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Stewards Report - Northcote Gift 7/12/2014

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Victorian Athletic League

Steward’s report

Northcote Athletic Club at Waverley    7/12/2014              

Weather     cool, damp & overcast                                       Track   Grass

Commentator      Mitchell Brown

Starters                SAC;  Maurice Campbell, Rob McIntosh

Wind Gauge       automatic

Finishing equipment   Sue Dunbar, Nila Blennerhassett

Stewards   Brian Marantelli, Wally Meechan

Handicappers   Graeme Goldsworthy, Darryl Nettleton, Kim McDonough

General comments


(1)    Several runners requested permission to wear Skins, permission was granted.

(2)    James Collier and Daniel Lawlor were queried regarding their performances in the 800m final. Both athletes won their respective heats in good style but failed to take advantage of the opportunity to “sit” on the likely winner Fraser Heard in the first lap. They were advised that more endeavour needed to be shown in the early stages of an event final.

(3)    Stewards and handicappers had a discussion with several sprint athletes before the heats of the Northcote Gift. The aim of the discussion was assure these sprinters, and all those that compete in similar group 3 events, that their chances of success in feature races would not be affected by wins in these minor events.

(4)    Kevin Brittain was asked to attend the above discussion but was not on track at that time. When called later, after competing in his gift heat, Kevin had already left the track.



800m open

James Collier

Daniel Lawlor

300m Masters

Craig Lancaster

100m Women’s/Masters

Karlee Bailey

Leigh Phelan

Cassandra Anderson

70m open

Lawrence Coop

100m Gift

Leigh Phelan

Luke Stevens

Mohamad  Zeed

Simon Jackson