Karl Amon has taken out his fifth consecutive post-Christmas time trial, finishing among 30 players to record personal best times in the annual fitness challenge this week.
Port Adelaide players undertook three one-kilometre time trials on Monday with their times aggregated.
Mid-season rookie Cam Sutcliffe showed the benefit of having a full AFL pre-season by finishing second while reigning best and fairest Travis Boak was third.
Young gun Xavier Duursma finished fourth while Darcy Byrne-Jones rounded out the top five.
Draftees Miles Bergman and Mitch Georgiades finished inside the top 15, impressing in their first pre-season since being claimed in the first round of November’s national draft.
A couple of veterans in Robbie Gray and Justin Westhoff set career best times – no mean feat given they’re each entering their 14th seasons and Westhoff is on track to become the oldest person to play an AFL game for the club if he plays in Round 1.
Others to stand out with significant improvements to their PBs were ruckman Scott Lycett and young stars Connor Rozee and Dan Houston, who are each eager to spend more time in the midfield in 2020.
Amon’s latest time trial win comes after a career best season in 2019, where he averaged 20 disposals, four marks and three tackles per game.
Time Trial Top 5
- Karl Amon
- Cam Sutcliffe
- Travis Boak
- Xavier Duursma
- Darcy Byrne-Jones