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Postby Vault-emort » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:34 am

Freezing cold and windy? Ha!! Not even close - a balmy 14C

maybe a BARMY 14 degrees,,,,, it's been freeezing in Canberra for probably the last two months - it usually IS from Easter to Melbourne Cup..
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Postby El Toro » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:50 am

Vault-emort wrote:maybe a BARMY 14 degrees,,,,, it's been freeezing in Canberra for probably the last two months - it usually IS from Easter to Melbourne Cup..

I will admit that -6C last night was a bit chilly but this was the first negative this year and first time I had any ice on my windscreen and compared to my first year here in '99 when it happened on 11 April, it has been, indeed, balmy.

Still, it's a bit different to where I grew up, where 20C overnight was the harbinger of mid winter.....
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Postby AS » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:29 pm

Buckman bows out in semis of 800m - 2:04.68 for 12th. Seasons best, but not form she would have hoped for at start of season (when TFN was tipping her to win).

Nice interview from late March with her:

http://www.athletics-gold.com/?p=759
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Postby AS » Thu Jun 11, 2009 4:39 pm

Another huge PR from Ryan Foster to make 800m final - 1:46.78

Only 0.18 outside WC B qualifier...

Fastest Aussie performance this year

Only 3 Aussies have gone faster since 2002:

1.45.79 Lachlan Renshaw 2008
1.45.82 Kris McCarthy 2002
1.46.35 Jeff Riseley 2007

Wow, this is a surprisingly weak event for Australia in recent times.

#27 all-time Aussie
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Postby AS » Thu Jun 11, 2009 5:44 pm

Gibney gets through 1500m heats in 3:41.70(#7 fastest)
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Postby AS » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:44 pm

Silver for Forrest. Wonder if he'll go off in search of a race to chase WC A-Qualifier now?
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Postby doug091463 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 8:34 pm

AS wrote:Silver for Forrest. Wonder if he'll go off in search of a race to chase WC A-Qualifier now?


there is a track 10k in utrecht on sunday which would be perfect to get pulled to an A standard.
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Postby AS » Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:07 pm

doug091463 wrote:
AS wrote:Silver for Forrest. Wonder if he'll go off in search of a race to chase WC A-Qualifier now?


there is a track 10k in utrecht on sunday which would be perfect to get pulled to an A standard.


I'd be pretty stunned if he didn't hang around to see the end of this meet. Do you think there'd be (a) a direct flight from Oregon to the Netherlands that'd get him their by Sunday? and (b) that he'd be adequately recovered by then?

Any big US/Canada invitationals still to come?
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Postby Vault-emort » Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:31 pm

64;97 SB for Benn Harradine in Lugano might be enough to force his way into the team
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Postby El Toro » Sat Jun 13, 2009 10:49 pm

Vault-emort wrote:Horrible irony on the AA site:

a) in one story, Aussie reps including Kurt Mulcahy are addressing the World Youth team and motivating them to do well

b) in the next story, Mulcahy withdraws from WSG team and will now concentrate on rugby union.. :cry:


Local rag had story yesterday about his first game.
Kurt Mulcahy wrote:To be honest, I don't see myself staying in athletics for another 10 years. It takes time to get skills back, probably at least a year, and it was better to make the transition back sooner rather than later.

I really like the team environment and I think down the track the individual sport will have taught me a lot of lessons in self motivation.


Mulcahy was selected in the schoolboys league team in 2004 but plans to play union because it suits him as it is a "more open game." He scored 2 points in the game.
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Postby Vault-emort » Sun Jun 14, 2009 5:34 am

Good job there's no serious rugby or AFL for the women - though netball is bad enough...

PBs at Gold Coast - courtesy http://www.insideathletics.com.au

200m McLellan 23.02 (-0.4)
400m Pape 52.68

Also

400H Thomas 49.38
LJ Watt 8.09 (+0.9)
LJ Noffke 7.96 (0.0)
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Postby Speedster » Sun Jun 21, 2009 8:21 am

More Gold Coast action this weekend:

Sean Wroe 10.54 (0.0)
Patrick Johnson 10.71.

Sean Wrote 21.00 (0.2),
Matt Davies 21.29
Patrick Johnson 21.49

Sally McLellan (11.40 +0.0), 200m (23.30 +0.0) and 100m hurdles (12.92).

Mitchell Watt 8.12m (+0.0)
Chris Noffke 7.95m

At the AIS in Canberra Melissa Breen ran 11.85/11.95/24.91.
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Postby Vault-emort » Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:37 pm

Sunday at the Gold Coast (heavy rain)

400
Steinert 53.27
Pincott 53.57
Henry 53.59

Offereins 46.00
Thomas 46.22

PS - Hooker ready to fly high again, leaves this week to compete on the circuit including meets at Lausanne; Reims, France; London and Stockholm.

http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news ... -cto2.html
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Postby AS » Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:42 pm

4:10.01 victory and PR from Kaila McKnight in Sweden last night...

moves her to #13 on Aussie all-time list...
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Postby Rineanna » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:45 am

Jana Pittman-Rawlinson back on the track with 55.67 victory in Malaga today. Not a blistering time, but nonetheless good to see her back on the track and hopefully she'll chip away at that time over the next month or so.

AUS - PITTMAN-RAWLINSON Jana 09/09/1982 4 0.298 55.67
2 5 UKR - RABCHENYUK Anastasiya 14/09/1983 5 0.300 56.72
3 7 RSA - WIENAND Janet 15/05/1985 7 0.328 57.71
4 6 BUL - KIRILOVA Tsvetelina 14/07/1977 6 0.282 59.08
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Postby AS » Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:52 pm

Ben Offereins ran big 400m PR: 45.69 on Gold Coast for WC B-qualifier.

Others:
McLellan 13.03
Thomas 50.38

More here: http://www.athletics.com.au/news/news/2 ... son_malaga
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Postby Vault-emort » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:01 pm

Jamo out of WC team due to calf injury

and in Nivelles yesterday

Brendan Cole 1st 49.98
Matt Boyd 1st 5.20m
Lara Nicod 4th 2-06.99
Alana Boyd 1st 4.20m
Jacinta Boyd 1st 6.31m (+2.3)
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Postby AS » Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:57 pm

Mitchell Watt's 8.15 LJ in Lille impressed me. Not a bad effort on debut in Europe.

Looks like with Lapierre and Watt we might finally have an Aussie duo of long jumpers to rival the heyday of Taurima and Burge.

Also intriguing to see that it is this pair to end up on top rather than perhpas more hyped Thornell, Crowther and Noffke...
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Postby Speedster » Sat Jul 04, 2009 12:03 am

AS wrote:Mitchell Watt's 8.15 LJ in Lille impressed me. Not a bad effort on debut in Europe.

Looks like with Lapierre and Watt we might finally have an Aussie duo of long jumpers to rival the heyday of Taurima and Burge.

Also intriguing to see that it is this pair to end up on top rather than perhpas more hyped Thornell, Crowther and Noffke...


Video of Watt's 8.15.

http://www.youtube.com/user/numbersix8# ... 4UTNNfsohc
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Postby Vault-emort » Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:53 pm

I see in Salamanca Joel Milburn getting back to his best with 45.83 and Scott Martin probably earning a Berlin start with his SB 20.45m

Lewis 57.52 for third in 400H
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Postby Terry Gibbs » Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:23 pm

Hi guys hope someone can help me.

Two questions to people who may know - does anyone know the most T & F annual ranking points earned by an Aussie male. Was thinking it would be Deeks, but does anyone know what that would be ??? Reason is, Hooker may push it over next few years. Even if he does not medal this year, his marks and win sequence will have him near the top (saw his 3rd 5.77), and he may have quite a few years left...

Also does anyone know if Scotty Martin has been confirmed on the team yet, the National website, is driving me nuts trying to find the team list ??

Any info appreciated looking forward to Berlin -
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Postby AS » Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:37 pm

Terry Gibbs wrote:does anyone know the most T & F annual ranking points earned by an Aussie male. Was thinking it would be Deeks, but does anyone know what that would be ??? Reason is, Hooker may push it over next few years. Even if he does not medal this year, his marks and win sequence will have him near the top (saw his 3rd 5.77), and he may have quite a few years left...



TFN's web-based Archive only goes through to 2002, but here are the highest totals for a single event that I can find:

Ron Clarke (10000m) 64
Ron Clarke (5000m) 59
Rob de Castella (Mar) 48
Kerry O'Brien (Steeple) 35 (+3 in 5000m)
Derek Clayton (Mar) 34
Herb Elliott (1500m/Mile) 30 (+10 in 800m)
Simon Baker (50KW) 29
John Landy (1500m/Mile) 28 (+7 in 5000m)
Gary Honey (LJ) 28
Steve Moneghetti (Mar) 28
Tim Forsyth (HJ) 28

Dmitri Markov should have picked a few more points and made this list with his 2003-4 efforts (he was on 20 by 2002).
And Nathan Deakes might have gone close too (he was on 5 in 50k and 10 in 20k by 2002, and certainly scored a #1 in 2007).

I'd have to go through old issues of TFN to work out how many points Hooker has accumulated...

And to answer your second question, the WC selectors are supposed to be meeting tomorrow (July 21). Presumably we'll hear an announcement not much later...
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Postby AS » Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:45 pm

Nice interview with LJ find Mitchell Watt:

http://www.runnerstribe.com/wattjuly2009.php
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Postby nevetsllim » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:41 am

Benita Johnson is on the entry-list for the 5000m at Crystal Palace, which will be her first major track race of the year.

What's happened to Eloise Wellings, out of interest? More injuries?
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Postby Speedster » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:11 pm

Strong series for Watt in Rethymno with another PB.

8.24 +1.4
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7.95 +1
8.43 +2
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Postby AS » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:05 pm

Fantastic result for Watt (especially the experience of winning).

Moves to #2 on Aussie all-time list:

8.49 +0.6 Jai Taurima Sydney 28 Sep 00
8.42 +2.0 Mitchell Watt 09
8.35 +1.3 Fabrice Lapierre 09
8.30 +1.1 Peter Burge Melbourne 2 Mar 00
8.29 +0.8 Fabrice Lapierre N 171083 1 Brisbane 21 Mar 09
8.27 +1.2 Gary Honey Budapest,Hungary 20 Aug 84
8.24 +1.9 Shane Hair Seville,Spain 28 Aug 99

Just as importantly, that jump ranks him #5 on world list this year
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Postby K.I.R. » Mon Jul 20, 2009 2:54 pm

nevetsllim wrote:Benita Johnson is on the entry-list for the 5000m at Crystal Palace, which will be her first major track race of the year.


Not sure if you'd consider the Belgium B-circuit "major", but she ran awfully in Liege (15:58).
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Postby AS » Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:05 pm

Back on the rankings questions, Steve Hooker's form thus far is:

2005 10th
2006 1st
2007 5th
2008 2nd

So 26 points, with hopefully many more to come...
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Postby Matt » Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:22 am

Pittman may be out of Berlin because of a back injury, her trainer confirmed today. They are going to see how things go over the next couple of days and make a decision as soon as they can....
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Postby AS » Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:48 pm

Matt wrote:Pittman may be out of Berlin because of a back injury, her trainer confirmed today. They are going to see how things go over the next couple of days and make a decision as soon as they can....


More on Pittman/Rawlinson's latest infliction:

http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport/raw ... 07009.html
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Postby Terry Gibbs » Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:57 pm

As Athletics OZ site appears to be down whenever I try (last three days) does anyone know whether Scotty martin made the team..
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Postby AS » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:16 pm

Terry Gibbs wrote:As Athletics OZ site appears to be down whenever I try (last three days) does anyone know whether Scotty martin made the team..


Still no announcement of team that I can see.

You clicking on right link to AA site?

http://www.athletics.com.au/
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Postby Vault-emort » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:48 pm

Scott is in as is Ryan Gregson and a few other changes..

http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-sp ... -dvr7.html
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Postby AS » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:57 pm

Shawn Forrest was a bit unlucky (and/or Ben St Lawrence)

I presume/hope it's a typo that Tamwysn Lewis is not listed for 400m flat (given she's still there for the hurdles and relay)
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Postby Terry Gibbs » Thu Jul 23, 2009 9:01 pm

That is a pretty big throwing team again, hope we get into at least as many finals as last year..feel sorry for the shotputters, that is going to be tough..
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Postby Vault-emort » Sat Jul 25, 2009 8:15 pm

Shawn Forrest WAS a bit unlucky but there are plenty of others this year who have been lucky considering recent selection decisions. Some of them are really fortunate still be to on the list, given recent form.

Shame they couldn't have added one or two more women to field a 4x100 team - for experience at least - since three of the probable squad are already in the Berlin team. The women's team seems to be shrinking every year and a bit of encouragement wouldn't hurt.

If the men's 4x1 team has been concentrating on relay changes etc, you certainly couldn't see it in last night's race in London. I reckon I'd be considering Lapierre or Watt for the last leg too..

Still, even though we're missing Pittman, Deakes, Mottram - amongst others - with a bit of luck, the team could well pick up a record medal tally in Berlin.
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Postby AS » Sun Aug 02, 2009 2:47 pm

Some weekend results of note:

Jeff Riseley ran another PB - and #2 all-time, this time over rarely run 1000m in Stockholm:
2:17.35 puts him behind Grant Cremer's 2.16.61, but ahead of Hillardt, Scammell & Doyle

Lachlan Renshaw won in Germany (Leverkusen) in PB of 1:45.73 (also passing Hillardt and Scammell to hit #12 on Aussie all-time list).

Justin Anlezark has hit some form again, throwing 20.39 in Wattenscheid.
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Postby Terry Gibbs » Fri Aug 07, 2009 6:46 pm

Essie Essie Essie Aaiii Aaii Aaii......

please tell me that is not a Seth Efrikan on the Australian on the website,,,,,

http://www.athletics.com.au/
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Postby AS » Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:00 pm

Great work from HJer Petrina Price to set PB at Cottbus and secure her spot for Berlin (she'd been told she need a B-qual to make final team)...

did that by 3 cms and become #5 Aussie all-time at 1.94m.

Looks like it's highest jump from an Aussie woman since Alison Inverarity went 1.98 back in 1994!

And a 1cm PB from Price who first jumped 1.93 back in 2003 as a 19 year old (and 1.90 at 17), and picked up WY and WJ medals...
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