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  • Originally posted by Vault-emort View Post
    Ella Connolly starred in the sprints again but 16yo Torrie Lewis sliced a huge 0.22 off her 100m PB. Could she AND Ella both break 23 seconds in tomorrow's 200m showdown?
    No. Connolly was a no show with Torrie Lewis running 23.53 -0.1 so not all that far from her PB 23.38 +1.9 from April, especially considering the wind differences. This bodes well for later in the season.

    Originally posted by Vault-emort View Post
    High Jumper Oscar Miers shows he has inherited some of his Mum's 100m speed, taking over half a second off his PB.
    I'm assuming he's Monique's son? He finished 6th in a pretty good early season 200 with 4 guys clustered around 21 flat behind clear winner Connor Diffey. Diffey sets a new PB, trimming 1/100 second off his September time of 20.73 +1.4.

    Jacob Despard also a new PB and first time under 21 with a previous PB of 21.26 +1.7 from 2019. Jalen Rucker carves 2 tenths off his 21.28 -0.8 from 3 weeks ago. Oscar Miers gets a legit time beating his only other run of 21.55 +2.1 from 2020.

    1 Diffey, Connor 20.72
    2 Despard, Jacob 20.94
    3 Nasir Taib, Russel 21.03
    4 Rucker, Jalen 21.09
    5 Doran, Jake 21.15
    6 Miers, Oscar 21.44

    Jacob McCorry ran 13.86 +0.8 over the hurdles, no far off his 13.82 +1.0 PB from way back in 2019.

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    • Originally posted by El Toro View Post
      Mention of the potential for a 6000 Heptathlon caused me to consider that since Kylie Wheeler set her lifetime best of 6369 for 9th in the Beijing Olympic final, Australia has struggled in this event with only four athletes over 5,800 and one of those just over 6000. The PBs of those athletes are:

      6028 Tori WEST QSAC 16 FEB 2020
      5915 Celeste MUCCI Gold Coast 13 APR 2018
      5835 Alysha BURNETT Taipei City 27 AUG 2017
      5832 Megan WHEATLEY Melbourne 15 APR 2012

      There is a substantial gap to Australia's best from yesteryear with only 4 making the WA alltime list (>= 6200):

      6695 Jane FLEMMING Auckland (NZL) 28 JAN 1990
      6387 Glynis NUNN-CEARNS Los Angeles 04 AUG 1984
      6369 Kylie WHEELER Beijing 16 AUG 2008
      6354 Jane JAMIESON Kuala Lumpur 17 SEP 1998

      There is only one other athlete between Tori West and Jamieson and that is Sharon Jaklofsky with her 6118w back in 1989.

      The 4 in the WA list puts AUS at less than half the numbers of a much smaller country such as NED but much better than ITA which has none! What's up with that?

      Some select countries:

      GER 31 (since reunification)
      USA 25
      RUS 22 (since USSR/URS)
      NED 9
      FRA 8
      GBR 7
      POL 6
      FIN 6
      BEL 4
      CAN 4
      LAT 3
      SWE 2
      NOR 1
      IRL 1
      ITA 0
      RSA 0
      For some reason, Italy rather punches below its weight in multi-events. They have had a few decathletes score in the lowish 8000s (Frullani, Poserina?) but no-one whose really threatened to medal even at European level. As for heptathletes, I cannot name one of the top of my head. It is quite possible that they have yet to win a European medal at age-group medal either.

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      • Originally posted by El Toro View Post

        I'm assuming he's Monique's son?
        Yes.

        11.51 (1.1) 100m (94) with Commonwealth Games GOLD (90) & SILVER (94) in 4x1 plus WC (91) final.

        Originally posted by El Toro View Post

        [edit to add: found the live link on the Competition page, not the Results page. ]
        Amateur!
        Last edited by Vault-emort; 12-19-2021, 10:59 AM.

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        • Originally posted by El Toro View Post

          He finished 6th in a pretty good early season 200 with 4 guys clustered around 21 flat behind clear winner Connor Diffey.
          Actually he finished first cos he ran in the second division (like his 100 yesterday).

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          • It IS 76 Olympian Peter Fitzgerald who is coaching Aidan Murphy btw. He does it from Melbourne via video etc and has apparently only met Aidan for about six weeks and seen him run competitvely only once.

            In a radio interview from Adelaide, Aidan said at a young age he competed in surf-life saving, BMX and tennis but chose athletics which his Mum put him onto.

            Says he is keen for Commonwealth Games in 2022 but his main focus is Paris 2024.

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            • A nice story about Haftu Strintzos

              https://www.dyestat.com/gprofile.php...news_id=630919

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              • Funny

                https://twitter.com/CedricDubler/sta...78768182595587

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                • I formally bring down the velvet curtain on the 2021 stage and replace it with the new vibrancy of 2022 action at an exciting new venue with classier front of house staff:
                  https://forum.trackandfieldnews.com/...ults-news-2022

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                  • but, but, it's still 2021 here!

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                    • Originally posted by El Toro View Post
                      an exciting new venue with classier front of house staff:
                      You're leaving then?

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