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West Coast Eagles

Eagles' speed and endurance machines revealed

Petch is fast, really fast Jack Petruccelle sprints away from the pack and finishes off a great running goal

Who is West Coast's fastest player? Who is our best gut runner? And how do we compare to the other 17 teams?

Thanks to Champion Data and the Telstra Tracker, has compiled the key numbers.

Season records
Total distance covered for season 2019: 3930.6km (No.12)
Total distance at high speed for 2019: 531.4km (No.9)
Total sprints for season 2019: 3300 (No.8) 

Single-match records
Total distance single-match record for each club: 291.8km v Adelaide, round 10
Total distance at high speed single-match record: 44.2km v Geelong, round six
Total sprints single-match record: 327 v Greater Western Sydney, round two

Summary: The win over the Crows at Adelaide Oval was pivotal for West Coast's season and it's not a great surprise that tops the charts after an incredible second-half fightback - Travis King,

Distance kings – average distance covered per match (minimum of two matches in 2019)
Smith has only played twice this year, which could inflate his numbers a touch, but there is no denying the ex-Pie is the Eagles' aerobic king after winning the time trial and Yo-Yo tests pre-season.

1. Josh Smith: 15.63km per match
2. Andrew Gaff: 14.29km per match
3. Jackson Nelson: 14.29km per match 

Distance kings – single-match records for 2019
Gaff's effort against the Crows is the most territory covered in a match by any player this season, and is all the more remarkable given he was crunched by Cam Ellis-Yolmen in the first quarter, before finishing with 33 disposals.

1. Andrew Gaff: 17.60km v Adelaide, round 10
2. Andrew Gaff: 16.44km v Hawthorn, round 15
3. Mark Hutchings: 16.38km v Melbourne, round nine 

Speedsters – highest speeds recorded in 2019
Petruccelle was running on top of the ground against the Power, when he booted five of West Coast's eight goals and earned the NAB AFL Rising Star nomination. You can't help but wonder if Liam Ryan hit top speed before launching for a Mark of the Year contender over Max Gawn.

1. Jack Petruccelle: 35.60 km/h v Port Adelaide, round five
2. Liam Ryan: 35.28 km/h v Melbourne, round nine
3. Brad Sheppard: 35.14 km/h v Collingwood, round three