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Three flags for APSU

September 21, 2019

APS United has capped its best ever XCR season by winning three AV premierships and finishing as runners-up in two other divisions. Prior to the final event, the Tan Relay, APSU had already won men’s division 4, but needed wins over particular teams in four other divisions to have a shot at an unprecedented five

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APSU youngsters shine

September 8, 2019

The open and overage runners were doing a half marathon in round 9 of the XCR series, but two APSU juniors contested 5k races. Brothers Freddie and Bart Leeton excelled, with the former winning the under 16 race and Bart taking a bronze medal in the under 14 event. The APSU half marathon runners generally

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Club championship goes down to the wire

August 31, 2019

It was expected that the close battle between Old Scotch and Old Xaverians would be decided by the result of the Cooke-McClelland 8k, and so it came to pass as OX won the day, making it a tie for overall season points. But the countback rules give victory to the team that wins the Cooke-McClelland.

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More handicap fun in the hills

August 24, 2019

Churchill Park is a beautiful venue, but the hills are a huge challenge, especially for the 12k runners who tackle them twice. This year, James Northrop (OM) and Joe Lynch (SK) took out the 6k and 12k handicap prizes. The weather was kind and the post-race sausage sizzle provided a fitting end to the day’s

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Lots of Lodge winners

August 17, 2019

With ten medals up for grabs across the two events (fastest men and women, first three on handicap in each race), the Lodge Handicaps provide ample opportunities for runners to add to their medal collections. Monica Lammers (OC) and Anthony Schaepman (OX) were the handicap winners on a beautiful day for running. Visit the race

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I do like to be beside the seaside

August 3, 2019

Sam Doble (SK) enjoyed his trip to the beach this year, winning the Brighton-by-the-Sea 9k handicap race. Conditions were good for running. Old Xaverians took out the teams handicap section. Harrison Malone (CG) and Michaela Parsons (OH) were the fastest runners.

APSU on target for four flags

July 27, 2019

It has been an extraordinary season for APS United in the Athletics Victoria XCR ’19 series. After another strong team effort at Lake Wendouree, Ballarat, APSU now leads four divisions of the competition – men’s divisions 2 and 4, M40+ and W40+. This success has been driven by a great mix of youth and experience

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Old Xavs hit back

July 20, 2019

The contest for the open division 1 premiership has developed into a two horse race, with the Old Xaverians’ comprehensive victory in the Hooley Relay moving them into second place just behind the resurgent Old Scotch. OX is also dominating division 2 and the women’s division. OX’s trump card among the men is David McNeill,

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Juniors join the APSU medal spree

July 14, 2019

Tom Bowers, in his very first year of cross country running, has won the under 18 Victorian 10k Road Championship at Albert Park. Not to be outdone, 11 year old Bart Leeton, took gold in the under 14 3k race. Freddy Leeton won bronze in the under 16 3k. These three young guns joined Mark

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Triple treat at Sandown

July 6, 2019

Finally back on the roads, APSU’s overage teams scored an unprecedented hat trick of gold medals at this year’s Sandown Relays, winning M40, M50 and W40. Our division 2 team, with all team members aged under 21, finished in 2nd place and remains locked in a tight struggle with Bendigo for the right to be

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Division 1 battle hots up

June 29, 2019

Old Scotch has had its first team win at the Williamson 5k since 2002 by just 5 points from Old Xaverians, and has taken the lead in the division 1 premiership race. Two well known faces, David McNeill (OX) and Anna Kasapis (OW), had the fastest times, with a rising young talent, Harry Bowen (SK),

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Slip slidin’ away

June 22, 2019

The Anglesea course for this year’s Ekiden Relay was muddy, difficult and treacherous in parts, but this did not faze APSU athletes, who scored team medals in the M40 and W40 (both gold), M50 (silver) and M60 (bronze). Three of these teams are now on track for premierships barring injuries. The M40 victory was remarkable

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Medal rush continues for APSU

June 15, 2019

The AV 10k cross country event at Bundoora Park was designated as an overage State Championship and several APSU athletes took advantage of this to add to their medal collections – Anna Kasapis (W40) and Mark Purvis (M60) won gold, Ant Rickards (M45) silver and Mark Frater (M40) bronze. APSU’s teams again placed highly in

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Paisley’s purple patch

June 8, 2019

Jason Paisley (OX) capitalised on his recent great form by winning this year’s McPhail 8k. Fastest woman was again Michaela Parsons (OH), who is unbeaten this season. Norma Gonzalez (OC) was a popular sealed handicap winner.