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2019 Queensland Athletics Championships wrap

11 March 2019

The Queensland Athletics Championships took place at QSAC over four hot and humid days from 7-10 March. With a jam-packed timetable for the under 14’s to open, there was a buzz of athletes ready to hit the track and field to show off their hard work this summer. Elite athletes will have used this as a practice event for the 2019 Queensland Track Classics coming up later this month.

Long jumper, Naa Anang made an appearance over the event but not where you’d expect to see her. She lined up for the women’s 100m and won her heat, progressing her to the finals where she stormed through to take the win and a PB.

Riley Day was dominant in the 200m, winning her heat and the final ahead of Caitlin Jones and Ella Connolly.

Queensland pole vaulter, Lisa Campbell sat out until the bar reached 4m before taking her first jump. After three attempts she couldn’t clear the third height of 4.32m but she won with 4.20m, a whole meter ahead of second place Melissa Watkin.

Taryn Gollshewsky’s throw was on point after winning both the women’s shot put and discus along with fellow QAS supported athlete, Matt Denny taking a big win in the men’s discus with over a meter throw on 2nd place.

It was a big field for the men’s 100m with Alex Hartmann winning his heat and semi-final but just coming short in the final to finish second. He showed his pace in the 200m, winning with a time of 20.44 seconds.

Alex Back took two seconds off the national 400m time winning the final with a time of 46.49 seconds, just ahead of Murray Goodwin in second.

Shemaiah James and Julian Konle were the only two jumpers to land past the 16m mark in triple jump. Taking the win was Shemaiah with a jump of 16.15m very closely followed by Julian with a 16.13m jump.

Brianna Coop had two strong performances in the women’s 100m and 200m open ambulant coming third in both finals.

Coming off the back of an Australian record performance at the Cathy Freeman Shield last month, Corey Anderson was on the field in fine form for men’s javelin open ambulant where he threw a huge 50.68m to give him a clear win.

View the full results from the event (PDF).

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11 March 2019