Summer Track and Field
With the only competition held in Sydney on the weekend – the NSW Throwers Club meet, a small number of our Track and Field athletes also travelled to Canberra to compete at the ACT Track and Field Championships (and the Individual Track Meet) held at the AIS on Friday 12th February – Sunday 14th February.
ACT Track and Field Championships | AIS, Canberra | Friday 12 – Sunday 14, February 2021
William Moir (11Hi) – 11.16s
Laud Codjoe (12Ta) – 11.60s
William Moir (11Hi) – 22.21s
Michael King (10Ta) – 1.56.37s
Michael King (10Ta) – 4.11.21s
William Moir (11Hi) – 6.72m
Laud Codjoe (12Ta) – 6.62m
ACT Individual Track Competition
Indiana Murphy (9Ta) – 12.74s
Indiana Murphy (9Ta) – 25.89s
Indiana Murphy (9Ta) – 15.36s
Throwers Club | Greystanes | Sunday 14, February 2021
Ben Stevens (10We) – 16.59m
Ben Stevens (10We) – 48.52m
Old Boys News
Our track and field athletes continue to go from strength to strength, with a National Indoor record in the 1500m from Oliver Hoare, a convincing win by Rohan Browning in the 100m at ACT Championships, a PB jump and World University Qualifier by Connor Murphy at ACT Championships, and consistent throwing by Alex Kolesnikoff at the NSW Throwers Club Meet. See full details below.
Oliver Hoare (Class of 2015)
Oliver (Oli) Hoare (2014) on Saturday 13 February competed in the 1500m at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix meet in New York, running himself into a Australian Indoor Record in an extremely fast time of 3.32.35s.
Oli’s time was an Australian indoor record for the 1500m and the sixth fastest in history. The time is well under the Olympic A standard of 3:35.0, but being an indoor meet it cannot count as an automatic selection. To put it in perspective, his incredible indoor run was 18 seconds quicker than the time to win gold in the 1500m at the 2016 Rio Olympics – with times in the traditional outdoor event usually about four seconds quicker, so it will be very exciting to see Oli run some outdoor 1500ms.
Australian Record by 2.75 seconds
World 6th fastest All-Time Indoor 1500m
Rohan Browning (Class of 2015)
ACT Championships | 12th – 14th February 2021
In what was a hotly contested competition at the ACT Championships, with the best 100m sprinters lined up in the final together, Rohan tore the field apart – to win the Championships in a time of 10.23s with second, a COVID-safe distance away in 10.44s.
Connor Murphy (Class of 2019)
ACT Championships – 12th – 14th February 2021
Coming into the competition, Connor had a windy PB of 15.86m and a legal 15.68m jump. Although he only had three recorded jumps at the competition, he surpassed his PB on the third jump with 15.93m and then on his fifth jump, he triple-jumped 16.15m, the first time over 16m and a World University qualifier. This also makes him 31st All time Australian at only 19 years old.
Alex Kolesnikoff (Class of 2018)
NSW Throwers Club Meet, Greystanes | Sunday 14th February 2021
Alex continues his fine form from his NSW Record in the Shot Put with a 19.01m put at the NSW Throwers Club meet on Sunday. With no competition, it will be great to see Alex compete at the NSW Open Championships in a couple of weeks.
Andrew Murphy | Director of Track and Field | Athletic Development
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