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Day 6 Highlights from the 2019 Australian Athletics Championships

Day 6 Highlights from the 2019 Australian Athletics Championships

Author: waadmin/Sunday, 7 April 2019/Categories: News, Featured

The second last day of the 2019 Australian Athletics Championships proved to be another successful day for Team WA.

Layne Dixon (F33) claimed the first medal of the day, placing second in the Open Women’s Secured Discus, where she threw 6.35m.

On the track, Conor Larranaga Boyle came second in the Under 18 Men’s 200m, with an impressive time of 21.79, finishing behind Queensland’s Reece Holder, who ran 21.55. 

In the Open Women’s 100m Wheelchair, Robyn Lambird (T34) finished second, with a time of 27.52.

WA women dominated the Open Women’s 100m Ambulant, with Ella Pardy (T38) and Rhiannon Clarke (T38) placing first and second respectively, with times of 13.14 and 13.43.

Bernadette Williams continued her incredible season, claiming the bronze medal in the Open Women’s 1500m, in a time of 4:15.25. 

In the Open Men’s High Jump, Grant Szalek had a strong performance of 2.15m, finishing third. Grant’s performance was also an automatic qualifier for the World University Games, held in Naples this July.

Lauren Hyde-Cooling stepped up to the Open Women’s Pole Vault and claimed the silver medal, with a jump of 4.10m.

Finishing Day 6, Team WA claimed both silver medals in the Under 18 Men’s and Women’s 4x100m Relay. Well done to the men’s team: Joshua Jones, Seth Norman, Liam McGuinness and Jacob Hristianopoulos and the women’s team: Luka Samuels, Taylah Cruttenden, Abby Parker and Sophie White.

Taylah Cruttenden also made the semifinal of the Open Women’s 100m, where she ran 12.04.

The final day of the 2019 Australian Athletics Championships commences at 8:30am AEST, with the livestream broadcast starting at 8:25am. Good luck to all athletes competing.


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