Queensland javelin thrower Liam O’Brien was the star performer of the week, recording an Australian all-time top 10 performance in the javelin.
In his first competition since COVID-19 curtailed the end of the 2019/20 domestic season, O’Brien launched the javelin to a personal best of 81.65m at the Jai Taurima Shield meet at QSAC, to improve his mark as 10th on the Australian all-time list.
Elsewhere, NSW teenager Monique Quirk continued her strong early season form with wind-assisted performances in Wollongong. The 19-year-old clocked 11.48 (3.8) over 100m and 23.54 (2.8) over 200m. At the same meet Anas Abu Ganaba rode the illegal winds to a 10.26 (3.3) / 20.91 (3.3) sprint double, while Nick Hough‘s 13.89 second 110m hurdles was run with the maximum allowable 2.0 m/s tailwind.
Kerryn McCann Athletics Track
15 November 2020
100m (3.8) Monique Quirk 11.48, Maisie Stevens 11.65, Stephanie Power 11.74
200m (2.8) Monique Quirk 23.54, Sarah Carli 23.81
100m (3.3) Anas Abu Ganaba 10.26, Jordan Sarmento 10.47
200m (3.3) Anas Abu Ganaba 20.91, =2nd Will Roberts 21.12, =2nd Jordan Sarmento 21.12,
110m H (2.0) Nick Hough 13.89
Triple Jump Connor Murphy 15.86m (2.6)
Jai Taurmia Shield
Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre – Main Stadium
14 November 2020
100m (0.7) Torrie Lewis 11.71
Long Jump Annie McGuire 6.39m (-0.1), Abbie French 6.28m (1.8), Rellie Kaputin 6.23m (1.6)
Javelin Alexandra Roberts 51.04m
100m (2.4) Fejiro Omuvwie 10.45
High Jump Oscar Miers 2.20m
Long Jump Oscar Miers 7.65m (3.8) [ 7.51m (1.4) ]
Javelin Liam O’Brien 81.65m
Go for 2 & 5 Program A