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Postby Vault-emort » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:57 am

Since the Australian 08/09 season has long started, figured a thread covering results, news and gossip from downunder wouldn't be out of place.

Sally McLellan - reasonable season opener a couple of week ago with a winning 60/60H/200H treble in Queensland. Wil; be interesting to see how she goes in the US indoor series which is apparently a preparation for World Indoor Championships in 2010.

Steve Hooker - also competing in the US indoor season. Training partner and rival Paul Burgess opened his 2009 season with a 5.70 clearance last week.

Petrina Price - WJ medallist behind Vlasic half a dozen years ago - who's been on ''walkabout" since - recently came back with 1.91m and hopes of improvement to at least 1.95 this year.

You all know about the recent early selections for this year's World Championships - with Jana Rawlinson probably the only one who could (being defending World Champ) possibly complain. Jana was due to run in a professional (grass) 400m handicap in Tasmania a week or two ago but pulled out due to ''family commitments".

Athletics Australia is still without a major sponsor and some meets (eg the Canberra AIS meet usually held around Australia Day 26 January) have bitten the dust. :(

A few links to recent news stories about Aussie athletes:

WC Preselections/Relays not a priority

Sally McLellan

Jared Tallent

Donna MacFarlane's goals for 2009

Farewell from Bronwyn Thompson?

Recent results:

NSW
Victoria
Queensland
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WA
Tasmania
ACT

Add your own Aussie news/results/gossip for 2009 below.


ETA - now that it's 2010 and ppl still using this thread, thought I should change the title..

ETA - ditto for 2011
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Postby paddyb » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:39 am

Great opener for 400mh Tristan Thomas at Canberra interclub tonight 50.11. Was quite blustery conditions. Thomas ran 46.01 in similar conditions last week over the flat so he is in good shape. If he stays injury free look for him to go 49 low this domestic season.
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Postby Marlow » Thu Jan 15, 2009 5:02 am

paddyb wrote:Great opener for 400mh Tristan Thomas at Canberra interclub tonight 50.11. Was quite blustery conditions. Thomas ran 46.01 in similar conditions last week over the flat so he is in good shape. If he stays injury free look for him to go 49 low this domestic season.

If he's already at 46 for the flat (under less than ideal conditions), I would expect at least mid-48 for the hurdles by the end of your season!
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Postby Vault-emort » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:10 pm

paddyb wrote:Great opener for 400mh Tristan Thomas at Canberra interclub tonight 50.11. Was quite blustery conditions. Thomas ran 46.01 in similar conditions last week over the flat so he is in good shape. If he stays injury free look for him to go 49 low this domestic season.

Yeah Thomas' 46.0 last week was a good run. 50.1 in windy 34 degrees heat with no real competition isn't so bad either (93 farenheit for our American friends).
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Postby AS » Thu Jan 15, 2009 2:58 pm

So, paddyb, does that mean Thomas' 800m career has been shelved? (ran 1:47.83 PR at Zatopek in December to win by 1.5s).

Can't find a all-time list for the (very) rarely run women's 200mH... how does McLellan's 26.96 stack up.

Also huge improvement from 32 yo Nigerian 400m runner Bolaji Lawal to run 10.29 in Melbourne last weekend (I can't find a 100 PR for him, but his 400m is 45.84). Lawal beat 10.36 man Rouge-Serret by 0.23...
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Postby El Toro » Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:42 pm

Another up and comer to be lost to football?

Luanga Andria
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Postby AS » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:22 pm

El Toro wrote:Another up and comer to be lost to football?

Luanga Andria


Here's some stats from Andria:

at National All-Schools (Dec 2005 - at 13 years of age):
Triple Jump (13.36m),
400m (52.17sec),
Long Jump (6.15m)
Javelin (56.68m).

At Queensland All-Schools (Oct 2006 - at 14 years of age):
100m (11.47)
200m (23.44)
Javelin (55.59m)

At Queensland All-Schools (Oct 2007 - at 15 years of age):
Triple Jump (11.63m),
Long Jump (6.12m)
Javelin (61.97m)

at National All-Schools (Dec 2007 - at 15 years of age):
Long Jump (6.29m)
Javelin (65.50m).

At Queensland All-Schools (Oct 2008 - at 16 years of age):
200m (23.19)
Javelin (60.15m)

At Pacific Schools (Dec 2008 - at 16 years of age):
Javelin (71.84)

His Javelin has improved much more than other events
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Postby Vault-emort » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:40 am

AS wrote:Can't find a all-time list for the (very) rarely run women's 200mH... how does McLellan's 26.96 stack up.

Pam Kilborn's Aussie best is 25.7 from 1971 (a world record for many years). Frenchwoman Patricia Girard has best auto time on record 25.82 (1999)

eta http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,24918713-14822,00.html

THE English husband of dual world champion Jana Rawlinson has been cleared to run for Australia at the world titles, if selected. Chris Rawlinson, the 2002 Commonwealth Games gold medallist, will be granted full citizenship on Monday week.

But Rawlinson's immediate focus is on a comeback to the track and the 400m hurdles beginning at Melbourne's Olympic Park on March 5. Wife Jana intends making her return to racing in Sydney a week earlier.
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Postby kamikaze7 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:44 pm

El Toro wrote:Another up and comer to be lost to football?

Luanga Andria


Yet Aussie football is such a waste, as is league. At least if he played Union, Oz would reap the benfits
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Postby Jacksf » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:20 pm

Any new news about up and comer Melissa Breen?
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Postby tandfman » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:27 pm

Jacksf wrote:Any new news about up and comer Melissa Breen?

http://www.smh.com.au/news/sport/breen- ... 61205.html
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Postby eldrick » Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:39 pm

kamikaze7 wrote:Yet Aussie --- is such a waste, as is league


eh ???

you clearly didn't see the recent wc where oz-goliath got sling-cracked by kiwis

that pathetic perfomance mandates recruiting best talent available

more kudos in regaining wc than being 129'thest & 1st ozzie 89.03'er
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Postby AS » Fri Jan 16, 2009 11:05 pm

kamikaze7 wrote:
El Toro wrote:Another up and comer to be lost to football?

Luanga Andria


Yet Aussie football is such a waste, as is league. At least if he played Union, Oz would reap the benfits


Huh, he's talking Rugby League, not Aussie Football (which I take to mean Australian Rules Football - a whole lot more interesting and athletic game than League (or Union for that matter)).
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Postby kamikaze7 » Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:00 am

AS

My point is that as far as national pride and rooting for Oz, league and footie are a waste of time. If Luanga had played Union or athletics, then the nation would have a rooting interest. In fact Union is likely to be in the Olympics in 2016, not to mention the WC, Tri Nations, IRB sevens, the fall tours etc.
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Postby Vault-emort » Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:11 pm

kamikaze7 wrote:My point is that as far as national pride and rooting for Oz, league and footie are a waste of time. If Luanga had played Union or athletics, then the nation would have a rooting interest. In fact Union is likely to be in the Olympics in 2016, not to mention the WC, Tri Nations, IRB sevens, the fall tours etc.

Ehh...you been swallowing the same stuff that gets our football players (of all codes) into trouble?????? :wink:

RU belongs in the Olympics just as soon as they have made room for golf, darts, PS2 and dwarf-tossing...

kamikaze7 wrote:Yet Aussie football is such a waste, as is league. At least if he played Union, Oz would reap the benfits


Benfits??? U wouldn't be a Kiwi wouldya? :)

AS is right about AFL being more interesting downunder as crowd figures each week compared to either rugby code seem to prove. :lol:

Anyway....

Dunno if it's just a slow news day in Melbourne (shouldn't be with Grand Slam tennis in the air) but lotsa talk about Olympics and Comm Games in "Australia's sporting capital":

* Melbourne to step in if India not ready for 2010 Commonwealth Games

* Melbourne bid to host 2024 or 2028 Olympics?

PS - noted that Joel Milburn won a 21.20 200m in Sydney yesterday but that young Olivia Tauro failed to finish the 400m. Hopefully nothing too serious.
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Postby Vault-emort » Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:31 pm

Sally McLellan looks in decent shape after two wins at the Qld Uni All-Comers meet on Friday night, including a 200m PB:

100H: 12.93 (+2.2)
200m: 23.32 (+2.0)
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Postby AS » Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:37 pm

Not sure these are posted to Aths Australia site yet (and I can't get in there at all for some reason right now), but here's a page with links to 2009 Aussie performance lists:
http://www.athsvic.org.au/viewPage.php?webPageID=43
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Postby AS » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:33 pm

Tristan Thomas keeps up his strong early form, running a big 400m PB (and Tasmanian record) of 45.85 in Canberra. Old PR was 46.09.

Also
Anthony Alozie 10.16w (+2.7)
Josh Ross 10.36w (+2.7)

Sally McLellan 11.48 (-0.4), 23.65 (1.2)

http://www.athletics.com.au/community/e ... et/results

Also new Australian U/20 3000m record from Richard Everest of 8:00.76

http://www.athletics.com.au/news/news/2 ... the_summit
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Postby Vault-emort » Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:30 pm

McLellan ran in Brisbane yesterday, winning the 100H in 13.04 (+0.8).
Matt Davies (10.46 +0.3) beat Patrick Johnson (10.48).

Fairly low-key results round the country this weekend instead of the usual explosion we used to see at Canberra meet (now cancelled).
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Postby Vault-emort » Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:38 pm

Lukyanenko and Hooker to stage Beijing rematch downunder and Brigitte Foster-Hylton to give Sally McLellan some competition

http://www.theage.com.au/news/sport/pol ... 41847.html

PS Steffensen back with John Smith

http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,865 ... 18,00.html
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Postby AS » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:47 pm

Resulta from last night in Canberra:

Jodie Henry 200m 23.85 (+1.4)
Lisa Corrigan 800m 2.04.60

John Woods 100m USA 10.46 (+0.3)
P.Johnson 10.53 (+0.3)
Tristan Thomas 400mH 49.75 (new PR, previous 49.82)
Jared Tallent 3000m Walk 11.15.07

http://www.athleticsact.org.au/images/d ... rslt19.pdf
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Postby AS » Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:55 pm

More on upcoming Lukyanenko-Hooker battles, plus a rumour of Asafa heading down under:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/st ... 18,00.html

Also Hooker and McLellan are heading up to NYC:

Hooker will warm up for the short domestic season with a stint at indoor competitions in the US and Europe, beginning in New York this Friday where his Olympic success makes him one of the headline acts.

Also on the bill in New York will be Sally McLellan, the young gun who streaked to a silver medal in the 100m hurdles in Beijing.

McLellan believes the 60m indoor track will suit her because she is renowned as a fast starter.
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Postby AS » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:23 pm

First decent meet of Aussie season is about to start down in Tasmania.

Start lists here: http://www.athletics.com.au/freestyler/ ... d38dfb.pdf

Livce results might come through at this site:

http://esvc001483.wic007tu.server-web.com/liveresults/
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Postby IFK_Vaxjo » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:25 am

AS wrote:First decent meet of Aussie season is about to start down in Tasmania.

Start lists here: http://www.athletics.com.au/freestyler/ ... d38dfb.pdf

Livce results might come through at this site:

http://esvc001483.wic007tu.server-web.com/liveresults/


After a short glance on the results the 49,61 by Thomas seemt to be the most noteworthy.
Maybe along with 10,29 by Anthony Alozie in the 100m.
19 (in june) year old Ray Williams also preformed well with a 21,16 on the 200m. Equalled PB.
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Postby Vault-emort » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:16 pm

IFK_Vaxjo wrote:After a short glance on the results the 49,61 by Thomas seemt to be the most noteworthy.

Especially since he clobbered the last hurdle hard.

Interesting to see that Steve Hooker followed up his OR in Beijing with a USI record in the PV and a near WIR in Millrose.

Especially since I was just watching him on local TV yesterday in a (pre-recorded) "Australia's Greatest Athlete" competition (think "Superstars") yesterday (his only "comp" between Beijing and NY.

The first contest saw them competing in golf and cricket events... Hopefully when they compete in some REAL sports, Hooker's speed and athleticism will give him an edge. Although the athletics event is likely to be a sprint, I'd like to see some of the motorsports, cricketers, rugby players and golfers vaulting..... :twisted:

More - http://www.greatestathlete.com.au/
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Postby Marlow » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:19 pm

Vault-emort wrote:Hooker's speed and athleticism will give him an edge.


Does he have any T&F marks besides the PV? Speed like Bubka's apocryphal 10.2h? I would think you'd need 26' LJ credentials to vault 20'.
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Postby Vault-emort » Sat Jan 31, 2009 6:23 pm

Marlow wrote:
Vault-emort wrote:Hooker's speed and athleticism will give him an edge.


Does he have any T&F marks besides the PV? Speed like Bubka's apocryphal 10.2h? I would think you'd need 26' LJ credentials to vault 20'.


He's run 21.1 hand and 21.78 (-1.3) for 200m and from memory his LJ best was around 7m. He hasn't competed in any of these events for a few years though.

His Mum (Olympic Pentathlon 72/LJ 6.58m in 1978) and Dad (400/400H/800 1-45.36 in 73) were both versatile athletes. I always thought Steve had great potential as a decathlete, but why bother I guess when you might just end up with a WR and Olympic Gold in the vault.
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Postby AS » Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:34 pm

Vault-emort remembers well. Here are some Hooker PRs I pulled together in another thread a while back:

100m: 10.68 (2005)
200m: 21.65 (2003) & 21.1h (2005)
LJ: 7.20m (2004)

http://mb.trackandfieldnews.com/discuss ... hp?t=33868

As I also mentioned in another thread:

Summary of Hooker effort from Aths Australia site:

"Returning to competition for the first time since that remarkable night at the Bird’s Nest in August, Hooker’s winning clearance of 6.01m was the equal sixth highest jump of all time, the highest ever indoors in the United States and the best indoors in the world for seven years.
The leap is also a new Australian indoor record,"


The site also mentions that
"Olympic silver medallist Sally McLellan clocked 7.96 seconds in the 60m hurdles on her indoor debut,"


What they don't mention is that McLellan's time is also an Australian indoor record, thumping the previous records (by an Olympic champion no less) by 0.24 sseconds...

http://www.athletics.com.au/fanzone/380 ... lrose_2009
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Postby AS » Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:44 pm

Jacksf wrote:Any new news about up and comer Melissa Breen?


Breen ran 11.52 (+1.6) in Sydney on Saturday

https://console.clubsonline.com.au/cust ... 310109.htm
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Postby AS » Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:56 pm

Hey Vault-e etc, thanks for the tip on the "Greatest Athlete" clips... fun to watch... is this on TV somewhere too?
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Postby AS » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:23 pm

On the road, Scott Westcoot put in another good performance in Japan on Weekend:
BEPPU–OITA MARATHON
Westcott (Aus) 2:12:56 for 4th

He has ran 2:13:36 in 2008 and his PR, 2:11:36 in 2005

And more confirmed visitors to Australia:
Asafa Powell
Melaine Walker
Nesta Carter
Michael Frater
Ainsley Waugh
Andrew Hines
Wilan Louis (BAR - 45.91 400m PR)
Brigitte Foster-Hylton
Nadia Cunningham (Jam - 52.09 400m PR)

http://www.iaaf.org/GP09/news/kind=100/ ... 49188.html
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Postby AS » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:38 pm

Add a couple more to my list above (of visitors):

Shericka Williams
and Xavier Carter (down to run a 400m in Sydney, 200m in Melbourne);

http://www.athletics.com.au/fanzone/380 ... ralia_2009
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Postby AS » Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:53 pm

A few more results:

Tamsyn Lewis 11.8h, 52.9 h (mx) in Melbourne 31 Jan

http://www.athsvic.org.au/cache/MeetFil ... 44460.html

John Thornell 7.79 LJ
Rob Crowther 7.66 LJ in Canberra 3 Feb
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Postby Vault-emort » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:56 pm

AS wrote:Hey Vault-e etc, thanks for the tip on the "Greatest Athlete" clips... fun to watch... is this on TV somewhere too?


Channel 9 - Saturday arvo at 5pm
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Postby paddyb » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:58 pm

Australia Cup Meet in Brisbane laster this afternoon/tonight.

Lewis, Breen and Tallent competing...

http://athleticscapital.ning.com/profil ... nd-melissa

http://www.athletics.com.au/news/news/2 ... iple_treat
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Postby paddyb » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:53 am

Best performance was Mitchell Watts 8.07w LJ

Boyd jumped 6.44m

Breen 11.68 (-1.2)

http://www.qldathletics.org.au/liveresults/index.htm
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Postby Jon » Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:32 am

Johanna Jackson also smashed the British 5000m walk record by 30 seconds with 21:01.24. At that pace, she must have passed through 3000m in UK record time too.
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Postby AS » Sun Feb 08, 2009 7:33 pm

Nice site I just stumbled across for Aussie aths coverage (run by a regular participant in global tipping competitions):

http://www.athletics-gold.com/
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Postby Vault-emort » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:57 am

AS wrote:Nice site I just stumbled across for Aussie aths coverage (run by a regular participant in global tipping competitions):

http://www.athletics-gold.com/

Nice site - shame about the name..
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Postby AS » Mon Feb 09, 2009 2:06 pm

Vault-emort wrote:
AS wrote:Nice site I just stumbled across for Aussie aths coverage (run by a regular participant in global tipping competitions):

http://www.athletics-gold.com/

Nice site - shame about the name..


Yeah, I was stunned to find it isn't yours...
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