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Queensland athletes record personal bests at the 2015 Canberra Track Classic

9 February 2015

The 2015 Canberra Track Classic was held at the AIS Athletics Track on Saturday 7 February with many outstanding performances from Queensland track and field athletes.

After kicking off his competitive season with a win at the Briggs Athletic Classic in Hobart two weeks ago, up and coming field athlete, Matthew Denny broke his personal best by 82cms in the Men’s Hammer Throw on Saturday. Matthew threw three personal bests to take out the win with a 68.44m throw.

The Men’s 100m A race had four Queenslanders contesting for the title eventuating in a 2nd place run by Alex Hartmann (10.52s) and Nick Boylett in 4th place (10.56s), Robbie Crowther in 7th place (10.63s) and Trae Williams in 8th (10.70s).

Following this, all eyes were on Sally Pearson as she took on her toughest competitor, Melissa Breen, in the Women’s 100m. It was almost a year to the day since Sally was defeated by Breen however, Sally pushed all pressure aside and came through on top in 11.16s (wind: +1.8).

Pearson backed up her outstanding performance with a win in the Women’s 200m and a personal best time of 22.97s (+0.8). Both of Sally’s performances were qualifying times for the 2015 IAAF World Championships.

The personal bests didn’t stop there. Craig Burns recorded a personal best in a time of 46.03s in the Men’s 400m, narrowly edging out fellow Queenslander Alex Beck (46.09s) who competed in his first run of the season.

Queensland’s Brittany McGowan came in second place in the Women’s 1500m (4:12.54s) and Dane Bird-Smith finished in first place in the 5km Walk with 19:44.60s.

Paralympian Matthew Cameron came in second place in the Men’s 400m Wheelchair in 49.55s. Fellow Queenslanders Sam Carter and Rheed McCracken finished in 4th and 6th positions, respectively.

For a full list of results visit the Athletics Australia website.

Last updated
9 February 2015