In an outstanding display of sprinting in Perth 21 year old Melissa Breen ran 2 Olympic “B” standard performances in the space of 90minutes.
Fully recovered from a freak neural issue in Adelaide last week that prevented her from pushing out of the blocks Breen exploded out this time to record 11.35 (1.7w) in the first race. She was then able to back this up with arguably a better run in the second race recording 11.36 with a less supporting wind of 0.9m/s.
“I knew from training that I was in PB shape so it is a good positive indicator to run these times in competition conditions.”
It is a huge weekend for the MattyB DEPT with athletes competing in four states. Breen in Perth along with Brandan Galic who ran 10.98 in the 100m.
Also last night three athletes competed in Canberra highlighted by a huge PB by 19 year old Rachael Carnegie running 57.84 in the 400m taking over a second of her best. Jesse Matthews also ran a season best and under 50 seconds in the 400m (49.81) to take victory over Luke Storta (50.33).
Birthday boy Ollie Wurm runs a 400m at AVShield in Victoria on Saturday hoping to challenge his PB of 47.62.
To round of a huge weekend the 400m Hurdlers are hoping for pleasant conditions down in Tasmania at the Hobart Track Classic. Lauren Boden and Chloe Jamieson will compete in the Women’s while Brendan Cole and honorary member Mowen Boino (training with squad for 3 months) will run in the Men’s event.