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#AAC17 Day 6 - WA Recap

#AAC17 Day 6 - WA Recap

WA's Hurdlers dominate junior finals and Reddingius claims silver in the Heptathlon

Conditions improved on day 6 with WA’s junior hurdlers getting WA off to cracking start, with more of WA’s top open athletes progressing to the weekend’s finals. 

Friday, 31 March 2017/Author: David Smith/Number of views (1010)/Comments (0)/
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#AAC17 Day 5 - WA Recap

#AAC17 Day 5 - WA Recap

Zhoya returns for his third National title and Edmiston claims WA's first open title.

Rainy conditions challenged WA’s athletes on Day 5 as the open athletes launched their 2017 Australian Athletics Championship campaigns. Sasha Zhoya collected his third national title of the Championships and Sarah Edmiston claimed her first national open para athletics Championship title.

Thursday, 30 March 2017/Author: David Smith/Number of views (786)/Comments (0)/
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#AAC17 Day 4 - WA Recap

#AAC17 Day 4 - WA Recap

Parnov and Pree set meet records, while Smart delivers powerful run in he U18 3000m.

Day 4 of the 2017 Australian Athletics Championships was another action packed day of track and field. WA continued to collect medals and break meet records in the field and on the track. 

Wednesday, 29 March 2017/Author: David Smith/Number of views (961)/Comments (0)/
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#AAC17 Day 3 - WA Recap

#AAC17 Day 3 - WA Recap

Sasha Zhoya and Sophie White collect meet records, Clarke breaks her own Australian Record and WA's heptathletes dominate.

The morning session of Day 3 was dominated by WA’s emerging Heptathlon talent. Isabel Daines and Leah Richards fought it out in the U16 competition, with both athletes leading the field at seperate stages. However it was Daines who was able to secure the win in her maiden national heptathlon event. Generating four personal bests, the 2017 WA State Champion pulled together an impressive seven events to break the U16 WA record with a score of 4974 points. Richards was unlucky to miss out on the medals, finishing fourth by just 27 points.

WA’s Hurdlers blitzed the field during the evening session of Day 3. Sasha Zhoya dazzled Sydney Olympic Park once more with a new meet record in the U17 110m hurdles, crossing the line with style in 13.60. Sophie White joined Zhoya on the dais, collecting her own National title in the U17 100m hurdles in a new meet record of 13.50. While Adriaan Pelser medalled in the U18 110m hurdles with a bronze in a time of 14.45. 

Tuesday, 28 March 2017/Author: David Smith/Number of views (1141)/Comments (0)/
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#AAC17 Day 2 - WA Recap

#AAC17 Day 2 - WA Recap

Zhoya soars in the Pole Vault and WA's middle distance athletes break through in the 1500m.

Sasha Zhoya opened his 2017 Australian Athletics Championship campaign in the best possible with a win in the U17 boys Pole Vault. Zhoya put on a captivating show during the competition, with first eclipsing the U16 Australian record of 4.86. Then the 14 year-old WA athlete furthered his new personal best with a clearance at 4.92m to claim a historic World lead jump for a 14 year-old.

Monday, 27 March 2017/Author: David Smith/Number of views (650)/Comments (0)/
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