The MattyB DEPT. produced some outstanding results yesterday at the AACT competition.
Lauren Boden used some sprinting to freshen up for the Sydney GP and produced a 200m PB running 23.90 (0.6w) which is her first time under 24 seconds. She also ran the 100m in 11.91 (1.ow) earlier in the evening.
Brendan Matthews made a huge step forward in running a World Junior qualifier in the 200m. Running with training partners Brendan Cole (21.30) and Grant Billingham (22.07PB), Brendan ran 21.62 which is only 3 tenths from the standard needed. It has been a great 3 weeks for Brendan who now appears to be over his neural hammy problems and he will be right in the mix when the Junior Nationals champs take place on 11-14th March in Sydney.
Melissa Breen had another strong hit out in the 100m running 11.52 (1.0w) which is only 0.02 outside the B standard for Commonwealth Games. Breen has now put together a wonderful series of consistent races and with the big meets almost upon us she will go into these meets with confidence knowing she is in great shape and ready to step it up to the next level.
Tarin Nevin also produced a PB in the 200m against Lauren running 26.26. This run was even better considering she had run a 400m Hurdles earlier in the program running 63.59.
Patrick Elliott produced a 11.40 (1.3w) to finish second in the Men’s 100m.
Coming Up for the Squad
- 100m / 200m – Melissa Breen
- 400m Hurdles – Brendan Cole, Lauren Boden, Tarin Nevin
- 100m/200m – Melissa Breen
- 400m – Lauren Boden
- 400m Hurdles – Brendan Cole
- 4 x 400m – Brendan Cole, Tom Burbidge, Jesse Matthews, Brendan Matthews, Derek Collinge
- Men – Brendan Cole, Tom Burbidge, Brendan Matthews, Jesse Matthews, Derek Collinge, MattyB Kevin Matthews
- Women – Lauren Boden, Melissa Breen
- Men – Brandan Galic, Luke Storta, Jaryd Cowley, Patrick Elliott, Charlie Marques
- Women – Ramona Casey, Tarin Nevin