MATTYB DEPT. start to step up the performances at the Athletics ACT Summer Series
- 15 year old Chloe Jamieson now ranked in Top 5 nationally for 400m Hurdles – 60.11
- Brendan Matthews run a quick 48.75 in 400m
- Squad wraps up final preparations for NSW Relay Championship with solid 4 x 100m relay results at AACT Summer Series
- Lauren Boden sounds a warning for season ahead with a 54.65 opening run in the 400m
15 year old Chloe Jamieson has continued her purple patch of form running a scintillating 60.11 in the 400m Hurdles at the ACT Summer Series. After breaking the national under 16 record in the 200m Hurdles (27.54) at the NSW All Schools Championships last weekend Chloe made another huge breakthrough in the 400m Hurdles taking over 2 and half seconds off her personal best and moving to number 5 on the open ranking for the event joining her training partner Lauren Boden (ranked number 2).
In other events 18 year old Brendan Matthews took out the 400m in a time of 48.75. This is his second fastest time ever and coach Matt Beckenham still believes there is plenty more to come in the lead up to the World Junior selection trials in March next year. The squad took the trifecta with Derek Collinge (50.06) just holding off Jesse Matthews (50.07).
Lauren Boden ran her first 400m race for the season crossing the line in 54.65. Considering she is still in heavy training this was an extremely pleasing result. Training partner Tarin Nevin also ran a solid 400m running 59.82 showing she is on track to try and crack through the 60 second barrier in her pet event the 400m Hurdles later in the season.
Melissa Breen ran a solid 11.91 into a strong headwind and Patrick Elliott (11.33) also recovered from a bad start to beat training partners Stephen Sheppard (11.35) and Derek Collinge (11.38) on the line.
The squad completed the night with 2 teams running the 4 x 100m relay. The main men’s team consisted of Tom Burbidge, Brendan Cole, Patrick Elliott and Brendan Matthews finished first in 42.05 while a mixed team of Jesse Matthews, Stephen Sheppard, Lauren Boden and Chloe Jamieson finished 2nd in 44.69.
The squad will now prepare for the NSW Relays championships to be conducted in Sydney on 21-22nd November.
For footage of these races please go to: https://mattybdept.com/video/interclub-footage/
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