By Graham Ford
With competition at Knox and Werribee, there were a number of athletes missing this week, but Paul and David stepped up and scored over 1500 points each. We now have four competitors in the 1500 with Leighton Kearney and Graham Ford competing in that event. Both were recovering from injury, and should improve.
Unfortunately Jim Poulter has injured himself, so won’t have the opportunity to compete in enough rounds to make the finals.
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 (Peter Coumaros)
Javelin Throw: David Firth, Warren Hattwich (Peter Coumaros)
Relay: Paul Mierisch, David Firth, Warren Hattwich, Darryl Kilmartin (Graham Ford)
Paul and David continued their rivalry in the 100 metres. Running in separate heats they finished within 0.01.
Results this week:
100 metres: Paul Mierisch 12.33 (402), David Firth 12.34 (401)
400 metres: David Firth 55.93 (424), Paul Mierisch 58.29 (364)
1500 metres: Leighton Kearney 6:01.5 (161), Graham Ford 7:31.3 (160)
Discus Throw: Paul Mierisch 31.05 (422), David Firth 26.65 (375), Peter Coumaros 22.93 (356)
High Jump: Michael Scales 1.45 (430)
Javelin Throw: David Firth 38.35 (440), Peter Coumaros 24.74 (393), Paul Mierisch 25.81 (323)
Long Jump: Paul Mierisch 4.87 (358)
Charmaine Smith was the total Women’s Open team this week, and a worthy representative.
Discus Throw: Charmaine Smith 24.69 (415)
Hammer Throw Charmaine Smith 20.65 (409)
Javelin Throw Charmaine Smith 23.58 (invitation)
Triple Jump: Charmaine Smith 7.74 (293)