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Top 20 performances across the State Championships

There was State Championship action across New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia over the weekend. Here’s how the performances stacked up against the World Athletics Scoring Tables.

Cover of Aidan Murphy in action at the Adelaide Invitational. Image by Jeff Wray for Inside Athletics.

#1 – Aidan Murphy

1164 points

The 18-year-old South Australian continued his sensational season, claiming the Australian Under 20 record with a blistering 20.41 seconds into a 1.3 m/s headwind at the SA Championships in Adelaide.. The performance bettered Fred Martin’s 1985 mark and moved Murphy to seventh on the Australian all-time list.

#2 – Steve Solomon

Steve Solomon crosses the line for victory at the NSW Championships. Photo by David Tarbotton.

1160 points

45.28 seconds to open the season for Solomon at the NSW Championships. This was his heat run (!), followed by a 45.39 seconds to take gold in the final.

#3 – Joel Baden

1152 points

Some great jumping from Joel Baden with a 2.27m clearance to produce the highlight performance of the first weekend of the Victorian Championships.

#4 – Celeste Mucci

Celeste Mucci and Abbie Taddeo over the final hurdle at the NSW Championships. Photo by David Tarbotton.

1151 points

Victoria’s Celeste Mucci gave up the chance to win her own state title in the 100m hurdles, instead taking on Abbie Taddeo at the NSW Championships. It paid dividends, with a 12.99 second season’s best.

#5 – Abbie Taddeo

1147 points

Just behind Celeste Mucci, Taddeo clocked 13.02 seconds.

= #6 – Sarah Carli and Matthew Ramsden

1133 points

Running in her pet event at the NSW Championships, Sarah Carli stopped the clock in the 400m hurdles at 56.27 seconds.

Ramsden was the best performer at the WA Championships in Perth, running a 3:38.01 1500m with some early pacemaking assistance.

#8 – Edward Nketia

1112 points

New Zealand’s Edward Nketia claimed the NSW 100m title with a 10.28 second run.

#9 – Yual Reath

1099 points

Ballarat’s Yual Reath was second in the Victoria high jump title behind Joel Baden, with a best leap of 2.21m

#10 – Kristie Edwards

1098 points

21-year-old Kristie Edwards continued the form which saw her record a 23.17 200m performance into a headwind in November, taking out the NSW title in 23.36 seconds.

Solid performances were recorded in the next ten best performances:

RankAthleteEventChampionshipPerformanceScore
11Ian Halpin400mNSW46.211097
12Monique Quirk200mNSW23.381096
13Bendere Oboya400mVic52.801096
14Will Roberts100mNSW10.331095
15Rosie Donegan3000m StVic10:00.051095
16Cameron McEntyreJavelinNSW79.42m1093
17Matthew Clarke3000m StSA8:36.821092
18Michelle Jenneke100m HNSW13.441091
19Samuel TaylorLong JumpNSW7.77m1088
20Nick Hough110m HNSW13.87 (+3.0)1084

Victorian Championships in photos

We captured some of the action on Saturday night of the Victorian Championships. Here’s some of our favourite photos, with the full gallery available here.

Full gallery here

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