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VALLEY ATHLETES SHINE AT VIC CHAMPS WK 1

For the 41 DVAC athletes (24 Female & 17 Male) who participated in Week 1 of the 2024 Victorian Track & Field Championships, the experience was a valuable chance to perform under the pressure of Championship conditions. The fact that the DVAC athletes won a total of 26 medals (10 Gold, 8 Silver and 8 Bronze) across the three days of competition and a majority of the athletes came away with either personal best performances or season best performances was evidence of success at the Valley.

PREMIER DIVISION VICTORY TO THE VALLEY

The Diamond Valley Athletic Club has won the 2023/2024 season in the Athletics VictoriaPremier Division in the AVSL competition, making it back-to-back premierships. By the end of competition in Round 12, DVAC were on top of the Premier Division ladder for the ninth time in the season and five points clear of Eaglehawk.

RESULTS ROUND UP_FEBRUARY 2024

Valley athletes have been competing in a range of Specialist Meets as well as AVSL. Listed below are their results.

NARROW WIN IN ROUND 11 SETS UP PREMIERSHIP HOPES FOR DVAC

DVAC had 62 athletes (29 Female & 33 Male) compete in AVSL Round 11 and they earned a total of 44,386 points for the Round, enough to edge out Eaglehawk who finished on 42, 594 points. The DVAC total means that the ‘average’ score for 62 athletes was a healthy 715 points.

VALLEY SCORES BIG IN ROUND 10 TO CLAIM TOP SPOT

The Diamond Valley Athletic Club has moved to top spot on the Premier Division ladder with a record score of 71,856 points in Round 10 of the Athletics Victoria Shield League. The call to athletes to support the DVAC decision to utilise the Powerplay in Round 10 attracted a season high 103 athletes (49 Female & 54 Male) to turn out and practice their skills & contribute to the total. Despite the hot conditions throughout the afternoon, there were still 31 DVAC runners who completed either the 30

AVSL RD 9: IT'S TIGHT AT THE TOP

With the metropolitan venues at Werribee and Mt Evelyn, AVSL Rd 9 was always going to be a battle for DVAC to take the top points in the Premier Division. As it turned out, the 64 DVAC athletes (34 Female & 28 Male) did well to accumulate a total score of 45,595 points for the day, but it was no match for the might of Eaglehawk who dominated the round with 55,913 points.

AVSL ROUND 8: PREMIER DIVISION POINTS TO THE VALLEY

The Diamond Valley Athletic Club is the defending Premier Division champion club and a win in Round 8 of the AVSL season has kept the hopes alive of being able to make it two in a row. It’s all on a knife edge as DVAC now sits eight points behind Eaglehawk on the Premier Division ladder and still needs to win three of the final four rounds of Shield including Round 10 when DVAC intends to use its Powerplay & double the points for that round.

DECATHLON GOLD MEDALS TO ASHER & LALITH

Over two days of hard fought competition, Asher Andrews (Men Under 18) and Lalith Udugampala (Men 50+) have emerged as Decathlon Gold medallists at the 2024 Victorian Combined Events Championships held at the Lakeside Stadium on the first weekend in January. Chehan Udugampala (Men Under 16) joined his father at Lakeside and gained valuable experience by completing the MU16 Heptathlon. Conditions over the weekend were extremely testing with heat & humidity on the Saturday and heavy rain setting i

SUPER SATURDAY AT THE LAKE

The Lakeside Stadium was a hive of activity on Saturday 6th January as the New Year of athletics kicked off with the Combined Events Championships, Round 2 & 3 of the AV Specialist groups, the High Velocity Club, AV Throwers, Rare Air and Pole Vault.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR VALLEY ATHLETES IN ROUND 7

There were many athletes who left the competition in Round 7 of the AVSL season with the pleasure of having reached a special achievement on the eve of Christmas. The combined efforts of the 69 athletes (32 Female & 37 Male) produced a result that put DVAC on top of the Premier Division for the round and in a healthy position to strike for a repeat of the premiership it won in the previous season. By the end of the Round 7 program, DVAC was in top position having scored a total of 48,013 points,

VALLEY JUNIORS GRADUATE AT AUSTRALIAN ALL SCHOOLS

Sixteen DVAC juniors travelled to Perth to gain valuable Championship experience & test themselves against the best in the country at the 2023 Australian All Schools Track & Field Championships. Over three action packed days at the WA Athletics Stadium, the Valley juniors competed in twenty-three events and came away with seven medals – one Gold, two Silver and four Bronze. The numbers of athletes & medals are an improvement on the same meet in 2022 when 8 club juniors won 4 medals.

VALLEY ATHLETES AT THE ZATOPEK & HVC_AV THROWERS MEET #1

Three DVAC athletes were a part of the wonderful Zatopek meet at Lakeside Stadium on Saturday 2nd December. The DVAC sprinters blitzed at the High Velocity Club & others took part in the AV Throwers club. Find inside all of the results.

MASTERS DELIVER A MASTER CLASS IN AVSL RD 6

The contribution of the masters athletes to the success of the Diamond Valley Athletic Club in the current season of Athletics Victoria Shield League competition is always significant, and in Round 6 it was again a reason for the club doing as well as it did. Of the 63 DVAC athletes competing in Round 6 of the AVSL season, 20 were masters athletes and they generated 33% of the Valley’s total score. Six of the Masters athletes were listed in the top 10 of the Valley’s Most Valuable Athlete list.

VALLEY ATHLETES ENJOY THE RELAY CARNIVAL

The atmosphere at the 2023 Victorian Track Relay Championships held at the Doncaster venue on Saturday 25th November had a distinctly different feel to the normal round of club competition or Track & Field Championships. There was a lot more chatter as members of the 24 teams (14 Women’s & 10 Men’s) involving a total of 63 DVAC athletes (38 Women & 25 Men) worked out their running orders and how the baton might be passed from one runner to the next. There was a lot more cheering for teammates th

AVSL RD 5 2023_DVAC RESULTS

The Diamond Valley Athletic Club managed to claim top spot in the Premier Division of the AVSL with a total of 43,600 points. The ten points earned for the top of the ladder effort sees DVAC still in second place on the season ladder, some 9 points behind Eaglehawk who have already played their Powerplay round. There were 75 DVAC athletes competing (37 Female & 38 Male) across three venues in Round 5. The DVAC teams in Female 40, Female U18 & Male 40+ finished on top in their respective division

DVAC RESULTS ROUNDUP inc MELBOURNE MARATHON & DVAC WINTER AWARDS

The DVAC results from the Melbourne Marathon, Box Hill Twilight, Victorian Milers Club #1, Rare Air #1 and a complete list of the award winners from the DVAC Winter season Presentation Night are all listed below. As well, Shania Murray shares her thoughts on running her first Marathon.

DVAC WINS THE POINTS IN ROUND 4 OF THE AVSL SEASON

The Diamond Valley Athletic Club has won top points in the Premier League for Round 4 of the Athletics Victoria Shield League season. DVAC finished Round 4 with 48,071 points ahead of Eaglehawk on 47,366 points. DVAC had 77 athletes compete in Round 4 (37 Female & 40 Male). The season ladder now sees DVAC in second place on 37 points behind Eaglehawk on 47 points. Eaglehawk have already played their Powerplay that doubles the round score while DVAC is yet to play their Powerplay.

2023 VIC ALL SCHOOLS T&F CHAMPS_WK2 DVAC RESULTS

Week 2 of the 2023 Victorian All Schools Track & Field Championships was a highly successful experience for the Diamond Valley Athletic Club juniors who competed at Lakeside. The 35 athletes (25 Female & 10 Male) won medals galore (23 in all – 5 Gold, 10 Silver and 8 Bronze) over the two day competition. These numbers when combined with Week 1 (33 athletes & 20 medals) highlight the talent that the juniors at DVAC possess.

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