Ben ‘Fort’ Knox has layed down the challenge to close friend and bitter rival Mike Sala by out performing him in the mens 400m on his debut outing at WAAS. Running a solid personal best of 1.00.39 Knox beat his arch rival by almost a second, with Sala running 1.01.33. “Eat my salad Knox, give me two weeks and I’ll have you on toast!” cried the bitter Sala, as he swears to fight back.
Junior Blue David Mahood continues to improve with an impressive win in the mens 4kg hammer with a throw of 23.41m. While fellow thrower Courtney Korck finished 4th in both the women’s shot put and hammer with throws of 7.59m and SB 19.54m.
Mat Short topped the NBA 400m mens list with 52.34, then Clark 54.25, Rafty 57.15, and AWD speedster Andrew Bannister ran a huge season’s best with 1.14.07. Congratulations Andrew!
In other news 13yo Taylor Watson has finished 3rd in the open women’s triple jump with a SB 9.88m. Ella Italiano-Schmidt finished 3rd in the 80m hurdles in a time of 13.94sec. Paige Gavranich ran the fastest of the girls in the 100m with 13.73sec (-2.2), ahead of Ella 13.75sec, Taylor 13.92sec (-0.6) & Monique Nicolaou 14.09sec (-2.5).
In the men’s 100m Blue boys Cole Unasa and Mat Short have upstaged state 2009 champion Mitchell ‘zoom zoom’ Zilm, with 3rd and 4th respectively running 11.39 & 11.48 into a -2.1 headwind. Zilm finishing 6th. Cole will run the 100m at the UWA ‘Big 6’ meeting on Thursday, at McGilvary Oval. This meet invites the top 6 best ranked open athletes in the state, congratulations & good luck Cole!