • U/16              Alyssa de Martino   Silver

 

Team:

  • U/9   Girls:     Gold

  • U/11 Girls:     Silver

  • U/12 Boys:    Bronze

  • U/13 Girls:     Silver

  • U/15 Girls:     Gold

A big thank you to our families for their support and performing duties throughout the morning.

We wish all our athletes GOOD LUCK at the State Cross Country event in August.

Go team Keilor!

Michelle Graham

Can you design our 50th Anniversary Slogan? $100 gift voucher for best slogan?

As part of the build-up to our 50th Anniversary celebrations, we are looking for a new slogan.

Past slogans have included:

  • Time to fly

  • Where Dreams Begin

  • Team Keilor

All great slogans, but we are looking for something new. Can you come up with something that would suit our 50th Anniversary season?

KLAC will give a $100 gift voucher to the inventor of the best slogan, and you can enter as many times as you like.

Entries close at midnight on Saturday 10th August, and will be judged by the committee at their next meeting. This will be a blind process (so the judging panel will not know who submitted each entry - apart the organiser of this competition).

PS - If more than one entrant submits a given slogan, and this slogan is chosen as the winner, the first person to submit the slogan will get the prize - so get in early with your great ideas :)

KLAC 50th Anniversary Celebrations - Sat 8th Feb 2020 - Save the date! Spread the word!

50 years ago this summer, a group of people came together to form Keilor Little Athletics - and we think that both this, and the 50 years of effort and achievement since then, are well worth celebrating.

And we plan to do this on Saturday 8th February 2020, with both:

  • Some special events for our athletes during our regular Sat morning program on that day

  • A function in that evening for parents, former athletes, life members, and former officials. Most likely to be held at a function centre in our area.

Planning is starting for both events, but we need your help, by:

  1. Putting this date aside, marking it in your calendar.

  2. Spreading the word to those who might be interested, especially past members.

  3. Helping us pull together old photos, programs etc. Unfortunately our record keeping over the last 50 years has been mixed (in particular before 1999) and it would be great to be able to fill in the gaps. Old photographs and KLAC documents can provide an invaluable perspective to what came before.

If you do have such old documents, or information about the club prior to 1999, please help the club by coming back to us, either emailing or calling/messaging Wayne at keilor@lavic.com.au, or 0478 787 587.

Keilor athletes excel at ALAC

Every year Little Athletics Victoria selects their best U13 athletes to represent Victoria at the Australian Little Athletics Championships. On most year we would be very pleased to have one Keilor athlete make the team. In 2018 we had two athletes selected and were very proud - and in 2019 we had 4 athlete selected, truly a stellar year that may not be repeated for some time.

These four outstanding athletes were:

  • Max Busuttil

  • Marco Spagnuolo

  • Dilan Egodawatte

  • Chanachai Kankratok (also known as ‘Lai’)

ALAC has just been held in Hobart this weekend - so how did they go?

  • Lai - Silver in Long Jump, and 100m, Bronze in 200m, part of silver medal winning 4*100 relay team

  • Dilan - Silver in 800m

  • Marco - Silver in Triple Jump, part of silver medal winning 4*100 relay team

  • Max - Silver in 4*100 relay team

So outstanding results at national level for all of the athletes - Keilor is very proud of you all!

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The image above show all four of the athletes, while the image below shows the silver medal relay team featuring Max, Lai and Marco.

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Cross-country

Cross-country season is well under way and runs through to mid August - the full list of dates is published below. During the season LA Vic will host cross country relays, region and state events. These events are published below with the cut off entry date also listed. No late entries will be submitted.

Some clubs are also hosting Open Days with online registrations open for these events via the links further down.

Unlike track and field in the summer, the venue for cross-country events moves around, with locations including the Abefeldie athletics track in Essendon, our track at Keilor, Coburg, Preston-Reservoir, and Sunbury. There are also regional and state championships. 

Cross-country involves athletes running one event, with (approximate) distances listed below. Keilor joins in with a group of other clubs to hold these events.

Cross-country events are never cancelled for wet or cold weather - instead please ensure that your athletes are dressed appropriately, which can include long black pants, and warm black tops under the Keilor top. Subway name patches are still required.

There are also cross-country and road relay events, over the same distances.

Keilor members who have have joined for the summer track and field season can compete in cross-country without paying additional registration fees, although event fees may be payable.

In addition athletes who did not register for the summer season can join for the cross-country season only, for just $65 per athlete, via the link below:

Cross Country Dates

(Note that on some dates there are both local and state events - athletes will need to choose between events.. Keilor normally tries to arrange teams for as many state events as possible)

  • 4th May      8:30am    Essendon

  • 11th May    9:00am   Essendon

  • 18th May    9:00am   Keilor

  • 25th May    9:00am  Sunbury

  • 1st June     9:00am   Coburg

  • 1st June     State Cross Country Relay Event Cruden Farm, Langwarrin

  • 8th June 10:00am Division One Open Day at Essendon

  • 15th June 10:00am  Sunbury Open Day

  • 22nd June 10:00am  Region Cross Country at Essendon

  • 29th June    9:00am     Coburg

  • 6th July    9:00am    Essendon

  • 6th July          State Road Relays Sandown Racecourse (more info via link below)

    http://lavic.com.au/Competition/Events/2019-state-road-relay-championships  

  • 13th July   9:00am     Coburg

  • 20th July 10:00am   Essendon Open Day

  • 27th July No cross-country this weekend

  • 3rd August      State Cross Country Lake Dewar, Myrniong (more info via link below)

    http://lavic.com.au/Competition/Events/2019-state-cross-country-championships

  • 10th August 9:00am  Super Handicap & Presentation Day at  Essendon

Cross country distances:

U6                   Boys & Girls              500m

U7-8               Boys & Girls              1000m

U9-10             Boys & Girls              1500m

U11-12           Boys & Girls              2000m

U13-16           Boys & Girls              3000m

 

Cross-country venues

Coburg                      Harold Stevens Athletics Track, Outlook Road

Essendon                  Moonee Valley Athletics Track, Corio Street

Keilor                         Keilor Park Recreation Reserve, Stadium Drive

Preston Reservoir     Edwardes Lake Park, Reservoir

Sunbury                     Jackson Street Reserve, Jackson Street

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Congratulations to our 2018/19 Centre Champions - and Volunteer of the Year

At the conclusion of the track and field season, Keilor Little Athletics awards a number of trophies, including Boys and Girls Champion, and Volunteer of the Year.

The Boys and Girls Champion are chosen based on points based system, which rewards both participation and performances. This system has been carefully calibrated so that athletes from any group can win this.

The Volunteer of the Year is selected by the committee, and is always a difficult decision for the committee to make, as there are always many suitable nominees.

The winners of these awards for the 2018/19 track and field season are:


  • Girls Champion - U9 Sienna Gec. Sienna has had quite a season, also winning two golds medals at the State Track and Field Events, a gold medal at the State Relay Championships, and the U9 gold medal at the State Multi-event.

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Boys Champion - U10 Koby Bewick . Koby is our centre champion for the second year running, and besides this award, won two bronze medals at State Track and Field, and also a gold and two silver medals at the state relay championships.

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  • Volunteer of the Year - Michelle Graham. Michelle has the very challenging role of managing Team Keilor at regional and state events, which involves liaising with regional and state bodies, monitoring participation, creating a roster list, managing a roster list on the day, liaising with event directors, dealing with all participation families, and then writing a post-match report. Altogether this is a huge committment, and Michelle does this in a very calm and friendly manner.

Michelle, like Sienna above is shown with our outgoing Centre President Aaron Carmichael. Aaron had the very difficult job of Centre President for a year, and left the centre in very good shape - we thank Aaron greatly for his hard work during the year.

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Tim Golder and Warren Hosking Handicap events

Presentation Day was another successful day, with many many athlete taking away medals or trophies. And as always, the day included the finals of the Tim Golder 100m Handicap, and the running of the 800m handicap.

A great set of photos is found on our Facebook page - and some of these are shown below.

Congratulations to our all participants for the Tim Golder 100m and the Warren Hosking 800m Handicaps : and the winners were:

Tim Golder 100m Handicap

  • Girls - Winner was Chloe Agars, runner up Jasmine Galang

  • Boys - Winner was Max Busuttil, runner up Pedro Gounder

Warren Hosking 800m Handicap

  • Girls - Winner was Charlotte Duggan, runner up Lara Sacaner

  • Boys - Winner was Ben Harbour, runner up Ethan Stegehius

KLAC Presentation Day, SUNDAY 31 March, 10am to 12pm

With the excitement of the Centre Champs now over, it is time to focus on the next event on the calendar, the Presentation Day.

What will happen?

  • We open with the finals of the Tim Golder 100m Handicap. The finalists have done well in their heats, but in the final, thanks to our handicapping system, anyone can win…there will boys and girls races (the entrants for this event, and the Warren Hosking handicap, are both published below)

  • We will follow this with the Warren Hosking 800m Handicap - again one boys and one girls race.

  • There will be be some awards handed out to parent volunteers, including the prestigious “Volunteer of the Year”.

  • Athlete participation medals and trophies will then be handed out. There are a variety of trophies for a variety of achievements, including the Centre Boys Champion and Centre Girls Champion - which can be won by athletes of any age group.

BBQ sausages and drinks will be supplied to the athletes.

This is a big day for the club and our athletes - we hope to see you there.

Start Lists for Handicap Races

Tim Golder 100m Handicap - Girls

  • Jasmine Marshall

  • Sophia Tanarte-Crook

  • Chloe Agars

  • Sienna Gec

  • Kiara Boyd

  • Celina Aguilar

  • Jasmine Galang

  • Alyssa Di Martino

  • Maire McEvoy

Tim Golder 100m Handicap - Boys

  • Riley Ciopicz

  • Jordi Seidel

  • Adrian Barresi

  • Sam Lillie

  • Michael Sayed

  • James Darmanin

  • Pedro Gounder

  • Max Busuttil

  • Chanachai Kankratok

  • Lucas Leong

Warren Hosking 800m Handicap - Girls

  • SarahKirk

  • ClaudiaGalang

  • SarahCook

  • Giaan De Fazio

  • Emily Carmichael

  • Ella McMenamin

  • Hannah Gec

  • Abby Pellow

  • Sienna Gec

  • Charlotte Duggan

  • Alicia Gec

  • Kalliopi Sirp

  • Dakota Reynolds

  • Alyssa Di Martino

  • Alana Cortellino

  • Lara Sacaner

Warren Hosking 800m Handicap - Boys

  • Ben Harbour

  • Andre Faure

  • James Harbour

  • Mitchell McCarthy

  • Alexander McCarthy

  • Isaac Faure

  • Oliver Sobell

  • Alex Harbour

  • Archie Seidel

  • Riley Ciopicz

  • Brodie Hughes

  • Lawrence Cassar

  • Damon Agius

  • Roman Muse

  • Ethan Stegehuis

  • Luca Vella

  • Alexandros Sirp

  • Zac Mozjerin

  • Finn Daffey

  • Pedro Gounder

  • Kristian Barresi

  • Jackson McMenamin

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2019 State Track & Field Championships

Congratulations to our 46 Keilor athletes that competed over the weekend at the State Track and Field Championships at Casey Athletics Stadium.

This event saw athletes from across the state competing against one another and challenging each other to perform at their very best.

We saw many outstanding performances with Team Keilor collecting 22 medals and most of our 46 athletes achieving personal best performances. A fantastic achievement.

Congratulations to our athletes who achieved multiple medals:

  • Chanachai Kankratok (U/13) winning Gold in Long Jump & Silver in 200 & Bronze in 100m

  • Max Busuttil (U/13) winning Gold in 200m & Silver medal in 100m

  • William Hurt (U/11) winning 3 Silver medals in 100m, 200m & 60m Hurdles

  • Koby Bewick (U/10) winning 2 Bronze medals in 200m & 400m

  • Sienna Gec (U/9) winning 2 Gold medals in 400m & 800m

  • Michael Sayed (U/9) winning Gold in 60m Hurdles and Bronze in 70m

Congratulations to all of TEAM KEILOR, the athletes, families and committee for a great weekend of sportsmanship, wonderful personal best performances and positive support and loud cheering for all our athletes. A fantastic effort.

Go Team Keilor - Let’s do it all again next year.

Michelle Graham

2019 Medal Winners for TEAM KEILOR:

GOLD:

  • Bella Peterson U/15 Triple Jump

  • Frank Mazza U/14 Javelin

  • Max Busuttil U/13 200m

  • Dilan Egodawatte U/13 800m

  • Chanachai Kankreatok U/13 Long Jump

  • Noah Mc Menamin U/12 High Jump

  • Sienna Gec U/9 400m & 800m

  • Michael Sayed U/9 60m Hurdles

  • Tayissa Kekoc U/9 60m Hurdles

SILVER:

  • Ephraim Noah U/15 100m Hurdles

  • Max Busuttil U/13 100m

  • Chanachai Kankratok U/13 200m

  • William Hurt U11 100m, 200m & 60m Hurdles

BRONZE:

  • Marco Spagnuolo U/13 Triple Jump

  • Chanachai Kankratok U/13 100m

  • Dane Novak U/10 Shot Put

  • Koby Bewick U/10 200m & 400m

  • Michael Sayed U/9 70m

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Have your athletes qualified for participation trophies - and the Centre Champs?

Keilor athletes need to participate in over 50% of our events in order to qualify for participation trophies and their entry into Centre Champs (Note that Centre Champs also have minimum roster requirements).

So has your athlete/s met this benchmark yet? Or are they close? Check out the link below to see if they can participate in our Centre Championships.

Rostering: 

Updated lists with duty requirements have been provided weekly for the second half of the season on the club room windows

NMR Regional Track and Field Champs, 16 to 17 February

Hi All, 

What a  fantastic weekend Keilor Team. 

Congratulations to all our wonderful athletes on their  great performances.  Attached is the placings for each athlete.

We finished with 37 GOLD,  35 SILVER and 29 BRONZE medals and 4th overall in medal tally & points scored.

A big thank you to all parents/family members who helped perform all the duties over the weekend.

I will get the progression for athletes hopefully by the end of the week and pass on the information. I believe you will also get an individual email from LA vic for each athlete who will progress to State.

I have many place cards from the weekend I will leave them in the club room on Saturday for your collection.

Congratulations to our many individual athletes gaining multiple medals.

 

Pedro Gounder                   U/15               2 Gold & 1 Silver

Alyssa di Martino               U/15              1 Gold, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze

Ephraim Noah                     U/15              1 Gold, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze

Lucas Leong                         U/15              1 Gold & 1 Silver

Calvin Lloyd                         U/15              1 Gold & 1 Silver

Bella Peterson                     U/15              2 Silver & 1 Bronze

Maddison Reynolds           U/15              1 Silver & 1 Bronze

 

 

Frank Mazza                        U/14              4 Gold

Kristian Barresi                   U/14              3 Silver

Marie McEvoy                     U/14              2 Bronze

Jonathan Verri                    U/14              2 Bronze

 

 

Chanachai Kankratok        U/13              3 Gold & 1 Silver

Marco Spagnuolo               U/13               2 Gold

Dilan Egodawatte               U/13              2 Gold

Lara Sacaner                        U/13              2 Gold

Max Busuttil                        U/13               1 Gold & 2 Silver

Brianna Mastin                   U/13              1 Gold & 2 Bronze

 

 

Noah Mc Menamin            U/12              3 Gold

Jameson Haxby                   U/12               1 Silver & 1 Bronze

Dakota Reynolds                U/12              1 Silver & 1 Bronze

 

 

William Hurt            U/11              3 Gold & 1 Silver

Alicia Gec                              U/11               1 Gold & 1 Silver

Mark Mavrakis                    U/11              2 Silver

Noah Maffia                        U/11              3 Bronze

 

 

Luke Becvinovski                U/10               1Gold, 1 Silver & 2 Bronze

Koby Bewick                        U/10              2 Gold & 1 Silver

Dane Novak                         U/10              1 Gold & 1 Bronze

Indiana Cotsis                      U/10              2 Silver & 2 Bronze

 

Sienna Gec                           U/9                 3 Gold & 1 Silver

Tayissa Kekoc                      U/9                 1 Gold, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze

Michael Sayed                    U/9                 1 Gold & 2 Silver

Hannah Gec                         U/9                 3 Silver & 1 Bronze

 

Once again congratulations to the Athletes -  Keilor LAC  is very proud of you all

Michelle Graham - Team Manager.

PS the picture below shows our 4 times Gold medal winner Frank Mazza, showing the secret to his success - his feet don’t touch the ground….

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Keilor Gift U12 Results, 16 February 2019

Another successful Keilor Gift was run today, with 16 Keilor Athletes demonstrating to our wider community what our athletes are capable of.

16 athletes started:

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And two athletes ended up with the grand prize, shown here alongside Brimbank mayor Lucinda Congreve:

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Well done to Lawrence Cassar and Kiara Boyd. The results are shown below:

Girls

1 Kiara Boyd 14.929

2 Celina Aguilar + 0.11 seconds

3 Daniella Rudas + 0.30

4 Dakota Reynolds +0.31

5 Alicia Gec + 0.63

6 Chloe Gatt +0.80

7 Miranda Alvarez +1.15

8 Mia Landgren +1.43

Boys

1 Lawrence  Cassar 14.163

2 Ethan  Stegehuis +0.287

3 Kobi Buttigieg +0.326

4 Darcy Edwards + 0.347

5 Connor Muse +0.429

6 Alex Harbour +0.439

7 James Harbour +0.849

8 Isaac Faure +1.322

All participants received a medal and a backpack, and the atmosphere was great.

Does this sound you like you? If you have an U12 athlete next season, keep your eyes peeled out for your invitation - and they too can participate in this great event.

STATE COMBINED EVENT: We have a STATE CHAMPION!

Congratulations to SIENNA GEC U/9 for winning her event on Saturday.

Keilor was represent at the State Combined events by 20 athletes from the U/9 – U/16 age groups.

The Combined Events consist of five events for U/9 – U/13 and seven events for U/14 – U/16 athletes. Each athlete competed in their events and points are gained for each event. Points were tallied at the end of the day for an overall winner

Congratulations to all of our athletes who performed extremely well and achieved many personal best performances while competing in very hot conditions.

Our athletes that finished in the top 10 were:

Sienna Gec                  U/9    Gold Medal

Alyssa Di Martino       U/16    6th Place

 Hannah Gec               U/9      8th Place

Frank Mazza               U/14    8th Place

Fantastic results Team Keilor – Hope to see more of our athletes try this event next season.