Front running efforts from Zac Facioni and Rose Davies were rewarded with meet records at the NSW 3000m Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre Warm Up Track.
21-year-old Facioni, who will return shortly to his Wake Forest University base for NCAA competition, covered the final 800m in 2:03 to record a new personal best of 7:51.61. In second was James Nipperess (7:55.79), who bettered his personal best set ten years ago, with Jye Edwards third (7:56.58).
Davies, the national 10,000m bronze medalist, showed the field a clean pair of heels to win in 9:00.17. The 20-year-old beat home Lauren Reid (9:08.00) and 15-year-old Imogen Stewart (9:12.25), who set a NSW Under 16 record.
The previous meet records were held by Jordan Gusman (7:52.82 in 2017) and Lisa Corrigan (9:00.34 in 2006).
The women’s race also saw a return to competition from Olympic 5000m and 10000m top 10 finisher Eloise Wellings following a maternity break, with a 9:21 run for 6th place.
In other events Anneliese Rubie-Renshaw opened her 400m season with a smooth 52.62 second performance.
Sydney Uni Interclub and NSW 3000m Championships
Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre Warm Up Track
21 November 2020
100m (0.0) Abbie Taddeo 11.83
400m Anneliese Rubie-Renshaw 52.62, Jess Thornton 53.96
3000m Championship Rose Davies 9:00.17 (Championship Record), Lauren Reid 9:08.00, Imogen Stewart 9:12.25 (NSW U16 Record), Kate Spencer 9:15.81
Long Jump Katie Gunn 6.13m (0.6)
110m H (0.1) Nick Hough 14.01
400m Keegan Bell 47.49
800m Charlie Jefferson 1:49.81 [400m: 55.48s], Lachlan Raper 1:49.92
3000m Championship Zac Facioni 7:51.61 (Championship Record), James Nipperess 7:55.79, Jye Edwards 7:56.58
400m H Bryce Collins 52.67, Matt Crowe 53.08
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