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    Last year, typpo noticed Darren Clark's son...

    Last year, typpo noticed Darren Clark's son making waves.



    I just noticed that Andrew Murphy, 17.32 triple jumper (#2 AUS alltime) has a triple jumping son, Connor (b.2001), who is down to jump...
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    While researching Connor Bell, I also noticed the...

    While researching Connor Bell, I also noticed the following explanation, and hopeful resolution, of Eliza McCartney's lingering injuries.
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    Apparently, it wasn't a 7m PB because he already...

    Apparently, it wasn't a 7m PB because he already threw a 3m+ PB with the 2kg last week at the Waikato Bay of Plenty Meeting.

    AthsNZ report:


    He also improved 4m with the 1.75 from 60.09 in...
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    Such desperation is rather tragic and unbecoming...

    Such desperation is rather tragic and unbecoming in one so young. :)

    You'll be even more worried to know that the AIS talent ID squad specifically targeted beach sprinters for the skeleton prior...
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    Births are just a function of population, so it's...

    Births are just a function of population, so it's unsuprising that the two largest countries by population are flashing.

    However, China has a lower birth rate than the USA and the most important...
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    Yeah, I knew that deep, deep down in my soul but...

    Yeah, I knew that deep, deep down in my soul but I was on autopilot and assumed AA's current qualifiers would be, you know, current. So I only added Patterson's 1.96 from the weekend.

    Lesson...
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    Moving on from the tedious overwork required to...

    Moving on from the tedious overwork required to write anything informed about athletics, I thought I might update on AUS OG qualifiers given that this is the first OG with the roll down arrangements...
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    Final notes. Seventeen year old Ellie Beer had...

    Final notes.

    Seventeen year old Ellie Beer had a very solid series in the 200m, setting a final PB of 23.60, an impressive 0.34 cut from her previous best.

    This will place her behind at least...
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    Gikas, turned 20 in October last year and 2 weeks...

    Gikas, turned 20 in October last year and 2 weeks later ran 48.26 over 400m in what is his first 400m recorded on his IAAF profile. AthsNSW confirm that this was his 400m debut.

    Not happy with...
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    Riley Day, after running 23.47 +1.2 in...

    Riley Day, after running 23.47 +1.2 in yesterday's Heats did not participate in the later rounds. Likewise Nana Owusu ran 23.59 -0.3 in the semi but was not there for the final, the same as Sophie...
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    400m runner Ellie Beer who only turned 17 on the...

    400m runner Ellie Beer who only turned 17 on the 3rd of January, has a respectable 52.53 best from March 2019.

    Today she ran a new 200m PB in the heats with a 23.66 +1.5, topping her previous...
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    It was not to be with Tadeo winning with 13.37...

    It was not to be with Tadeo winning with 13.37 +1.2 and Mucci DQd. Nobody else under 13.50.
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    I have been remiss in not mentioning that Jana...

    I have been remiss in not mentioning that Jana Pittman, former WJC and WC at 400mH, has started her internship at Blacktown Hospital in Sydney.
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    Her Twitter (https://twitter.com/bree_masters)...

    Her Twitter has a nice video of her running in the Stawell Gift semi final.

    Here is a photo of Bree's strong stride in a beach sprint.

    It is generally this exaggerated running style that...
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    The local paper had a short story on Celeste...

    The local paper had a short story on Celeste Mucci, who is apparently having a sabbatical from the heptathlon in order to focus her year on OG selection in the 100mH and the 4x100 relay team.
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    Well, if a 7m PB with the 2kg to basically equal...

    Well, if a 7m PB with the 2kg to basically equal his 1.75kg PB is his starting point this year, then he should be able to challenge Nesterenko's 70.13m 1.75kg WJR.

    Is he coming to Australia at all...
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    Well, according to the WA top list, that NZ U20...

    Well, according to the WA top list, that NZ U20 record topped the 2019 1.75 list but his next best was just over 60. At that distance, he only managed a 56m throw with the 2kg.

    I think this is...
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    Apart from Hale, Rizzo shaves another 4 100ths...

    Apart from Hale, Rizzo shaves another 4 100ths off his PB. Final results:


    1 Hale, Jack 10.14 0.5
    2 Doran, Jake 10.33 0.5
    3 Rizzo, Matthew ...
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    Are you sure that was a 2kg? He only threw 63.90...

    Are you sure that was a 2kg? He only threw 63.90 for the U20 NR late last year with what I presume to be the standard 1.75kg.
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    I live to disappoint! His fastest all...

    I live to disappoint!

    His fastest all conditions time was that windy 10.10 with an annoying Fremantle doctor of 2.1 (edit to add: 10.20 corrected). However, today's run is still superior to that...
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    Jack Hale wins the 100m final with a substantial...

    Jack Hale wins the 100m final with a substantial new PB of 10.14 +0.5 (10.18 corrected), well ahead of his perfectly assisted 10.19 +2.0 set in Brisbane last March. This makes his series this weekend...
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    While underage performances don't always...

    While underage performances don't always guarantee future success, the WHJ does not seem to suffer from this curse as for as WYB athletes are concerned.

    Olga Turchak was first to jump 1.96 in 1984...
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    Eleanor Patterson, now 24 years old, has finally...

    Eleanor Patterson, now 24 years old, has finally equalled her 2013 PB of 1.96 which was an equal WYB and an Australian and Oceania Junior record.

    She spent a few years in the wilderness but seems...
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    Steve Solomon set his PB of 44.97 all the way...

    Steve Solomon set his PB of 44.97 all the way back in 2012 during the semi-finals of the London OG.

    His academic focus on medical training at Stanford then Duke since then has kept sub-45 runs to...
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    The MLJ promised to be the best event of the...

    The MLJ promised to be the best event of the weekend with entries from Henry Smith (PB 8.06), Chris Mitrevski (8.05), Darcy Roper (8.11), decathlete Alec Diamond (7.65) and Jeremy Andrews, 27,...
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