Using the method behind the World Athletics Rankings, we’ve ranked the top Aussie performances for the week ending 16 February 2020.
The World Athletics Rankings are based on a point score that is the combination of the quality of a result (using the IAAF Scoring Tables) and the placing obtained in various categories of meets.
All of the top performances came from the Canberra Track Classic.
1st place in the high jump with 1.96m at the Canberra Track Classic
A second Olympic qualifying standard in the space of a month on the AIS track for the former Commonwealth champion. Entering the competition at 1.80m she was all clear on the first attempt at each height to 1.94m, and cleared 1.96m on the second attempt before bowing out of the competition with three unsuccessful attempts at 1.98m.
The Result Score for 1.96m is a huge 1180 points and when combined with a Placing Score of 40 points for the Category D meet, yields 1220 points.
2nd place in the high jump with 1.96m at the Canberra Track Classic
Just one additional miss to Patterson - at 1.96m, clearing it on her third attempt - was the difference in the competition in Canberra.
With the same Result Score and a Placing Score of 35 points for second in the Category D meet, McDermott ends up just five points behind on 1215 points.
1st place in the pole vault with 5.60m at the Canberra Track Classic
Not quite reaching the lofty 5.80m heights he achieved in Perth on 1 February, the performance was nonetheless classy from the 22-year-old.
5.60m is worth a Result Score of 1157 points, and with a Placing Score of 40 points for the win, sees Marschall just shy of the 1200 point mark.
Steve Solomon on his way to winning the 2014 Australian Championships
1st place in the 400m in 45.37 seconds at the Canberra Track Classic
There's no doubt about it, the 2012 Olympic finalist is healthy and in form. Recording his seventh fastest career time and his fastest on home soil for six years, the 45.37 second lap of the track yielded a Result Score of 1154 points.
1st place in the 100m in 10.17 seconds at the Canberra Track Classic
Browning took advantage of the men's sprint being run down the back straight with a mild 0.8 m/s tailwind, recording a convincing win worth 1148 points for the Result Score and 40 points for the Placing Score.
The top ranked Australian sprinter is chasing the Olympic qualifying standard of 10.05 seconds and otherwise is positioned well for a quota position if he can 'defend' some of his current World Ranking performances over the coming week as they drop out of the 12 month ranking period:
1259 points from his 10.08s second place at last year's Queensland Track Classic (when it was a Category B meet - it has been demoted to Category C status this year); and
1213 points from his 10.28s 'win' at the Australian Championships (with Edward Nketia's Placing Score for the win negated with his allegiance to New Zealand).
Georgia Griffith: 1187 points (800m win in 2:00.88 at Canberra)
Brooke Stratton: 1185 points (Long Jump win with 6.67m at Canberra)
Lauren Boden: 1182 points (400m Hurdles win in 55.98s in Canberra)
Check out other top results from the week in our Weekly Results Wrap
Canberra Track Classic – Superlatives and what I observed #TarbyStats— David Tarbotton (@David_Tarbotton) February 13, 2020
▪️2 Olympic - McDermott, Patterson
▪️3 World U20 –R Holder, S Dale, R Hyne
▪️5 Paralympic A-M de Rozario, E Ault-Connell x 2, J Turner, V Low
▪️3 Paralympic B – C Perris, S Reardon, S Walsh pic.twitter.com/lzYhAOQjft