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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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,
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
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
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),