Jamie Strudley

Olympian Kyle Vander Kuyp with under 11 athletic boys. Picture: SUPPLIED

Olympian visits Yarra Junction aths

Yarra Ranges Athletics welcomed Australian athletics legend Kyle Vander Kuyp to their Morrison Reserve track on Saturday 5 December.

As part of the Coles Little Athletes Big Dreams program, Kyle spent nearly an hour answering questions, taking photos with little athletes and giving hurdling tips.

The athletics club enjoyed the opportunity to meet and listen to an athlete who is currently an Australian 110m hurdles record holder and has represented Australia at multiple Olympic Games.

Kyle was fortunate to watch some quality hurdle events as athletes rotated around their five events over the morning.

The senior team enjoyed patches of fine weather for round two of AVSL. With members spread between Nunawading and Doncaster tracks and over the four time slots at each venue it was difficult to provide much support.

The club welcomes and congratulates Violet Hall and Cameron Yorke for competing in Yarra Ranges colours for the first time.

Results are:

Women

100m: Ashleigh Rooke 14.09; Hayley Wilkins 14.78; Ciara Willey 14.82; Violet Hall 15.38; Kathi Hewitson 16.39; Anne-Marie Ebbels 21.91.

400m: Ciara Willey 72.39; Ashleigh Rooke 72.71; Hayley Wilkins 74.98; Molly Bollaart 83.81.

Shot Put: Hayley Wilkins 9.86m; Ashleigh Rooke 8.14m; Meg Sparkes 7.56m; Anne-Marie Ebbels 6.33m, Ciara Willey 5.75m; Kathi Hewitson 5.53m; Violet Hall 5.50m; Molly Bollaart 5.24m

Triple Jump: Hayley Wilkins 8.47m; Ashleigh Rooke 8.34m; Violet Hall 8.22m; Molly Bollaart 6.92m; Kathi Hewitson 6.19m; Ciara Willey 5.52m.

Men

100m: Cameron Yorke 11.84; Hayden Rooke 12.43 ; Camden Hewitson 12.89; Craig Hewitson 13.89; Michael Willey 14.00; Paul Todd 16.16.

400m: Cameron Yorke 52.38; Hayden Rooke 57.32; Camden Hewitson 60.48; Craig Hewitson 62.27; Michael Willey 68.26; Paul Todd 72.73.

Shot Put: Camden Hewitson 8.47m; Craig Hewitson 6.17m; Michael Willey 5.03m; Paul Todd 4.63m.

Triple Jump: Camden Hewitson 10.81m; Craig Hewitson 7.66m; Paul Todd 7.55m.

Several athletes also competed at the first round of Vic Milers for the season, held at Glenhuntly on Thursday 3 December.

Results are:

800m: Noah Wright 2:02.71.

1500m: Matthew Morrison 4:59.37; Craig Hewitson 5:18.22.

Former club president, Michael Clarke won the Frankston to Portsea Ultramarathon, a 55km journey along the peninsula. Michael rolled home in an impressive four hours 29 minutes 42 seconds.

Registration are open for both Little Athletics (lavic.com.au) and the senior team via Athletics Victoria (athsvic.org.au). The club welcomes and encourages all athletes of any age or ability.

For information on training, how to join or trial, photos, results and updated news, visit the website at yarrarangesathletics.org.au or check us out on Facebook.

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