Be Active Mullewa Gift Promo Pg 30: Midwest Times – 26/7/12
In the late 1990’s, the Be Active Mullewa Gift was awarded the ‘Professional race of the year!’ title by the Australian Athletics Confederation.
With it’s fantastic atmosphere and unique painted grass track, the annual Mullewa Agricultural Show attracts thousands of spectators from around the country. $4200 is up for grabs in the prizepool this year.
Known for it’s magnificent spring wildflower display Mullewa is located in Australia’s Coral Coast, just an hour’s drive from the coastal city of Geraldton and 464km north of Perth. Mullewa hosts the only country gift left in Western Australia and the longest running gift in WA history. It commenced in the early 1920’s and stopped at the commencement of World War II, it unfortunately didn’t return again until 1986.
The Mullewa show has many things to do and see including; Art & craft for the kids, Agricultural and wildflower exhibitions, Sci-tech interactive display, Sideshow alley & fun rides, Show bags, Food & drink stalls, Licenced bar, Agricultural machinery exhibition, Cow Pat raffle, plus other entertainment as well as the exciting professional running events.
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DATE: 1st of September 2012.
VENUE: Mullewa Agricultural Showgrounds, Mullewa WA.
TIME: 12pm start. (11am athlete check in).
This year introduces the $200 Community Club Sprint Race.
Who is the fastest runner in the local community?
TOTAL PRIZE MONEY $4200
120m Be Active Mullewa Gift $2000 (Group 3 classification)
70m Jim Wilson Memorial Handicap $1000 (Group 2)
550m Bendigo Bank $600 (Group 2)
120m Novice $400 (Group 4)
100m Community Club Race $200 (Group 4, No entry fee).
(Community Club & Little Athletics Races can enter on the day).
OFFICIAL ENTRY LIST:
120m Be Active Mullewa Gift
Andrew Bannister (NB), Brett Blanco (MAWA), Martin Campbell (MAWA), Ben Clark (NB), Simon Crichton (CU), Abigail Dargan (NB), Rebecca Del Pup (WTC), Jarrod De Rosario (NB), Leigh Edwards (NB), India Flint (UWA), Paige Gavranich (NB), Alex Glorie (CU), Gemma Grigg (SLSWA), Maurice Herczeg (CU), Stevee Hudson (SLSWA), Erin Jameson (SLSWA), Aldis Jaunzems (SLSWA), Chelsea Leggo (MR), Scott Leggo (MR), Shannon McCann (WTC), Mark Midgley (MR), Adam Moore (UWA), Kirstie Morrison (MR), Dylan Panizza (UWA), Samantha Plato (SLSWA), Kiara Reddingius (CU), Glenn Ross (SLSWA), Mana Runnion (MR), Jordann Sampson (UWA), Matt Sampson (UWA), Matthew Seaman (CU), Poppy Schwass (CU), Mathew Short (NB), Jane Stockley (NB), Bryce Teo (CU), Tenneille Trigwell (SLSWA), Cole Unasa (NB), Taylor Watson (NB), Sophie Watts (SLSWA), Hannah Willox (SLSWA). – 40 Entries.
70m Jim Wilson Memorial Handicap
Brett Blanco (MAWA), Ben Clark (NB), Martin Campbell (MAWA), Simon Crichton (CU), Abigail Dargan (NB), Rebecca Del Pup (WTC), Jarrod De Rosario (NB), Leigh Edwards (NB), Paige Gavranich (NB), Gemma Grigg (SLSWA), Maurice Herczeg (CU), Stevee Hudson (SLSWA), Erin Jameson (SLSWA), Aldis Jaunzems (SLSWA), Chelsea Leggo (MR), Scott Leggo (MR), Shannon McCann (WTC), Adam Moore (UWA), Dylan Panizza (UWA), Samantha Plato (SLSWA), Kiara Reddingius (CU), Glenn Ross (SLSWA), Mana Runnion (MR), Jordann Sampson (UWA), Matt Sampson (UWA), Matthew Seaman (CU), Poppy Schwass (CU), Mathew Short (NB), Bryce Teo (CU), Tenneille Trigwell (SLSWA), Cole Unasa (NB), Taylor Watson (NB), Hannah Willox (SLSWA). – 33 entries.
550m Bendigo Bank Race
Andrew Bannister (NB), India Flint (UWA), Alex Glorie (CU), Jordan Makins (AWA), Mark Midgley (MR), Shane Midgley (MR), Kirstie Morrison (MR), Kiara Reddingius (CU), Poppy Schwass (CU), Jane Stockley (NB), Isabella Valuri (CU), Alex Vlahos (-), Sophie Watts (SLSWA), Hannah Willox (SLSWA). – 14 entries.
120m Novice Gift
Andrew Bannister (NB), Martin Campbell (MAWA), Abigail Dargan (NB), Jarrod De Rosario (NB), India Flint (UWA), Paige Gavranich (NB), Gemma Grigg (SLSWA), Maurice Herczeg (CU), Erin Jameson (SLSWA), Aldis Jaunzems (SLSWA), Chelsea Leggo (MR), Scott Leggo (MR), Shane Midgley (MR), Kirstie Morrison Mana Runnion (MR), Jane Stockley (NB), Isabella Valuri (CU), Alex Vlahos (-), Taylor Watson (NB), Sophie Watts (SLSWA), Hannah Willox (SLSWA). – 20 entries.
AWA (Athletics WA), CU (Curtin University), MAWA (Masters WA), MR (Mandurah Rockingham), NB (North Beach Athletics), SLSWA (Surf Lifesaving WA), UWA (University of WA), WTC (West Track Club).
*If you have entered and your name is not listed here, you have not paid your 2012/13 WCAL annual membership yet.
Entry Fee: 120m Gift $15, Others $10.
Entries Close: Friday 17th of August 2012 (late entry fees apply).
Please complete both online forms below, WCAL membership & Race entry:
2012 Mullewa Handicaps
|Jarrod De Rosario||NB||7||12||15|
|Rebecca Del Pup||WTC||12.75||23|
2012 Mullewa Athletes – FORM GUIDE
Andrew Bannister (NB) – Top quality 20yo multiple State Champion. 4th place when just beaten by half metre in 2011 Dardenup Gift 120m & 70m Sprint. 3rd place 2012 Hamersley Gift 120m Final. Gold medallist in the 800 and 400m, silver in 200m, and bronze in the 100m at the 2012 WA AWD State Championships. AWD ambulant athlete T36 ranked 2nd in Australia for 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m & 1500m for his disability. Finished in the final placing’s last season, but will need to improve for a podium finish here.
Brett Blanco (MAWA) – Well travelled pro runner originally from Geraldton. M30 100m Australian Master’s Record, M30 State Master’s 60m,100m, 200m Record, M35 State Master’s 100m Record, Finalist 70m Mullewa Gift 2011, Finalist 70m Dardanup 2010, Silver 60m, 100m, 200m Masters National Championships 2010, WA 100m State Champion 2005, Winner 70m Burnie Tasmania 2005, Finalist 120m Burnie Gift Tasmania 2005, Winner 70m and 120m Dardanup Gift 2004, Winner 120m Ballarat Gift Victoria 2002, Winner 120m St Helens Gift Tasmania 1999, Second 120m Burnie Gift Tasmania 1999, Winner 120m Roseberry Gift 1998, Winner 200m Roseberry Gift Tasmania 1998, Winner 100m West Park Gift Tasmania 1998, Winner 200m Handicap Roseberry 1997 Tasmania, Winner 90m Burnie Maiden 1997 Tasmania.
Martin Campbell (MAWA) – Masters Athlete ran 60m in 7.88sec at AMA Champs, April 2011. 100m – 12.3sec at WAMA State Champs 2012 & 12.3sec at AMA Champs April 2011. PB: 100m – 11.7sec. Makes his pro debut here.
Ben Clark (NB) – 21yo member of North Beach Athletics stable. 2009 – 200m State Bronze Medallist, 2011 Dardanup Novice Winner, 2012 4×400 State relay silver medallist. 3rd place Dardenup Gift 2011. 100m PB: 11.59sec, 200m: 23.39sec. Former North Beach Footballer turned to sprints to improve his game. Could be a chance here if in good shape.
Simon Crichton (CU) – Veteran Curtin sprinter with PB’s: 100m- 10.81 in 2004, 200m- 22.01 in 2000. Winner of QLD’s major pro event the Jupiters Gift on the Gold Coast in 2001. Finalist of the Bay Sheffield finishing third in final behind six times National champion & twice Stawell Gift winner Josh Ross. His experience could be valuable and could be a rough chance if in good shape.
Abigail Dargan (NB) – PB’s 100m 13.77, 200m 27.92sec, 400m 1.02.37sec at WA All schools. Talented 13yo all-rounder Injured last season. Missed out running 5th in heat at the Hamersley Gift 2012 in 13.39sec from 26.5m. After a full off-season of Netball she is hoping for better results here. Outside chance.
Rebecca Del Pup (WTC) – 17yo Jason Moyle athlete. PB: 100m: 12.76, 200m: 25.82. Little athletics state medalist on several occasions. Named in the ACC honorary representative team and came runner up champion girl across all divisions in 2011. Won the Doug Hancy award at little aths states in 2010. Was part of the record breaking 4x100m team at 2010 state little aths relay champs. Going to Australian University games in Adelaide this September. Quality athlete makes her pro debut here.
Jarrod De Rosario (NB) – 14yo PB’s: 100m 11.99sec. 200m 25.2sec. Won the 400m under 15s in ACC 2011. Won Champion boy at Servite College in 2011. Young speedster makes his pro debut here and will be better for the experience.
Leigh Edwards (NB) – 2010 Mullewa 120m Novice Gift winner. No luck at Hamersley 120m race finishing 6th in heat with 13sec from 12.5m. Better run at Rockingham finishing 8th in final with 12.69sec off 13m. Has made all of the major WA pro finals without a breakthrough victory. Looks to improve here.
India Flint (UWA) – Ross High Performance 15yo Athlete has entered 120m gift, 120m novice & 550m races. Not much recent form to go on. She makes her pro debut here.
Paige Gavranich (NB) – 200m/400m athlete has not made the finals in 3 last pro starts 2012 Rockingham Gift, 2012 Hamersley Gift & 2010 Perth Gift carnival from 24.5m. Talented junior has had no luck so far and needs a big race here.
Alex Glorie (CU) – 2010/11 400m State Champion, raced over 400m at the 2012 Australian National Championships. 400m PB: 48.30sec. From the powerful Matt Barber stable at Curtin University he has struggled with injury over past 2 years but is well accustomed to the pro’s, and could be a big chance here if in form.
Gemma Grigg (SLSWA) – Top beach sprinter and member of the RHP stable at Surf Lifesaving WA. PB’s 100m: 12.9. 200m: 26.46. Finished 5th in 2011 Dardenup 120m Novice final off 26m. She was the only female in the Stawell Novice Final and made the Albury Novice final earlier in the year as well. Has good speed but had no luck at recent pro carnivals. Needs to improve here if any chance.
Maurice Herczeg (CU) – 21yo Former State Lacrosse player, 100m PB: 11.23sec, 200m: 22.92sec. Competed at Bay Sheffield carnival in SA with no luck ran 3rd in heat with 12.83sec. Last year 8th in Mullewa 70m Final off 6.00m. Also @ Mullewa 2011 12.33sec 2nd in Heat & 6th in Final 12.55 off 10.75m. Started out as an early 120m gift favourite. Curtin athlete will need to improve here and could be a big chance in the Novice race.
Stevee Hudson (SLSWA) – 2008 – Austrailan U23 Beach Sprint/Flags Representative, Gold Medal – SLSA Australian Beach Relay 2008 & 2009. RHP member has good speed could be one to watch.
Erin Jameson (SLSWA) – PB: 8.64sec for 60m. Had no luck when ran 4th in Repocharge 2011 Dardenup 120m Gift. Good seasoned RHP pro runner who looks to improve her form, could be a rough chance here.
Aldis Jaunzems (SLSWA) – 2011 Mullewa Novice 120m finalist. Good run when 3rd place in recent Bay Sheffield Glenelg 70m Sprint race in SA from 12m. From the seasoned pro RPH stable, with a good mark could go close.
Chelsea Leggo (MR) – Talented 15yo makes her pro debut here. PB’s: 60m – 8.80, 100m – 13.86, 200m – 28.72. Relatively unknown but may surprise. From the very strong ‘Flying Stars’ Baldivis stable.
Scott Leggo (MR) – Possibly the youngest runner in the program at 12yo. PB’s: 100m – 13.42, 200m – 30.78. Flying Stars athlete making his pro debut here at such a tender age should see a bright future in the pro’s to come.
Jordan Makins (AWA) – Very talented 17yo Winner of the ‘City of Perth’ 550m in 2010. Australian All Schools 800m champion 2010, AJC bronze 800m U17 2011, AIS- Athletics Australia U17 Development Squad 2011, 4th AJC 800m u18 2012, Two junior national medals in South Africa (04′) silver 2km cross country & (05′) bronze 1200m. Should be one of the favourites here in the 550m race. 400m PB: 51.2sec, 800m: 1.55.2sec.
Shannon McCann (WTC) – 2012 State & National Champion in the 100m hurdles. 100m PB: 11.82sec. From the very strong ‘Jason Moyle High Performance’ training squad. 2011 World University Games semi-finalist, NAIDOC Perth Sportsperson of the Year. No hurdles in these races, but this top quality athlete has good speed and should be in the mix.
Mark Midgley (MR) – 17yo with PB’s: 100m – 12.29sec, 200m – 24.00sec, 400m – 51.59sec, 800m – 1.59.28sec. Finished 11th place in 1.14.21sec from 39m at Hamersley. Better performance at Rockingham when finished 4th in 1.10.62sec. From the talented Flying Stars stable he has entered 550m & 120m gift here and could be a chance.
Shane Midgley (MR) – 15yo Flying Stars athlete. PB’s: 100m – 13.08, 200m – 26.39, 400m – 55.6h. Makes his pro debut here.
Adam Moore (UWA) – The 2011 Be Active Mullewa Gift 120m defending champion. Had a great pro series last year winning this 120m gift race in comfortable style off 16.5m. 2011 Mullewa 70m Sprint runner up. From the strong ‘Ross High Performance’ stable could be a chance here if improved and in form.
Kirstie Morrison (MR) – 15yo member of ‘Flying Stars’ athletics stable. 2012 winner of WCAL ‘Distance Athlete of the Year’ award. Outstanding achievement earlier this year when winning the 550m double in the 2012 Hamersley 550m race & 2012 Rockingham 550m race. 800m PB: 2.30.22min, 400m: 1.05.88min, 100m 14.8sec. Will be another amazing effort to win here but shouldn’t discount this top quality runner.
Dylan Panizza (UWA) – Has climbed this mountain before in 2010 when doubled up to win Mullewa & Dardenup 120m Gifts. Had a good season last when 1st – 2012 Albury 70m Backmarkers Gift & 1st – 2012 Albury 120m Backmarkers Invite. Won ‘Male Athlete of the Year’ award by WCAL in 2012. Classy RHP runner always in with a chance.
Samantha Plato (SLSWA) – Narrowly missed winning 2011 Dardenup 120m Gift when lead all the way to be just pipped at the post by M.Short. Will be looking to improve here and should be in the mix come finals time.
Kiara Reddingius (CU) – 20yo sprinter with PB of 13.2sec for 100m and 69sec for 400m. Competed in Leonora Golden Gift 2012 – Bitumen 120m sprint – 15.13. Making her WCAL pro debut here.
Glenn Ross (SLSWA) – Well travelled pro sprinter and coach with loads of experience. 2010 Dardenup 70m Sprint winner, 2nd 2010 City of Perth 120m Gift. 3rd 2012 Albury 120m Gift. 2010 Bay Sheffield Masters 120m winner. Unlucky 4th in Heat to eventual winner T.Trigwell in final of 120m Hamersley Gift. 4th place in last year’s Mullewa Gift 120m.
Mana Runnion (MR) – PB 15.1sec – 100m – 02/12/11. 31.88 – 200m – 04/11/11. Young junior talent had no luck last start when 5th in 120m heat with 13.87sec. Member of the ‘Flying Stars’ Athletic squad. Looking to improve here.
Jordann Sampson (UWA) – PB’s: 100m 11.6, 200m 22.19. From the Lyndsay Bunn sprint stable makes his debut here. Could be the dark horse of the field.
Mathew Sampson (UWA) – 20yo Lyndsay Bunn trained athlete with PB’s 100m: 11.40, 200m: 22.9. Former state high jumper and West Australian basketball league team MVP. Makes his pro debut here, could be a chance.
Matthew Seaman (CU) – 21yo Curtin athlete with PB’s: 100m: 11.18sec, 400m: 50.9sec. Ran Mullewa 2010- 2nd in heat of 70m 5.50m (5th Final). Won Novice Ht 12.2sec from 10.75m (3rd Final) & 3rd Gift Ht from 9.50m (8th Final).
Poppy Schwass (CU) – PB 100m: 11.8sec, 200m: 23.5sec, 400m: 59.95sec. Very talented 16yo made huge impression when making the Open 100m hurdles National final in 2010 at age 14yo. Yet to break through in the professional ranks but could be a big chance here.
Mathew Short (NB) – Winner of WCAL ‘Athlete of the Year’ 2012, 2011 Hamersley Gift winner 120m, 2011 Dardenup Gift winner 120m, 2010/11 4x100m State Open Champion, 4th in 2011 Mullewa Gift 120m, eq 4th 2012 Rockingham Gift 120m, Semi-finalist 2012 Stawell Gift 120m, Semi-finalist 2011 Bay Sheffield 120m. Very talented 20yo should be there in the final.
Jane Stockley (NB) – Talented high jumper with 100m PB of 13.82sec. 2nd place at the 2011/12 WA State Open Championships in HJ. Finalist at 2012 Australian Junior Champs HJ. 3rd place in final at Rockingham 550m Feb 2012. Could be a rough chance here if improved from last start.
Bryce Teo (CU) – 19yo Teo was WA’s best performed sprinter at the 2012 Stawell Gift in Victoria with 12.28sec in Semi-final from 7m. Narrowly missing out on making the final by the shortest of margins 0.01sec. 100m PB: 10.86sec. Ballarat Gift Finalist 2012, Stonnington Gift Finalist 2012, Ararat 70m Open Winner 2010. Top quality runner should make the final.
Tenneille Trigwell (SLSWA) – Winner of WCAL ‘Female Athlete of the Year’ winner 2012. Stawell Gift finalist 2012, Australian Open Women beach sprint finalist 2012, Double win at the Burramine gift (Vic) Open 70m and Women’s 100m gift March 2012, Gold Medal Open Women’s Beach Sprint relay at WA Surf Life Saving Championships, Hamersley Gift Winner 2012 from 27.25m, 3rd Bay Sheffield Women’s 70m 2009 and 4th 2011, Australian Gold Medallist 2007 and 2008 in Open Women’s Beach Sprint, State 200m record holder 1994, National bronze medallist 400m 1994, State Representative for Hockey 1994-1996. Should be there in the final if in good form.
Cole Unasa (NB) – 2010 City of Perth Gift 120m winner, 2010/11 WA 4x100m Open State Champion, 2nd place 2011 Mullewa Gift 120m, Semi-finalist Stawell Gift 2012. Former rugby union Western Force academy member. 5th in 100m final at National University Games (QLD) in 2011 with 11.06sec. Has early speed to burn and could be in with a chance.
Isabella Valuri (CU) – 15yo Curtin athlete from the Matt Barber stable with PB’s: 100m 13:33sec & 400m: 64sec both run on 09/3/2012. Ran Mullewa 2011 – 120m Ht 4th off 27.25m ran 13.00sec (8th in Final 12.90sec) 550m 5th Final – 1min 21sec from 130m. 120m Gift 5th in Ht 9.50m (7th Repo).
Alex Vlahos (WCAL) – 21yo athlete with not much to go on. He is making his first appearance in an Athletics event with no form listed. We wish him luck and things can only get better from here.
Taylor Watson (NB) – Talented 15yo all round junior with 100m PB: 13.22sec. 2011 State All Schools – gold in HJ, silver in 90mH, bronze in TJ. Last start no luck when 4th in heat of Hamersley Gift with 13.35sec from 25.5m. U18 state bronze medallist in the 4x100m. Will need to improve here if any chance.
Sophie Watts (SLSWA) – Very talented 15yo athlete, 2nd place 2011 Dardenup 120m Novice race. Could be one to watch in this race with improved form.
Hannah Willox (SLSWA) –13yo surf lifesaver making her pro debut here. Unknown form.