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."
"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."
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?!
nevetsllim wrote: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?
"I just thought I'd have a go" Story With a 6s+ differential to the flat, she should be able to challenge the Australian record if she gets her flat time into the 46s...
nevetsllim wrote: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?!
I would assume the trip was fully funded by NZ for a showdown with an NZer in NZ and Athletics Australia didn't see much value in funding a replay when Asafa Powell is so much sexier. One competition wouldn't make much difference to Ostapchuk when she is in easy reach of all the Euro meets.
El Toro wrote:she should be able to challenge the Australian record if she gets her flat time into the 46s...
El Toro wrote:I would assume the trip was fully funded by NZ for a showdown with an NZer in NZ and Athletics Australia didn't see much value in funding a replay when Asafa Powell is so much sexier. One competition wouldn't make much difference to Ostapchuk when she is in easy reach of all the Euro meets.
Still, surely AA and ANZ would get their people to talk when tying up appearances? Ostaphcuk v Vili isn't much of a drawcard in Oz but, presuming IAAF meets still have their performances each year tallied for a ranking to see they stil retain status, surely a 19-20m women's shot putter is more value than a 47+ male 400 runner....
Sheesh - all they'd probably need to do is put her up in a hotel for a few days with maybe guest privileges at the NSW Institute or somethin. A nice week's warm weather training and a few GP points for her.
* Tamsyn Lewis entered in 200/400/800/400H (!)
* Jana Rawlinson listed in 400H but....
* 5 women listed in the LJ and 4 men in the HJ which is probably the lowest number for maybe 70 years..
* Sean Wroe listed in 100/200/400
* Gregson not listed at all - saving himself for WXC (?) though fellow-junior Everest is listed in the Steeple
* Hooker out of PV with injury (but everyone probably already knew this) - Burgess will take on Tim Mack
* Good field for men's LJ - hope conditions are as good
* Anlezark and Martin both listed in shot
* Jarrod Bannister not listed
PS - A few results from the past few days:
Melbourne (12 March)
400H Lewis 58.10
800 Pape 2-02.73
Rineanna wrote:Ye've some great prospects down there
We've always had great under-age talent. The trick is to keep em in the sport.
Rineanna wrote:a ~4 metre improvement from her PB prior to 2009!
Her PB in 2001 as a 16 year old (and WY Champ) was nearly 52m - but then she had a few years away from the sport due to injury. It's great that she's still hangin in there after years of injury/disappointment and is having a really good season in 2009. Go Kim!
PS - WA State Champs results (Day 3 - today)
100 - Henry 11.60 (+2.0)
400 - Henry 53.49
PV - Bisk 4.15 Vicky P 4.00 Liz P 3.80
Brisbane - 13 March
SP - Justin Anlezark 19.64
Gold Coast - 15 March
PV - Alana Boyd 4.25
PV - Matt Boyd 5.20
LJ - MITCH WATT 8.17 (-1.0) Chris Noffke 7.85 (0.0)
I actually called the race but from the in-field with about 50m to go. Not the best view of the track, and I was really looking at Davies because he ran so strongly at the finish. When I spoke to Sheehy after he seemed pretty happy with his 21.00! so I just assumed that was correct.
22.66 is a great run for Sally, she must have been gutted to have seen the +2.1. Given that Breen ran mid 23s around her PB, it might be possible for Sally to get the time out in still conditions.
The Canberra track has seen a lot of fast 200m times, particuarly the women with the 22.42 track record from Tania Van Heer in 99. Lauren Hewitt ran 22.52 in 2000 there and Melinda Gainsford-Taylor ran 22.49 back in 1998.
Does that make Sally the fastest 100mh over the 200m at the current group of hurdlers?
Speedster knows that I'd put the house on Van Heer's 22.42 being a flyer and - from memory - I think it was +2.0 as well. Hobart was another good track for 200s.
Anyway here's the Aussie team for World Uni Games. Pretty good strength in a few events and good to see some just below the cusp of WC selection get a guernsey. Men's 4x4 might be good if they all stay healthy
God only knows why Wroe is bothering with the 100. He'll probably only get one run I guess..
Some of these are competing in U23/U20 nationals in Adelaide this weekend (link to start lists in Aus Champs thread)
100m - Sean Wroe (Vic)
200m - Wroe, Kurt Mulcahy (NSW)
400m - Mulcahy
800m - Lachlan Renshaw (NSW)
1500m - Ryan Gregson (NSW)
5000m - Liam Adams (Vic), Richard Everest (SA)
110m H - Justin Merlino (NSW)
400m H - Tristan Thomas (TAS), Brendan Cole (ACT)
20km Walk - Adam Rutter (NSW), Tom Barnes (Vic), Ian Rayson (NSW)
High Jump - Liam Zamel-Paez (Qld)
Pole Vault - Blake Lucas (Vic)
Long Jump - John Thornell (NSW)
Triple Jump - Alwyn Jones (Vic), Henry Frayne (Vic)
Javelin Throw - Josh Robinson (Qld), Matthew Outzen (NSW)
4x400m - Wroe, Mulcahy, Thomas, Chris Troode (WA), Clay Watkins (SA)
100m - Melissa Breen (ACT)
200m - Breen
400m - Madeleine Pape (Vic)
800m - Pape
1500m - Kaila McKnight (Vic), Bridey Delaney (NSW)
10000m - Lara Tamsett (NSW)
400m H - Lauren Boden (ACT)
20km Walk - Jillian Hosking (ACT)
High Jump - Ellen Pettitt (WA)
Pole Vault - Amanda Bisk (WA)
Long Jump - Jacinta Boyd (Qld)
Shot Put - Dani Samuels (NSW)
Discus Throw - Samuels
Javelin Throw - Laura Cornford (NSW)
Heptathlon - Lauren Foote (SA)
Speedster wrote:22.66 is a great run for Sally, she must have been gutted to have seen the +2.1. Given that Breen ran mid 23s around her PB, it might be possible for Sally to get the time out in still conditions.
It was funny - she was pleading with me saying are you sure that's right. maybe it's wrong!! I say.. hey I am just the announcer!
I guess Sally should be asking Sharon Hannon why she wasn't standing in front of the wind gauge!- The busiest spot at Perry Lakes is in front of that wind gauge ... and they are all coaches!
TVH's 22.42 still stands. Was it a flyer? Probably, still she did run 22.56 in Seville later than year with two rounds in her legs and a weaker tail wind. She also got a 0.106 reaction time in her first heat there so maybe she's just that good a starter?