The West Coast Athletics League (Inc.)
The 2017 Hamersley Gift
Charles Riley Reserve, North Beach
Saturday 25th November 2017.
The Hamersley LAC Professional Gift event is held in conjunction with Hamersley Little Athletics Centre’s Saturday morning program. It traditionally attracts a crowd of around 800+ spectators gathered very close to the action. The events are handicapped giving each competitor an equal chance of winning.
Tony Krsticevic MLA – Carine
Plus Special Guest
2017 WAIS ‘Athlete of the Year’ Finalist
Kids can meet and grab a poster & picture between 9.30am-10.30am!
- Hamersley 120m Gift Open $1900
- George Strickland 120m Novice Gift $200
- Dave Dilley 120m Junior U16 Gift $100 + $150 vouchers (FREE ENTRY closed)
- Tony Krsticevic MLA 550m Gift $350
Novice meaning – never won a Pro race final before.
9.05am- Athlete Marshall at starting line.
9.15am- George Strickland 120m Novice Gift Heat 1
9.20am- George Strickland 120m Novice Gift Heat 2
9.45am- Hamersley 120m Gift Heat 1
9.50am- Hamersley 120m Gift Heat 2
9.55am- Hamersley 120m Gift Heat 3
10.00am- Hamersley 120m Gift Heat 4
10.30am- Dave Dilley U16 Junior 120m Gift Final
10.40am- George Strickland Novice 120m Gift Final
10.50am- Hamersley 120m Gift Final
11.05am- Tony Krsticevic MLA 550m Gift Final
GIFT WINNER’S FREE TRIP TO THE BAY
Late entries CLOSED Friday 17th Nov.
Zhoya on his way to the 131st Bay Sheffield after winning the 2017 WCAL Hamersley Gift !
Saturday 25th November 2017 was a perfect sunny day on the Hamersley Little Athletics ground for another superbly organised West Coast Athletics League pro-running event.
The special Hamersley pro gift celebrated the 30th anniversary of the WCAL with the major prizes attracting a range of extra talented athletes all determined to give a serious go at grabbing the free ticket to the Bay Sheffield Pro gift event in Adelaide on December 28th. But when it comes to a big prize, young back-marker Sasha Zhoya decided it was his to get! He made his mark from the start by winning his heat from a 7m mark (in 11.96) toppling Heptathlete Virginia Stasyszyn (12.17) on the finish line. They both decided to do a repeat at the final with Stasyszyn taking second place to Zhoya while other Heptathlete and last year’s runner up Kobi Nichols settled for third.
Two WA Masters athletes were in the finals with Mark Elms missing the podium by the smallest margin and Colin Smith ecstatic to be amongst the best!
Hamersley 120m Gift Open Placing: 1 Sasha Zhoya (7m) 11.84; 2 Virginia Stasyszyn (25.50) 12.24 ; 3 Kobi Nichols (20m) 12.31 ; 4 Mark Elms (26m) 12.33; 5 Adriaan Pelser (11m) 12.37; 6 Colin Smith (21.75) 12.41; 7 Kiara Reedingius (19.50) 12.43; 8 Taylor Sharpe (7.50m) 12.52.
In a tight finish and an impressive last 15m sprint by Iuan Hook, coached by Jason Moyle, who took out the Tony Krsticevic MLA 550m Gift from an 80m mark with WA Master athlete and Paraburdoo resident Mark Elms taking second place off 88m. Connor Desselkoen, coached by Matt Barber finished in 3rd place from 55m.
Placing: 1 Iuan Hook (80m) 1’10”8; 2 Mark Elms (88m) 1’11”4; 3 Connor Disselkoen (55m) 1’12”2; 4 Adam Hall (44m) 1’12”3; 5 Colin Smith (88m) ; 6 Emily Parker (120m) 1’12”5; 7 Virginia Stasyszyn (130m) 1’12”9; 10 Eleanor Disselkoen (100m) 1’15”3.
Upcoming Pro Runners fought hard and tight to get their print on the George Strickland 120m Novice Gift, but it seems Virginia Stasyszyn’s talent got the better of them all as she flew through the finish line in a time of 12.03, followed closely by WA Master Tony Johnson coached by Darren Rogers, then back marker Taylor Sharpe.
Placing: 1 Virginia Stasyszyn (25.5m) 12”03; Tony Johnson (19.5m) 12”22; Taylor Sharpe (7.5m) 12”45; Joshua Jones (11m) 12”47; 5 Gin Ang (25m) 12”78; 6 Iuan Hook (17m) 12”81; 7 Scott Andrew (9m) 12”96
Young guns displayed a show of promising talents in the U16 Dave Dilley “Keep On Running” 120m Gift with 15 years old Joshua Jones starting from far back at 0m and winning in a time of 13”60. Taylar Cruttenden, coached by Russel Mathanda and wearing the white singlet finished in second place in a time of 14 flat off 5.25m while Fred Le Messurier settled for third.
Placing: 1 Joshua Jones (0m) 13”60; 2 Taylar Cruttenden (5.25m) 14’00; 3 Fred Le Messurier (20m) 14”09; 4 Imogen Herrington (17m) 14”60; 5 Holly Fraser (16.5m) 14”31; 6 Skye Lankerster ( 8.5m) 14”56; 7 Eleanor Disselkoen (7.75m) 14”60
It was an absolute ripper of a day and a fantastic 30th Anniversary celebration! We congratulate all athletes, and wish the best of luck to Sasha Zhoya in representing WA at the Bay Sheffield later on this year. The Bay Sheffield Gift will be LIVE streamed.
|Novice 120m Heat 1||9:15am|
|Novice 120m Heat 2||9:20am|
|120m Gift Heat 1||9:45am|
|120m Gift Heat 2||9:50am|
|120m Gift Heat 3||9:55am|
|120m Gift Heat 4||10:00am|
|Dave Dilley U16 Gift Final||10:30am|
|George Strickland Novice Gift Final||10:40am||Novice Final|
|WCAL Hamersley Gift Final||10:50am|
|Tony Krsticevic 550 Final||11:05am|
Dave Dilley U16 Junior 120m Gift
A top quality junior gift race with the scratch backmarker Joshua Jones (0m) facing stiff competition from multiple junior state sprint champion Taylah Cruttenden (5.25m) making her pro debut. They both have tough competition from the 2017 Mullewa Gift Champion Eleanor Disselkoen (7.75m). Australian U14 sprint hurdles champion speedster Skye Lankester (8.5m) should also feature in this race.
George Strickland Novice 120m Gift
The runners are looking to win their first pro gift with the main action coming from Taylor Sharpe (7.5m) making his pro debut. Scott Andrews (9m) looking to improve his 4th place in the 2017 Novice & 70m Jim Wilson Mullewa final. Skye Lankester (20m) and Virginia Stasyszyn (25.5m) should feature from the out markers. Iuan Hook (17m) was runner up in 2015 Junior Gift may look to surprise and Tony Johnson (19.5m) finished 4th in this race last year.
WCAL Hamersley 120m Open Gift
15yo Backmarker Sasha Zhoya (7m) looks to be the red hot favourite to win if he can bring out his best sprinting form. Taylor Sharpe (7.5m), Bryce Teo (8m) and Dylan Panizza (8.5m) are all hoping to outmatch his speed to also claim victory. Mid marker action should come from equal favourite Evan Jarvis (10m) and veterans Darren Rogers (13.5m) with Simon Crichton (16m) another big chance. The women’s chances may lay with multiple WA sprint champions Amy Tolcon (14m) and Taylah Cruttenden (17.5m) and the 2013 Hamersley gift winner heptathlete Kiara Reddingius (19.5m). Watch for out marker Barrie Kernaghan (40m) as he has won before off 39.5m (2015 Melville Gift).
Tony Krsticevic MLA 550m Open Gift
Scratch marker and favourite Adam Kopp (0m) will look to defend his 2016 title, it will take his best effort. Multi-talented 2017 Mullewa 550m Gift winner Sasha Zhoya (20m) deserves respect in this race as a quality runner. Mid marker action is with triple Mullewa 550m champion Kiara Reddingius (80m) and her team mates Kobi Nichols (76m), Eleanor Disselkoen (100m) and U18 State 400mChampion Ellie Nagle (86m). Also watch out for the 2015 Melville 550m Gift winner Mark Elms (88m) and fellow veteran Colin Smith (88m). Out markers Emily Parker (120m) and national heptathlete Virginia Stasyszyn (130m) could feature heavily too in this tough speed endurance race.
Top 3 placings in each final will be awarded 3, 2 & 1 point for their respective clubs. Points are totaled and the winning club will be presented the 2017/18 WCAL Championship Shield at the Annual Awards function after the conclusion of the season.
Melville Roar: 7
Masters WA: 4
Perth Track & Field: 3
North Beach: 2
West Track: 2
University of WA: 1
The SA Athletic League is pleased to announce that the 2017th Bay Sheffield, being the 131st running of the iconic South Australian event, will be a 3 DAY event.
Racing on the 26th will start from around 3:00pm and go for an estimated 2-3 hours.
120m heats of the Over 35’s, Under 14’s, Under 18’s and Little Athletics on the first day.
Draft Race Schedules and Prize Money can be viewed here https://saal.teamapp.com/events
For enquiries please contact the SAAL office at email@example.com or 08 8443 6177
Hamersley 120m Gift Winners
Year Name H/Cap Time
2016: Rhys Davies (22.5m) 12.11sec – Hamersley 120m Gift
2015: Rhys Davies (22.5m) 12.24sec – George Strickland Men’s 120m Gift
2015: Breanna Fallows (24m) 13.64sec – Dave Dilley Women’s 120m Gift
2014: Rhys Davies (23.5m) 12.15sec – George Strickland Men’s 120m Gift
2014: Amy Tolcon (11m) 13.36sec – Dave Dilley Women’s 120m Gift
2014: Heinrich Rass – (16.5m) 12.09sec – Hamersley 120m Gift
2013: Kiara Reddingius – (27m) 12.214sec – Hamersley 120m Gift
2012: Isabella Valuri – (28m) 12.26sec – Hamersley 120m Gift
2011: Tenneille Triggwell – (27.25m) 12.09sec – Hamersley 120m Gift
2010: Mathew Short – (10.5m) 12.40sec – Hamersley 120m Gift
Tony Krsticevic MLA 550m Gift Winners
Year Name H/Cap Time
2016: Adam Kopp (20m) 1.13.80sec
2014: Ellie Nagle – (125m) 1.05.6sec
2013: Jesse Huria – (125m) 1.09.92sec
2012: Isabella Valuri – (125m) 1.07.06sec
2011: Kirstie Morrison – (157m) 1.04.00sec