Just a few Blues members were on hand to fly the flag for North Beach Athletics on a wonderful evening after a hot 38 degree Perth day. Conditions were extremely legal and perfectly still as outstanding T44 Australian multiple record holder Sian Glanney ran an impressive 15.88sec in the Women’s 100m and jumped 3.78m in the long jump. Venine Palm finished strongly to run 1.05.53sec in the Women’s 400m as well.
North Beach Junior Jack Murphy led the charge by winning the Men’s 90m hurdles in an impressive time of 13.57sec. The Blues’ Adrian Biemmi‘s dominance continued as he won the Men’s 4kg Shot Put again with a throw of 9.97m. The in-form Ben King won the Men’s 400m hurdles with another PB time of 55.85sec. And it was a night of veterans and youngsters in heat 3 of the Men’s 100m with 2nd placegetter Brad Waters running 13.32sec from Adrian Biemmi in 5th place with 14.22sec and Barrie Kernaghan 6th in 14.47sec. T36 Andrew Bannister (above) ran 7th place in the same race with 15.22sec and Alan Deans finsihed in 8th placing with a time of 7.32sec. Both Barrie & Alan are Life Members of North Beach Athletics (ex Karrinyup AC) and it’s great to see them out there having a run after several decades of competition for the mighty Blues.
Brad Waters also ran the 400m in 59.43sec and gave a huge effort to finish 3rd in the 2000m Steeplechase with a time of 7.58.5min. Perhaps the race of the night was the battle between Barrie and Andrew in the 400m, Barrie Kernaghan ran 4th in a time of 1.09.0sec with Andrew Bannister closing him down in 5th place stopping the clock in a PB time of 1.09.20sec. Alan Deans backed up after the 400m with a run in the 1500m finishing in a time of 6.33.34sec.
Ben King won the Men’s 110m hurdles on the night with a solid time of 15.19sec (+0.7), in the same race North Beach Coach Paul Edmiston smashed the M40 WA State Record by 1.21sec finshing 3rd with 16.59sec. The 20-year-old previous 110m hurdle state record of 17.8sec held by John Molloy had stood since 1992.