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Queensland Track Classic Highlights

25 March 2019

The 2019 Queensland Track Classic provided quality competition last Saturday in the lead up to the National Track and Field Championships in Sydney this weekend.

The competition kicked off with Prospecting for Gold (P4G) athlete, Corey Anderson throwing a world record in the men’s T38 javelin. Corey bettered the previous world record by almost a metre, throwing 53.93m and cementing himself as a Tokyo 2020 medal prospect.

A further competition highlight were the performances of Jake Doran and Alex Hartmann in the men’s 4x100m relay. The team brought home the win in just 38.83 seconds. Later in the night and following a slippery start out of the blocks, Alex came second to Japan’s Yoshihide Kirya in the men’s 200m and clocked a time of 20.59 seconds.

In the men’s discus Matthew Denny recorded a 64.85m throw, just 0.15m short of World Championship qualification. Mitchell Cooper finished in second place with 58.12m. Meanwhile, Taryn Gollshewsky won the women’s division with a 55.59m throw.

Coming off the back of her win at the Jandakot Airport Classic in Perth, Naa Anang jumped 6.69m in the women’s long jump, claiming a second place finish. Not far behind was junior long jump champion, Annie McGuire in fourth position.

Race walking royalty, Dane Bird-Smith was as dominant as ever in the 3,000m walk, crossing the line in a mere 11:01.32. Meanwhile, Katie Hayward was the fastest female race walker on the night and even clocked a World U20 best time of 12:10.17.

Cassie Purdon took out the women’s high jump at 1.80m, closely followed by Hannah Joye in second place at 1.75m. In the men’s, Youth Olympian Oscar Miers jumped 2.07m.

On the track, Riley Day ran 11.56 in the women’s 100m, finishing second behind New Zealand’s Zoe Hobbs. Riley then returned to the start line for her pet event (women’s 200m) where she placed fourth.

In the shot put circle P4G’s Henry Hopwood threw 15.82m to secure himself a sixth place finish.

Finally, the women’s 400m took to the track which saw Caitlin Jones show her pace and cross the line second in 52.79 seconds.

View full competition results.

Last updated
25 March 2019