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Day three wrap: Allison takes out sprint test

October 9, 2016 12:52 PM

Draft Combine Wrap: Day 3 Callum Twomey and Michael Ablett wrap up day three of the NAB AFL Draft Combine
AFL 2016 Media - Draft Combine Day 3

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 08: Jacob Allison runs the repeat sprint test during the NAB AFL Draft Combine at Etihad Stadium on October 08, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media)

THREE possible first-round picks shared top place in the beep test in a busy day three of testing at the NAB AFL Draft Combine.

Victorians Jarrod Berry and Oliver Florent, and West Australian key defender Griffin Logue all reached level 15.1 in the shuttle run, which was the final event of a jam-packed Saturday at Etihad Stadium.

Berry's performance was another reminder of the 2015 All Australian's great athleticism, while Florent's effort showed he can match his pace and class with a strong endurance base.

Logue's performance was perhaps most impressive, with the athletic key back pushing himself to exhaustion in his final run of the afternoon. Some recruiters see him as a possible top-20 pick given his size and ability to move around the ground.

Hyundai Help for Kids Lions Academy player Jacob Allison was another player to remind people of his excellent athletic profile, running 2.87sec to take out the 20-metre sprint test ahead of Ben Ainsworth (2.90) and Josh Rotham (2.92).

Ainsworth again placed in the top group of performers for the agility test, which was won by North Ballarat prospect Tom Williamson. The skillful medium defender recorded a time of 8.15sec.

The jumps tests were also completed under the watchful eyes of clubs at Etihad Stadium, with Jordan Gallucci's leap of 89cm in the standing vertical jump breaking the all-time record. 

The speedy midfielder's background in volleyball makes him a vibrant prospect and his jump overtook the record held by American Marvin Baynham (88cm in 2014).

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Possible No.1 pick Andrew McGrath led the way in the running vertical jump off the left foot with a leap of 96cm, while Logue was best on the right side with a lift of 91cm. 

The combine concludes with the 3km time trial on Sunday before the attending prospects have another set of interviews with clubs.

Griffin Logue lies exhausted after his beep test. Picture: AFL Photos

DAY TWO TESTING RESULTS

Beep test
Jarrod Berry (level 15.1)
Oliver Florent (15.1)
Griffin Logue (15.1)
Harry Morrison (14.12)
Dylan Clarke (14.12)
Sam Powell-Pepper (14.7)
Liam Baker (14.5)
Tom Williamson (14.5)
Patrick Lipinski (14.5)
Jordan Gallucci (14.5)

20 metre sprint
Jacob Allison (2.87 seconds)
Ben Ainsworth (2.90)
Josh Rotham (2.92)
Josh Williams (2.93)
Bailey Morrish (2.93)
Taylin Duman (2.93)
Esava Ratugolea (2.93)
Will Hayward (2.94)
Tony Olango (2.94)
Shai Bolton (2.95)

Agility
Tom Williamson (8.15 seconds)
Jack Maibaum (8.19)
Sam Powell-Pepper (8.24)
Harry Morrison (8.26)
Oliver Florent (8.26)
Matt Guelfi (8.29)
Isaac Cumming (8.29)
Ben Ainsworth (8.36)
Jack Scrimshaw (8.39)
Andrew McGrath (8.38)

Standing vertical jump
Jordan Gallucci (89cm)
Esava Ratugolea (76)
Will Hayward (73)
Griffin Logue (71)
Bailey Morrish (71)
Shai Bolton (68)
Callum Brown (68)
Josh Rotham (67)
Max Lynch (67)
Jacob Allison (67)
Jack Bowes (67)
Tom Williamson (67)

Running vertical jump (left foot)
Andrew McGrath (96cm)
Shai Bolton (94)
Cameron Zurhaar (92)
Brennan Cox (92)
Tony Olango (91)
Jordan Gallucci (91)
Oliver Florent (90)
Bailey Morrish (90)
Will Hayward (90)
Esava Ratugolea (89)
Tom Williamson (88)
Harry Morrison (88)

Running vertical jump (right foot)
Griffin Logue (91cm)
Bailey Morrish (91)
Esava Ratugolea (89)
Jordan Gallucci (86)
Andrew McGrath (85)
Ben Ainsworth (84)
Tom Williamson (83)
Jack Scrimshaw (83)
Declan Watson (83)
Mitchell Hinge (83)
Jack Bowes (82)