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  • #16
    Originally posted by Vault-emort View Post
    PERTH - 8 Jan

    PV Kennedy 4.75m (3 misses at 4.82m) Parnova 4.30m
    Nina Kennedy jumped 4.70 for the first time in 2018 when she cleared 4.71 in Perth. She also had 3 x 4.60 clearances as her next best competitions, all ahead of her previous PB of 4.55 from 2017.

    2019 was a bit of a comedown due to injury with only two competitions at the start of the year with very modest 3.40 and 3.96 clearances.

    Last year's domestic season showed she was recovering well and coming back into form but still had some way to go. She jumped 6 times from January to March with a worst height of 4.20, 3 x 4.5x and a 4.60 and 4.61.

    She now seems to have taken a major step up this season, opening in December with a 4.70, then a 4.72PB, which equalled the WA state record Kym Howe set indoors in Donetsk in 2007.

    Now, a few weeks later, her 4.75PB takes her clear of Howe, leaving her behind only Alana Boyd on the AUS all-time performers list. On the performances list, Boyd 's 4.81NR and a 4.80, 4.77 and 4.76 are the only clearances ahead of Kennedy.

    Even though she missed three times at a new NR height, I suspect that she might pass at least two of Boyd's jumps before the end of the season and possibly all of them if things go right.

    The test will be the weather conditions away from Perth where she has jumped 8 out of 10 of her best heights. The only ones outside Perth were both at the CWG venue at the Gold Coast when she cleared 4.60 at that year's nationals and 4.60 for third at the CWG in April.

    Links to videos of her 4.75 as well as Marschall's 5.80 at Inside Athletics: https://insideathletics.com.au/resul...ters-speed-up/


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    • #17
      Looking at the international scene, Kennedy's 4.75 places her =26th on the all-time outdoor and =236th all-time performance. If she clears a new NR of 4.82, this will put her in the top-100 performances at =98th and =15th performer.

      Reflecting on the changes over time in the WPV, the former world record of 4.60 by Ausralia's Emma George in 1999 her at only =73rd performer outdoors and, wait for it, only -1,045th best performance!

      Emma turns 46 later this year and has recently joined the board of Recfishwest, reflecting her lifelong passion for fishing. Here is a nice story covering her PV, fishing and family with some nice photos of her, including one with an impressive "GT", the nickname for the giant trevally (Caranx ignobilis).

      [edit to add the link] https://recfishwest.org.au/news/avid...ishwest-board/
      Last edited by El Toro; 01-12-2021, 04:45 AM.

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      • #18
        I thought I'd provide a short update about Canberra's Keely Small who was on fire a couple of years ago, running a 2:01.46 in 2017 at age 15 and then a 2:00.81 in the heats of the CWG at 16. She would go on to win the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in October.

        Since then, she has had a troubled time with injury derailing her 2019 plans for the WC in Doha and COVID-19 her OG hopes.

        However, at the end of 2020, at the The Crest Athletics Centre, she ran a mile PB in 4:33.57. This compares to her previous best of 4:42.16 a year previously at the same venue.

        The mile time is equivalent to a 4:13 over 1,500m, a handy improvement in standard over her actual 1500 best of 4:18.54 way back in February 2017, the same season she ran that 2:01.46 800m.

        She also recently ran a 5,000m in a tick over 16m and on the weekend, ran a road 5k at Stromlo in Canberra in about the same time. Given the less than flat surface at Stromlo, it's probably a superior performance.

        There's nothing earth shattering but it seems she has recoverd from injury, has a strong base and might just be ready to get back to 2 flat in the 800m.

        Scroll right to get a video of her 6 weeks ago, striding smoothly during altitude training at Jindabyne (918m) right here.

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        • #19

          Catriona Bissett is to make her debut over 1500m at tomorrow night's Vic Miler's meet. Bissett has run a mile (4-51) before, but never a 1500 that I can see. Britt Kaan (nee McGowan) is listed in the 800m.

          Rohan Browning is down for the NSW 60m Champ plus a 100m in Saturday's meet at Wollongong. Hopefully Mother Nature is kind.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Vault-emort View Post
            Rohan Browning is down for the NSW 60m Champ plus a 100m in Saturday's meet at Wollongong. Hopefully Mother Nature is kind.
            The BOM forecast for Wollongong seems reasonably hopefull with temperatures 16-23C and sunny with 0% chance of rain.

            Winds southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then shifting northeasterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.

            The main straight of the Class 2 Kerryn McCann Athletic Centre in Wollongong runs NE-SW, so headwinds in the morning and tailwinds in late afternoon/evening. I'm not sure how quickly it swings, but there should be a period of low wind.

            Track level wind speeds tend to be a bit less that half of BOM measurements, so might be in the 1.5-2.5m/s at their maximum.

            15km/h = 4.2m/s
            20km/h = 5.5m/s
            25km/h = 6.9m/s

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            • #21
              Most impressive performance at the VMC meet was 19yo Jack Lunn's virtual time-trial of 1-47.79. Looking forward to seeing him run against the top guys.

              Rest of the races weren't that great. Cat Bissett ran 4-24.34 for third behind Georgia Hansen (4-20.10).



              Jake Doran, Bree Masters, Riley Day, Liz Clay, Ella Connolly and Ellie Beer start their 2021 seasons at the Denise Boyd Shield in Brisbane this weekend.
              Last edited by Vault-emort; 01-14-2021, 09:10 AM.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Vault-emort View Post
                Most impressive performance at the VMC meet....
                Where's the report from Melbourne correspondent AS? Surely the old man didn't faint from the effort of walking from his car to the track for the first time since lockdown...

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by El Toro View Post

                  Where's the report from Melbourne correspondent AS? Surely the old man didn't faint from the effort of walking from his car to the track for the first time since lockdown...
                  Off on a training camp at Philip Island. It's a decent walk from our quarters to the nearest brewery. It does a pretty solid sour and a passable IPA.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Vault-emort View Post

                    Rohan Browning is down for the NSW 60m Champ plus a 100m in Saturday's meet at Wollongong. Hopefully Mother Nature is kind.
                    Neglected to mention that Christopher Ius is also listed in the 100 so this should be an interesting clash.

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by AS View Post

                      Off on a training camp at Philip Island. It's a decent walk from our quarters to the nearest brewery. It does a pretty solid sour and a passable IPA.
                      Very nice! Sounds like step up from a Portsea training camp with Percy.

                      I suppose after a few IPAs it's down the beach for some penguin punting, the VIC equivalent of quokka soccer.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by El Toro View Post
                        quokka soccer.
                        That's funny?

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                          That's funny?
                          Yes, it's one of those "memes" that captures the excesses of drunken behaviour in a peculiarly Australian context, plus it rhymes. It's blackly humourous as a concept but nobody would ever slap you on the back if they found out that you actually did it.

                          I don't think anybody cares about cane toad golf because cane toads aren't cute and aren't a tourist attraction.

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                          • #28
                            Results so far today:

                            WODEN - 16 JAN
                            200 (5.0) Agnew 21.33

                            60 (3.8) Blackburn 7.57
                            200 (-0.8) Pretorius 23.95 Boden 24.15 Blackburn 24.45
                            800 Small 2-03.77 mx

                            WOLLONGONG - 16 JAN
                            60 h1 (2.8) Browning 6.62 h2 (3.0) Abu-Ganaba 6.70 Hough 6.82 h3 (2.9) O'Neill 6.92 h4 (2.9) Azzopardi 6.78 h6 (2.4) Ius 6.75 Jung 6.76

                            60 h1 (1.9) Quirk 7.35 h2 (1.9) Taddeo 7.42 h3 (2.9) McIver 7.55 Fuller 7.58 h4 (2.2) Power 7.61 Wearne 7.62 King 7.67

                            Looks like good sprint conditions in the Gong with finals and other events a few hours away. Hopefully the wind will drop a notch.

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                            • #29
                              First sub-10 100m of the year - albeit windy - goes to Browning:

                              WOLLONGONG - 16 JAN
                              60 (0.1) Browning 6.55 Abu Ganaba 6.70 Azzopardi 6.74 Ius DNS
                              60 U20 (1.7) Zustovich 6.87
                              100 (3.3) Browning 9.96 Azzopardi 10.29 Holdsworth 10.34 Ius 10.35 Jung 10.53
                              100 (2.5) Moir 10.57
                              Mile Ch: Austin-Cray 4-06.19
                              LJ: Freyer 7.60m (1.4)

                              60 (0.0) Quirk 7.28 Taddeo 7.40 McIver 7.60
                              60 U20 (0.0) Laurance 7.54
                              60 U18 (0.9) Adeniran 7.49 Stoilova 7.52
                              60 U16 (1.5) Kabuyawa 7.67 Amidzovski 7.69
                              400 Oboye 53.35
                              Mile Ch: Spencer 4-35.90 Thornton-Bott 4-37.89 Stewart (b 05) 4-38.15
                              HAM Hulley 61.06m


                              19yo Quirk faster than Sally Pearson's NIR and superior to Lyn Jacenko's 7.1 hand time. Browning just a bit slower than Matt Shirvington's indoor 6.52.


                              ADELAIDE - 16 JAN
                              60 (2.2) Hunt 6.68
                              200 (1.1) Moss 21.64 Hunt 21.73

                              60 (1.1) Beecham 7.68

                              WODEN - 16 JAN
                              100 (2.4) Agnew 10.61
                              400H Bennett 53.11
                              LJ Gould 7.31m (1.9)

                              100 (4.4) Boden 11.71

                              BRISBANE - 16 JAN
                              100 (-1.8) Omuvwie 10.46 Doran 10.50 Greig 10.50 Hartmann 10.52
                              200 (1.6) Hartmann 21.27 Law (b 03) 21.71 Doran 21.80

                              100 (-0.4) Masters 11.58 Day 11.71 Matzer (b 03) 11.87
                              DIS Gollshewsky 56.90m
                              Gusty day in Brisvegas by the looks. Winds in the heats of the men's 200 ranged from -2.1 to +2.6
                              Last edited by Vault-emort; 01-16-2021, 09:58 AM.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Vault-emort View Post
                                Results so far today:

                                WODEN - 16 JAN

                                800 Small 2-03.77 mx
                                Fastest time since her PB 2:00.81 at thw 2018 CWG. Note that that year she opened with a 2:07 and never ran faster than a 2:04 before dropping that PB. Looks good for later in the year!

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