Sam McEntee of Perth and Jordy Williamsz of Melbourne are both having solid indoor seasons for Villanova. McEntee won the Big East indoor 3000m, Williamsz finished third, and Williamsz anchored the winning DMR.
Williamsz has run a 4:00.12i mile and 8:04.17i 3000m in 2013 McEntee has run 7:54.34i
Some other Aussies in the College system with strong 2013 indoor results: Kevin Batt (Adams State): 4:05.57i and 7:57.62i Todd Wakefield (Washington State): 4:05.13i and 8:04.27i Lauren McKillop (Butler) 9:48.74i and 16:40.60i
Other Aussies to keep an eye on: (M) Joshua Schmidt – Kent State Alexander Rose – Wake Forest Kane Grimster – Auburn Matt Johnsen – Lamar (W) Linden Hall – Florida State Grace Thek – Providence Mia Mackinnon – Indiana
Speedster wrote:Having recently joined Twitter, Sally Pearson's shared that she's injured her hamstring with a 6cm grade 1 tear. She's said in the press she suffered something similar last year at the same time.
M200 (+0.2) Josh Ross 20.65 WL Calesio Newman USA 20.69 Andrew Leathart 20.71 PB M1500 Nick Willis NZL 3-34.69 WL Ryan Gregson 3-35.25 James Kaan 3-37.02 PB M400H Michael Cochrane NZL 50.07 WL PB Jeshua Anderson USA 50.56 MSP Tom Walsh NZL 19.81 M PV Steve Lewis GBR 5.55 WL Steve Hooker & Brad Walker USA 5.40
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!
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
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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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
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.