Oceania Championships Wrap

The Oceania Athletics Championships in Townsville have wrapped up and VIS athletes have made their mark, bringing home some fantastic results.

On the track, Race Walkers Jemima Montag and Rhydian Cowley both finished in first place in the 10,000m race. Montag finished with a personal best time of 43:50.84, and Cowley crossed the line in 41:57.57.

Georgia Griffith brought home the gold in the women’s 1500m with a time of 4:12.53, while new VIS scholarship holder Catriona Bisset smashed the women’s 800m event, winning in a time of 2:02.16.

Morgan Mitchell took bronze in the 800m with a time of 2:05.02, before helping the 4x400m women’s relay team to a first place finish.

Sinead Diver won the women’s 10,000m (32:25.86), while Jack Rayner finished second in the men’s 10,000m (29:55.41).

In the 100m hurdles, Celeste Mucci brought home silver in the women’s race, with a time of 13.49s.

Brooke Stratton had a strong performance in the women’s long jump with a distance of 6.49m and a second place finish. While Henry Smith won gold in the men’s long jump with 7.91m and Chris Mitrevski finished third with a leap of 7.50m.  Joel Baden finished with a bronze in the high jump with 2.14m.

In the shot put, Damien Birkinhead finished second with a throw of 19.55m and Aiden Harvey finished fourth with 17.64m.

In the para events, Todd Hodgetts finished with a silver in the men’s F2 shot put with a throw of 15.43m (World Champs B Q) and Claire Keefer also placed second in the women’s F41 shot put with a distance of 8.78m (World Champs A Q).

Meanwhile, over in Switzerland in La Chaux-De-Fonds, Darcy Roper finished fourth in the men’s long jump with an impressive leap of 8.12m. And over in the USA at the Prefontaine Classic, 1500m runner, Linden Hall finished 15th with a 4:24.78 run.


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