ACT Champs

With Athletics on pause in Victoria, some of our athletes managed to sneak out just before the border closures to compete at the ACT Champs in Canberra over the weekend. Unfortunately- the border closures also meant a few athletes who had planned to compete were unable to get there in the end.

At a notoriously fast AIS track, the ACT champs is often considered one of the best meets in Australia where athletes from around the country converge to see how they stack up against their interstate rivals a few months out from nationals.

See the results from the Essendon contingent below.

Men’s 100m

Jack Hale- 10.44 (0.4)- 2nd (A final) (2nd overall)

Jacob Despard – 10.62 (0.2) – 2nd (B final) (=5th overall)

Brian Mayengo- 11.29 (1.8)- Prelims

Mark Harper- 11.37 (2.2) – Prelims

Men’s Long Jump

Chris Mitrevski- 7.92 (-1.9) – 1st

Chris Mitrevski (Photo Credit- David Tarbotton)

Women’s Long Jump

Melissa Foster – 5.71 (0.1)- 8th

(Photo credit: David Tarbotton)

Men’s 400m

Marcus Guglielmino- 47.09- 2nd section B (5th Overall) PB!

Men’s Triple Jump

Ebuka Okpala- 15.14 (2.1) 4th

Men’s U20 Triple Jump

Liam Glew- 13.26m (-3.5)- 2nd

(Photo credit: David Tarbotton)

Women’s Triple Jump

Melissa Foster 11.76m (0.3)- 9th

Men’s 200m

Jacob Despard- 21.79 (-1.1)- Semis – withdrew from B final

Mark Harper 23.82 (-1.5)- Prelims