BJ and Boden shine at Hunter Track classic

Brendan Cole and Lauren Boden took the 400m Hurdles double on a windy night in Newcastle at the Hunter Track classic. Despite having to wait over 10 minutes at the start line for missing hurdles Brendan Cole executed a solid race in his first for the season over the barriers.

“To open up with my fastest ever 400m Hurdles like Lauren did is exciting but I really want to take my times to the next level quickly now and get that qualifier out of the way.”

Cole finished in a time of 50.41 wich is only 0.91 off the A standard of 49.50 which is something he will look to run well under in the next 6 weeks.

Lauren Boden continued her great early season form knocking another 0.5 seconds off her season best with a 56.12. Lauren used the tail wind down the back to run some 14 stride hurdles which is something only a few girls in the world do.

“Matty basically told me just before the call room that the wind has got up a bit so let’s do 14’s. I went with his judgement and they felt really comfortable in the race so that is a good sign”.

Training partner Chloe Jamieson continued her return to racing with a time of 62.34 for 6th and Rachael Carnegie finished 5th in the under 20 400m in her first ever appearance at a major domestic meet.

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