Melissa Breen showed ominous form for the season ahead taking out the Women’s Backmarkers in a time of 11.83 off scratch at the Queanbeyan Gift carnival. Not known for her great grass running Breen showed an improved technique to run down a strong field and take victory.
In other results Lauren Boden made the final of the Women’s gift running off a tight mark of 2m. Jesse Matthews (9.5m) and Jaryd Cowley flew the flag for the squad running 5th and 6th respectively in the Men’s Final.
Jaryd also made the final of the 70m and 300m alongside training partner Luke Storta.
Click here for footage of the gift semi finals and finals as well as the Women’s Backmarkers