Maribyrnong 21st January 2021
Weather; Warm, windy
Track; Grass 398m
Commentator; Ollie Wurm
Wind gauge; Automatic
Starters; Brendan Ferrari, Matthew Webster
Photo finish; Chole Blennerhassett, Leah MacDonald
Results; Nila Blennerhassett
Stewards; Brian Marantelli, Wally Meechan
Handicappers; Graeme Goldsworthy, Colin Lane, Andrew McDowell, Chris Brown,
Track Allowance; nil
70m Men; Darcy Ireland, Jerome Lugo, Matt Burleigh
120m Open; Tom Perry, Myles Medwell, Cam Dunbar, Maki Loukeris, Thomas Yeung, Kristerfer Kardakovski.
300m Masters; Carl McMeel (inj)
300m Women’s; Halle Martin, Montana Beruldsen
400m Open, Nicholas Antinino, Mitchell Palmer, Dominic Hoskins
120m Women’s; Zoe Neale, Karlee Baily, Megan McMahon, Cara Boustead (inj), Loryn Savoia, Montana Beruldsen. Ruby Crisp (brk)
300m Open; Daniel Quattrone, Harrison kerr
Carl McMeel was given permission to scratch from the 400m Open final, due to injury
Brad Manzack, Mat Mackay, Liam Denner were given permission to wear flats in the 1600m.
Craig Rollinson was fined $50 for causing interference in the home straight in the 300m Masters final.
Clint Anderson performance in the 1600m was queried and explanation accepted.
Jerome Lugo’s performances in the 70m were queried. It was impressed upon Jerome that his novice status was becoming a concern for stewards and the handicapper.
Elissa Ward competed in the wrong heat of the women’s 120m.
Luke Stevens eased out of his heat of the 70m, due to injury.
Loryn Savoia was permitted to compete in the women’s 300m after qualifying for the Women’s 120m final.
Athletes and Coaches please note the following messages from the VAL stewarding panel
VAL rule 11.16
Any Athlete who sustains an injury or illness during an event, which prevents the athlete from running to the best of their ability or is unable to take their place in a semi final or final for similar reasons, MAY incur a suspension of 28 days. The decision as to a suspension being applied is solely at the discretion of the stewarding panel.
Breaking in a heat or semi final and not progressing is an automatic NP, at best
All athletes must submit winning interstate performances and PB’s to the VAL via website as per VAL rules 11.19, 11.20, 11.21, 11.22, 11.23. Failure to do so WILL result in a fine.
Athletes intending to wear flats in circular events must seek permission from stewards prior to racing. Any sustained use of flats may reduce the possibility of reverting to spikes later in the season.
Please note that under no circumstances are pets allowed onto the athletic arena, leashed or unleashed.