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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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Postby El Toro » Thu Apr 02, 2009 4:31 pm

Speedster wrote: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?


Ahhhhhh, Tanya...... Shame about the chalk bones.
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Postby AS » Tue May 05, 2009 6:46 pm

Of note in recent weeks has been the resurgence of Aussie distance running:

10000m:
27:29.73 Collis Birmingham (age:24)
27:52.10 Shawn Forrest (age: 25)
27:59.77 Michael Shelley (age: 25)

5000m:
13:16.26 Collis Birmingham
13:25.88 Ben St.Lawrence (age: 27)
13:28.81 Shawn Forrest
13:30.63 David McNeill (age:22)

The last time Australia had 3 men under 28min in a season was 2003 (also in 2002). There was only 2 sub-28s between 2004-8 (both by Mottram)

The last time there were 3 or more men under 13.30 was back in the Syndey Olympic year of 2000 (4, plus a 13.30.96). The average number since then: 1.25.

Looks like we might be seeing a Mottram-effect (i.e. if he can do it so can we...).

Exciting times - and with Mottram still to make his return (fingers crossed) and almost 7 months of racing left.
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Postby Vault-emort » Tue May 05, 2009 9:45 pm

Good running by the boys in the states.

Hoping 1500m newbie Kaila McKnight will do well in Osaka this weekend too.
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Postby AS » Sun May 24, 2009 6:43 pm

AS wrote:Of note in recent weeks has been the resurgence of Aussie distance running...


A lengthier discussion from our best (but now retired) local track journo:

http://www.runnerstribe.com/lenjohnson1.php
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Postby El Toro » Mon May 25, 2009 12:04 am

For those with an interest in the personal side of things, the Canberra Times had an article a few weeks back on Tristan Thomas and Melissa Breen being an item. I didn't read it because I know the sporting couple cliches off by heart but at least they're both not trying to run 400H, so it might last..... :P
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Postby AS » Mon May 25, 2009 2:45 pm

El Toro wrote:For those with an interest in the personal side of things, the Canberra Times had an article a few weeks back on Tristan Thomas and Melissa Breen being an item. I didn't read it because I know the sporting couple cliches off by heart but at least they're both not trying to run 400H, so it might last..... :P


Reprinted on AA's site: http://www.athletics.com.au/home_news/b ... t_for_next
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Postby Vault-emort » Mon May 25, 2009 3:57 pm

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:
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Postby Vault-emort » Wed May 27, 2009 12:10 am

Jana has a new coach - Craig Hilliard

Expects to make her European debut in Bydgosz before hitting the Golden League.

http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news ... -bnh0.html
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Postby El Toro » Wed May 27, 2009 3:49 pm

Vault-emort wrote:Jana has a new coach - Craig Hilliard

Expects to make her European debut in Bydgosz before hitting the Golden League.

http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news ... -bnh0.html


V-e, Shouldn't that be a recycled coach?

AS/V-e, I didn't realise AA still had a website :wink:
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Postby AS » Wed May 27, 2009 6:41 pm

El Toro wrote:AS/V-e, I didn't realise AA still had a website :wink:


The move from .org.au to .com.au was handled terribly.

No forward through page for a few weeks...they seem to have fixed that up now though...
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Postby AS » Wed May 27, 2009 7:01 pm

Check out the funny video of Hooker and Jamieson over at the Gold site:

http://www.athletics-gold.com/?p=1247
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Postby Vault-emort » Sat May 30, 2009 4:15 am

Some Gold Coast results from today

100 Mitch Watt 10.37
400 Sally McLellan 54.1
800 Madeleine Pape 2-00.34

and in freezing cold and windy Canberra, Jana Rawlinson ran a 55.6 400H time trial.
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Postby tandfman » Sat May 30, 2009 6:40 am

Vault-emort wrote:Jana has a new coach - Craig Hilliard

She has a new look, too.

http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/st ... 60,00.html
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Postby Vault-emort » Sat May 30, 2009 9:01 am

tandfman wrote:
Vault-emort wrote:Jana has a new coach - Craig Hilliard
She has a new look, too.
http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/st ... 60,00.html

A titillating bit of news I wasn't abreast of. Wonder what the knockers will make of this....

If Jana racks up another World Championship this year, will Berlei sponsor a special Cup for her??

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Postby paulthefan » Sat May 30, 2009 9:58 am

Could she have picked a better coach?, I think not.
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Postby AS » Sun May 31, 2009 5:05 pm

Vault-emort wrote:Some Gold Coast results from today

100 Mitch Watt 10.37
400 Sally McLellan 54.1
800 Madeleine Pape 2-00.34

and in freezing cold and windy Canberra, Jana Rawlinson ran a 55.6 400H time trial.


Huge PB from Watt... that's pretty slick for a long-jumper...
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Postby El Toro » Sun May 31, 2009 6:51 pm

AS wrote:
Vault-emort wrote:Some Gold Coast results from today

100 Mitch Watt 10.37
400 Sally McLellan 54.1
800 Madeleine Pape 2-00.34

and in freezing cold and windy Canberra, Jana Rawlinson ran a 55.6 400H time trial.


Huge PB from Watt... that's pretty slick for a long-jumper...


Watt, apparently ran in LJ spikes. Good time by Pape. Was that solo or rabbited? Mixed race?

Freezing cold and windy? Ha!! Not even close - a balmy 14C.
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Postby AS » Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:41 pm

Rawlinson has had yet another injury setback (rolled ankle - pulled out of Bydgoszcz)

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

Steffensen went 45.94 in Thessaloniki.

More Aussies than normal at NCAAs (bold are those in TFN top 10s):

Ryan Foster - Penn State (800m)
Matt Gibney - Villanova (1500m)
Dave McNeill - Northern Arizona (5000m)
Shawn Forrest - Arkansas (10000m)
Simon Wardhaugh - Boise (HT)

Zoe Buckman - Oregon (800m)
Genevieve LaCaze - Florida (5000m)
Megan Wheatley - Nebraska (Hept)
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Postby AS » Wed Jun 10, 2009 7:46 pm

And the 3 aussies up on Wednesday so far have got through:

Simon Wardhaugh #5 in HT
Zoe Buckman #10 in W800
Ryan Foster #1 in M800
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Postby AS » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:04 pm

So too McNeill (#1 in 5000m), but LaCaze finishes as #27 in women's 5000m heats...
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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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