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Come and Try Day & Rego Day - Saturday 17th September at Masons Lane

 

2016/17 Track & Field Season starts - Saturday 8th October 8.30am

 

 

 

 24/08/16  2016/17 Sponsorship  

 

We are currently updating our Centre Handbook for the 2016/17 season.  If you would like to sponsor BMLAC  please contact Cathy Sadhai on 0412 792255 by the end of the month.

 

Sponsorship Form HERE

 

 14/08/16  2016/17 Track & Field Season  

 

Registrations will once again be online this season.  Renew your registration or new members can join HERE.

 

Frequently Asked Questions regarding registrations can be found HERE.

 

This year we will be holding a Come & Try Day in conjunction with a Registration Collection Day on Saturday 17th September at Masons Lane Reserve from 10am – 12 noon.   The official season will commence on Saturday 8th October at 8.30am.  

 

Registration fees for 2016/17

  • $130 first child

  • $130 second child

  • $110 third child

  • $80 fourth & subsequent child

Athletes will be required to provide proof of age - birth certificate or passport etc. to the Centre Registrar to finalise registration. 

 

Registration enquiries can be made to the BMLAC Registrar, Karen Bresnan on 0432 185 651. 

 

 

 13/08/16  Cross Country Final Run & Presentations  

 

The 2016 Cross Country season came to an end this week when our final home run was held at Masons Lane.  The theme of the day was 'Footy' as all athletes dressed in their favourite footy gear.  All races were conducted on a handicap system, where athletes started off, using handicap staggered times that were calculated from season results.  This gave a chance for athletes to run down the front runners.  Congratulations to Zane Rich who was the only back marker to record line honours. 

 

Line honours for the day were awarded as follows:

Under 6 (500m) - Aisha Lidgett-Egan

Under 7/8 (1000m) - Oskar Kucera

Under 9/10 (1500m) - Xavier Goodman

Under 11/12 (2000m) - Zane Rich

Open Age (3000m) - Rebecca West

 

At the conclusion of all races athletes and families gathered for the season Cross Country presentations.

Trophies were awarded to all participants.

Cross Country Champions were awarded to:

Junior Champion - Sarah Burton & Phoenix Dart

Intermediate Champion - Freya Lidgett-Egan & Mitchell Wells

Senior Champion - Evana Miesen & Dominic Miesen

 

Most Improved Awards were presented to:

Junior - Mackenzie Estlick, Oskar Kucera

Intermediate - Tyrah Doyle, James Burton

Senior - Kirsty Bresnan, Jack Mutsaerts

 

Milestone Awards were presented to:

Bronze (25 runs) - Lachlan Goodman, Ruby Payne

Silver (50 runs) - Braydn Rich

Gold (75 runs) - Riley Dart, Tayln Dart, Kirsty Bresnan

 

The BMLAC Country Sportsmanship Award was presented to Riley Dart.

 

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to another fantastic Cross Country season for the Centre - to the rabbits, starter marshals and recorders, photographers, those who set up the courses each week and especially our fabulous athletes.   A special thanks to our Cross Country Co-ordinator, Karen Bresnan.

 

     

 

PHOTOS     PRESENTATION PHOTOS     RESULTS

 

 

 

13/08/16   Little Athletics Victoria Rule Changes

 

Little Athletics Victoria rule changes for the 2016/17 season.
Under 11's permitted to wear spikes in all laned events, jump events & javelin.
Under 13's permitted to wear spikes in all track events.
Under 11's take off board for Long Jump (no mat)
No Triple Jump for Under 9 & 10's.
No 80m Hurdles for Under 9-12's. Multi event will be 60m Hurdles.
200m Hurdles for Under 13 & 14's. 300m will continue for U15/16.
No 70m for Under 11 & 12. There is currently no 70m at Region/State Open Age. We will confirm soon if we will continue to offer the 70m for U11-16 at BMLAC.
The 2016/17 BMLAC T&F Program will be available soon.

 

 

12/08/16   Final XC Run & Presentations

 

Our Final Home Run/BBQ/Presentation Day will be held Saturday 13th August 10.30am at Masons Lane Reserve. Handicap races will be conducted, where athletes will start off using handicap staggered times that have been calculated from season results. Athletes should arrive early so organisers know who is competing and handicap times can be finalised. The first race will commence at 10.30am.

The theme of the final meet will be ‘Footy (AFL, NRL, Soccer etc)’ with all athletes and spectators encouraged to get involved.

After all races have concluded, athletes and families will come together for Cross Country Presentations, followed by morning tea. Please bring a plate.
 

 

 06/08/16   Cross Country @ Bostock Reservoir, Ballan 

 

Cross Country returned to the Bostock Reservoir, Ballan this week.  All races commenced near the main carpark before heading down the hill and along the bank of the reservoir.  While the junior athletes turned at the half way mark and ran back to the finish, our intermediate and senior athletes headed out along the fire track through the plantations and back.  13 athletes were awarded PB's after this week's performance.

 

Next week will be our final home run.  All events will be conducted on a handicap system, where athletes will start off using handicap staggered times that have been calculated from season results.  Athletes should arrive early so organisers know who is competing and handicap times can be finalised.  The first race will commence at 10.30am.  

 

The theme of the final meet will be ‘Footy (AFL, NRL, Soccer etc)’ with all athletes and spectators encouraged to get involved.

 

After all races have concluded, athletes and families will come together for Cross Country Presentations, followed by morning tea.  Please bring a plate.

 

RESULTS

 

 

31/07/16   Cross Country @ Myrniong 

 

This week our Centre Cross Country meet was held at Myrniong Reserve on Saturday morning.   All Races commenced within the Reserve grounds before heading east along Shuter Street and then out and back along Blackwood Street, prior to re-entering the reserve. This course can be quite challenging for the athletes but one that is enjoyed by all.

 

Next Saturday's home run will held at  Bostock Reservoir, Ballan. The first race will start at 10.30am.

 

RESULTS

 

 

 29/07/16   Qualification List for Cross Country Awards 

 

Qualification list for Cross Country Awards HERE.  We have only 2 home runs left for athletes to qualify for awards which will be presented at the final Home Run & Presentation Day.

 

 

 27/07/16   Rio - Aussie Athlete Timetable    

 

If you want to closely follow the Aussie Athletes in Rio HERE is a list of who is competing and when.

 

 

 24/07/16   State Cross Country Championships     

 

The 2016 State Little Athletics Cross Country Championships were held at Cruden Farm, Langwarrin on Saturday.  The heavy rain leading up to the Championships made the course very wet, and with over 12 races during the day, the course became extremely muddy and heavy underfoot.  The freezing temperatures and chilling winds put many runners to the test in all races. 

 

Congratulations to the following BMLAC athletes on their results -

 

Boys U9 1500m      
Wells Mitchell 25th 6.48.24
       
Girls U10 1500m      
Cook Elise 32nd 7.18.58
       
Boys U13 3000m      
Miesen Solomon 30th 13.06.60
       
Girls U13 3000m      
Bresnan Kirsty 27th 14.35.68
       
Boys U15 3000m      
Dart Riley 7th 11.27.78
       
Girls U15 3000m      
Miesen Evana 9th 14.39.32

 

Many thanks to our Cross Country Co-ordinator, Karen Bresnan for ensuring all athletes were prepared for the day.  Thank you also those families who supported our athletes in trying conditions.

 

FULL RESULTS

 

 

 

 23/07/16   State Cross Country Live Results     

 

State Cross Country Championship Live Results - HERE

 

 

 16/07/16   BMLAC Cross Country Open Day     

 

Another successful Cross Country Open Day was held today at Bullengarook Recreation Reserve.  After a very wet and cold week, who could believe the change in weather, as we were blessed with a perfect day for competition.   We welcomed athletes from the following Centres: Frankston, Gisborne, Kyneton, Melton City, Sunbury, Werribee and Whittlesea City.  Congratulations to the Gisborne Centre who won the Perpetual Cross Country Open Day Trophy.

 

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to a great day.  Thank you to those families who arrived early to help set up. Thanks to everyone who volunteered during the day - the rabbits/turtles, course marshalls, canteen helpers, recorders, start/finish line marshalls, raffle ticket sellers, first aid officers, registration officials, announcer, medal presenters (Centre Captains) and Crank Coffee.   We would also like to extend our thanks to all raffle donors - Jeff Jones Fruit & Veg, Chill Out Massage Therapy, Dry Age Meat Company and Downes Family.

 

PHOTOS            RESULTS

 

 

 11/07/16   State Cross Country Championships   

 

The Subway State Cross Country Championships will be held on the Saturday 23rd July, 2016 at Cruden Farm in Langwarrin.  Each athlete must have competed at the Western Metro Region Cross Country Championships to qualify. 

No spikes are permitted.

Athletes, parents and Team Managers are encouraged to walk the course up until the first event at 11.30am.

Athletes will be required to collect their race bib from the allocated marquee upon arrival at the venue.  Bibs must be pinned to the front of your Centre Singlet prior to entering the Call Room.  Call Room is 20 minutes prior to your scheduled race time.

 

Timetable HERE     Course Map HERE     Event Location HERE     Competitors List HERE

 

The following athletes will represent BMLAC:

Under 9 - Mitchell Wells, Tyrah Doyle, Kira Watts

Under 10 - Elise Cook, Memphis Menz,

Under 11 - William Lalor, Isaac Nixon

Under 12 - Pheonix Menz

Under 13 - Solomon Miesen, Kirsty Bresnan

Under 15 - Riley Dart, Evana Miesen

 

 

 10/07/16   Cross Country @ Lady Northcote 

 

Cross Country returned to Lady Northcote Camp, Rowsley on Saturday.  Conditions were perfect and athletes were greeted with a beautiful sunny morning.  Attendance numbers were good this week and athletes enjoyed the larger fields as competition was closely contested in all races.

 

Next week is our Centre Cross Country Open Day to be held at Bullengarook Reserve.  The first event starts at 11am.   Athletes should arrive early to familiarise themselves with the course and allow time to be in marshalling.  Rabbits will only be provided for the Under 6-8 races.  All races will have turtles though.  Athletes will be called to the marshalling area prior to all races.   Please also ensure athletes bring a spare pair of shoes, socks and a change of clothes.  Canteen facilities will be available.  Crank Coffee will be in attendance - hot chocolate will also be available.  Raffle tickets will be on sale too.

 

The running order will be as follows.  Some age groups/gender may run together depending on entry numbers.

1 Under 11 Girls 2000m 10 Under 6 Boys 500m
2 Under 11 Boys 2000m 11 Open Age Men 3000m
3 Under 12 Girls 2000m 12 Under 13,14, 15 & 16 Girls 3000m
4 Under 12 Boys 2000m 13 Under 13,14, 15 & 16 Boys 3000m
5 Under 7 Girls 1000m 14 Open Age Women 1500m
6 Under 7 Boys 1000m 15 Under 10 Girls 1500m
7 Under 8 Girls 1000m 16 Under 10 Boys 1500m
8 Under 8 Boys 1000m 17 Under 9 Girls 1500m
9 Under 6 Girls 500m 18 Under 9 Boys 1500m

 

PHOTOS              RESULTS

 

 

 6/07/16   Qualification List for Cross Country Awards 

 

Qualification list for Cross Country Awards HERE.  We have only 4 home runs left for athletes to qualify for awards which will be presented at the final Home Run & Presentation Day on Saturday 13th August.

 

 

 2/07/16   Cross Country @ Lake Dewar 

 

This week's Cross Country meet was held at Lake Dewar, Myrniong.  Although the early morning was cool, the sun was shining, making a pleasant day for racing.  Athletes enjoyed their races this week around varying terrain of the Pentlands.   Races started in the bushlands before heading out onto the flat land prior to an incline leading onto a winding goat track through the gumtrees.
 

Next Saturday's home run will held at Lady Northcote Camp, Rowsley. The first race will start at 10.30am.
 

The following Saturday, July 16 will be the annual Bacchus Marsh Cross Country Open Day to be held at Bullengarook Recreation Reserve.  Athletes from other Centres across the State will compete in races across distances from 500-3000 metres.  Entries close next Monday - no late entries will be accepted.  Entries forms can be found HERE.

 

PHOTOS              RESULTS

 

 27/06/16   Junior Development Squad (JDS)   

 

The Junior Development Squad (JDS) gives U12 – U15 athletes an opportunity to gain new skills and improve technical competencies through participation in coaching and training sessions with some of Victoria’s leading coaches. Training with other keen and enthusiastic squad members is both fun and motivational and helps develop new friendships based on an enjoyment of athletics. The emphasis on learning new athletic skills and improving existing ones is in a friendly and supportive environment.

To join JDS, athletes must achieve the qualifying standard in their current age group of the season. Athletes must achieve one standard on two separate occasions or two different standards, once. This ensures that the performances show a consistency and not just a once off.

The JDS information pack contains the calendar, qualifying criteria and standards.  Once you have read the information pack (via link below) and checked that you have qualified, you can register. The registration portal is live and can be accessed HERE.

 

JDS INFORMATION PACK         QUALIFYING STANDARDS
 

 

 27/06/16   BMLAC Cross Country Open Day   

 

Entries are now open for our Cross Country Open Day.  Entry Form HERE

 

When: Saturday 16th July, 2016

Venue: Bullengarook Reserve, Bacchus Marsh/Gisborne Road, Bullengarook

Time:   First Event 11.00am

Enquiries: HERE

Entry fee: $8.00 per competitor

Send entry form to: 2016 BMLAC Cross Country Open Day, PO Box 102, Bacchus Marsh, 3340 or email to HERE

Entries close: Monday 11th July. No late entries. Cheques made payable to BM Little Athletics Centre or direct deposit to:
       Name: Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics Centre
       BSB: 633 000 Account: 153705298

       Ref: Surname and initial

Conditions of entry:  All athletes must be registered with Little Athletics Victoria. Centre or Club uniform must be worn. No protests will be entered into. Spikes are not permitted. Athletes must compete in their own age groups.

Awards:  Medals will be presented to the first three placegetters in each age group. All competitors will receive a certificate of participation.

Perpetual trophy: Awarded to the Centre who accumulates the most points during the day’s competition for age groups Under 6-16. To be held by that Centre for 12 months.

Facilities: Hot food and drinks will be available. Crank Coffee will be in attendance.

Ample parking. Toilets

 

 

 25/06/16   Region Cross Country Championships  

 

Congratulations to all athletes who represented the Centre at the Western Metro Region Cross Country Championships today at Geelong Baptist College, Lovely Banks.  After an extremely cold start to the day, the sun began to shine by mid morning, although temperatures were still quite chilly.  The rain during the week made the course quite heavy underfoot and after a few races the start line and occasional hill became a little slippery.  Riley Dart was our only medallist for the day, finishing in second place and claiming the silver medal in the Boys Under 15 3000 metres event.

 

BMLAC Results

Under 9 (1500m) Mitchell Wells 7th, Tyrah Doyle 16th, Kira Watts 17th

Under 10 (1500m) Elise Cook 11th, Memphis Menz 12th

Under 11 (2000m) Isaac Nixon 10th, William Lalor 17th

Under 12 (2000m) Phoenix Menz 14th

Under 13 (3000m) Solomon Miesen 7th, Kirsty Bresnan 9th

Under 15 (3000m) Riley Dart 2nd, Evana Miesen 4th

 

PHOTOS          FULL RESULTS

 

 

 19/06/16   Cross Country @ Greendale  

 

This week's Cross Country home run was held at Egan's Reserve, Greendale.  Although the course is flat the many sharp turns did not allow for fast running.  The continuous drizzling rain also made the course quite slippery, and the strong cool winds were not ideal for running either.  However, the athletes all toughed it out, with some great competition had in all races.

 

Next week the following Bacchus Marsh athletes will represent the Centre at the Region Cross Country Championships to be held at Baptist College, Lovely Banks - Kirsty Bresnan, Elise Cook, Riley Dart, Tyrah Doyle, Xavier Goodman, William Lalor, Memphis Menz, Phoenix Menz, Evana Miesen, Solomon Miesen, Isaac Nixon, Kira Watts and Mitchell Wells.

 

The program for the Region Championships will be:

9.00 am      Officials/Team Managers meeting. Walk the Course, Marshals taken to their positions.
ORDER OF EVENTS
10.00 am    1500m   U9 GIRLS
                   1500m   U9 BOYS
                   1500m   U10 GIRLS
                   1500m   U10 BOYS
                   3000m   U13 GIRLS
                   3000m   U13 BOYS
                   3000m   U14/U15 GIRLS
                   3000m   U14/U15 BOYS
                   2000m   U11 GIRLS
                   2000m   U11 BOYS
                   2000m   U12 GIRLS
                   2000M   U12 BOYS

 

 

 12/06/16   Benalla Cross Country Open Day  

 

Congratulations to all BMLAC athletes and parents who competed at the Benalla Cross Country Open Day today and contributed to the success of our Centre winning the Benalla perpetual trophy.

 

Bacchus Marsh won a total of 16 medals - 3 Gold, 8 Silver & 5 Bronze.

Gold Medallists - Lyla Mardesic, Mackenzie Estlick, Danielle Ide

Silver Medallists - Kalan Kucera, Nicholas Ide, Mitchell Wells, Kira Watts, Tamara Henry, Kirsty Bresnan, Riley Dart, Zoe Wells

Bronze Medallists - Phoenix Dart, Sarah Burton, Keira Bresnan, Joshua Watts, Ilona Kucera.

 

Bacchus Marsh families travelled up the Hume Highway on Saturday morning to Benalla.  Accommodation for the weekend was at Benalla Leisure Park.  Athletes fuelled themselves with a pasta night in preparation for their Sunday races.  All families headed out to the course at Reef Hills Reserve, while several families made the early morning start from Bacchus Marsh and met at the Reserve.

Although the early morning was quite chilly, the sun broke through and the conditions were perfect for running.

After walking the course, races commenced at 10.30am.  Bacchus Marsh were well represented in all races and the kids performed exceptionally well.

At the conclusion of all races, Centres came together for presentations.  The awarding of the Benalla perpetual trophy was a close finish with Benalla finishing 3rd, Knox 2nd and a narrow win to the Bacchus Marsh Centre.  Well done to all competitors and supporters for a fantastic day.

After presentations families headed back to Benalla Leisure Park for some down time before enjoying a well earned dinner followed by some games for the kids.

Another most enjoyable weekend away for the Centre.

 

 

RESULTS               PHOTOS

 

 

 28/05/16   Cross Country @ Rupert Vance Moon Reserve  

 

This week's Cross Country meet was held at our new venue, Rupert Vance Moon Reserve in the Avenue.  Athletes took advantage of a flat course to record some pretty fast times.  Races took place on the gravel paths around the Reserve and along the Lerderderg River.

 

Next week BMLAC families will be travelling up the Hume Highway to participate in the Benalla Cross Country Open Day.  This event is now a permanent meet on the Centre calendar.  Whilst a majority of our athletes will be competing, many parents will also take part in the adult races, endeavouring to assist the Centre in winning back the Benalla Perpetual Trophy.

 

Athletes are reminded that early bird entries close this Wednesday for the Region Cross Country Championships to be held on Saturday 25th June at Geelong Baptist College, Lovely Banks.  This event is only available to Under 9-15 athletes.

 

PHOTOS            RESULTS

 

 

 28/05/16   Cross Country @ Myrniong  

 

This week's Cross Country meet was held at Myrniong Recreation Reserve.  The weather was more like what we are used to for Cross Country, with the cool temperatures and drizzling rain causing slippery conditions.  Athletes rugged up and battled it out over the winding and undulating course.

 

Next week's meet will be held at one of our new venues, the Rupert Vance Moon Reserve.  This venue is located at  the east end of the Avenue of Honour,  just off the Western Highway amongst the market gardens.  The first race will start at 10.30am. 

 

Remember to arrive in plenty of time to allow athletes to familiarize themselves with the course and warm up.  With the colder weather approaching it is extremely important that the athletes have a light job, stretches and some faster strides prior to their race.  Also, athletes should prepare for wet weather by bringing a change of clothes and shoes.

 

PHOTOS            RESULTS

 

 

 25/05/16   2016/17 BMLAC Committee  

 

The 2016/17 Committee were elected at the AGM tonight.

President - Maria Downes
Secretary - Paul Miesen
Treasurer - Cathy Sadhai
Registrar - Karen Bresnan
Liaison - Gina Vasquez
Records & Ranking - Linda Thompson
Canteen - Jodie Parker
Fundraising/Sponsorship/Social Committee - Bec Miles
Technical Requirements - Leon Whitehand
Officials - Trena Lidgett
Track & Field - Trevor Denton

Education - Vacant
Region Delegate
Vacant

Special Competition - Vacant

If you can help us out by filling any of the vacant positions please contact our President, Maria Downes on 0439 575676.

 

 

 21/05/16   Cross Country @ Bostock    

 

BMLAC athletes ventured out to the Bostock Reservoir in Ballan, for this week's Cross Country meet.  Races commenced with  a fast down hill run before athletes headed out through the pine plantations, along the gravel tracks, before turning and heading back to the finish line.  Strong winds and a gruelling up hill finish made for very tough running.

 

Next week's meet will be held at Myrniong Recreation Reserve starting at 10.30am.  Directions HERE.

 

Athletes are reminded to enter for the Region Championships now.  This is the qualifying round for the State Cross Country Championships.  All athletes who run at Region will progress to State.  Enter HERE.

 

Entries should also be done now for the Benalla Open Day.  Entries will ONLY be online this year, so enter HERE now.

Those families wishing to stay for the weekend, please contact the Gateway Leisure Park, Benalla on 5762 3434 for bookings.  If you have missed out on a cabin the motel at the front is available for $113 per night - guests will also have access to the camp kitchen.  A number of families are also travelling up for just the day.

 

RESULTS                  PHOTOS

 

 

 

 14/05/16   Cross Country @ Lady Northcote   

 

This week's Cross Country meet was held at Lady Northcote Camp, Rowsley.  Renowned as a quick course, many of our athletes recorded fast times over distances from 500m to 3000m.  48 athletes raced in beautiful sunny conditions throughout the YMCA camp grounds.

 

Athletes are reminded that entries are now open for the Western Metro Region Cross Country Championships to be held on Saturday 25th June at Geelong Baptist College, Lovely Banks.  Enter HEREEarly Bird entries ($20) close Wednesday 8th June.

Also BMLAC will be once again sending a large contingent of competitors to the Benalla Cross Country Open Day on Sunday 12th June (Long Weekend).  Enter HERE.

 

Next week's Cross Country meet will be held at Bostock Reservoir, Ballan commencing at 10.30am.  Directions HERE.

 

 

RESULTS     PHOTOS

 

 

 12/05/16   Cross Country Newsletter  

 

Edition 1 of the BMLAC Cross Country newsletter is now available HERE.

 

 

 12/05/16   Benalla Cross Country Open Day  

 

Bacchus Marsh will be once again participating in the Benalla Cross Country Open Day on Sunday 12th June at Reef Hills Reserve. This is the Queen’s birthday long weekend. Many of our families stay in Benalla for the weekend, whilst others choose to drive up for the day.


This has always been the highlight on our Cross Country calendar. Events are also available for adults (1.5km & 3km) - the kids love seeing mum and dad run, and every point counts towards the Benalla Perpetual Trophy.


Those families wishing to stay for the weekend, please contact the Gateway Leisure Park, Benalla on 5762 3434 for cabin bookings. On the Saturday night we provide a pasta dinner for the kids. In order to cater appropriately can you please let Karen know how many athletes and toddlers you will have staying at the park on the Saturday night. Please also let Karen know who is competing at Benalla so we know who to expect at the Open Day on the Sunday.


Entries are online HERE. Athletes will be required to use their LAVic username or password (email us if you have forgotten it or refer to your email from LAVic recently emailed for Region entries), this is not required for adult entries.

 

 

 09/05/16   Region Cross Country Championships  

 

 

 

The Western Metro Region Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday 25th June at Geelong Baptist College, Lovely Banks.

 

Entries are now open HERE.  Early Bird entries ($20) close Wednesday 8th June, Standard Entry ($40) closes Wednesday 15th June.

Athletes must register using their username/password link to their registration profile, please refer to your individual athlete email invite to register.

The distances the age groups run depend on the age group:
Under 9 &10     1.5km
Under 11 & 12  2km
Under 13-15     3km
 

Please note your entry fee into Region Cross Country also covers your entry costs for State Cross Country (you are not required to register again for State Cross Country).

In order to participate at the State Championships the entrant must have 'Competed and completed the relevant event at the Region Cross Country Championship.

 

 09/05/16  Cross Country Open Days  

 

The Cross Country Open Days calendar has been updated.  If you are interested in competing against athletes from other Centres then participating in Open Days is an ideal way to get some great competition.  Open Days Calendar HERE.

 

 

 07/05/16  Cross Country @ Lake Dewar  

 

This week's Cross Country meet was held at Lake Dewar.  Due to a clash with local footy/netball, numbers were a little down this week.  Those who did compete enjoyed the lovely conditions as they ran around the bush surrounds of the lodge situated amongst the stunning hills and gorges of Myrniong.

 

Next week's Cross Country meet will be held Lady Northcote Camp, Rowsley.  Directions HERE.  The first race will start at 10.30am.

 

If you are still interested in competing in our Cross Country season, athletes are more than welcome to come and join in at any of our meets.

 

RESULTS                    PHOTOS

 

 

 05/05/16  AGM Rescheduled  

 

Unfortunately we did not have a quorum in attendance at our AGM last night. This was extremely disappointing and therefore we have rescheduled the AGM to Wednesday 25th May at 7.30pm.


Members are asked to please consider nominating for the 2016/17 Executive Committee. If we do not fill the Committee positions then Little Athletics at Bacchus Marsh will NOT be able to continue. This will also mean Cross Country will cease too.

All positions will be declared vacant at the AGM. We are aware that the following positions will not be renominating:
* Treasurer
* Liaison Officer
* Special Competition Manager
* Education Officer
* Region Representative
If you are interested in joining the Committee or have any queries please contact our President, Maria Downes on 0439 575676.

 

 

 30/04/16  Cross Country commences  

 

The 2016 Cross Country season commenced today at Masons Lane Reserve.  Athletes ran over various distances from 500m to 3000m throughout the reserve.  The weather was perfect and the athletes enjoyed being back running and catching up with friends.  Thank you to those parents who rabbitted.  We always welcome parents to be involved and the athletes enjoy the encouragement around the courses.

 

Athletes are still welcome to register for the Cross Country season at any of our upcoming meets - Cross Country Calendar HERE.

 

Next week's Cross Country meet will be held Lake Dewar, Myrniong.  Directions HERE.  The first race will start at 10.30am.

 

RESULTS         PHOTOS

 

 

 27/04/16  Under 16 Competition  

 

News just in from LAVic - Under 16s will continue for the 2016/17 season (at Centre level only).

In recent weeks there have been many questions regarding the ongoing involvement of U16 athletes at Centre competition. The LAVic Board of Management this week unanimously agreed that in the absence of a suitable product and to keep competitors in the sport, U16 athletes can continue to compete at Centre competition only.

There will be no U16 competition scheduled for Region and/or State events and U16 athletes will not be invited to participate in the JDS program.
 

 

 07/04/16  Annual General Meeting  

 

The Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics Centre Annual General Meeting will be held Wednesday 4th May in the Pat Lane Pavilion, Masons Lane commencing at 7.30pm.

All positions will be declared vacant, although we are aware that the following positions will not be renominating:
*  Treasurer
*  Liaison Officer
*  Special Competition Manager (vacant in 2015)

*  Education Officer (vacant in 2015)
*  Region Representative (vacant in 2015)

All members welcome to attend.

If you are interested in joining the Committee or have any queries please contact our President, Maria Downes on 0439 575676.

 

 

 07/04/16  Cross Country commences - NOTE CHANGE OF DATE   

 

 

 

 

 20/03/16  State Track & Field Championships  

 

Well done to all BMLAC athletes who represented our Centre over the weekend at the State Championships. We are very proud of all your achievements. Congratulations to William and Jarvis on their State medals. A big thank you to our team manager, Leon Whitehand who volunteered many hours this weekend.

 

AgeGroup Surname GivenName Event1 Result Event2 Result Event3 Result Event4 Result
Under 13 Downes Kayla Discus 11th - 24.79m Shot Put 21st - 7.02m        
Under 15 Jackson Rachel 200m 7th(H) - 30.26 100m 7th(H) - 14.34 Shot Put 12th - 8.85m 400m 6th(H) - 1:07.66
Under 10 Lalor Samuel Discus 8th - 26.14m High Jump 20th - 1.15m        
Under 11 Lalor William Discus 2nd - 30.26m Shot Put 9th - 8.60m High Jump 1st - 1.43m    
Under 10 Lloyd Hayden Triple Jump 21st - 7.85m Discus 21st - 19.05m        
Under 15 Miesen Evana 1500m 14th - 5:38.53            
Under 12 Miles Jarvis Shot Put 4th - 9.50m Discus 2nd - 34.76m        
Under 10 Miles Miah Discus 24th - 16.54m            
Under 10 Shanahan Bridie High Jump 21st - 1.05m Discus 17th - 19.92m        
Under 12 Way Olivia 300m Hurdles 8th(H) - 57.27            

 

   

 

 

 13/03/16  BMLAC Championship Day  

 

The 2015/16 Track & Field season concluded on Saturday with the Centre Championships being held at Masons Lane Reserve.  It was fantastic to see so many people attend to support the athletes.   Our President, Maria Downes, welcomed everybody including Life Members, Distinguished Service Members and invited guests.  Maria thanked all sponsors for their support throughout the season and thanked The Moorabool News, who kindly printed all our programs for the day.  A Distinguished Service Award was presented to Peter Dickson.

Peter was on the BMLAC Committee for 9 years, Boomerangs Club President for 4 years, Officiated for 10 years, was a regular Cross Country Rabbit, Relay Coach and set up our weekly program for many, many years.

 

All athletes competed in their 5 chosen events, recording a phenomenal 493 Personal Best results over the day.  6 Centre records were broken at the Championships.  Shani Bullard (Blues) set 2 records in the Under 16's, bettering her own Triple Jump record with a leap of 9.92m and in a dominating performance, ran a 10.09secs to set a new 70 metres record.  Emily Hannett (Dolphins) was in fine form over the 90m hurdles, also bettering her Under 16 record in a time of 16.16secs.  Lonnie Forde finished off the season on a high breaking the Under 9 Triple Jump and Long Jump records. Lonnie jumped 8.47m in triple jump and 3.97m in the long jump.  In the final track event for the day, Dominic Miesen  recorded new record time of 2:18.91 mins for the 800 metres.

 

Thank you to all parents who officiated during the day  to ensure another successful Championship Day for our Centre.

 

At the completion of all events everyone gathered for the Centre Presentations.  The end of season raffle was drawn and congratulations to Kevin Cook, who won the $500 Jetstar travel voucher. 

 

Little Athletics Victoria 10 year certificates were presented to Dominic Miesen, Riley Dart, James Dickson, Evana Miesen, Laura Spargo and Bryce Stephenson.  7 year certificates were awarded to Jarvis Miles, Jesse Bullard, Zane Rich, Hayley Spargo, Olivia Way, Sarsha Kerton and Daen Sadhai.

 

The following awards were then presented.

 

UNDER 6     Nicholas Mai & Ellie Conroy,               Runner Up Jacob Watson & Tanae Grero
UNDER 7     Nicholas Ide & Jordana Bullock,           Runner Up Kai Cunningham & Sarah Burton
UNDER 8     Murphy Harrington & Shameka Grero,  Runner Up Alex Lloyd & Mackenzie Estlick
UNDER 9     Lonnie Forde & Emma Stewart,            Runner Up Flynn Smith & Isabella Macbeth
UNDER 10   Hayden Lloyd & Bridie Shanahan,         Runner Up Ryan Lister & Kiara Ive
UNDER 11   Rudie Forde & Tamara Henry,              Runner Up Ben Peterson & Jade Smith
UNDER 12   Jesse Bullard & Jasmine Hannett,          Runner Up Steven Tarantino & Kayla Ive
UNDER 13   Loki Baker-Radford & Olivia Way,      Runner Up Solomon Miesen Rebecca West
UNDER 14   Daen Sadhai & Indya Forde,                Runner Up Bryce Stephenson & Keely Rich
UNDER 15   Riley Dart & Rachel Jackson,               Runner Up James Dickson & Evana Miesen
UNDER 16   Dominic Miesen & Maddison James,    Runner Up Benjamin West &Emily Hannett
 

JUNIOR CHAMPIONS                Murphy Harrington & Ellie Conroy
INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONS  Rudie Forde & Jasmine Hannett
SENIOR CHAMPIONS                Dominic Miesen & Maddison James

ENCOURAGEMENT AWARDS
JUNIOR                 Jace Harnden
INTERMEDIATE   Darcy Drew
SENIOR                 Hayley Spargo

THE JIM LILBURNE AWARD (Most outstanding 100m Runner) - Sean Hughes
THE WAYNE ARNOLD AWARD (Most outstanding High Jumper) – Shani Bullard
THE EGG BOARD SHIELD (Champion Club) - Dolphins
THE TREVOR LYNE AWARD (Most outstanding Triple Jumper) – Shani Bullard
MOST IMPROVED ATHLETE - Rudie Forde
 

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