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Remarkable Illawong performances at National Track and Field Championships

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The 94th Australian Track and Field Championships, being in an Olympic year saw some of the strongest fields for years (in some cases decades) including many overseas competitors together with the elite Australians returning from the US college system.

In some events over 70 elite athletes entered and competed.

Of the 15 athletes that competed for the club there were eight finalists and two silver medals. A truly remarkable achievement by our athletes.

 

Some of the highlights were:

  • Jessica Thornton winning the silver double in the women’s 400m and 200m on days three and four of the championships and again breaking the club’s 400m record.
  • Tay-Leiha Clark finishing as the  4th Australian in the triple jump, missing a bronze medal by six mm
  • Abbie Taddeo the 4th Australian to finish in the hurdles, missing the bronze medal by 2/100ths of a second. Abbie also missed her own club record by 1/100th of a second.
  • Sachi Kayama breaking the club’s long jump record with a leap of 6.18m .

A summary of the outstanding achievements are below.

 Illawong 2016 National Open Performances

Name

Event

Perf.

Wind

Result

Event

Perf.

Wind

Result

Jessica Thornton

200m

23.27

0.6

2nd

400m

52.33

 

2nd

Abbie Taddeo

100m

11.92

0.6

4th (S)

100m hurdles

13.31

2.0

6th

Laura Turner

200m

25.01

-1.9

6th (H)

 

 

 

 

Tomasin Clark

100m

12.37

2.4

7th (H)

200m

25.96

-1.3

8th (H)

Elly Graf

100m

12.00

-0.6

6th (S)

 

 

 

 

Sachi Kayama

100m

11.95

1.1

6th (H)

Long

6.18

1.7

5th

Alison McAvoy

400m

57.90

 

7th (H)

 

 

 

 

Jake Hammond

100m

10.58

-0.2

4th (S)

200m

21.60

-1.4

4th (H)

Robert Lister

800m

1.52.04

 

7th

 

 

 

 

Brady Goodyear

5000m

15.39.50

 

21st

 

 

 

 

Bryce Coles-Sinclair

1500m

3.52.51

 

8th (H)

 

 

 

 

Tay-Leiha Clark

Triple

13.17

2.6

5th

Long

6.13

2.8

7th

Alison Ruse

Triple

12.31

0.9

8th

 

 

 

 

Melanie Ruse

Triple

11.67

2.4

10th

 

 

 

 

Jamie Muscat

Shot

13.79

 

9th

 

 

 

 

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