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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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Postby El Toro » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:00 pm

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.
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Postby Vault-emort » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:18 pm

El Toro wrote:she should be able to challenge the Australian record if she gets her flat time into the 46s...


lol

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.
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Postby AS » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:19 pm

Do we know for sure that Ostapchuk isn't competing in Sydney? Perhaps AA have just been remiss in mentioning her...
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Postby AS » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:19 pm

Well, the proof is in the pudding Ostapchuk is not listed on startlist:

http://www.runnerstribe.com/sydneytrack ... ylists.pdf
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Postby AS » Wed Feb 25, 2009 1:55 pm

Another OG gold medalist is down here: Stephanie Brown Trafton

http://www.athletics.com.au/news/news/2 ... er_olympic

Discus field:
1 Lomana Fagatuai NSW
2 Vika Lolo NSW
3 Kimberley Mulhall VIC
4 Dani Samuels NSWIS
5 Stephanie Brown USA
6 Beatrice Faumuina NZL
7 Becky Breish USA
8 Christie Chamberlain NSW
9 Aretha Thurmond USA
10 Sharyn Dickson NSW
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Postby AS » Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:24 pm

Some weekend results:

Queensland:
McLellan 23.18w (+3.1)
Boyd 6.36 (+1.0) LJ, 11.79 (+1.3) 100m

Johnson 20.90 (+1.2), 10.48 (+1.6)
Botha 1:48.49

Western Australia:
Henry 11.68 (+1.9), 54.60
Mickle 61.42m JT

Victoria
Linda Allen 13.57 (+2.3) TJ
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Postby Vault-emort » Sun Mar 08, 2009 3:04 pm

and in Sydney

Dani Samuels 15.76 SP/60.40 DIS
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Postby El Toro » Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:07 pm

ACT:
Boden 56.11 PB and B qualifier 400H
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Postby AS » Sun Mar 08, 2009 5:21 pm

El Toro wrote:ACT:
Boden 56.11 PB and B qualifier 400H


Boden is having a bit of a breakthrough season. Has now taken 0.8s of her PR since start of the year.

New PR puts her at #8 all time for Aussies
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Postby Vault-emort » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:09 pm

Also on the weekend, national walking champs:

Women 20km Race Walk

1, Cheryl Webb, (NSW) 1:29.44. 2, Jessica Rothwell, (VIS) 1:30.25. 3, Claire Tallent, (AIS-SA) 1:32.12.

Men 20km Race Walk

1, Jared Tallent, (AIS- Vic) 1:19.42. 2, Adam Rutter, (AIS-NSW) 1:22.16. 3, Luke Adams, (AIS-NSW), 1:26.33.

Webb an auto-selection for Berlin. Young Rothwell also a near certainty.

and also in Melbourne:

PV
Blake Lucas (b 90) 5.40 PB
Joel Pocklington 5.30 PB
Matt Boyd 5.15

Alana Boyd 4.35
Vicky Parnov 4.10
Amanda Bisk 4.00
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Postby Per Andersen » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:19 pm

What's the story with Jarrod Bannister this season. Injured?
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Postby Vault-emort » Mon Mar 09, 2009 9:26 pm

Per Andersen wrote:What's the story with Jarrod Bannister this season. Injured?

That's what I'd been guessing. Hasn't competed all season so far. He's a pre-selection for Berlin though, so hopefully he will make a return in Europe.

I think Uwe Hohn was reportedly trying to change his throwing style, so might also be just in hard training??

Nothing on his flashy looking website...http://www.jarrodbannister.com.au/
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Postby AS » Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:35 pm

Not many aussies in the NCAA indoor this time round,.

But here they are:

Shawn Forrest - Arkansas - 5000m - 4th fastest qual
Simon Wardhaugh - Boise State - WT - 3th longest qual
Zoe Buckman - Oregon - Distance Medley - 4th fastest qual
Megan Wheatley - Nebraska - Pent - 4th highest qual
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Postby AS » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:00 pm

AS wrote:Not many aussies in the NCAA indoor this time round,.

But here they are:

Shawn Forrest - Arkansas - 5000m - 4th fastest qual
Simon Wardhaugh - Boise State - WT - 3th longest qual
Zoe Buckman - Oregon - Distance Medley - 4th fastest qual
Megan Wheatley - Nebraska - Pent - 4th highest qual


Oh, and a 3000 from Forrest (also 4th fastest qual)
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Postby Vault-emort » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:47 pm

The start lists for next week's national championships are online - http://www.athletics.com.au/freestyler/ ... 85861a.pdf

Some trivia:

* 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
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Postby paddyb » Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:32 am

Canberra this afternoon...

John Woods 60m 6.82 (-1.0). He ran 10.25w last week.

Just before Breen ran 11.82 (-0.8) the rain came pelting down and the track was completely soaked

Thomas got his eleventh personal best best of the season today with a 21.32 200m (+0.2). Track was drying by then.

http://athleticscapital.ning.com/profil ... have-final
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Postby Vault-emort » Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:53 am

paddyb wrote:Canberra this afternoon...

Would be nice if ACTA published some results from this week or last week's meet

PS - I see Gregson has broken Aus U20 3000m record in Christchurch on Friday which - instead of Nationals - was his WXC warm up - 7:57.45. Riseley 3:54.24 over Birmingham 3:54.36 in the Mile.
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Postby paddyb » Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:59 am

Sorry - Can't do anything about it. I gave up doing results last season. Results database too painful for me!

They won't be available until Monday.

Breen did 11.50 (-0.8?) last week. Boden ran 56.11. Can't remember anything else.

Blackburn ran 54/55? today.
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Postby Vault-emort » Sat Mar 14, 2009 3:41 pm

Wasn't having a go at you Pat, but ACT seems to have dropped the ball on results lately.

PS - results from WA Championships

FRIDAY
U16 PV - Liz Parnov 4.10
U20 PV - Vicki Parnov 4.20
SATURDAY
200 - Henry 23.66 (+1.8)
Jav - KIM MICKLE 63.49 A QUALIFIER
PV - Burgess 5.40 Mack USA 5.40 Leask 5.00
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Postby Rineanna » Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:01 pm

Vault-emort wrote:U16 PV - Liz Parnov 4.10
U20 PV - Vicki Parnov 4.20


She's U16 and jumped 4.10?! That's a talent right there. I'm guessing Vicki's her sister...she better watch out or her sister will be flying higher than her very soon! Some jumping.

Jav - KIM MICKLE 63.49 A QUALIFIER


If the IAAF biographies are to be believed, then that's not only a near three metre improvement on her less than a month old PB, but a ~4 metre improvement from her PB prior to 2009! :shock:

Ye've some great prospects down there - Rawlinson, Hooker and company won't be the only Ozzie hot shots around soon.
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Postby Vault-emort » Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:11 am

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! :shock:

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

PPS

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)
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Postby Vault-emort » Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:53 pm

Speaking of keeping impressive juniors in the sport.....

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/st ... 22,00.html
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Postby paddyb » Sun Mar 29, 2009 12:06 am

Great sprinting in Canberra. Perfect conditions for 200m

McLellan 22.66 (!) 2.1m/s Breen 23.46 Lewis 23.48 ( I think those 2 times are correct) McLellan's bend was huge. Easily ran away from Breen who was on her inside.

Matt Davies 20.77 (1.) personal best
Rouge-Serret 20.82

Rouge-Serret 10.37 (0.0)
Ross 10.47

Jacinta Boyd 6.51

Pirrenee Steinart 53.18

Meet report...

http://athleticscapital.ning.com/profil ... nberra-for

Full results now available (Sheehy and Rouge-Serret times incorrectly reversed)
http://www.athleticsact.org.au/index.ph ... 2&Itemid=1

Actually the Sheey time of 20.82 is correct
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Postby AS » Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:04 am

Nice PR from Shawn Forrest at Cardinal Invitational;
13:28.81

Inside B-Standard for wc... but would need A to get on team...
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Postby Vault-emort » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:05 am

paddyb wrote:Matt Davies 20.77 (1.) personal best
Rouge-Serret 20.82

Full results now available (Sheehy and Rouge-Serret times incorrectly reversed)

Actually the Sheey time of 20.82 is correct

I was a bit confused about this as I thought you woulda seen the race.
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Postby paddyb » Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:26 am

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.
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Postby Speedster » Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:18 am

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?
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Postby Vault-emort » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:11 pm

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)

MEN (21):

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)

WOMEN (13):

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)
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Postby paddyb » Wed Apr 01, 2009 9:44 pm

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!
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Postby Speedster » Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:16 am

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?
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