Category Archives: 2009/10 Major Event Results

Breen bags Brisbane double

19 year  sprint sensation Melissa Breen last night showed her class in taking out the 100m and 200m double at the Brisbane GP as part of the Athletics Australia Tour.

Melissa’s first victory came in the 200m running. Running from the middle lane she quickly rounded up the field on the bend and charged home in a time of 23.74 seconds (0.1w).

By the time the 100m came around the conditions had completely changed and as she left the call room the rain started to really come down hard. Despite this Melissa put together a mature race to take victory again over Laura Whaler in a time of 11.62 (1.0w).

It was the first time she had taken a double victory at a Grand Prix meeting.

In between these 2 races training partner and 3 time national 400m Hurdles champion, Lauren Boden, lined up in the 400m.

Lauren finished a wonderful second behind in form runner Jody Henry after pipping World Championship 4 x 400m relay representative, Pirenee Steinert on the line.

Both girls will head to Hobart on Friday for the next leg of the tour. They will be joined by Brendan Cole who will contest the 400m Hurdles.

Canberra GP – Aus Cup

Boden run another Commonwealth Games Qualifier

MattyB DEPT. athletes Brendan Cole and Lauren Boden put on a hurdles clinic at the recent Canberra Grand Prix meet at the AIS athletics track.

Lauren Boden won by over 4 seconds in 56.48 which was a B qualifier for the Commonwealth Games. The most exciting aspect of her run was the stride pattern where Lauren ran 14 strides between the 3rd and 4th hurdles which is something very few females in the world do. 

Brendan Cole stepped out on the track in the next race and also displayed his dominance with a 2 second victory in a time of 50.97. This was his first hurdle race since running in the semi finals of the World Championships in Berlin. Further improvements are expected over the next few months leading into the Commonwealth Games trials.

In other squad results

  • Melissa Breen ran 2nd in the 100m running 11.74 into a strong 2.6m headwind.
  • Tarin Nevin ran 6th in the 400m Hurdles in a season best of 63.46
  • Derek Collinge ran 8th inthe 400m  with a time of 49.23
  • Brendan Matthews ran 9th in the A 100m in a time of 11.13 (-1.8w)
  • Luke Storta finished 7th in the B 100m in a time of 11.26 (-0.8w)

Click her for video of the meet

Click here for Full Results of the meet

2009 NSW Relays Results

MattyB DEPT. takes home 5 GOLD MEDALS and 3 ACT Records

Despite the extreme heat conditions at Blacktown over the weekend the MattyB DEPT. excelled in their performances on the track dominating the sprint relays in both the Men’s and Women’s events at the NSW Relays Championships.

In fact the squad improved on the results from last year taking home 5 Gold medals and 1 Bronze medal in 6 events.

Summary Results

Gold Medals

Women’s 4 x 100m – 46.76

Women’s 4 x 200m – 1.38.11

Women’s 4 x 400m – 3.49.03

Men’s 4 x 200m – 1.27.53

Men’s 4 x 400m – 3.13.05

Bronze Medal

Men’s 4 x 200m B Team – 1.30.44

Unfortunately a technical error in the heat of the 4 x 100m cost them a chance of the clean sweep of all sprints events male and female. Check out the video of the second change between Brendan Cole and Patrick Elliot now known as the Blacktown flyby

On top of this the squad broke 3 ACT records in the Women’s 4 x 400m and Men’s 4 x 200m and 4 x 400m relays.

“It was a very pleasing result for all involved and a great display of team work and squad unity” said a very proud coach Matt Beckenham.

The focus will now shift to the Queanbeyan Gift where athletes will be running against each other for over $30000 in prizemoney including the Men’s $14000 and Women’s $7000 Queanbeyan Gift over 120m.

Full Results from NSW Relays click here

Video Footage of NSW Relays click here

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