By Graham Ford
With a few injuries, we didn’t score as well this week, but still comfortably into the Shield Final in two weeks time. Unfortunately Peter Coumaros has injured himself, so won’t be available for the finals.
Darryl Kilmartin has now qualified for the javelin, but unfortunately we unable to run the hurdles. Hopefully Graham Ford will recovered from his quad injury, otherwise we will have no hurdlers in the final.
Though he hasn’t competed enough to qualify for the finals, Michael Scales took a break from the high jump to break the over 50 record for the 100 metres. He will be a useful addition to the team next year.
Teams at the moment look like:
100 metres: Paul Mierisch, David Firth, Warren Hattwich, Graham Ford (Darryl Kilmartin)
400 metres: David Firth, Campbell McLennan, Paul Mierisch, Warren Hattwich (Darryl Kilmartin)
1500 metres: Campbell McLennan, Darryl Kilmartin, Leighton Kearney, Graham Ford
3000 steeple: John Curry
100 metres hurdles: Graham Ford
Walk: Campbell McLennan
Pole Vault: Darryl Kilmartin, Warren Hattwich
Long Jump: Paul Mierisch, Graham Ford (Warren Hattwich)
Discus Throw: Graham Ford, Paul Mierisch (David Firth)
Javelin Throw: David Firth, Warren Hattwich (Graham Ford)
Relay: Paul Mierisch, David Firth, Warren Hattwich, Campbell McLennan (Darryl Kilmartin)
Paul and David continued their rivalry in the 100 metres. Running in separate heats they finished within 0.01.
Results this week:
100 metres: Michael Scales 14.52 (227) (club record)
200 metres: David Firth 26.01 (379), Paul Mierisch 26.13 (370),
1500 metres: Campbell Mclennan 4:43.4 (422), Leighton Kearney 5:16.9 (217), Graham Ford 7:45.3 (150)
Discus Throw: Graham Ford 25.63 (431) (club record)
Hammer Throw: David Firth 32.79 (435)
High Jump: Paul Mierisch 1.55 (410)
Javelin Throw: Graham Ford 23.22 (415), Darryl Kilmartin 23.62 (336)
Long Jump: Darryl Kilmartin 3.86 (264), Michael Scales 3.61 (207)
Shot Put: Paul Mierisch 8.68 (343), David Firth 8.60 (338)