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Clay climbs all-time rankings with Olympic qualifier – Results Wrap 7 February 2021

  • 8 February 20218 February 2021

A year to the day since her breakthrough 100m hurdles performance at the 2020 Melbourne Track Classic, Liz Clay has slashed a further tenth of a second off her personal best to record an Olympic qualifying mark.

Suitably, the performance came at the Sally Pearson Shield Meet in Brisbane, with Clay’s 12.84 seconds (1.0) run moving her from fourth to third on the Australian all-time list.

In second was Michelle Jenneke, whose 13.34 seconds run was only her second hurdles race in since October 2019, was also promising.

Australian all-time list – 100m hurdles

1Sally Pearson12.282011
2Michelle Jenneke12.822015
3Liz Clay12.842021
4Pam Ryan12.931972
5Jane Flemming12.981993
=6Glynis Nunn-Cearns13.021984
=6Brianna Beahan13.022018
8Celeste Mucci13.022019
9Fiona Cullen13.082007
10Jacquie Munro13.092002

US based Sydneysider Morgan McDonald set a new personal best over 3000m at the Prickly Pear Invitational in Phoenix to move to seventh on the Australian all-time list. McDonald finished in fifth in 7:41.55, behind the UK’s Marc Scott who ran 7:36.08.

Australian all-time list – men’s 3000m

1Stewart McSweyn7:28.022020
2Craig Mottram7:32.192006
3Collis Birmingham7:35.452012
4Patrick Tiernan7:37.762017
5Ben St.Lawrence7:40.482013
6Sam McEntee7:41.032017
7Morgan McDonald7:41.552021
8Shaun Creighton7:41.601995
9Lee Troop7:41.781999
10Ryan Gregson7:42.192017

Running at the Athletics Victoria HVC meet on Thursday at Box Hill, Hana Basic recorded the fastest 100m time by an Australian in two years. Basic’s 11.45 seconds was a new personal best by 0.18 seconds.

Many of Australia’s top distance runners took on the 2-mile races at the Parkdale Gift in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs. In a thrilling finish Brett Robinson just held off Stewart McSweyn and Ryan Gregson in a blanket finish. McSweyn’s run of 8:26.37 off the scratch mark is equivalent to 7:51 3000m pace, run on a manicured grass track that was nonetheless slightly soft underfoot. Read our full recap of the meet and watch the final 2 laps of the 2-mile here.

HVC Meet #4

Hagenauer Reserve, Box Hill
4 February 2021
Full results

100m (1.4) Hana Basic 11.45
400m H Marli Wilkinson 59.35
100m (0.9) Jake Penny 10.43, Michael Romanin 10.50
200m (-0.5) Michael Romanin 21.12
400m H Michael Tsotsos 52.82
Triple Jump Aiden Hinson 15.62m (0.9)

Sally Pearson Shield

Queensland Sport & Athletics Centre – Main Stadium
6 February 2021
Full results

100m (2.1) Torrie Lewis 11.70, Kristie Edwards 11.72, Sam Johnson 11.83, Hannah Jones 11.83
100m H (1.0) Liz Clay 12.84 (Olympic qualifying standard, #3 Australian all-time), Michelle Jenneke 13.34
Shot Put Lyvante Su-emai 15.19m
100m (0.9) Fejiro Omuvwie 10.51, Jai Gordon 10.59
400m Alex Beck 45.96, Jack Geary 46.83, Reece Holder 47.10, Tyson Bonney 47.24, Connor Diffey 47.34
110m H (0.9) Jascha Coetser 14.64
Javelin Liam O’Brien 78.12m

NSW 5000m Championships

Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre – Warm Up Track
6 February 2021
Full results
Meet recap

5000m W Hannah Misson 24:44.12
5000m State Championship Kate Spencer 16:30.30
800m Lachlan Raper 1:47.97, Jared West 1:48.70
5000m State Championship Kieran Tall 13:59.23, Matthew Hudson 13:59.92, Cameron Griffith 14:09.53

Prickly Pear Invitational

Phoenix, USA
6 February 2021
Full results

3000m Marc Scott (GBR) 7:36.08, 5th Morgan McDonald 7:41.55 [1:57.74 final 800m]

Parkdale Gift

Gerry Green Reserve, Melbourne
6 February 2021
Meet recap
Photo Gallery

2-mile (handicap) – Genevieve Gregson 9:59.21 (running off scratch)
2-mile (handicap) – Stewart McSweyn 8:26.37 (running off scratch)

AVSL Round 6

6 February 2021
Full results

Knox Park Athletics Centre

400m Cameron Searle 47.19

Tom Kelly Athletics Track, Doncaster

Hammer Stephanie Ratcliffe 54.01m

SA Interclub

SA Athletics Stadium
6 February 2021
Full results

Pole Vault Courtney Smallcombe 4.05m
Pole Vault Jack Downey 5.40m
Discus Lachlan Page 55.37m

Victorian Multi-Event Championships

Latrobe University Benidgo Athletics Complex
6-7 February 2021
Full results

Decathlon Sebastian Reyneke 7262p, Christian Paynter 7257p

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