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 25/05/16   2016/17 BMLAC Committee  


The 2016/17 Committee were elected at the AGM tonight.

President - Maria Downes
Secretary - Paul Miesen
Treasurer - Cathy Sadhai
Registrar - Karen Bresnan
Liaison - Gina Vasquez
Records & Ranking - Linda Thompson
Canteen - Jodie Parker
Fundraising/Sponsorship/Social Committee - Bec Miles
Technical Requirements - Leon Whitehand
Officials - Trena Lidgett
Track & Field - Trevor Denton

Education - Vacant
Region Delegate

Special Competition - Vacant

If you can help us out by filling any of the vacant positions please contact our President, Maria Downes on 0439 575676.



 21/05/16   Cross Country @ Bostock    


BMLAC athletes ventured out to the Bostock Reservoir in Ballan, for this week's Cross Country meet.  Races commenced with  a fast down hill run before athletes headed out through the pine plantations, along the gravel tracks, before turning and heading back to the finish line.  Strong winds and a gruelling up hill finish made for very tough running.


Next week's meet will be held at Myrniong Recreation Reserve starting at 10.30am.  Directions HERE.


Athletes are reminded to enter for the Region Championships now.  This is the qualifying round for the State Cross Country Championships.  All athletes who run at Region will progress to State.  Enter HERE.


Entries should also be done now for the Benalla Open Day.  Entries will ONLY be online this year, so enter HERE now.

Those families wishing to stay for the weekend, please contact the Gateway Leisure Park, Benalla on 5762 3434 for bookings.  If you have missed out on a cabin the motel at the front is available for $113 per night - guests will also have access to the camp kitchen.  A number of families are also travelling up for just the day.


RESULTS                  PHOTOS



 20/05/16   BMLAC Cross Country Open Day   


Entries are now open for our Cross Country Open Day.  Entry Form HERE


When: Saturday 16th July, 2016

Venue: Bullengarook Reserve, Bacchus Marsh/Gisborne Road, Bullengarook

Time:   First Event 11.00am

Enquiries: HERE

Entry fee: $8.00 per competitor

Send entry form to: 2016 BMLAC Cross Country Open Day, PO Box 102, Bacchus Marsh, 3340 or email to HERE

Entries close: Monday 11th July. No late entries. Cheques made payable to BM Little Athletics Centre or direct deposit to:
       Name: Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics Centre
       BSB: 633 000 Account: 153705298

       Ref: Surname and initial

Conditions of entry:  All athletes must be registered with Little Athletics Victoria. Centre or Club uniform must be worn. No protests will be entered into. Spikes are not permitted. Athletes must compete in their own age groups.

Awards:  Medals will be presented to the first three placegetters in each age group. All competitors will receive a certificate of participation.

Perpetual trophy: Awarded to the Centre who accumulates the most points during the day’s competition for age groups Under 6-16. To be held by that Centre for 12 months.

Facilities: Hot food and drinks will be available. Crank Coffee will be in attendance.

Ample parking. Toilets



 14/05/16   Cross Country @ Lady Northcote   


This week's Cross Country meet was held at Lady Northcote Camp, Rowsley.  Renowned as a quick course, many of our athletes recorded fast times over distances from 500m to 3000m.  48 athletes raced in beautiful sunny conditions throughout the YMCA camp grounds.


Athletes are reminded that entries are now open for the Western Metro Region Cross Country Championships to be held on Saturday 25th June at Geelong Baptist College, Lovely Banks.  Enter HEREEarly Bird entries ($20) close Wednesday 8th June.

Also BMLAC will be once again sending a large contingent of competitors to the Benalla Cross Country Open Day on Sunday 12th June (Long Weekend).  Enter HERE.


Next week's Cross Country meet will be held at Bostock Reservoir, Ballan commencing at 10.30am.  Directions HERE.






 12/05/16   Cross Country Newsletter  


Edition 1 of the BMLAC Cross Country newsletter is now available HERE.



 12/05/16   Benalla Cross Country Open Day  


Bacchus Marsh will be once again participating in the Benalla Cross Country Open Day on Sunday 12th June at Reef Hills Reserve. This is the Queen’s birthday long weekend. Many of our families stay in Benalla for the weekend, whilst others choose to drive up for the day.

This has always been the highlight on our Cross Country calendar. Events are also available for adults (1.5km & 3km) - the kids love seeing mum and dad run, and every point counts towards the Benalla Perpetual Trophy.

Those families wishing to stay for the weekend, please contact the Gateway Leisure Park, Benalla on 5762 3434 for cabin bookings. On the Saturday night we provide a pasta dinner for the kids. In order to cater appropriately can you please let Karen know how many athletes and toddlers you will have staying at the park on the Saturday night. Please also let Karen know who is competing at Benalla so we know who to expect at the Open Day on the Sunday.

Entries are online HERE. Athletes will be required to use their LAVic username or password (email us if you have forgotten it or refer to your email from LAVic recently emailed for Region entries), this is not required for adult entries.



 09/05/16   Region Cross Country Championships  




The Western Metro Region Cross Country Championships will be held on Saturday 25th June at Geelong Baptist College, Lovely Banks.


Entries are now open HERE.  Early Bird entries ($20) close Wednesday 8th June, Standard Entry ($40) closes Wednesday 15th June.

Athletes must register using their username/password link to their registration profile, please refer to your individual athlete email invite to register.

The distances the age groups run depend on the age group:
Under 9 &10     1.5km
Under 11 & 12  2km
Under 13-15     3km

Please note your entry fee into Region Cross Country also covers your entry costs for State Cross Country (you are not required to register again for State Cross Country).

In order to participate at the State Championships the entrant must have 'Competed and completed the relevant event at the Region Cross Country Championship.


 09/05/16  Cross Country Open Days  


The Cross Country Open Days calendar has been updated.  If you are interested in competing against athletes from other Centres then participating in Open Days is an ideal way to get some great competition.  Open Days Calendar HERE.



 07/05/16  Cross Country @ Lake Dewar  


This week's Cross Country meet was held at Lake Dewar.  Due to a clash with local footy/netball, numbers were a little down this week.  Those who did compete enjoyed the lovely conditions as they ran around the bush surrounds of the lodge situated amongst the stunning hills and gorges of Myrniong.


Next week's Cross Country meet will be held Lady Northcote Camp, Rowsley.  Directions HERE.  The first race will start at 10.30am.


If you are still interested in competing in our Cross Country season, athletes are more than welcome to come and join in at any of our meets.


RESULTS                    PHOTOS



 05/05/16  AGM Rescheduled  


Unfortunately we did not have a quorum in attendance at our AGM last night. This was extremely disappointing and therefore we have rescheduled the AGM to Wednesday 25th May at 7.30pm.

Members are asked to please consider nominating for the 2016/17 Executive Committee. If we do not fill the Committee positions then Little Athletics at Bacchus Marsh will NOT be able to continue. This will also mean Cross Country will cease too.

All positions will be declared vacant at the AGM. We are aware that the following positions will not be renominating:
* Treasurer
* Liaison Officer
* Special Competition Manager
* Education Officer
* Region Representative
If you are interested in joining the Committee or have any queries please contact our President, Maria Downes on 0439 575676.



 30/04/16  Cross Country commences  


The 2016 Cross Country season commenced today at Masons Lane Reserve.  Athletes ran over various distances from 500m to 3000m throughout the reserve.  The weather was perfect and the athletes enjoyed being back running and catching up with friends.  Thank you to those parents who rabbitted.  We always welcome parents to be involved and the athletes enjoy the encouragement around the courses.


Athletes are still welcome to register for the Cross Country season at any of our upcoming meets - Cross Country Calendar HERE.


Next week's Cross Country meet will be held Lake Dewar, Myrniong.  Directions HERE.  The first race will start at 10.30am.





 27/04/16  Under 16 Competition  


News just in from LAVic - Under 16s will continue for the 2016/17 season (at Centre level only).

In recent weeks there have been many questions regarding the ongoing involvement of U16 athletes at Centre competition. The LAVic Board of Management this week unanimously agreed that in the absence of a suitable product and to keep competitors in the sport, U16 athletes can continue to compete at Centre competition only.

There will be no U16 competition scheduled for Region and/or State events and U16 athletes will not be invited to participate in the JDS program.


 07/04/16  Annual General Meeting  


The Bacchus Marsh Little Athletics Centre Annual General Meeting will be held Wednesday 4th May in the Pat Lane Pavilion, Masons Lane commencing at 7.30pm.

All positions will be declared vacant, although we are aware that the following positions will not be renominating:
*  Treasurer
*  Liaison Officer
*  Special Competition Manager (vacant in 2015)

*  Education Officer (vacant in 2015)
*  Region Representative (vacant in 2015)

All members welcome to attend.

If you are interested in joining the Committee or have any queries please contact our President, Maria Downes on 0439 575676.



 07/04/16  Cross Country commences - NOTE CHANGE OF DATE   





 20/03/16  State Track & Field Championships  


Well done to all BMLAC athletes who represented our Centre over the weekend at the State Championships. We are very proud of all your achievements. Congratulations to William and Jarvis on their State medals. A big thank you to our team manager, Leon Whitehand who volunteered many hours this weekend.


AgeGroup Surname GivenName Event1 Result Event2 Result Event3 Result Event4 Result
Under 13 Downes Kayla Discus 11th - 24.79m Shot Put 21st - 7.02m        
Under 15 Jackson Rachel 200m 7th(H) - 30.26 100m 7th(H) - 14.34 Shot Put 12th - 8.85m 400m 6th(H) - 1:07.66
Under 10 Lalor Samuel Discus 8th - 26.14m High Jump 20th - 1.15m        
Under 11 Lalor William Discus 2nd - 30.26m Shot Put 9th - 8.60m High Jump 1st - 1.43m    
Under 10 Lloyd Hayden Triple Jump 21st - 7.85m Discus 21st - 19.05m        
Under 15 Miesen Evana 1500m 14th - 5:38.53            
Under 12 Miles Jarvis Shot Put 4th - 9.50m Discus 2nd - 34.76m        
Under 10 Miles Miah Discus 24th - 16.54m            
Under 10 Shanahan Bridie High Jump 21st - 1.05m Discus 17th - 19.92m        
Under 12 Way Olivia 300m Hurdles 8th(H) - 57.27            





 13/03/16  BMLAC Championship Day  


The 2015/16 Track & Field season concluded on Saturday with the Centre Championships being held at Masons Lane Reserve.  It was fantastic to see so many people attend to support the athletes.   Our President, Maria Downes, welcomed everybody including Life Members, Distinguished Service Members and invited guests.  Maria thanked all sponsors for their support throughout the season and thanked The Moorabool News, who kindly printed all our programs for the day.  A Distinguished Service Award was presented to Peter Dickson.

Peter was on the BMLAC Committee for 9 years, Boomerangs Club President for 4 years, Officiated for 10 years, was a regular Cross Country Rabbit, Relay Coach and set up our weekly program for many, many years.


All athletes competed in their 5 chosen events, recording a phenomenal 493 Personal Best results over the day.  6 Centre records were broken at the Championships.  Shani Bullard (Blues) set 2 records in the Under 16's, bettering her own Triple Jump record with a leap of 9.92m and in a dominating performance, ran a 10.09secs to set a new 70 metres record.  Emily Hannett (Dolphins) was in fine form over the 90m hurdles, also bettering her Under 16 record in a time of 16.16secs.  Lonnie Forde finished off the season on a high breaking the Under 9 Triple Jump and Long Jump records. Lonnie jumped 8.47m in triple jump and 3.97m in the long jump.  In the final track event for the day, Dominic Miesen  recorded new record time of 2:18.91 mins for the 800 metres.


Thank you to all parents who officiated during the day  to ensure another successful Championship Day for our Centre.


At the completion of all events everyone gathered for the Centre Presentations.  The end of season raffle was drawn and congratulations to Kevin Cook, who won the $500 Jetstar travel voucher. 


Little Athletics Victoria 10 year certificates were presented to Dominic Miesen, Riley Dart, James Dickson, Evana Miesen, Laura Spargo and Bryce Stephenson.  7 year certificates were awarded to Jarvis Miles, Jesse Bullard, Zane Rich, Hayley Spargo, Olivia Way, Sarsha Kerton and Daen Sadhai.


The following awards were then presented.


UNDER 6     Nicholas Mai & Ellie Conroy,               Runner Up Jacob Watson & Tanae Grero
UNDER 7     Nicholas Ide & Jordana Bullock,           Runner Up Kai Cunningham & Sarah Burton
UNDER 8     Murphy Harrington & Shameka Grero,  Runner Up Alex Lloyd & Mackenzie Estlick
UNDER 9     Lonnie Forde & Emma Stewart,            Runner Up Flynn Smith & Isabella Macbeth
UNDER 10   Hayden Lloyd & Bridie Shanahan,         Runner Up Ryan Lister & Kiara Ive
UNDER 11   Rudie Forde & Tamara Henry,              Runner Up Ben Peterson & Jade Smith
UNDER 12   Jesse Bullard & Jasmine Hannett,          Runner Up Steven Tarantino & Kayla Ive
UNDER 13   Loki Baker-Radford & Olivia Way,      Runner Up Solomon Miesen Rebecca West
UNDER 14   Daen Sadhai & Indya Forde,                Runner Up Bryce Stephenson & Keely Rich
UNDER 15   Riley Dart & Rachel Jackson,               Runner Up James Dickson & Evana Miesen
UNDER 16   Dominic Miesen & Maddison James,    Runner Up Benjamin West &Emily Hannett

JUNIOR CHAMPIONS                Murphy Harrington & Ellie Conroy
INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONS  Rudie Forde & Jasmine Hannett
SENIOR CHAMPIONS                Dominic Miesen & Maddison James

JUNIOR                 Jace Harnden
SENIOR                 Hayley Spargo

THE JIM LILBURNE AWARD (Most outstanding 100m Runner) - Sean Hughes
THE WAYNE ARNOLD AWARD (Most outstanding High Jumper) – Shani Bullard
THE EGG BOARD SHIELD (Champion Club) - Dolphins
THE TREVOR LYNE AWARD (Most outstanding Triple Jumper) – Shani Bullard






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