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PROTRACK » SAAL RESULTS » Stangewitz's consistency pays off - Tea Tree Gully review 2016

Stangewitz's consistency pays off - Tea Tree Gully review 2016

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Aldinga footballer Jake Stangewitz’s persistence finally paid off when he won the 200m Open at the Tea Tree Gully Athletic carnival at Banksia Park on Saturday night.

Stangewitz had finished 2nd in his three previous 200m starts including 2nd at last year’s Tea Tree Gully carnival.

Running off 17 metres, Stangewitz had to work hard to run down veterans Damien Nicholls (21m) and Tim Johnson (18m) to win in 21.22secs.

The Southern Athletic Club athlete said he felt his consistency was the key as he looks towards the Camden Classic.

“My form’s been good all season; I’m running as well as I ever have” he said

I think I can do well at Camden – that’s the hope.”

Seacliff’s Lily Drummond (24m) was denied the women’s sprint double when Western District’s Genevieve Brooks (20m) powered home to win the Women’s 200m in 23.66secs.

The Andrew Chandler coached Drummond (9m) had earlier won the 70m by 10cm from Coastals’ Katie Jury (8.25m) and Flagstaff Hill’s Mikayla Round (7m) in 8.63secs.

Seacliff coach Andrew Chandler enjoyed a night to remember, as he watched three of his athletes collect four sashes. Making his SAAL debut, Jack Fidler picked up a double, taking out the Under 17 Boys 70m and the Under 20’s 200m.

Fidler defeated Sam Bentley and Cameron Vinall to win the 70m. In the under 20’s 200m, Fidler (14m) beat his Seacliff stablemate Gwen Humphreys (30m) in a photo finish after Humphreys had earlier won her first sash in the Under 17 Girl’s 70m.

Making his first final for the season, Ryan Hancock (7m) just held out stablemate Tim Johnson (6m) on the line to win the 70m Open in 7.78secs.

After running 2nd in 2015, Kostya Khudoshin (55m) went one better, holding out fast-finishing backmarker Sam Russell (28m) to win the 800m Open in 1min 56.13secs.

Camden’s Chelsea Holmes won her fifth race for the season, taking out the Women’s 800m denying stablemate Lauren McHugh her third Tea Tree Gully win. McHugh finished second, having previously won the race in 2011 and 2012.

Following his 120m win at Marion, Coastals athlete Hamish Petherick (42m) demonstrated his versatility winning the 550m novice, beating home Luke Bero (45m) and Victorian Peter O’Farrell (80m) in 1min 12.72secs.

Hunter Window was awarded the Under 14’s 550m after his stable mate Xavier Robins was disqualified. Robins took an inside run on the turn, momentarily stepping inside the line. It was Window’s first win with SAAL.

In the veteran’s events Matthew Cousins (35m) won the Over 35’s 550m from stablemate Chris Dimitrak (95m) and Westerns’ David Miller (48m), while McKinnon Parade’s Mark ‘Hollywood’ Howson stormed away with the Over 45’s 200m.

"Let's Go While We're Young"

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