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Postby AS » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:23 pm

On the road, Scott Westcoot put in another good performance in Japan on Weekend:
BEPPU–OITA MARATHON
Westcott (Aus) 2:12:56 for 4th

He has ran 2:13:36 in 2008 and his PR, 2:11:36 in 2005

And more confirmed visitors to Australia:
Asafa Powell
Melaine Walker
Nesta Carter
Michael Frater
Ainsley Waugh
Andrew Hines
Wilan Louis (BAR - 45.91 400m PR)
Brigitte Foster-Hylton
Nadia Cunningham (Jam - 52.09 400m PR)

http://www.iaaf.org/GP09/news/kind=100/ ... 49188.html
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Postby AS » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:38 pm

Add a couple more to my list above (of visitors):

Shericka Williams
and Xavier Carter (down to run a 400m in Sydney, 200m in Melbourne);

http://www.athletics.com.au/fanzone/380 ... ralia_2009
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Postby AS » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:53 pm

A few more results:

Tamsyn Lewis 11.8h, 52.9 h (mx) in Melbourne 31 Jan

http://www.athsvic.org.au/cache/MeetFil ... 44460.html

John Thornell 7.79 LJ
Rob Crowther 7.66 LJ in Canberra 3 Feb
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Postby Vault-emort » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:56 pm

AS wrote:Hey Vault-e etc, thanks for the tip on the "Greatest Athlete" clips... fun to watch... is this on TV somewhere too?


Channel 9 - Saturday arvo at 5pm
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Postby paddyb » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:58 pm

Australia Cup Meet in Brisbane laster this afternoon/tonight.

Lewis, Breen and Tallent competing...

http://athleticscapital.ning.com/profil ... nd-melissa

http://www.athletics.com.au/news/news/2 ... iple_treat
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Postby paddyb » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:53 am

Best performance was Mitchell Watts 8.07w LJ

Boyd jumped 6.44m

Breen 11.68 (-1.2)

http://www.qldathletics.org.au/liveresults/index.htm
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Postby Jon » Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:32 am

Johanna Jackson also smashed the British 5000m walk record by 30 seconds with 21:01.24. At that pace, she must have passed through 3000m in UK record time too.
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Postby AS » Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:33 pm

Nice site I just stumbled across for Aussie aths coverage (run by a regular participant in global tipping competitions):

http://www.athletics-gold.com/
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Postby Vault-emort » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:57 am

AS wrote:Nice site I just stumbled across for Aussie aths coverage (run by a regular participant in global tipping competitions):

http://www.athletics-gold.com/

Nice site - shame about the name..
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Postby AS » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:06 pm

Vault-emort wrote:
AS wrote:Nice site I just stumbled across for Aussie aths coverage (run by a regular participant in global tipping competitions):

http://www.athletics-gold.com/

Nice site - shame about the name..


Yeah, I was stunned to find it isn't yours...
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Postby Vault-emort » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:47 am

lol good luck to him

as we both know only too well a website's only as good as its' last update :oops:
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Postby Vault-emort » Wed Feb 11, 2009 3:16 pm

Bershawn Jackson, LJ Van Zyl and David Oliver added to the Sydney and Melbourne start lists.

http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,865 ... 18,00.html
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Postby AS » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:27 pm

Vault-emort wrote:Bershawn Jackson, LJ Van Zyl and David Oliver added to the Sydney and Melbourne start lists.

http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,865 ... 18,00.html


That's great news from Tristan Thomas as he chases more 400mH PRs...

And should certainly open Justin Merlino's eyes to what high quality high hurdling is like...

Nice work from AA

Less impressive is the World X-Country Team announcement. Why only take 3 senior men?

http://www.athletics.com.au/news/news/2 ... eam_to_tak
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Postby Vault-emort » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:58 am

Looks like a wtf news day....

Equally strange is this report of Australia bidding for the 2011 World XC Titles.
http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport/mel ... 92494.html

It mentions Melbourne, Geelong, Sydney and Queensland as possible venues, totall ignoring our new purpose-built XC facility in Canberra - the Robert de Castella track.....

*mind boggles*

And then Jana Rawlinson (via Chris) says she won't be running in Melbourne as "her event isn't on the programme" - http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,865 ... 18,00.html

Is this the same Jana who has competed on the Aussie circuit in recent years running 200m, 300m, 400m, 800m and 100m Hurdles more than she's competed at the 400H?
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Postby AS » Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:03 pm

Vault-emort wrote:Looks like a wtf news day....

Equally strange is this report of Australia bidding for the 2011 World XC Titles.
http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport/mel ... 92494.html

It mentions Melbourne, Geelong, Sydney and Queensland as possible venues, totall ignoring our new purpose-built XC facility in Canberra - the Robert de Castella track.....

*mind boggles*


I was surprised by that too... perhaps they are concerned by the limited number of international flights into Canberra? But that didn't stop them putting parliament there :)
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Postby tandfman » Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:53 pm

Yes, but not very many people from Kenyan or Ethiopian fly in for parliament meetings. :)
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Postby Vault-emort » Sat Feb 14, 2009 12:03 pm

Headwinds in Sydney affected sprint times at NSW Championships. Ex-South Australian couple Sheehy and Steinert overshadowed some of the local stars. Patrick Johnson could only manage 5th in the men's 100.

Internationals Clinton Hill (47.30) and Chris Troode (47.23) won their 400m heats, but didn't start in the final.

Best results from Day 2 below:

MEN
100 Ambler NZL 10.47 (-0.6) Sheehy 10.55 Groth 10.57
400 Milburn 45.92 Thomas 46.37
110H Merlino 14.04 (-0.3)
LJ Thornell 7.59 (0.0)

WOMEN
100 Verlinden 12.02 (-1.5)
400 Pirrenee Steinert 53.40
HJ Price 1.89
JAV Cornford 56.52

Champs conclude today - http://www.nswathletics.org.au/answ/live/
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Postby Vault-emort » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:14 pm

Some reasonable fields for the ACT Champs over the weekend. If the weather is anything like today (warm, no wind) there could be a few good marks.

W100 Ross Galic Woods Mitchell Frayne Ambler NZL
W200 Ross Mulcahy Lynch Woods Mitchell Ambler
M400 Troode Mulcahy
M800 Thomas
M110H Merlino Small
M400H Thomas Cole
MLJ Crowther Crowe Thornell Jones Frayne
MTJ Jones Frayne
MHAM Billett Driesen Dickson

W100 Breen Whaler Kleeberg Verlinden
W200 Above plus Blackburn
W400 Blackburn Greaves
W400H Boden McGlone
W TJ Allen O'Riley
WHAM Di Marco Clement

Queensland champs sees Sally McLellan looking for a 100/200/100H treble. Chris Noffke v Mitch Watt in the Mens LJ. Justin Anlezark is entered in the Shot. And the Boyds should take home three titles.
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Postby paddyb » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:02 am

ACT Champs
Thomas is only running the 400m hurdles on Sunday

Mens triple was a great comp. Jones winning on the last jump with a 16.64m (1cm off a B qualifier) to Fraynes 16.42. Jones is now 7-0 against Frayne.

The 800m was a cracker tonight. Joshua Johnson and Brett Robinson battled hard form 300m out. Johnson winning in 1.50.82(?) and Robinson 1.51.20 (memory?). Big PR for Robinson. Both boys are off to World Junior Cross Country. Robinson has a great kick. Maybe the short event is his best?
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Postby paddyb » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:29 am

Make that 6-0 - thanks mirko!
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Postby AS » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:48 pm

Tamsyn Lewis ran 12.17 (-1.4) and 23.90 (0.1) to be fastest qualifier from 100 and 200 heats at Vic State Titles last night.
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Postby AS » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:53 pm

A few more internationals confirmed for Sydney and Melbourne meets:

MPV:
Tim Mack
Giovanni Lavaro

Men's Middle Dist:
Nick Willis
Youssef Saad Kamel
Gideon Gathimba

WSP:
Valerie Vili

And also "Australia’s hottest DJ Grant Smillie"!!

See http://www.athletics.com.au/news/news/2 ... ns_stellar
http://www.athletics.com.au/news/news/2 ... ss_the_tas
http://www.athletics.com.au/news/news/2 ... oker_and_p
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Postby paddyb » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:52 pm

ACT Champs Day 2
Great conditions

Mulcahy 45.90 (B qualifer)
Merlino 13.94(-1.1)
Breen 11.47 (0.3)

Heard McLellan ran 11.26 and 11.36 in Qld Champs

Full results and event reports
http://www.athleticsact.org.au/index.ph ... e&Itemid=1
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Postby Vault-emort » Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:27 am

Shame Qld Aths site's live results service has been dead all day. Maybe someone forgot to plug meet manager in.

Msny of the state fields (eg open events with no/only one starter) must be of the lowest quality/depth ever. :(
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Postby eldrick » Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:12 am

AS wrote:Tamsyn Lewis ran 12.17 (-1.4) and 23.90 (0.1) to be fastest qualifier from 100 and 200 heats at Vic State Titles last night.


she has an impressive range from 100m - 800m

pity she can't get real quick at 1 particular event
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Postby Vault-emort » Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:37 am

Tamsyn could star at a national level at probably five or six events including the 400H which she's dabbled in this year at club level, but just never seems to have that change of pace needed when it counts in 800s (WIC notwithstanding). I guess her main goal might be four consecutive Comm Games Golds (albeit at 4x4) which I think would be a record for aths (if not all sports) so maybe dropping back is more sensible than moving up.

She'd just better hope Jana's in form and that a couple of Aussies such as Olivia, Pirrenee or Angeline could take a step up to 52/51 world at least in the next eighteen months.

Good to see Alicia Wrench-Doody set a new PB in Brisbane today. 11.66 is nothing internationally but she's on the improve (PBs not close to 12.2/25.0 before this season) and can't hurt our relay squad. With Attenborough whose 11.72 today was her best for a while due to injury - along with the improving Breen and of course McLellan, the 4x1 has some potential - if they ever get a chance to run together in a qualifying meet, that is. Sydney maybe??

eta Speaking of relays, Clinton Hill ran 46.65 in Sydney plus Aaron Rouge-Serrett 20.93 PB beat Sean Wroe and Tamsyn Lewis 23.86 (-2.1) in Melbourne.
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Postby AS » Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:30 pm

Discussion of McLellan's 11.26 (and commitment to chase MGT's 100m NR):

http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport/mcl ... 36925.html

Also on Tamsyn front, she is down to race 400mH at Vics today too...I must say in all the years of watching her race in interclub meets (including as a junior) I can't remember seeing her hurdle, but her 58.6 a couple of week's back suggests she's got some promise...
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Postby paddyb » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:08 pm

ACT Champs Day 3

Tristan Thomas 49.25 (A qualifier)
Kurt Mulcahy 20.89 (second personal best of weekend)
Mel Breen 23.60 (-0.6)
Kim Mickle 59.27 (B qualifier)
Henry Frayne 7.99m (goes to = 2nd all time Junior - misses Crowther's record by 1cm)
John Thornell 7.95w (only just on the board - was an 8.05 jump)
Lauren Bode 57.06

Full results
Meet report http://www.athleticsact.org.au/index.ph ... 6&Itemid=1
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Postby Vault-emort » Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:57 pm

Most interesting results I can see from Vic Champs today:

Riseley 1-47.58 800
Lewis 57.90 400H
Wroe DNS 100 or 400 finals

The rest are here - http://www.athsvic.org.au/cache/MeetFile/8444indiv2.htm

And looks like a few more changes to the overseas guest lists for Melbourne and Sydney.

Brianna Glenn USA 100m added
Jenny Adams USA 100H (and LJ?) seems to have replaced Denby
A few US women throwers are in NZL too, so wouldn't be too surprised if they also compete

Some results from (gusty by the looks of it....) Brisbane today:

McLellan 200m 23.39 (1.5) ht, 23.83 (-3.0) final, 100H 13.30 (-4.0)
Wrench-Doody 200m 24.01 (-1.3) ht - did not contest final
Johnson 200m 21.44 (0.5) ht - did not contest final
Burstow 110H 14.01 (2.0)
19yo Fraser Goss 800 1-49.76
Boyd NH Pole Vault
Watt 7.94 (0.9) LJ beating Noffke 7.44w
Robinson 76.80 SB Javelin beating Hollins 72.74
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Postby AS » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:14 pm

Powell is set to run 400m again in Sydney this Saturday:

http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport/pow ... 99543.html

PRs/SRs of main competitors mentioned in article:
Joel Milburn 44.80 (2008)/45.92
John Steffensen 44.73 (2006)/--
Sean Wroe 45.17(2008)/45.70
Kurt Mulcahy 45.90 (2009)
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Postby El Toro » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:22 pm

Vault-emort wrote:Most interesting results I can see from Vic Champs today:

Riseley 1-47.58 800
Lewis 57.90 400H
Wroe DNS 100 or 400 finals

The rest are here - http://www.athsvic.org.au/cache/MeetFile/8444indiv2.htm


Damn, are those results the saddest thing you've ever seen? (Well, apart from the ACT champs, where I could have been competitive in some events. :shock: )

What happened in the powerhouse state of Australian athletics to reduce both quality, numbers and depth?
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Postby AS » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:24 pm

Over the Tasman Sea in NZ, Vili threw a big one over the weekend:

"Valerie Vili overcame the atrocious weather conditions to win the shot put and establish a fresh New Zealand Allcomers and Resident record of 20.25m at the IAAF Permit meeting at Waitakere this evening.This added 5cm to her record set in January 2006 in Christchurch before going on to win the Commonwealth title in Melbourne. Vili also had the satisfaction of beating her arch rival Nadzeya Ostapchuk from Belarus by over a metre."


Performances of note:
MJT: Stuart Farquhar 79.30m
WSP: Valerie Vili (NZ) 20.25m (NZ Allcomers and Resident Record) 1, Nadzeya Ostapchuk (Belarus) 19.11m 2, Kristin Heaston (USA) 17.48m 3.
WDT: Beatrice Faumuina (NZ) 58.13m 1, Rebecca Breisch (USA) 57.43m 2, Aretha Thurmond (USA) 54.57m 3.

http://www.athletics.org.nz/Article.aspx?ID=5085
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Postby skiboo » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:59 pm

I'd like it if someone could enlighten me on Melissa Breen. Progress, age, for starters. Thanks if anyone can.
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Postby AS » Sun Feb 22, 2009 5:35 pm

skiboo wrote:I'd like it if someone could enlighten me on Melissa Breen. Progress, age, for starters. Thanks if anyone can.


Here it is http://www.athletics.com.au/fanzone/ath ... issa_breen
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Postby AS » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:37 pm

AS wrote:Powell is set to run 400m again in Sydney this Saturday:

http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport/pow ... 99543.html

PRs/SRs of main competitors mentioned in article:
Joel Milburn 44.80 (2008)/45.92
John Steffensen 44.73 (2006)/--
Sean Wroe 45.17(2008)/45.70
Kurt Mulcahy 45.90 (2009)


More on this here:

http://www.athletics.com.au/news/news/2 ... _in_sydney
"The addition of Powell to the start list, gives even more weight to an already impressive 400m line up which includes American Xavier ‘X-Man’ Carter, Commonwealth Games champion John Steffensen, Olympic semi-finalists Joel Milburn and Sean Wroe, and rising star Kurt Mulcahy. Jamaica’s Sanjay Ayre and Japan’s Yoshihiro Horigome complete the talent-laden field."
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Postby El Toro » Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:56 pm

paddyb wrote:ACT Champs Day 3

Tristan Thomas 49.25 (A qualifier)


Credits time to his improved performance on the flat.
Despite making error after error today, the fact I had that strength and speed meant even though I was stuffing up, I had the momentum to run well.


Sounds like a smoother effort might get the first sub-49 for quite a while.
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Postby AS » Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:43 pm

El Toro wrote:
paddyb wrote:ACT Champs Day 3

Tristan Thomas 49.25 (A qualifier)


Credits time to his improved performance on the flat.
Despite making error after error today, the fact I had that strength and speed meant even though I was stuffing up, I had the momentum to run well.


Sounds like a smoother effort might get the first sub-49 for quite a while.


Hit 6 of 10 hurdles according to one report, so should be scope for considerable improvement still...
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Postby paddyb » Sun Feb 22, 2009 11:03 pm

He definitely messed up a heap of hurdles.. if he is ever in a situation where he in a major fighting for win/medal/place in final - back him - he is soo competitive
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Postby AS » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:45 pm

Nice summary of qualifying performances (WC and WYC) from weekend down under :

http://www.athletics-gold.com/?p=369
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Postby nevetsllim » Mon Feb 23, 2009 3:52 pm

That's a pretty decent time from Tamsyn in the 400mH - not too many Brits run faster than her. Has she been doing much hurdle practise?

It's a shame Ostapchuk didn't stick around for the Sydney meet - it seems a bit pointless just flying for 30h to one meet, and then going back home again when she could have picked up some more Grand Prix points. Surely Australia at this time of year has to be better than Minsk?!
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