November 28, 2011
Sprinters show early season form
Open sprinters appreciated a healthy tailwind to show good early season form at the Club Premiership meet at Campbelltown on Saturday.
Ryde’s Brett Jovanovich gave every indication of a great year to come by running close to his best to win the men’s 100m in 10.72 (wind +2.3).
However Mingara youngster Mitchell Tysoe, 19, made sure he did not have it all his own way pushing Jovanovich right to the line to finish a close second in 10.73.
Tysoe had earlier taken out the 110m hurdles in 14.77s.
In the women’s 100m UTS Norths’ Jess Knox was a little slow out of the blocks before quickly rounding up her opposition and going on to score in the good time of 11.83s.
Knox was pleased with her effort but like all athletes was slightly disappointed she had not run faster in the good conditions (wind +1.4).
``I’m still feeling heavy in the legs from being in the gym during winter,’’ she said.
``I’m looking forward to when all that work converts to power.’’
Ryde veteran Rachael Jackson, 35, who represented Australia at the 1997 World Championships, bounced out of the blocks and was second in 12.14 ahead of Asics Wests’ Tavleen Singh (12.49s) who was having her final hit-out before contesting the Australian All Schools Championships in Brisbane next week.
Maddie Pirie (Bankstown), who is also off to Brisbane won the under 17 100m in 12.42 (wind 1.6) while another All Schools’ entrant Sarah Carli (Kembla Joggers) won the open 400m in 57.72.
NSW Cross Country Champion Milly Clark (Bankstown) donkey-licked the open women’s 1500m field, careering away to win in 4:28.87.
Competing in trying conditions, Ryde’s Benjamin Cox, 17, won the men’s triple leap with 14.87m (wind 2.5) beating his older opponents Blacktown’s Steven Tripney (14.42) and Shaun Fletcher (14.37m).
NSW All Schools long jump and triple jump 15 years champion Madeleine Rushton (Blacktown) leapt 11.68 in the triple running into a 0.8m headwind, while Josie Nichol (Trinity-PLC), one year her senior, leapt 12.05 with a 3.1m tailwind.
Russell Dessaix-Chin (Sydney Uni) was an easy winner of the open men’s 5000m claiming victory in 14:56.03.
Sixteen-year-old David Snowdon (Asics Wests) cleared 2.10m in the high jump while Cherrybrook’s Michelle Jenneke looked impressive in winning the women’s 100m hurdles in 14.47s.
Hills 15-year-old Costa Kousparis threw the 1kg discus a mighty 56.29mwhile his clubmate Taylah Sengul was best of the girls, throwing 47.75m.
Ron Bendall and David Tarbotton for Athletics NSW
Image: Maddie Pirie (courtesy of David Tarbotton)