2018 Australian Championships
The 2018 Australian Athletics Championships ran from 15 February to 18 February at Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast. This year, the Championships also served as the nomination trials for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.
The Championships gave both able bodied and para-athletes the opportunity to test out the newly laid track and infield at Carrara before the Commonwealth Games are staged there in April.
A small contingent of Woden Thunder athletes delivered some wonderful results.
Grace Brennan made the final of the Open Women’s Long Jump with an IAAF World U20 Championships qualifying distance of 6.17m. She improved on this in the final, jumping 6.20m but then was unfortunately injured. She finished the competition in 8th place.
Matthew Thompson threw 35.59m in the Men’s Ambulant Javelin to place 4th. He was only 0.23 percentage points from collecting a bronze medal.
Angus Proudfoot worked his way through his heat and semi-final of the Open Men’s 400m Hurdles to take his place in the final on Sunday afternoon. Angus clocked 50.37 to take second and the silver medal! A fabulous effort from Angus.
In other results:
Olivia Jones placed 8th in the final of the Open Women’s High Jump;
Leanne Pompeani ran 16:31.94 to place 11th in a strong field of the Open Women’s 5000m final;
Eloise Millington made the final of the Open Women’s Triple Jump where she placed 9th;
Riley Proudfoot was 4th in her heat of the Open Women’s 400m Hurdles;
Adam Farlow and Nathan McNab ran 7th and 8th respectively in their heats of the Open Men’s 100m, and then 5th and 7th in their heats of the Open Men’s 200m;
Kolya Cook threw 60.95m in the Open Men’s Javelin.
Congratulations to all of our athletes on your performances at the Championships!