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PROTRACK » SAAL RESULTS » Flagstaff Hill REVIEW & RESULTS - Saturday 11th March 2017

Flagstaff Hill REVIEW & RESULTS - Saturday 11th March 2017

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Mt Barker sprinter John Evans tightened his grip on the SA Athletic League’s Athlete of the Year award with an outstanding victory in the Flagstaff Hill Gift on Saturday. It was the Western District athlete’s sixth sash this season and third over the traditional gift distance of 120m.

Off the back mark of 6.0m, Evans over-powered Flinders’ Damian Tohl (8.25m) and Camden’s Hayden Rothe (9.00m) to score in 12.76sec.

Later in the night, running his first ever 550m race, Evans (24m) finished runner-up to Rothe (36m) after a titanic battle down the home stretch.  

The 2nd place in the 550m, gave the versatile Evans the remarkable achievement of being placed in every distance from 70m to 550m in his first season of senior athletics. He has made 16 finals from his 19 starts.

“I just run the best I can every time and give it all I’ve got”, Evans said.

“The 550m was the toughest race I’ve run because it’s the longest and it’s more strategic than the others.”

Saints’ Melarn Murphy went home with two sashes from Flagstaff Hill, after triumphs in the under 18 girl’s 70m and the women’s 120m. Murphy (1m) ran 9.03sec to win the 70m from Zoe Smith and Molly Farmer (0m) then 40 minutes later from her back mark of 7m she flew past Camden athletes Kellie Symons (11m) and Niamh Henry (11m) to stop the clock at 14.36sec.

Port Adelaide’s Lyall Weir (6.75m) collected his first sash in 8 years, with a narrow victory over Flinders Tyson Hancock (10.75m) in the 70m Open.

Nikki Austin (32m) made it consecutive Flagstaff Hill 400m wins with a well-timed run hauling in Simone Rothe (70m) on the line.

In the open 1600m, after several minor placings, McKinnon Parade’s Mark Beveridge (260m) earned his first sash for four years, running away from Richard McMahon (300m) and David Girolamo (240m).
The John LeRay coached Cameron White made it a win for the locals, with the Flagstaff Hill veteran taking out the Over 45’s 400m.

Team Townley scored the trifecta in the Over 35’s 120m when Graham Henderson (29.5m) held on from Sue Turner (24m) and Lyn Peake (32m).

Hunter Window won the under 18’s 1600m while Coastals’ Charlie Hildyard (under 14’s 550m) and NBD’s Ned Merrigan (under 18 boy’s 70m) were each presented with their first sash after strong wins in their respective events.



Last edited by youngy on Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:25 am; edited 1 time in total


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Flagstaff Hill Gift
RESULTS
Saturday 11th March 2017


Flagstaff Hill 120m Gift FINAL
1 John Evans 6.00m 12.76s
2 Damian Tohl 8.25m
3 Hayden Rothe 9.00m
4 Daniel Flesfader 13.00m
5 Shaun Ryder 15.00m
6 Nathan Hoare 19.00m


Women's 120m FINAL
1 Melarn Murphy 7.00m 14.36s
2 Kellie Symons 11.00m
3 Niamh Henry 11.00m
4 Ruby Buchanan 11.00m
5 Rommi Parham 15.50m
6 Tayce Fry 16.25m
7 Katanya Callins 18.50m
8 Genevieve Brooks 10.50m


70m Open FINAL
1 Lyall Weir 6.75m 7.73s
2 Tyson Hancock 10.75m
3 Liam Wright 7.25m
4 Jesse Cordoma 6.00m
5 Ross Ntschke 12.25m
6 Hayden Rothe 6.75m


70m U/18 Girl's FINAL
1 Melarn Murphy 1.00m 9.03s
2 Zoe Smith 4.00m
3 Molly Farmer 0.00m
4 Ruby Buchanan 2.25m
5 Yazmyn Campbell 6.75m
6 Ryelie McMullan 2.50m


70m U/18 Boy's FINAL
1 Ned Merrigan 12.00m 8.16s
2 Tristan Camilleri 3.00m
3 James Hackett 6.25m
4 Jack Whelan 11.50m
5 Aidan Murphy 7.00m
6 Nicholas Wright 8.50m
7 Lachlan Grubb 4.50m
8 Tynan Carney 2.50m


120m O/35's FINAL
1 Graham Henderson 29.50m 13.68s
2 Sue Turner 24.00m
3 Lyn Peake 32.00m
4 Ross Nitschke 10.50m
5 Mark Burns 15.00m
6 Ben Martin 11.50m
7 Michael Cassidy 10.00m
8 Brendan Golden 16.00m


400m Women's FINAL
1 Nikki Austin 36m 53.54s
2 Simone Rothe 70m
3 Natassia Messent 28m
4 Grainne Henry 46m
5 Ruby Buchanan 42m
6 Molly Farmer 28m
7 Kellie Ferber 76m
8 Genevieve Brooks 34m
9 Niamh Henry 46m


400m O/45's FINAL
1 Cameron White 39m 52.60s
2 Michael Cassidy 36m
3 Mark Burns 43m
4 Gordon Kanki Knight 56m
5 David Holmes 62m
6 Gregor Dingwall 46m
7 Lyn Peake 94m
8 Hayden Harrell 64m


400m Novice (Straight Final)
1 Morgan Miller 30m 49.53s
2 Tristan Camilleri 20m
3 Shaun Ryder 52m
4 Isaac Fishlock 40m


550m Open (Straight Final)
1 Hayden Rothe 36m 1-09.90
2 John Evans 24m
3 Tim Earle 40m
4 David Girolamo 56m
5 Mark Beveridge 68m
6 Dan Jervis Bardy 35m
7 Richard McMahon 85m
8 Isaac Fishlock 62m


550m Under 14's FINAL
1 Charlie Hildyard 130m 1-12.12
2 Connor Brennan 120m
3 Joe Chigwidden 100m
4 James Hackett 48m
5 Hunter Window 66m
6 Lochie McNab 70m
7 Xavier Poole 72m
8 Cooper Giles 95m


1600m Open
1 Mark Beveridge 260m 4-03.68
2 Richard McMahon 300m
3 David Girolamo 240m
4 Tim Earle 129m
5 Jordan Harvey 190m
6 Gregor Dingwall 240m
7 Lachlan Hennig 179m


1600m U/18's
1 Hunter Window 220m 4-28.91
2 Cooper Giles 280m
3 Lachlan Burrows 130m
4 Charlie Hildyard 290m
5 Wil Holmes 200m
6 Bailey Giles 210m
7 Sebastian Jurado 290m
8 Joe Chigwidden 270m
9 Maxwell Underwood 200m
10 Katie Whish 300m
11 Ben Burbridge 160m
12 Asher Gillings 190m
13 Meg Bentley 340m
14 Xavier Poole 200m
15 Lochie McNab 160m



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3 Flagstaff 2017 on Sun Mar 12, 2017 10:23 am

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We dodged a bullet with the weather. Great tag team Race calling/Interviews by Paul Young and Hayden Cook  - their colour and homework on Athletes was first class - well done boys!

youngy

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Ali Saliu has published film of most of the Flagstaff Hill finals.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9j9E8GQ6331po2MIOYTUBg

Something I forgot to mention in my review - the Gift final had the interesting aspect of the six finalists finishing in colour/handicap order - RED, WHITE, BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN, BLACK.
That doesn't happen all that often.


120m Flagstaff Hill Gift FINAL



70m Open FINAL



70m U/18 Boys FINAL



70m U/18 Girls FINAL



550m Open



400m Women


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birdman


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I have a feeling ur a Evans lover
Not connected to the YoungGuns squad at all r u
Pretty pro active about having a dig

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just an0ther 0bservati0n  RACINGMANIA

h0w d0es EVANS g0 fr0m running 13:27 at L0XT0N
t0 then run 12:76 at Flagstaff  that's a bit D0dgy

luv t0 hear ur 0pini0n 0n that

youngy

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birdman wrote:just an0ther 0bservati0n  RACINGMANIA

h0w d0es EVANS g0 fr0m running 13:27 at L0XT0N
t0 then run 12:76 at Flagstaff  that's a bit D0dgy

luv t0 hear ur 0pini0n 0n that

OK Peter,

I'll answer your post seeing he trains with me and you have cast aspersions on his character by suggesting "it was dodgy".

Overall the track and wind conditions at Flagstaff Hill were faster than at Loxton, as they have been for most of the last 16 years.

As the day progressed at Loxton the head wind became stronger, consequently no one broke 12.90sec.

There was a slight tail wind at Flagstaff Hill and the track does have a slight downhill run. The ground was in very good condition whereas there have been years when the ground has been top-dressed (eg: 2013) to prepare it for the football season.

There have been 22 Flagstaff Hill Gifts of which the average winning final time is 12.56sec.

There have been 16 Loxton Gifts with an average winning final time of 12.71sec.

There have been years when the difference between Loxton & Flagstaff Hill have been up to half a second.

In 2015, Chris Innes-Wong won both – the only athlete to have won the double in the same season. At Loxton, he ran 13.14sec off 8.00m. A fortnight later he ran 12.64sec off 6.50m. A half second faster off 1.50m less.

Based on Burdett’s very simple logic, the question should be asked why Chris IW could only run 13.14 at Loxton? Maybe he was dodgy too?  

Fortunately, most of us have the capacity to analyse results beyond simply comparing one time to the next.

Only Hayden Rothe and John Evans competed in both the Loxton and Flagstaff Hill Gifts, therefore the sample size is too small to establish a real comparison between tracks this year.

Something to take note is that Lyall Weir ran 2nd in the Loxton 70m (6.75m) in 7.96sec then won the 70m at Flagstaff Hill off the same mark in 7.76sec. If one was to extrapolate that out to 120m, a 3 to 4m improvement over 120m would be reasonable.

Now other elements to consider are:

John Evans was undertaking a ‘bulkier’ training load in January/February to prepare for the 400m Camden Classic & the state 400m championship. The state champs (where John Evans ran two 400’s) were held the week before Loxton.

I know you are yet to experience coaching senior 400m athletes at a decent level, so probably wouldn't understand what effect, training for 400’s can have, but take my advice, it’s not easy juggling distances through a season and keeping an athlete up to be competitive in every distance from 70m to 550m.

There’s no question Evans was ‘flat’ at Loxton. But bear in mind, he’s a first-year athlete without the reservoir of condition seasoned 400m guys like Clay Watkins would have.

Since Loxton, the training load has gradually been scaled back to ensure he finishes the season well and injury free.

Another element is the difference in the quality of the field. At Loxton the depth was such that John under pressure from his backmark and just couldn’t relax. At Flagstaff Hill he found he was a lot more comfortable with the weaker field. Only nine athletes turned up at Flagstaff Hill, so 3 missed the final.

In summary, there a number of factors contributing to the difference in times recorded by Evans at Loxton & Flagstaff Hill. Different tracks, training loads, softer race, etc.

There was nothing "dodgy" about it.

Have a good day.

PS: I’ve sent a PM to racingmania about his post. As he wasn’t there I advised him it was inappropriate & I requested he delete it.


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No worries yongy
Wasnt having a go at ur bloke more so the crap that racingmania was writing
And no need to put lyall into ur calculations he is a week by week competitor the way his body is when its on he can go quick when its not it wont
Pretty simple
But thanks for the heads up

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OK, we can move on.

Just for the record, Lyall Weir was one of the very few senior male sprinters to compete at both Loxton and Flagstaff Hill - and ran faster at Flaggies because the conditions were quicker. Because he was so consistent and ran so well at both, he was a very good example of the different conditions. Hence the mention.

I agree on rm, he crossed the line. Like a few anonymous contributors (Whispers  Razz ), racingmania can sometimes be a pain in the butt, but he contributes to the forum, albeit riding a fine line.  


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youngy wrote:OK, we can move on.

Just for the record, Lyall Weir was one of the very few senior male sprinters to compete at both Loxton and Flagstaff Hill - and ran faster at Flaggies because the conditions were quicker. Because he was so consistent and ran so well at both, he was a very good example of the different conditions. Hence the mention.

I agree on rm, he crossed the line. Like a few anonymous contributors (Whispers  Razz ), racingmania can sometimes be a pain in the butt, but he contributes to the forum, albeit riding a fine line.  

Youngy I take umbrance to you bringing up my name in a conversation I have not been part of.

After having the feeling of being STALKED by someone I just want to take a step backward and have a lot less input on Protrak.

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Whispers wrote:
youngy wrote:OK, we can move on.

Just for the record, Lyall Weir was one of the very few senior male sprinters to compete at both Loxton and Flagstaff Hill - and ran faster at Flaggies because the conditions were quicker. Because he was so consistent and ran so well at both, he was a very good example of the different conditions. Hence the mention.

I agree on rm, he crossed the line. Like a few anonymous contributors (Whispers  Razz ), racingmania can sometimes be a pain in the butt, but he contributes to the forum, albeit riding a fine line.  

Youngy  I take umbrance to you bringing up my name in a conversation I have not been part of.

After having the feeling of being STALKED by someone I just want to take a step backward and have a lot less input on Protrak.


Hahaha the irony of this post is very funny.  cheers  lol!

By the way your name is not "Whispers" - that's an alias you chose to hide your true identity.


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