Australian Results, News and Views - 2013


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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby aaronk » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:22 am

Vault-emort wrote:She's a long way from being a world-class athlete, but Shelly Jenneke fans might be interested:

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/athletics/t ... 2fy44.html


Didn't know her real name is Shelly!!
Always known her as Michelle!!

I'm a big fan of hers.....but mostly for her....uh....non-athletic pursuits!!
That she's raced a CAR...isn't surprising!

Here's hoping she'll return to serious 100H racing....and get below 13.00.....so she could be seriously taken as an....ATHLETE!!

LOL
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby AS » Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:11 pm

Very little excitement in terms of the results from the Perth meeting overnight.

Here are the few:
Liam Zamel-Paez's 2.29 HJ. Best jump by an Aussie this millenium. Last Aussie to go that high (or higher) was Tim Forsythe back in 1999. moves to =5 on all-time list
Brandon Starc improves another cm to 2.23 (on the same day his older brother almost scored a century at #9 against India in cricket!)
Annaleise Rubie's 400m PB: 52.89

Greg Rutherford only managed 7.89 but still won!
Series: 7.75m(+0.0) 7.64m(+0.0) 6.12m(-0.5) 7.89m(+0.0) 7.79m(-1.0) 7.59m(+0.0)
Watt fouled first and had no more jumps!

http://www.athletics.com.au/home/compet ... ic/results
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby AS » Sat Mar 30, 2013 2:03 pm

New DT PB for Julian Wruck at Texas Relays: 66.01

Very solid series too

1 Wruck, Julian JR UCLA 66.01mM 216-07
64.59m FOUL 65.16m 66.01m 65.80m 64.55m c
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby El Toro » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:21 pm

AS wrote:New DT PB for Julian Wruck at Texas Relays: 66.01

Very solid series too

1 Wruck, Julian JR UCLA 66.01mM 216-07
64.59m FOUL 65.16m 66.01m 65.80m 64.55m c


Great consistency! The wind in the sprints was mostly illegal, so if these were thrown into the wind then that would give him a couple of metres but if thrown with a tailwind... :shock:
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby AS » Sun Apr 07, 2013 8:36 pm

Fantastic blogpost from Stanford-based Steve Solomon about transitioning from Olympic finalist to college freshman: http://www.runnerstribe.com/blog/46281- ... anford-Rio
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby GMH454 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:46 am

today would have been kind of sad if not for our throwers, Kim, Julian take a bow (also Kelsey-Lee Roberts with 58.58 in second in Jav)

and Julian you are the real deal good luck to you, great throwing

all 6 over the B and at least one over the A, think 66.36..

did not see all Kim's throws but at least 4 were over the B

conditions good but no wind tunnel, great throwing

and Julian starts .. facing 270 degs instead of zero, shows that a shorter thrower can compete


MHJ the Starc boys are on a roll, Brendan won with 2.28 and that equals what Liam Zamel-Paez has got earlier this season but neither has the A of 2.31, but will AA send a guy with a B.

Cameron Page emerged on the scene with 13.29 beating St Kawrence and did it the hard way, by leading most of the way, took lead back on last lap and brought it home

Rowe had a great race beating the hard working from the front Riseley but again long, long way from B

as for the rest, well Josh the Boss looks like he may be able to crack 10.30 if everything goes well, ... and Josh that rates you are ...what about 850 in the world, that has to be worth that dance .. very entertaining , but that B is just too far away

our 400 guys could not crack 46, and not one B qualifier on thetrack, some good efforts though (but not many)

TJ great potential but that is all

and finally womens PV in front and centre stage, and considering the last 13 years made me want to cry. Wind was I thought not too bad (shows what I know) but seeing the Parnov's struggle as they did and Boyd bow out at 4.50, well just plain sad

and Kobie Donovan won the ambulant, and won a lot of hearts for her determination as well, big scene stealer

hope Ch 9 has plenty on Wrucky Kim and Kobie Donovan or they will not be back .. unless Josh maybe takes a leaf out of Galens book with his dance
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby leoesharkey » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:06 pm

Julian looks tall, I am guessing about 6'5" 196 ? :)
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby gktrack » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:27 pm

GMH454 wrote:...and Julian starts .. facing 270 degs instead of zero, shows that a shorter thrower can compete...

Was curious about this comment, so looked at some videos... looks like he personally posts some of his throws on youtube. Was this the different beginning stance you were referencing?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8KfcjWE2Sg... or was this practice stuff? Most of the other videos of him, from last year at least, show a normal beginning stance...

Also in Aussie news, noticed Steven Solomon opened outdoors for Stanford with a easy win in 46.91 this weekend at the Stanford-Cal meet.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby JumboElliott » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:45 pm

Villanova's Aussies this weekend

Williamsz: 3:44
McEntee: 3:44
Patrick Tiernan: 3:49 PR (competing unattached)
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby AS » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:21 pm

A few more Aussies competed in US over weekend:

Todd Wakefield (Washington State) 3:44.88
Kane Grimster (Auburn) 3:49.27
Liam Adams 13:31.21 PR
Kevin Batt (Adams State) 13:44.44 PR
Matt Johnsen (Lamar) 30:00.14
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby AS » Wed May 08, 2013 11:15 pm

In case you missed it (the AA site has thus far!), Sally Pearson made her return to the track in Thailand (of all places!), running on a 4x1. They ran 44.06 (missing WCQ by .06). The rest of the team: Monica Brennan, Melissa Breen and Ashleigh Whittaker

http://www.iaaf.org/news/report/pearson ... ut-narrowl
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby TeWaio » Fri May 10, 2013 3:18 am

Just seen on Mitchell Watt's Twitter reports of a new Australian NR and WL of 68.20m from Benn Harradine...
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby AS » Sun May 12, 2013 2:13 pm

TeWaio wrote:Just seen on Mitchell Watt's Twitter reports of a new Australian NR and WL of 68.20m from Benn Harradine...


More on Harradine's NR here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=50596

Some more US college results from Aussies:

Todd Wakefield 2nd Pac-12 1500m 3:41.83
Steve Solomon 3rd Pac-12 400m 46.12 (but wallopped by a 44.76)
Julian Wruck - 1st Pac-12 DT 63.64m, and also a SP PR of 17.01 finishing 5th
Matt Johnsen 3rd Southland 10000m 30:20.62, 2nd 5000m 14:37.13
Kane Grimster 5th SEC 1500m 3:52.81

And in recent weeks
Jordan Williamsz 2nd Big East 1500m 3:47.83
Sam McEntee 5th Big East 5000m 14:33.37
Linden Hall 4th ACC W1500m 4:23.41
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby AS » Sun May 12, 2013 2:21 pm

And no good news from the Aussie women's relay teams in Colombo:

London 2012 Olympic Games 100m Hurdles champion Sally Pearson was left in tears as Australia was disqualified for a zone violation in the 4x100m Relay which also saw the Australian ‘B’ team failing to finish as Thailand won in a modest 45.33.

There had been considerable publicity related to Pearson’s participation in this meeting after Australia had entered guest teams on the Asian circuit and they lived up to their expectations four days ago at the second leg in Chonburi, Thailand, with an outing in 44.06, but they met with disaster on this occasion.


http://www.iaaf.org/news/report/wang-wi ... e-the-high
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby AS » Sun May 12, 2013 10:26 pm

AS wrote:Some more US college results from Aussies:

...
Julian Wruck - 1st Pac-12 DT 63.64m, and also a SP PR of 17.01 finishing 5th


Oops, seems the DT comp wasn't finished when I posted. Wruck ended up reaching 65.41m
(full series: 61.96m 63.57m 63.64m 65.41m 64.02m 63.16m)
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby Vault-emort » Mon May 13, 2013 3:22 am

AS wrote:And no good news from the Aussie women's relay teams in Colombo:

Even more bad news...
http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/05/1 ... 7F20130513
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby GMH454 » Mon May 13, 2013 7:10 pm

Benn said "good conditions" , ... are we talking Malmo, Hawaii or Selinas good, or Sydney Track classic good ..

anyone know

and I am even more dumb founded than the mighty Panthers (our own Chocolate soldiers) beating the always cheating Storm ..

Benn awesome, good luck and throw far
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby Vault-emort » Tue May 14, 2013 9:07 pm

Two bits of sad news today.

Sprinter Matt Davies apparently banned for 2yrs after use of a supplement (if only he was an AFL 'victim' instead of an 'athletics cheat'...). Apparently the substance wasn't on the banned list, but we need more info from ASADA/WADA.

A World/Olympic male field athlete (that narrows down the list a bit*) has reportedly missed three tests and may also suffer penalties..

http://www.smh.com.au/sport/athletics/a ... 2jlyk.html

*If I've done the sums properly the list of possible athletes looks to be:

-Henry Frayne
-Benn Harradine
-Steve Hooker
-Scott Martin
-Mitchell Watt
-Fabrice Lapierre
-Jarrod Bannister

:(
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby AS » Tue May 14, 2013 10:48 pm

Vault-emort, that is indeed an alarmingly short list of possibilities... I guess there's a pecking order of who would be least damaging, but any one would be bad news...
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby Vault-emort » Wed May 15, 2013 4:14 am

AS wrote:I guess there's a pecking order of who would be least damaging, but any one would be bad news...

Hopefully no pecking order (though I know what you mean) but the slightly less bad news seems to be in a line added to the original article in the last few hours:

It is understood that on at least one of the occasions the athlete will argue he was staying in accommodation organised by Athletics Australia.

Anyway - might need a JB..on the rocks.. :(
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby Athleticsimaging » Thu May 16, 2013 2:13 am

Canberra Times had an article on Melissa Breen today about the disastrous relay trip.

Breen's two week ordeal over
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby AS » Sun May 19, 2013 4:03 pm

Nice PB from Genevieve LaCaze in Puerto Rico (Ponce GP) over the weekend: 9:37.62 (improves 0.28 on previous best).

And she won the race:
Women 3000 Meter Steeplechase
1 Genevieve Lacaze Australia 9:37.62
2 Nicole Bush United States 9:39.36
3 Stephanie Garcia United States 9:50.79
4 Beverly Ramos Puerto Rico 9:51.17
5 Angela Figueoa Colombia 10:12.42
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby AS » Wed May 29, 2013 3:50 pm

On my count here are the Aussies heading to NCAA finals:

M400m Steven Solomon (Stanford)
MDT: Julian Wruck (UCLA)
M1500m: Sam McEntee (Villanova)
W1500m: Linden Hall (Florida State)

Close misses from Regionals (i.e. made QFs easily, but just missed q): Jordan Willamsz (Villanova - M1500m), Todd Wakefield (Washington State -M1500m)

I miss anyone?
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby AS » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:29 pm

Genevieve LaCaze' ran a 4:10.29 PB in Indianapolis on June 15, a 2 sec improvement on her previous best (also from same city)
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby AS » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:23 pm

Nice update on the whereabouts of Aussie athletes over coming couple of weeks (including returns of Pearson & Samuels to European competition):

http://www.athletics.com.au/home/news/n ... ing_ladies

Pearson's schedule and thoughts can be tracked at her website: http://www.sallypearson.com.au/
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby AS » Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:22 pm

Fabrice Lapierre is Moscow-bound after jumping 8.25m (1.3) at a Rice All-comers meet (that's the A qual exactly). He backed it up with a 8.16m also

http://www.athletics.com.au/home/news/n ... _a-qualifi

That moves him up to #9 on the yearly list and is his longest jump since 2010 (and his 6th best legal result ever). Now, let's hope Watt can find some form too...
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby GDAWG » Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:01 pm

Sally Pearson is going to have to run a perfect race in Moscow.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby dustoff » Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:05 pm

GDAWG wrote:Sally Pearson is going to have to run a perfect race in Moscow.

To medal. Incredible to think that Dawn Harper, with a 12.60 to her name this year, might be the weakest of the 4 athletes the US sends.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby mal » Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:42 am

GDAWG wrote:Sally Pearson is going to have to run a perfect race in Moscow.


I suspect she's still hurt.

And I can't see her beating this lady. She will go 12.15.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby El Toro » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:35 am

A reasonably balanced coverage of sport doping contrasted with average punter doping. Bonus is the 14th hottest PhD in Australia.
http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby LopenUupunut » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:26 pm

AS wrote:Fabrice Lapierre is Moscow-bound after jumping 8.25m (1.3) at a Rice All-comers meet (that's the A qual exactly). He backed it up with a 8.16m also

http://www.athletics.com.au/home/news/n ... _a-qualifi

That moves him up to #9 on the yearly list and is his longest jump since 2010 (and his 6th best legal result ever). Now, let's hope Watt can find some form too...
Watt just scratched from the World Champs. Link on front page.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby AS » Tue Aug 06, 2013 4:32 pm

Hey Aussies (residing down here), am I right in saying we're bereft of live WC coverage?

Here's what I said in the TV thread:

For the first time I can recall there is no live coverage in Australia, only a 1-1.5hour highlights package each day on an obscure (but thankfully free) channel. Obviously have a reigning world and Olympic champion and some genuine medal chances wasn't enough to sway any network into thinking folks would tune in or advertisers would front any cash.

It's a real shame as the timezones aren't quite as awful for Australia as a Western Europe or Nth American meet (6 hours behind most of us so morning sessions are late afternoon, evening sessions midnight-3am).


I bitched to AA about it via their Facebook page (asking why can't they stream it live themselves given their Telstra partnership), but they haven't deigned to say anything (surprise, surprise). I'd be happy to pay SBS for a live stream...
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby GMH454 » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:34 am

Gone from what I thought was arguably as good as any coverage in the world back in 2005 to a bought highlights pack..

big loser will be the field events, all drama gone, "here is the top three" (if lucky) and one Australia

how much will we get for the Aussies in the qualifiers if it is a BBC (my guess package)

speaking of that .. where is the package coming from

actually I was bracing for just getting Youtube, like I did last year during the OG, days of coverage of losing baskball and hocky teams and no womens PV !!!

way to go Ch 9, and that worked so well for them
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby typpo » Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:13 pm

Vault-emort wrote:
AS wrote:I guess there's a pecking order of who would be least damaging, but any one would be bad news...

Hopefully no pecking order (though I know what you mean) but the slightly less bad news seems to be in a line added to the original article in the last few hours:

It is understood that on at least one of the occasions the athlete will argue he was staying in accommodation organised by Athletics Australia.

Anyway - might need a JB..on the rocks.. :(


Bannister's just been banned for 20 months for failing to make his whereabouts known for out-of-competition testing.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby El Toro » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:13 am

typpo wrote:Bannister's just been banned for 20 months for failing to make his whereabouts known for out-of-competition testing.


Surely, this must be the end of his career given he's not on the "preferred athlete" list anyway.

Is there any detail on his argument of being in AA organised accommodation on one of the testing days?
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby typpo » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:43 am

The CAS ruling seems harsh to me, at least in so far as the penalty handed down. If his original ban was 24 months and he was actually available for one of his three tests, he should have had his ban reduced by a third to 16 months, not 20. I don't know enough about the circumstances behind the first two missed tests - neither Bannister or anyone else appears to be publicly contesting the rulings on these. But the fact that he appears to have been in AA-sanctioned accommodation on the third occasion when the testers came calling and for some reason couldn't find him tells me he has a right to feel somewhat aggrieved, particularly since this effectively counted as his third strike. I don't get a sense that the sport's governing body has been particularly helpful to one of its elite athletes in this instance. I think an explanation is warranted.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby typpo » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:53 pm

AS wrote:Hey Aussies (residing down here), am I right in saying we're bereft of live WC coverage?

Here's what I said in the TV thread:

For the first time I can recall there is no live coverage in Australia, only a 1-1.5hour highlights package each day on an obscure (but thankfully free) channel. Obviously have a reigning world and Olympic champion and some genuine medal chances wasn't enough to sway any network into thinking folks would tune in or advertisers would front any cash.

It's a real shame as the timezones aren't quite as awful for Australia as a Western Europe or Nth American meet (6 hours behind most of us so morning sessions are late afternoon, evening sessions midnight-3am).


I bitched to AA about it via their Facebook page (asking why can't they stream it live themselves given their Telstra partnership), but they haven't deigned to say anything (surprise, surprise). I'd be happy to pay SBS for a live stream...



SBS One is showing live coverage in the wee hours tonight, it seems (taking in Zoe's final), and I think again early Sunday morning (taking in the W100H final)
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby El Toro » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:50 pm

The Australian Sports Commission is investigating the potential for establishing a "multi sport digital platform" for the media disenfranchised sports. Skip to page 10 of the Request for Proposal for the details.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2013

Postby El Toro » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:16 pm

typpo wrote:.......But the fact that he appears to have been in AA-sanctioned accommodation on the third occasion when the testers came calling and for some reason couldn't find him tells me he has a right to feel somewhat aggrieved, particularly since this effectively counted as his third strike. ......


Slightly more information about the AA accommodation debacle in this article. Also news that sprinter Josh Ross is also under the gun with three missed tests and general complaint about double standards for non-Olympic sports in the ASADA drug testing regime. For all the squealing like pouty bitches, the footy codes get it pretty easy compared to athletics.
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