It was a great night for the MattyB DEPT. crew in Brisbane at the track classic which focused mainly on relay events plus some individual events like the rarely run 300m.
Melissa Breen ran the second leg in the Women’s 4 x100m team which took victory in 44.01. Lauren Boden ran the second leg in the Women’s 4 x 400m that ran 3.34.12 while Chloe Jamieson ran the third leg for an Australian Junior in the same race (3.48.37). To round out the relay involvement Brendan Cole ran a superb leg (45.7) of the Men’s 4 x 400m team that finished in a time of 3.05.84.
In individual events Melissa Breen ran a solid 11.51 to finish second behind Sally Pearson (11.25). Part time member Daniel Batman, currently living in Sydney, ran 10.95 in the “B” 100m.
The highlight for the squad, however, came in the second last event of the evening with Lauren Boden running 38.20 in the 300m to take a special victory over Jana Pittman. Boden running in the lane outside Jana set the race up in a positive fashion and with 100m to go was 5 metres in front and this margin didn’t change down the straight with Boden strong right to the finish.
Overall an extremely satisfying night for the squad.