Linden Hall recaptured the national 1500m record at Box Hill, to add to the 1000m record she set at the same venue a month earlier.
The Box Hill Classic delivered sensational racing conditions, combined with the support of the Melbourne distance running community. Hall made the most of both, becoming the first Australian woman to break four minutes for 1500m with a run of 3:59.67.
Jye Edwards also capitalised on the conditions, taking out the highest quality 1500m race of the season in a new personal best of 3:35.46 ahead of Matthew Ramsden and Ryan Gregson. In the 3000m David McNeill improved his 3000m personal best to 7:46.11, while Brad Mathas got the better of training partner Peter Bol in the 800m in 1:46.31. Read our full recap below.
Australia’s richest footrace, the Stawell Gift, is where athletics action usually centres over the Easter long weekend. Taking home the $40,000 winners cheques in the 120m Gifts were Ed Ware (off 9.75m) and Hayley Orman (off 9.75m). Stewart McSweyn ran impressively in the 3200m, finishing fourth in 8:20.26 (equivalent to 7:49 3000m pace), while Dhruv Rodrigues Chico (1m) took out the Backmarkers 120m Gift from Hana Basic (11.5m) in a time of 12.36 seconds.
High Velocity Club Meet
Triple Jump Chloe Grenade 12.79m (0.1)
Triple Jump Aiden Hinson 15.50m (0.0), Pemi Aki Ojelabi 15.41m (0.0)
Rare Air Meet #12
Pole Vault Elyssia Kenshole 4.26m (Victorian U20/U18 Record), Olivia Gross 4.07m
Pole Vault Liam Harris 5.10m
Box Hill Classic
1500m Linden Hall 3:59.67 (Australian Record, Olympic qualifier), Genevieve Gregson 4:10.08, Melissa Duncan 4:10.40, Georgia Hansen 4:11.35, Camille Buscomb (NZL) 4:12.30, Andrea Seccafien (CAN) 4:14.05
3000m Leanne Pompeani 9:12.37
800m Brad Mathas (NZL) 1:46.31, Peter Bol 1:46.49
1500m Jye Edwards 3:35.46, Matthew Ramsden 3:35.94, Ryan Gregson 3:36.72, Rorey Hunter 3:38.47, Callum Davies 3:38.89, Ben Buckingham 3:40.02, Jordan Williams 3:41.73
3000m David McNeill 7:46.41, Liam Cashin 7:58.89, Isaac Hockey 8:01.21
2-3 April 2021
800m Gabrielle Wilkinson (USA) 2:03.88, 4th Jemima Russell 2:05.60
2 April 2021
5000m Cole Sprout (USA) 13:43.92, 8th Ky Robinson 13:51.53
Illawong High Velocity Meet 4
100m (2.2) Monique Quirk 11.62, Helen Pretorius 11.65, Bronte Carroll 11.81, Kelly McAndrew 11.86. B race: (3.0) Aleksandra Stoilova 11.72, Caitlyn Ferrier 11.85, Tierney Dunne 11.87
200m (1.6) Monique Quirk 23.52, Bronte Carroll 23.65, Helen Pretorius 23.78, Anneliese Rubie 23.81, Caitlyn Ferrier 23.84
100m (2.4) Will Roberts 10.29, Zach Holdsworth 10.31, Joshua Azzopardi 10.39, Abdoulie Asim 10.51, Jordan Sarmento 10.52
200m (1.4) Abdoulie Asim 20.81, Jordan Sarmento 20.86
400m Jamee Smith 47.41
120m Gift Hayley Orman (9.75m) 13.88, Cassandra Wong Lecouteur 13.95, Sophia Fighera 13.97
120m Gift Edward Ware (9.75m) 12.19, Sebastian Baird (8m) 12.23, Munashe Hove (5m + 1m) 12.31
120m Backmarkers Gift Dhruv Rodrigues Chico (1m) 12.36, Hana Basic (11.5m) 12.44, Michael Hanna (3.5m) 12.49
3200m Handicap Tom Thorpe (200m) 8:10.55, 4th Stewart McSweyn (0m) 8:20.36 [equivalent 3000m pace: 7:49.00]
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