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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby Athleticsimaging » Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:44 am

Jana gets some academic coverage on The Conversation for the physical and mental sides of her transition from hurdles to bobsleigh.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby AS » Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:07 pm

Pittman's bobsled partner Astrid Rađenović (nee Loch-Wilkinson) is also a former 400mH (not quite to Jana's standard - PB looks like it was 62.31).

Rađenović has partnered up with several former athletes in the past:
Cecilia McIntosh (2010 Olympics) - 2002 Comm Games Javelin silver, PB of 58.95m
Kylie Reed (2006 Olympics) - 6.57m LJer

Both McIntosh and Rađenović also competed at national level in weightlifting.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby AS » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:25 pm

Athleticsimaging wrote:Steve Hooker competes at WA champs and jumps 5.00m, which seemed to be the best performance of the WA weekend. :shock:


Hooker is reportedly entered in the 200m at the Victorian Champs (Feb 28-March 2)!
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby AS » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:44 pm

Entry lists are up for this weekend's Perth Track Classic:
http://www.athletics.com.au/DesktopModu ... mentid=442

Of note:
Pearson vs Breen in w100m
Pearson making 100mH season debut
Mickle vs Mitchell vs Kelsey-Roberts vs Ebihara (JAP - Daegu finalist, PR 62.83m) in wJT
Magakwe (RSA - PR 10.06) vs Jarrod Geddes (back from Jamaican training) in m100m
Magakwe (20.23) vs Lehata (LES - 20.37) vs Hough in m200m
LaShawn Merritt in m400m
Riseley in m800m
Felix Sanchez vs Tristan Thomas in m400mH
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby aaronk » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:00 pm

AS wrote:Entry lists are up for this weekend's Perth Track Classic:
http://www.athletics.com.au/DesktopModu ... mentid=442

Of note:
Pearson vs Breen in w100m
Pearson making 100mH season debut
Mickle vs Mitchell vs Kelsey-Roberts vs Ebihara (JAP - Daegu finalist, PR 62.83m) in wJT
Magakwe (RSA - PR 10.06) vs Jarrod Geddes (back from Jamaican training) in m100m
Magakwe (20.23) vs Lehata (LES - 20.37) vs Hough in m200m
LaShawn Merritt in m400m
Riseley in m800m
Felix Sanchez vs Tristan Thomas in m400mH


And let's not forget Michelle Jenneke!!
She'll be in Perth!
Watch out, Sally!! :P
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby AS » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:17 pm

aaronk wrote:And let's not forget Michelle Jenneke!!


I will mention Jenneke when her PR gets with a sec of Pearson's and/or she is #2 in Australia (she's currently #3 of current folks by PR) 8-)
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby Sasuke » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:45 am

Sally confirmed she scratched from the 100m flat because she doesn't want to risk anything before the WIC. She is due to run the hurdles, though.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby Sasuke » Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:39 am

Sally clocked 12.59 winning by more than half a second... she looked very good and fit, and she ran in a slightly headwind. Will win without problems in Sopot.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby starboyunlimited » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:16 am

Back With a Bang Sally Pearson runs 12.59 100MH Season Opener 2014 Perth Track Classic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3zVil1Rkq8
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby starboyunlimited » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:11 am

Via: Jon Mulkeen @Statman_Jon Twitter
@sallyp100h's 100H season openers:
2008 - 12.81
2009 - 12.93
2010 - 12.97
2011 - 12.85
2012 - 12.86
2013 - 12.90
2014 - 12.59
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby AS » Sat Feb 22, 2014 1:05 pm

Other results of note:
w100m Melissa Breen 11.31 (1.1)
w1500m Susan Kuijken NED 4:07.21, Zoe Buckman 4:07.56, Kaila McKnight 4:07.92, Melissa Duncan 4:09.13 PR (#11 all time Aussie)
w100mH 2nd was Shannon McCann 13.15 (-0.2) - PR by 0.11 and moves to #8 all time Aussie
WLJ Brooke Stratton 6.62m (0.9) - PR by 2 cms for 20 yo
WJT Mickle 63.37m, Kelsey-Lee Roberts 61.99m, Mitchell 60.42m

M100m Jarrod Geddes 10.30 (1.8) - PR by 0.07 for 19yo (who was training with Bolt and co last month)
m200m Geddes 20.59 (1.1) - PR by 0.81!
M400m LaShawn Merritt 45.90
m800m Joshua Ralph 1:46.25 PR, Jeffrey Riseley 1:46.54
M110mH Sam Baines 13.70 (1.7) - PR by 0.14 and moves to #5 Aussie all time
Nicholas Hough 13.73 (1.7) - PR by 0.16 and moves to =#8 Aussie all time
m400mH Michael Cochrane NZL 49.72 NR, Felix Sanchez 5th in 52.75
MJT Luke Cann 77.50m - PR by 92cms for 19yo (and beats Farquhar NZ)

http://athsaus.imgstg.com/uploads/Athle ... erth_2014/

The return of Baines (2010 WJ 4th) to the track after 3 years of injury (this is something like his fourth race ever over the 42 inch barriers), and his rivalry with Hough (2012 WJ 2nd) means we might soon have a champs-level mens hurdler for the first time since Kyle Vander-Kuyp.

Jeff Riseley's return (only his 3rd race since 2012) is good news too.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby AS » Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:37 am

Danni Samuels reportedly just opened her season with 65.59m DT at NSW Champs.

That's hear 2nd best comp ever (and thus her best throw since 2010).
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby Master Po » Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:38 pm

Steven Solomon won the MPSF Championship today, 46.24 (oversize track). This is his first season racing indoors, so not much to compare -- he ran 46.42 on this track a couple of weeks ago.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby AS » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:14 pm

AS wrote:Danni Samuels reportedly just opened her season with 65.59m DT at NSW Champs.


Samuels followed up with a SP PR today of 17.05m (prev PR was 16.82), which moves her from #5 to #4 on Aussie all-time list.

Wonder if she's looking to do this event at Comm Games.

Here were the top Comm throwers in 2013:
20.90 Valerie Adams NZL
17.84 Cleopatra Borel TRI
17.63 Julie Labonté CAN
17.12 Sophie McKinna GBR
16.72 Nadia Alexander JAM

(and to show how hard some A-quals are relative to depth of C'Wealth, A qual is 17.20m!)
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby AS » Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:16 pm

Nice breakthrough by 19yo steepler at NSW Champs:
Spencer, Kate 9:53.15
Would have ranked her #5 among juniors globally last year.
Also now #5 all-time Aussie.
Previous best was 10:20.72
She also ran a 15.46.60 5000m last month
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby AS » Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:19 am

And another sub-10 women's steeple tonight - Victoria Mitchell has reportedly gone 9.46.98 at a meet at Bankstown. Fastest time for her since 2008!

And Eloise Wellings ran a 15.26.12 5000m
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby nianchengyu » Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:15 am

Jake Stein ran 14.83s 110mh pb in -1.3m/s conditon,and threw 2kg discus pb of 50.63m.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby GMH454 » Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:35 pm

Dani Samuels threw well in not perfect conditions, it had bucketed down earlier and apparently a swirling breeze. She three three over 62.50 a 65.18, 62.76 and a 63.?? also caged one which I have never seen her do before, think it was the only performance that will have a chance on being a world top ten by the end of June,

overall for Sydney's track classic I was very underwhelmed

nice to see Oliver again and Merritt and Hastings all performed well at this time of year, but with so very few foreigners so few events (love the juniors but did not want to see them last night)

also some great Kenyans, the woman in the 5000 in particular, will leave that to others to talk about, but no shot, no women's jav, Alana Boyd had to wait over an hour to come in, just disappointing

Stephenson finishing second last in a 800m was a highlight though, bot sure he will move up after thant
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby AS » Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:19 pm

GMH454 wrote:love the juniors but did not want to see them last night


I think the junior races were simply rescheduled from the afternoon program because of a storm delay. Does give those lucky athletes a chance to experience a (slightly) bigger meet (and rub shoulders with a small number of world-class athletes).

I do agree it was an underwhleming line-up. Doesn't look much better for Melbourne either (espscially Nia Ali has now withdrawn).
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby AS » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:55 pm

Here are the most significant results from Sydney (weather warm but immediately following thuderstorm):

Women 100 Metre Open
(w: 0.1) 1, 6051 Sally Pearson, QAS, 11.29. 2, 5022 Melissa Breen, ACTAS, 11.40.

Women 200 Metre Open
(w: 0.4) 1, 6051 Sally Pearson, QAS, 23.23. 2, 6017 Ella Nelson, NSW, 23.26 (PR).

Women 400 Metre Open
1, 6069 Natasha Hastings, USA, 52.01. 2, 5074 Anneliese Rubie, NSW, 52.70.

Women 800 Metre Open
1, 6008 Eunice Sum, KEN, 2:01.20. 2, 6038 Georgia Wassall, NSWIS (17 years old), 2:01.78 (PR). 3, 5083 Angie Smit, NZL, 2:02.01. ...8, 5028 Zoe Buckman, VIC, 2:03.41.

Women 5000 Metre Open
1, 5042 Mercy Cherono, KEN, 15:04.07M. 2, 6012 Madeline Heiner, NSW, 15:27.75 (PR). 3, 5024 Emily Brichacek, Act, 15:31.49. 4, 6018 Kate Spencer (18 years old), NSW, 15:32.29 (PR). 5, 6 Eloise Wellings, NSW, 15:35.79. 6, 5032 Camille Buscomb, NZL, 15:42.08 (PR).
...9, 5065 Lauren Fleshman, USA, 15:53.02.

Women Pole Vault Open
1, 5020 Alana Boyd, QAS, 4.40m. 2, 5080 Elizabeth Parnov, WAIS, 4.30m. 3, 5081
Vicky Parnov, WAIS, 4.30m.

Women Discus Throw Open
1, 5078 Dani Samuels, NSWIS, 65.18m. 2, 5040 Christie Chamberlain, NSW,
55.97m. 3, 6052 Taryn Gollshewsky, QLD, 54.31m.

Men 100 Metre Open
(w: 0.2) 1, 6024 Tim Leathart, NSW, 10.29. 2, 6048 Joseph Millar, NZL, 10.39.
3, 5066 Tom Gamble, QLD, 10.42 (PR). 4, 6039 Jarrod Geddes, NSWIS, 10.42.

Men 200 Metre Open
(w: 0.2) 1, 6070 LaShawn Merritt, USA, 20.42M. 2, 6048 Joseph Millar, NZL,
20.81. 3, 6039 Jarrod Geddes, NSWIS, 20.87.

Men 800 Metre Open
1, 6072 Duane Solomon, USA, 1:45.95. 2, 6088 Alex Rowe, VIC, 1:46.22. ...9, 6035 John Steffensen, NSW, 1:50.08.

Men 1500 Metre Open
1, 6009 James Magut, KEN, 3:38.58. 2, 5071 Jeffrey Riseley, VIS, 3:38.90. 3,
6007 Paul Robinson, IRL, 3:39.08. 4, 5038 Hamish Carson, NZL, 3:40.72. 5

Men 110 Metre Hurdles Open
(w: 1.0) 1, 6071 David Oliver, USA, 13.38. 2, 6040 Nicholas Hough, NSWIS,
13.65 (3rd PR in a row this season). 3, 5007 Sam Baines, VIC, 13.69 (3rd PR in a row this season). 4, 6045 Joshua Hawkins, NZL, 13.97 (PR).

Men 400 Metre Hurdles Open
1, 5058 Ian Dewhurst, NSWIS, 50.09. 2, 6068 Tristan Thomas, TAS, 50.15. 3,
6044 Cameron French, NZL, 50.39 (PR). 4, 11 Daniel O'Shea, NZL, 50.93.

Men 3000 Metre Steeplechase Open
1, 6031 James Nipperess, NSW, 8:38.40.

Men High Jump Open
1, 5075 Liam Zamel-Paez, IRL, 2.20m. 2, 5018 Nik Bojic, QAS, 2.20m.

Men Triple Jump Open
1, 6006 Philips Idowu , GBR, 16.57m, w:-0.1. 2, 6083 Alwyn Jones, VIC, 16.12m,
w:+0.0. 3,

Men Javelin Throw Open
1, 5037 Luke Cann, VIS, 76.71m. 2, 5062 Stuart Farquhar, NZL, 76.51m. 3, 5082
Matthew Outzen, NSW, 75.02m.

For more see: http://www.nswathletics.info/liveresult ... /index.php
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby AS » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:22 pm

Aussie Champs/Comm Games trials are on now in Melbourne:
http://athsaus.imgstg.com/uploads/Athle ... nals_2014/

Unfortunately Kath Mitchell has withdrawn from JT with a minor shoulder complaint.

But reigning World Youth champ Mackenzie Little has stepped up in qualifying with a new Aussie U20 JT record of 57.60m. Her current age: 17 years 102 days. She isn't heading to Eugene for World Juniors as she concentrating on her final year of high school studies. 57.60m would have ranked her #6 among juniors last year.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby AS » Sat Apr 05, 2014 7:54 pm

PR from Dani Samuels at champs: 66.81m... old PR was 65.84 from back in 2010, so almost a metre improvement.

Finally moves to #2 on Aussie all-time list (still behind Daniela Costian's 68.72 from 1994), passing Lisa-Marie Vizaniari.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby AS » Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:10 pm

The highlight performances from the Nationals/Games Trials were mainly in the field as the cold Melbourne conditions were not overly conducive to good running.

Highlights:

W100mH (w: 0.1) Pearson, Sally 12.72 (she's still keen on running 100m also in Glasgow)
W400m Mitchell, Morgan 52.22 (PR by over a second for 19yo) Rubie, Anneliese 52.35
W3000mST: Mitchell, Victoria 9:42.01 (her fastest time since 2006) Heiner, Madeline 9:48.25.

WHJ Patterson, Eleanor 1.92m (and she's declared she's heading to Glasgow instead of Eugene)
WLJ Stratton, Brooke 6.70m (10cm PR from 20yo moves her to =5 on alltime Aus list)
WDT Samuels, Dani 66.81m PR (see above) (also keen on SP in Glasgow)
WJT Mickle, Kim 64.28m.

M400m Solomon, Steven 45.36 (his fastest time outside of London Olympics)
M400mH Dewhurst, Ian 49.52 (new #11 on alltime Aus list)
MLJ Crowther, Robbie 8.03m, w:1.7 (no show from H.Frayne)
MSP Birkinhead, Damien, VIC, 19.04m
MJT Robinson, Josh, QLD, 82.48m (last round throw, 1.7m PR improvement, first through over 80m since 2007, moves to #7 on Aussie all-time list) Peacock, Hamish, TAS, 80.51m.
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Re: Australian Results, News and Views - 2014

Postby AS » Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:23 pm

And here's the initial Australian Team for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow:

MEN (19):
800m: Josh Ralph (NSW), Jeff Riseley (Vic)
1500m: Jeff Riseley (Vic)
10,000m: Collis Birmingham (Vic)
Marathon: Martin Dent (ACT)
110m hurdles: Nicholas Hough (NSW)
400m hurdles: Ian Dewhurst (NSW)
Pole vault: Joel Pocklington (Vic)
Long jump: Robbie Crowther (Qld), Henry Frayne (Qld)
Shot put: Damien Birkinhead (Vic)
Discus throw: Benn Harradine (Qld)
Hammer throw: Tim Driesen (Vic)
Javelin: Josh Robinson (Qld)
Decathlon: Jake Stein (NSW)

WOMEN (28):
100m: Sally Pearson (Qld), Melissa Breen (ACT)
200m: Ella Nelson (NSW)
400m: Morgan Mitchell (Vic)
800m: Brittany McGowan (Qld)
1500m: Zoe Buckman (Vic)
5,000m: Emily Brichacek (ACT)
10,000m: Nikki Chapple (Vic)
Marathon: Jess Trengove (SA)
3000m steeplechase: Victoria Mitchell (Vic)
100m hurdles: Sally Pearson (Qld)
400m hurdles: Lauren Wells (ACT)
High jump: Eleanor Patterson (Vic)
Pole vault: Liz Parnov (WA), Alana Boyd (Qld)
Long jump: Brooke Stratton (Vic)
Triple jump: Linda Leverton (Qld)
Discus throw: Dani Samuels (NSW)
Hammer throw: Lara Neilsen (Qld)
Javelin: Kim Mickle (WA), Kathryn Mitchell (Vic), Kelsey-Lee Roberts (ACT)
Heptathlon: Sophie Stanwell (NSW)

For now they've gone with all Trials winners with a B qualifier or better at trials, plus those with A quals (but they needed to be in Oz, hence Wruck's current non-selection). This quote summarises next step:

In addition to the contingent of athletes announced today, there are more than 70 athletes who have achieved at least one Commonwealth Games B-Standard and will be considered for selection at the close of the Qualification Period on 1 June.
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