Saad, Hunter & Haynes Top The Sprints

Day 2 of the NAB AFL Draft Combine saw TAC Cup players lead the way in all three forms of testing. In the 20 metre sprint, the repeat sprint and the agility test, Adam Saad (Calder Cannons), Lachie Hunter (Western Jets) and Matthew Haynes (Northern Knights) recorded the best times of the day in each of the respective tests.

Osborne recorded the third best time in the, just .05 seconds behind the best sprint of the day Saad recorded the best 20 metre sprint of the day at 2.81, three seconds ahead of New Zealand player Kurt Heatherley. Joining Saad in the top 10 were Cannons teammate Matthew Dick (2.88), Knights pairing of Haynes and Aiden Corr (2.89) and Sandringham Dragons Cameron Banfield (2.93). The overall Combine record for the 20m sprint was set in 2010 by now Gold Coast player Joel Wilkinson with a time of 2.75 seconds.

In the repeat sprint Haynes recorded the best time of 23.91 seconds, .41 seconds ahead of Western Australian Harrison Marsh. Sandringham Dragons Josh kelly was one second behind with a time of 24.91 and North Ballarat Rebels Dom Barry recorded the ninth best time of 25.19 seconds. The best repeat sprint time recorded in recent years was by Chris Kangars in 2007 with a time of 23.59.

In the agility test, it was Hunter who had the best time with 8 seconds. This time led the way by .25 seconds from Tasmanian Jesse Lonergan. Geelong Falcons Mason Wood (8.35), Oakleigh Chargers Jason Ashby (8.36) and Dandenong Southern Stingray Jason Pongracic (8.36) also featured in the top 10 times. Fremantle’s Stephen Hill holds the Combine record time for the agility test with 7.77 seconds at the 2008 Combine.

Day 3 of the Combine with see players participating in kicking and handball testing, and also take part in the shuttle run.

Click HERE to see the afl.com.au’s report on the Draft Combine Day 2

20m Sprint (secs)
Adam Saad - 2.81
Kurt Heatherley - 2.84
Leigh Osborne - 2.86
Matthew Dick - 2.88
Matthew Haynes - 2.89

Dean Towers - 2.89
Aiden Corr - 2.89
Clay Cameron - 2.91
Jordon Bourke     - 2.92
Cameron Banfield - 2.93
Jarrod Stokes    - 2.93

Repeat Sprint (secs)
Matthew Haynes - 23.91
Harrison Marsh - 24.32
Dean Towers - 24.48
Leigh Osborne    - 24.74
Joshua Kelly - 24.91
Tim Broomhead - 24.98
Jesse Lonergan - 25.12
Gideon Simon    - 25.18
Dominic Barry    - 25.19
Tim O'Brien - 25.19

Agility (secs)
Lachie Hunter - 8.00
Jesse Lonergan - 8.25  

Tim O'Brien - 8.30
Jordon Bourke - 8.30
Emmett Bradley - 8.31
Zac Williams - 8.32
Laine Wilkins - 8.33
Mason Wood - 8.35
Jason Ashby  - 8.36
Jason Pongracic - 8.36




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