Hot action on Gathering dayBy Maryborough Advertiser • Jan 7th, 2012 • Category: Athletics
Despite searing heat, athletes recorded some outstanding times during the Maryborough Highland Gathering’s athletics carnival.
Maryborough Gift winner Matthew Eddy stopped the clock at 12.25 seconds, running off 7.25 metres in the 120 metre sprint.
In the Gift’s women’s counterpart, the 120 metre Women’s necklace, South Australian sprinter Megan Letton took first place with a time of 14.27 coming off 13.5 metres.
Isaac Dunmall blitzed the field to win the open 70 metres in a time of 7.72 seconds from his mark of 5.5.
Julia Boatman pipped her sister, Tiffany on the line in the women’s 70 metres, taking the honours in a time of 8.89 from her mark of 6.75.
Travis Pike proved he will be a name to watch in the future of athletics after claiming victory in the 120m novice in an outstanding time of 12.71, while at the other end of the scale, Mark Hignett took out the veterans’ 120 metres in a time of 13.12.
In the women’s/veterans’ 300 metres, Lisa Roberts was first over the line in 33.7 seconds coming off a mark of 73 metres.
Daniel Khobyar made the most of his 30 metre handicap in the open 400 metres, heading the field in 47.1 seconds, while Lonain Burnett burst out of the blocks to win the novice 400 metres in 48 seconds flat.
Eleni Gilden won a narrow victory in the women’s 400 metres in a time of 53.9, while Eric Sapac took out the open 800 metres in 1:51.0.
Robert Kenshole proved age is no barrier to win the veterans’/women’s 1600 metres in 4:31.9.
Corey Williamson clocked up an excellent time in the open 1600 metres, finishing in 4:09.6.