Lauren Boden ran another superb basically solo race in Hobart to win by almost 4 seconds in a time of 56.66. This time was a meet record, B qualifier and also placed her second in the overall meet standings. Petrina Price took out the athlete of the meet and $3000 with a jump of 1.90m in the High Jump with Lauren second collecting $1500.
Lauren is now eagerly looking forward to racing Tamsyn Lewis at the Sydney GP where they will meet for the first time this year. Due to different racing schedules they have not raced this year but Lauren knows that Tamsyn is a great competitor and has already produced some great results over 400m and 400m Hurdles. (Added section – Tamsyn ran a great 57.46 B Qualifier on 18th February in Melbourne with no one close to her so both will appreciate having some competition.) It should be a great race and hopefully both can breakthrough into the 55 seconds and run the A qualifier for Commonwealth Games.
Brendan Cole made it a MattyB DEPT. double in the 400m Hurdles taking victory in a time of 50.89. It was a solid run and a good hit out before the big Sydney and Melbourne GP meets where he will take on Jamacian champion Danny MacFarlane.
Melissa Breen got her own double capturing the 100m and 200m against Laura Whaler. Unfortunately the wind reading did not work for the 200m but looking at other results it was definately a legal wind and probably a slight headwind making the time of 23.68 very pleasing. The 100m was unfortunately into a strong 2.2w headwind but the time of 11.71 shows that Melissa is running extremely well.