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The NCAA cross country champion scored a classy sub-28 minute win in difficult conditions, while NZ’s Camille Buscomb scored an upset win over Eloise Wellings in the women’s race. Bridey Delaney took out the Australian title.
The 22-year-old recently took out the NCAA Cross Country title, and hopes to reach the world championships qualifier of 27:45 in tonight’s race.
An Australian squad of 42 – to be whittled down to 24 – has been picked for Nitro Athletics. Mel Breen joins Sally Pearson in snubbing the series, while Australia’s top four performers in Rio also won’t be part of the new entertainment product.
Last time the event was held in the nation’s capital (2008) it incorporated the Pacific School Games, where now Olympians Mel Breen and Ella Nelson were stars in the sprints. Check out our photos from back then.
Live results are available on the AA website.