Pelser wins 2013 Be Active Mullewa Gift
13yo North Beach athlete Adriaan Pelser has won the 2013 Be Active Mullewa Gift. With UWA beachsprinter Sophie Watts in 2nd and Ben Offereins from Manduarah/Rockingham finishing 3rd.
After being beaten in the fastest heat of the day by 0.03sec (K. Reddingius) Pelser had to do it the hard way and win his repecharge to make the 120m gift final. He had to hold off the fast finishing Dean Scarff to win that in 12.98sec. The second fastest heat of the day was Ben Offereins who scorched down the Mullewa track in an impressive 12.65sec.
The Jim Wilson 70m Sprint was possibly the highlight of the day with one of the closest finishes in WA pro running history. Curtin’s Maurice Herzceg claimed victory by the shortest of margins 0.01sec from Mandurah/Rockingham’s Jared Bezuidenhout and NSW athlete Dean Scarff in third.
120m Novice gift victory was won by North Beach/Mandurah athlete Rhys Davies from teammate Taylor Watson with Jade Knott finishing in third sport.
Kiara Reddingius claimed back to back 550m race wins by sealing victory in a time of 1.11.6sec. She also won the same race in 2012. Fellow Curtin athlete Ellie Neagle was second with UWA’s Hannah Willox in third place.
|70m HEAT 1||12.00PM|
|70m HEAT 2||12.05PM|
|70m HEAT 3||12.10PM|
|70m HEAT 4||12.15PM|
|Novice 120m HEAT 1||12.45PM|
|Novice 120m HEAT 2||12.55PM|
|120m HEAT 1||1.30PM|
|120m HEAT 2||1.35PM|
|120m HEAT 3||1.40PM|
|120m HEAT 4||1.45PM|
|120m HEAT 5||1.50PM|
|120m Gift Semi-Final 1||2.30PM|
|120m Gift Semi-Final 2||2.35PM|
|120m Gift Semi-Final 3||2.40PM|
|Black||Jarrod||De Rosario||10||5||7.905 =|
|Novice 120m Final||3.28PM|
|120m Be Active Mullewa Gift Final||4.00PM|
2013 Be Active Mullewa Gift article – Geraldton Guardian 15/8/13 (click here)
This will be the highest quality field ever assembled at Mullewa!
2010 Commonwealth Games 4x400m Gold medallist, 2012 Olympic Games representitive & WCAL Ambassador Ben Offereins will be competing.
Ben will also visit the local educational centres Our lady of Mount Carmel Primary School & The Mullewa District High School.
2013 IPC World Championship finalist Chad Perris will also compete in 120m gift race. The WCAL Ambassador finished 5th in the T13 100m final with a new Oceania Record in both the 100m & 200m.
2012 Queanbeyan Gift (NSW richest footrace) Winner Dean Scarff has entered the 70m & 120m.
2012 Bay Sheffield Women’s 120m Gift (SA richest footrace) winner Gemma Grigg (above in yellow) will compete in the 70m & 120m.
All Perth entries for the 2013 Be Active Mullewa Gift will recieve a FREE $30 meal voucher.
2013 Be Active Mullewa 120m Gift – Form Guide.
GeorgeAtherley (UWA) WH SCR– 29yo First season in the Pro’s from the Glenn Ross stable makes his debut. With no current form to go on he will be looking for a solid run to begin the season .
Jared Bezuidenhout (MAN) 7m – 23yo athlete placed 3rd in the 2007 Mullewa 120m Gift. 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games Boys 110mH Bronze Medallist. Equal 1st 2008 Waikiki 120m Gift. 3rd in the 2007 Waikiki 120m Gift. 3rd in the Dardenup 120m Gift. Should be competitive from this mark.
Brett Blanco (CUR) 13.75m – 41yo Original Geraldton resident, M30 100m Australian Master’s Record holder, M30 State Master’s 60m,100m, 200m Record holder, M35 State Master’s 100m Record holder, Winner 70m Burnie Tasmania 2005, Winner 70m and 120m Dardanup Gift 2004, Winner 120m Ballarat Gift Victoria 2002. 8th place in recent 2013 Peel 120m Gift final Jan 5th. Top quality masters athlete.
Andrew Boyle (UWA) 12m – 23yo First season in the Pro’s. Unknown form should be better for the run.
Tim Branston (NBA) 14.5m – 20yo. Last pro start finished 6th place in Hamersley gift heat with 12.92sec from 13.5m. 2010 WA State U18 100m Medallist. 5th place in 2012 Hamersley 120m Gift final. 4th place 2011 Hamersley 120m Gift. Winner 2012 Rockingham Gift 120m Men’s race. Should be around the mark.
Aaron Bresland (CUR) 7m – 19yo. 2013 State Under 20 100m Champion. 2012 Australian Junior National Championships Under 20’s 100m Final 5th Place. First Pro start was 2013 Peel 120m Gift when run out in the heats from 6.75m. Top quality runner should do much better here.
April Brough (NBA) 21m SCR – 28yo. Former NZ U18 and U20 100m and 200m Champion. 5th in 200m Final World Youth 2001. Semi-finalist in 200m World Juniors 2002. Last start was 4th in 100m and 200m Finals Australian Open Track and Field Champs 2008. Quality athlete on the comeback trail makes her Aussie pro debut.
Brittanny Brymer (NBA) 26.5m – 19yo. Surf Lifesaver finished 3rd place in 2013 Peel Novice 120m Final with 13.13sec from 26m. Finalist in 2013 Peel 550m final with 1.34.48sec from 100m. 1st place SLSWA state titles 2011 (beach sprint). 7th place at Christina’s 70m Sprint with 8.18sec from 11m. Should be in the mix with improved form.
Rodney Buchanan (WCAL) 8m – 36yo. The 1995 and 1999 Mullewa Gift 120m Winner. Winner 1997 Bay Sheffield 120m Gift, 3rd 2006 Stawell 120m Gift. 6th 1997 Stawell 120m Gift. 3rd in 2004 Burnie 120m Gift. 4th in 1999 Burnie 120m Gift. 3rd & 5th Botany Bay 120m Gift. Ballarat Backmarkers Winner. Very few can boast a Pro record like this. He is one to watch out for.
Simon Creighton (CUR) WH – 34yo Curtin athlete. Winner of QLD’s major pro event the Jupiters Gift on the Gold Coast in 2001. 3rd place in 2004 Final of the Bay 120m Sheffield. Last start was 6th place in heat of 2013 Peel 120m Gift with 13.74sec from 12.5m. Veteran Pro needs to improve here.
Rhys Davies (NBA) 23.75m – 16yo Mandurah athlete. No luck 6th in heat 120m at WAAS 13.04sec off 21m. 70m Pro Sprint (26th Oct) finished 6th place in heat with 7.95sec from 11.75m. 4th place in heat of Hamersley 120m gift with 12.81sec from 22.5m. 7th at 2013 Rockingham 120m Gift with 12.54sec from 23.25m. Could be in the mix with improved form.
Jarrod De Rosario (NBA) 16.5m – 15yo placed 7th in 70m heat at 2012 Mullewa Gift off 7m in 8.34sec. 4th in Novice heat Mullewa 120m off 15m with 13.28sec. 9th place in Semi-final of Mullewa 120m Gift off 12m in 13.24sec. 7th place in heat of 2013 Hamersley 120m Gift with 13.59sec from 14m. 5th place in heat of Kevan Hook 120m Gift with 12.62sec from 16m. Will need his best run here.
Leigh Edwards (NBA) 13.25m SCR – 23yo 2010 Mullewa 120m Novice Gift winner. No luck at Hamersley 120m race finishing 6th in heat with 13sec from 12.5m. Better run at 2012 Rockingham finishing 8th in final with 12.69sec off 13m. Could be in with a show if run’s his best.
GemmaGrigg (UWA) 24m – 26yo had a huge year in the Pro’s last season with 2013 Winner Maryborough Women’s 120m Gift. 2012 Winner Bay Sheffield Women’s 120m Gift. 2nd place 2012 Ararat Women’s 120m Gift. 2012/13 Winner of WCAL ‘Interstate athlete of the Year Award’ for WA’s best performed athlete interstate. Should enjoy her first run of the new season.
Maurice Herzceg (CUR) 9m – 22yo Competed at 2011 Bay Sheffield carnival in SA with no luck ran 3rd in heat with 12.83sec. Better run with 8th place in 2012 Mullewa 70m final off 5.5m in 7.84sec. Then 4th place in 2012 Mullewa Novice 120m Final off 9.5m in 12.82sec. Last pro run was 7th place in Peel Gift 120m final with 13.20sec from 8.5m. Definitely in with a good shot here.
Ella Italiano-Schmidt (NBA) 29.75m SCR – 16yo 2012 Christina’s 120m Gift heat finished 6th place off 27m in 12.55sec at WAAS. 5th place in 2013 Peel 70m Sprint heat with 8.33sec from 14.5m. 4th place in heat of Peel 120m Novice Race with 13.31sec from 28.25m. 7th place in Peel 120m Gift semi-final with 13.58sec from 27.25m. Then better run with 3rd place in 2013 Kevan Hook 120m Gift final. Good chance with best form.
Erin Jameson (UWA) 30m – 17yo finished 4th place in Repo charge 2011 Dardenup 120m Gift. Last start finished 7th place in 2012 Christina’s Restaurant 120m heat with 12.80sec from 30m. Will need to have improved from last start to feature here.
Aldis Jaunzems (UWA) 16.25m – 32yo 2012 Christina’s Restaurant 70m Sprint winner at WAAS in Nov. Then 4th place in 120m Gift at WAAS off 14m in 12.38sec. Good run when 3rd place in 2011 Bay Sheffield Glenelg 70m Sprint race in SA from 12m. 3rd in recent Hamersley 120m Gift with 12.36sec from 18.5m. Seasoned Pro runner has good mark and form. Should be the one to beat.
Jade Knott (KIN) 25.5m – 16yo WALA U16 Girls 100m state champion 2013. WALA U14/15 International State Team- Singapore 2012. Ranked 10th in 2013 Australian Junior Athletics Championships U17 Girls 100m. Quality junior could surprise from this mark. Pro debut.
Simon Menz (UWA) 10.5m – 23yo Ararat 120m gift runner-up 2010. 2010 Northcote 400m open winner. Stawell Gift 120m Semi-finalist in 2009 & 2010. 2009 Stawell 70m final 4th place. 2009 Stawell 200m final 4th, 2010 Stawell 200m final 4th. 2008 Ballarat Gift 70m open winner. 2008 Keilor 400m open winner. 2009 St Bernard’s 70m open winner. Former interstate Pro runner with good record could be in with a chance.
Brenton Mizen (UWA) 9m – 25yo quality 400m runner. 4th place in Hamersley 550m race from 17m. Silver WA State Champs 400m 2012 in 48.85sec. 7th place in Peel 550m with 1.18.02sec from 12m. Not too much sprinting form to go on, possibly best suited to be favourite for the 550m race.
Adam Moore (UWA) 9m – 23yo is the 2011 Be Active Mullewa Gift 120m champion. 2012 Ararat Gift (VIC) winner ran 12.6sec off 9.5m. Doubled up to win the Ararat 70m Sprint as well. 2011 Mullewa 70m Sprint runner up. Had an outstanding year last season. Possible chance again.
Ellie Nagle (CUR) 29m – 14yo talented 400m specialist athlete makes her Pro debut.
Ben Offereins (MAN) 6.25m – 27yo 2013 Leonora Gift 100m Gift winner. 400m National Open Champion in 2005 & again claimed title in 2010 on home soil in Perth. 2009 won bronze in 4x400m relay for Australia at the World Championships in Berlin. 400m personal best of 44.86sec (8th fastest by AUS) run at the Sydney Track Classic in March 2010. He is nationally ranked in top 20 Junior all time 200m with 21.00sec. Member of 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games Gold Medal winning team in 4x400m, and London Olympic 4x400m team. Top quality athlete should be in the mix.
Dylan Panizza (UWA) 8.25m – 24yo 2012 ‘Male Athlete of the Year’ award winner. 2012 Bay Sheffield Gift 4th place from 8.75m. 2011 Bay Sheffield Gift 70m Sprint winner. Runner up 2012 Mullewa 70m Sprint.2012 Albury 70m Backmarkers Gift & 1st – 2012 Albury 120m Backmarkers Invite. 2008 & 2009 Dardenup 120m Gift winner. Quality Pro runner should make the finals.
Adriaan Pelser (NBA) 25m – 13yo athlete Finished 5th in 13.93sec from 22m at 2013 Peel 120m Novice Gift. Junior Hurdles WA state winner 9.78sec in 2012. Ran 6th place in 2013 Peel 70m Sprint heat in 8.53sec from 12m. 4th place in heat of Hamersley Gift 120m with 12.89sec from 23.75m. 4th place in 2013 Kevan Hook 120m Gift with 12.37sec from 24.25m. Good chance with improved form.
Chad Perris (NBA) 11.75m – 21yo Australian rep finished 5th place at IPC World Athletics Championships 100m in Lyon, France. Oceania Record Holder T13 100m & 200m. 2012 Friday Night Pro 120m Gift Winner in 12.03sec off 13m. 3rd place in heat of Hamersley gift with 12.66sec from 11.25m. 6th place in 2013 Kevan Hook 120m final with 12.63sec from 11.75m. Top quality athlete with big future ahead should run well here.
Kiara Reddingius (CUR) 27m – 21yo Winner 2012 & 2013 Leonora 120m Golden Gift – 15.15sec. Last Pro start was 2012 Mullewa 120m from 26.5m in a time of 12.84sec. Won 2012 Bendigo Bank Mullewa 550m race from 135m in a time of 1.13.92sec. Solid performer could be a podium finisher again.
Glenn Ross (UWA) 9m – 42yo 2013 Ballarat 120m Gift winner. 2012 O35’s Bay Sheffield 120m Gift winner. 2010 Dardenup 70m Sprint winner, 2nd 2010 City of Perth 120m Gift. 3rd 2012 Albury 120m Gift. 2010 Bay Sheffield Masters 120m winner. 4th place in 2011 Mullewa Gift 120m. Quality runner always performs well. Tougher mark here.
Kasey Ryan-Duffy (GER) 18m –14yo Jacko Whitby trained. September 2012 Associated & Catholic Colleges of WA Perth – M U/13 100m Div 1 – Set New Record 12.34. March 2013 WALA State Championships 4th – M U/14 200m – PB 24.20. Top local runner makes Pro debut and will be better for the experience.
Dean Scarff (NSW) 5.75m – 27yo Brian Wright (NSWAL) trained athlete. 2013 Winner of Stawell Gold Mines 120m Gift winners Gift in 12.37sec from 6.5m. Came to notoriety on the 24th Nov 2012 winning Queanbeyan Gift 120m (from 7.25m) in 12.21sec. Originally from Perth, now living in Sydney. 2007 SLSA Australian Open Men’s Beach Sprint winner. Medallist in relay and individual sprint in recent Surf lifesaving World Championships in November. Quality interstate athlete with good top speed.
Poppy Schwass (CUR) 22m – 17yo was 100m hurdles National Open finalist in 2010 at age 14yo. 4th place in Peel 120m Gift semi-final with 13.2sec from 20.75m. 4th in Peel 70m Sprint heat with 8.16sec from 11m. 2nd place Peel Gift heat in 13.36sec from 20m. 4th place in Peel 70m Sprint semi-final with 8.28 from 11m. Talented junior hopes to improve here.
Matthew Seaman (UWA) 9m – 23yo Former Curtin athlete. Last pro start was 5th at 2012 Mullewa 120m Gift semi-final with 13.12sec from 8.25m. 2nd in 70m heat at Mullewa 70m Sprint with 7.85sec from 5.5m. Hoping to make final.
Mathew Short (NBA) 7m – 21yo Winner of WCAL ‘Athlete of the Year’ 2012, 2012 Bay Sheffield 120m Gift was 3rd place (off 8m). 2011 Hamersley 120m Gift winner, 2011 Dardenup 120m Gift winner, Semi-finalist 2012 Stawell Gift 120m. 5th place in Hamersley gift final with 12.43sec from 7.25m. 2012/13 100m & 200m State Open runner up. Quality Pro runner should be in the mix.
Winfield Small (UWA) 15m – 43yo athlete with no form makes his Pro debut.
Jane Stockley (NBA) 30m – 20yo 5th at 2012 Mullewa in 550m ran 1.16sec off 123m. 3rd place in final at Rockingham 550m Feb 2012. 5th place in heat of 120m Hamersley Gift with 12.59sec from 30m. Could be a rough chance with improved form.
Bryce Teo (CUR) 6.75m – 20yo Teo was WA’s best performed sprinter at the 2012 Stawell Gift in Victoria with 12.40sec in Semi-final from 7m. Narrowly missing out on making the final by the shortest of margins 0.01sec. 2012 Ballarat Gift Finalist, 2012 Stonnington 100m Gift Finalist, Ararat 70m Open Winner 2010. 2013 Stonnington 100m Gift runner up. Top class sprinter should make final.
Taylor Watson (NBA) 28.25m – 16yo Finished 2nd in heat of 70m Sprint at WAAS ran 7.81sec from 14.25m. 5th in 2012 Mullewa Gift 120m Novice Final ran 12.84sec from 28m. 4th in heat of 2012 Hamersley Gift with 13.35sec from 25.5m. Runner up in 2013 Kevan Hook 120m Gift by shortest of margins 0.01sec. Big chance here with best form.
Sophie Watts (UWA) 26.5m – 16yo Winner 550m Race at WAAS. 2nd place 2011 Dardenup 120m Novice race. 3rd place 2012 Mullewa 550m race. Last start 70m Pro Sprint finished 5th with 7.98sec from 13.5m. Finished 8th place in recent 120m Gift at WAAS off 26m ran 12.19m. Good chance to final.
HannahWillox (UWA) 28m – 14yo Won silver in 70m beach sprint at Nipper Nationals in Manley, NSW, 2012. Last start finished 4th place in Christina’s Restaurant 550m race with 1.08.00sec from 134m. Will need her best effort to win this one.
Clubs Guide: CUR – Curtin University, GER – Geraldton LAC, GOS – Gosnells LAC, KIN – Kingsway Seniors, MAN – Mandurah Rockingham, NBA – North Beach Athletics, NSW – New South Wales, SLSWA – Surf Lifesaving WA, UWA – University of WA, WCAL – West Coast Athletics League.
Mullewa 2013 Timetable
11.00am- Athlete Check In.
12.00pm-70m Heat 1
12.05pm- 70m Heat 2
12.10pm- 70m Heat 3
12.15pm- 70m Heat 4
12.20pm- 70m Heat 5
12.45pm- Novice Heat 1
12.50pm- Novice Heat 2
12.55pm- Novice Heat 3
1.15pm- Junior Gift Heats (if required)
1.30pm- 120m Gift Heat 1
1.35pm- 120m Gift Heat 2
1.40pm- 120m Gift Heat 3
1.45pm- 120m Gift Heat 4
1.50pm- 120m Gift Heat 5
2.00pm- Junior Gift Final U/14 Girls
2.05pm- Junior Gift Final U/14 Boys
2.10pm- Junior Gift Final U/17 Girls
2.15pm- Junior Gift Final U/17 Boys
2.30pm- 120m Gift Semi-Final 1
2.35pm- 120m Gift Semi-Final 2
2.40pm- 120m Gift Semi-Final 3
3.05pm- 70m Final
3.20pm- 550m Final
3.28pm- 120m Novice Final
3.30pm- Official Opening
4.00pm- 120m Be Active Mullewa Gift Final
120m Gift: 1st-8th – $1250, $410, $270, $220, $160, $110, $50 & $30. Total: $2500
70m Sprint: 1st-8th – $575, $190, $120, $100, $75, $50, $25 & $15. $1150
550m Race: 1st-6th – $250, $95, $65, $40, $30, $20. $500
120m Novice: 1st-6th – $300, $110, $75, $50, $40, $25. $600
U14 100m Race (non-handicapped) Winner takes all $50
U14 100m Race (non-handicapped) Winner takes all $50
U17 100m Race (non-handicapped) Winner takes all $50
U17 100m Race (non-handicapped) Winner takes all $50
100m Community Sprint (non-handicapped, locals only) $200
There are thirty-two (32) competitors entered for this event. This means there will be four (4) heats, of eight (8). First and second from each heat will progress straight into the eight-lane (8) final.
There are seventeen (17) competitors in the 120m novice race. This means there are three (3) heats, two heats of six (6) and one of five (5). The top two (2) placegetters from each heat qualify for the final of six (6).
There are forty (40) competitors in this event. There will be five (5) heats overall each with eight (8) runners. The winner of each heat will progress automatically to the final. Second (2nd), third (3rd), fourth (4th) & fifth (5th) placing’s will race in three (3) semi- finals. Two (2) semi-finals will have seven (7) competitors and one will have six(6). The winner of each semi-final will progress into the eight-lane (8) final.
There are eleven (11) competitors that will compete in a straight final. The handicaps are marked in metres. An athlete overtaking another athlete must always pass the athlete on the outside (unless the athlete being passed is clearly competing wide) and must be two clear metres ahead before taking ground in front of the passed athlete. Athletes can overtake on bends but again must pass on the outside unless the athlete in front pulls wide.
- Carnival rides
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- Agricultural displays
- Face painting
- Food & Drinks on sale
- Cow pat raffle
- And more…
Thanks to: Mullewa District Agricultural Society
MULLEWA DIRECTIONS MAP
Last Year: The 2012 Be Active Mullewa Gift 120m Final
120m Mullewa Gift previous winners
|Year||First (H’cap)||Time||Second (H’cap)||Time||Third (H’cap)||Time|
|2013||Adriaan Pelser (25)||12.63||Sophie Watts (26.5)||12.68||Ben Offereins (6.25)||12.73|
|2012||Alex Glorie (10.00)||12.6||Gemma Grigg (26.25)||12.61||Ben Clark (13)||12.64|
|2011||Adam Moore (16.50)||12.33||Cole Unasa (8.00)||Bryce Teo (8.00)||N/A|
|2010||Dylan Panizza (12.25)||11.98||Brittany Pettit (23.00)||Glenn Ross (13.00)||N/A|
|2009||Alex Glorie (11.00)||12.82||Tamati Smith (13.50)||12.83||Grady Horlel (23.00)||12.91|
|2008||Aiden Jeanes (7.75)||12.25||Cameron Yorke (9.25)||12.45||Kelsey Golding (25.25)||12.57|
|2007||Julie Choate (26.50)||12.56||Harold Walden (13.00)||12.58||Jared Bezuidenhut (6.50)||12.64|
|2006||Evan Jarvis (9.50)||12.3||Simon Crichton (8.50)||12.32||Matthew Irvine (27.00)||12.34|
|2005||Dane Richter (10.50)||12.48||Thierry Xavier (9.00)||12.32||Cameron Yorke (9.00)||12.52|
|2004||Darren Rogers (6.50)||12.08||Ben Leather (12.00)||12.2||Simon Crichton (8.50)||12.24|
|2003||Evan Jarvis||12.16||Andrew McManus||12.42||Stuart Flowers||12.44|