Day 2 of the Open Championships was again a fantastic night of competition for the mighty Blues. Adding another 6 more state medals of various colours to the already impressive collection.
The AWD mixed 100m saw North Beach’s national record holder Sian Glanney (above and below middle) win gold with 15.93sec (103.58%) from team mate Andrew Bannister (below right) in 15.10sec (89.07%) taking home bronze. Andrew then won gold in the Mixed 400m with a massive performance of 1.10.26sec (124.96%). In the Men’s open 110m high hurdles it was the Blues’ Ben King going over the 106cm for the first time who took home state gold on the night winning in 16.59sec.
Cole Unasa (above) made his long jump season debut at the state championships with a performance of 6.21m.
In the Women’s Open Shot Put the minor medals were won by North Beach with Sarah Edmiston (below left) throwing 8.20m and Courtney Korck (below right) putting 7.96m, who took home the silver and bronze respectively.
In regular friday night strive competition Jane Stockley came off a recent junior nationals trip to finish 2nd in the Women’s Open high Jump with a leap of 1.45m, and 3rd place in the long jump with 4.34m. Fellow junior nationals finalist Ben King finished 5th in heat 1 of the Men’s 100m with a time of 11.95sec. Veteran Alan Deans was 7th in heat 2 of the 100m with 17.48sec. Alan then backed up with another 7th in the Open 1500m with a time of 6.36.60sec.
T/F44 Australian Record Holder Sian Glanney from North Beach takes off in the long jump.