It was a dominant display from Adam Farlow at the World Masters Games in New Zealand over the past week.
Competing in the 30–34 year age group Farlow will return to Australia with a medal tally of 6 Gold and 1 silver.
- 100m Gold
- 200m Gold
- 400m Gold
- 4 x 100m relay Gold
- 4 x 400m relay Gold
- High Jump Gold
- Long Jump Silver
Fellow MBD squad member Jonathan Stefaniak also came away with Gold in the relay team with Adam Farlow.
To top of results both men were part of the Australian team that smashed the Australian (age 30-34) record in the 4 x 400m relay. Farlow also anchored the 4 x 100m relay to another Australian (age 30-34) record.
Huge congratulations from all in the squad for an amazing way to finish the season.
The squad has taken advantage of the conditions to post some amazing results over the past 3 days at the AACT Championships for 2017 Clare de Salis and Molly Sturgiss lead the way for the MBD Squad with 3 Gold medals each over the weekend.
Clare took the 100m,200m and 400m treble in the under 18’s while Molly Sturgiss ran PB in all her events to claim the ACT title in the 200m Hurdles, 200m and 400m.
Adam Farlow and Melissa Breen took the honours as fastest ACT athletes in the Open 100m and 200m. Farlow at age 34 ran a new PB in the 100m with 10.94 (heat and final time). Tom Agnew also took the 100m (10.87PB) and 200m double in the Under 20 age group.
The squad won the ACT title in the open Men’s and Womens 400m with Jonathan Stefaniak and Lauren Wells both running season bests to win.
Lauren also took out the Women’s 400m Hurdles title.
Matt King won the Under 18 400m title and also ran a PB in the 200m.
It was a fantastic weekend for the squad and a huge thank you to Scott Smith for his therapy over the 3 days.
Well done to ACT Athletics for a well run Championships.
Congratulations to Sarah Blizzard for taking out the Open 70m at the Ballarat Gift weekend.
After strong wins in her heat and semi final Sarah maintained her winning ways to take out the final in a strong time of 7.50 off 12.25m.
Sarah also made her way into the final off the Women’s 120m Mars Gift. Running off 4.25m she finished 5th to top off a huge weekend of racing.
She will next run at Stonnington Gift where she finished second last year.
Noah Geleris also made a successful return to racing which was very pleasing running in the 70m and 120m Open Gift.
Today in Canberra, 2 time Olympian, Lauren Wells achieved an unofficial “World Best” for the Women’s 200m Hurdles (bend). Running over 10 hurdles Lauren finished with a time of 25.79 (-0.6w). Full Results
The previous “World Best” with electronic timing was held by Patricia Girard who ran 25.82 (+1.7w) in Nantes, France on 22nd September 1999.
Footage of the race is also available
The MBD Squad started 2017 with a bang with some fantastic result from those who made the trek to Merimbula.
This was the second running of the Merimbula Gift and the squad now boasts an impressive DoubleDouble with Courtney Leary taking out the Open 70m following on from Kayla Sadler who won the 2016 edition. Add to this Jonathan Stefaniak who followed the footsteps of Christine Gates (2016 winner) to take out the Vets / Women’s 120m event.
These two victories led the way but we also had some great additional results including:
- Jonathan Stefaniak – Runner Up 120m Novice, 4th 300m Open Final
- Courtney Leary – 4th Women’s / Vets 120m
- Freya Dadswell – 6th in Women’s / Vets 120m and 120m Novice
- Luke Storta – 3rd in 120m Gift Semi Final
Congratulations to everyone.
Congratulations to MBD athletes who have competed so well at the 2016 Australian All Schools in Canberra.
Full Squad results
- Tom Agnew – 100m 11.07 (0.6w) Huge PB – 10th overall
- Kobe O’Neall – 100m 11.28 (2.6w) Fastest ever run in all conditions – 15th overall
- Kobe O’Neall – Long Jump 6.21 (1.3w) – 11th overall
- Clare De Salis – 100m 12.47 (3.1w) Fastest ever run in all conditions – 13th overall
- Clare De Salis – 200m 25.39 (-0.2w) PB – 9th overall
- Molly Sturgiss – 200m 26.93 (-0.2w) PB – 17th overall
- Molly Sturgiss – 400m 63.29 – 19th overall
- Nick McEwen – 400m 53.17 – 17th overall
- Matt King – 52.87 4sec PB – 16th overall
The squad also run in plenty of relays for the ACT.
Congratulations to senior squad members Leigh Bennett and Jonathan Stefaniak who volunteered as ACT team management for the weekend and Holly Abbey was also selected for the ACT team but did not compete. Thank you to assistant coach Melissa Breen for filming and helping over the 3 days as well.
All these athletes plus many more from the squad will now prepare for the Australian Junior and Open Championships to be held in Sydney.
Well done to all ACT athletes and their personal coaches for some fantastic results and finally a huge thank you to all officials and volunteers for their amazing commitment to this great sport.
If you are interested in joining the squad please send an email to email@example.com or check out www.mattybdept.com for more details.