NSW Relay Championships
Posted Monday 23 Nov 2015 by Michael Gentle

Ray's athletes once again proved their prowess and received a bag full of medals in the throws events:
  • 1 x Gold in U18 Women's Javelin
  • 3 x Silver U14 Women's Discus, U18 Men's discus, Open Shot
  • 2 x 3rd U14 Women's Shot, Open Men's Javelin
The distance teams did very well with:
  • 2 x Silver in the U14 Women's 4 x 1500m and U18 Men's 4 x 1500m Race walk.
Unfortunately we had illness and a bit of a drama with an athlete being stuck in Bali until the day before but we were able to field all the entered teams by some marvelous athletes. Thank you in particular to Sophia, Donald, Andrew and Sarah for running from one event to the next – we really appreciate your dedication.

Thank you to all the athletes who made themselves available for the relays, we tried our best to fill as many teams as possible, unfortunately were unable to get that fourth runner in some instances.

And a big thank you to Ray and Renee for being Team managers on the weekend and coping brilliantly with the stress of filling teams at the last moment.

2015 NSW Relay Championship Team Results

Best regards,
Michelle Douglas
NSW Half Marathon Championships 23 Aug 2015 SOPAC
Posted Thursday 24 Sep 2015 by Dave Kistle

Some fine performances by two of our long-standing members:
Belinda Martin ran 1:21:12 to win Gold in the Women's 35+ category, almost 2 min ahead of the next age competitor.
Belinda has not been focussing as much on racing the longer distances this year and still ran a very strong time.
She was also 2nd outright woman to the athlete who takes over as NSW Female Distance Athlete of the Year.
Belinda won that title again last year and will finish 3rd overall this year despite not competing in all of the events.

Frank Scorzelli ran 1:30:28 to win Gold in the Men's 65+ category.
90 minutes is a serious goal for many open age runners, to do it with Frank's experience is highly impressive!
Frank finished almost 7 minutes ahead of the next competitor.

Congratulations to Belinda and Frank on their fine achievements!
World Championship & Olympic Games Qualifier
Posted Wednesday 10 Jun 2015 by Michael Gentle

Congratulations to Ben St Lawrence who ran strongly in the Payton Jordan International Meeting to record his third fastest 10,000m time. The time of 27:44.24 secured qualifying times for Ben to compete at both the 2015 World Championships and 2016 Olympic Games.
Commonwealth Youth Games
Posted Friday 10 Apr 2015 by Michael Gentle

Congratulations to
Grace Robinson
Mitchell Pepper
for your selection in the Australian team to compete at the Commonwealth Youth Games to be held in Samoa from 5-12 September 2015.

2015 Commonwealth Youth Games Team

This is a just reward for the tremendous work ethic you have shown in training and competition. Cheers from all SGDAC members & friends, plus a huge thanks to coach
Ray Russell

Kim Delaney,

Australian Junior Championships
Posted Wednesday 18 Mar 2015 by Michael Gentle

Marvellous results by all SGDAC competitors who proudly represented our State at the Australian Junior Championships from March 11 to 15 at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre. Congratulations to all of them!

Highlights included:
  • Corey Anderson
    - 1st TF20 Men Javelin Para U16 32.61m & 2nd TF20 Men Discus Throw Para U16 25.72m
  • Grace Robinson
    - 1st U18 Women Shot Put 16.00m
  • Mitchell Pepper
    - 1st U18 Men Discus Throw 57.34m ( New Club Record)
  • Luke Goschnik
    - 3rd U15 Men 200m Hurdles 27.94
  • Pita Toamotu
    - 3rd U18 Men Shot Put 16.76m
  • Matthew Rees
    - 3rd U20 Men javelin 63.71m

Luke Goschnik competes at Australian Junior Championship
Luke Goschnik competing at Australian Junior Championships - Photo: Rene Goschnik

Kim Delaney,

NSW Masters Championship
Posted Wednesday 18 Mar 2015 by Michael Gentle

The traditionally steamy NSW Masters Championships were held on 21-22 February at Homebush. A contingent of seven Saints athletes competed, with strong results:

Jose Carvalho
continues to run impressive times for anyone of any age, while in a highly competitive age group and training after his physically demanding occupation. His 5000m run was dominant, and although concerned about his speed, produced another fine win in the 1500m.
  • State Champion in M55-59 5000m in an excellent time of 18:40.74
  • State Champion in M55-59 1500m in another great time of 5:07.86

Karen Stanley
took it to the competition in both events, finishing 3rd overall woman in the 5000m and leading out the 1500m until the final lap, pushing them to better times. She will expect the “favour” returned next time!
  • Silver in W50-54 5000m in a strong time of 19:58.61
  • Bronze in W50-54 1500m in a powerful time of 5:22.06

Frank Scorzelli
is another evergreen runner who is always planning for the next major competition and is always on the quest for improvement.
  • Silver in M65-69 5000m in a strong time of 20:23.88

Dave Kistle
- Bronze in M45-49 5000m in 21:12.57

Brian Hodgson
- 4th in M70-74 800m in 3:26.22

Vilis Gravitis
- 6th in M70-74 800m in 5:06.47

Samantha Latanis
needs her own page. Besides competing brilliantly in so many competitions, in between bustling between events she took orders for NSW Masters clothing! And some photos of her sister. I think the Martin family line (Karen, Belinda, Samantha and now Imogen… and look out for Kobe) have a heptathlon relay in them!
  • State Champion Shotput 4kg 10.68m
  • State Champion Discus 1kg 32.28m
  • State Champion Hammer 33.61m
  • State Champion Weight Throw 9.080kg 11.34m
  • Bronze W40-44 High Jump Bronze 1.25m
  • Bronze Javelin 600g 25.65m
  • 4th Triple Jump 4th 8.31m

Dave Kistle,