H1: James Boden (9) 48.12
H2: Tom Burbidge (16) 47.47
H3: Derek Collinge (15) 48.13
H4: Thomas Pfundt (36) 46.22
H5: Daniel Reeves (33) 46.38
H6 Max Waldron (20) 46.99
Fastest 2nd placegetters to advance to the final:
D Lahey (24) - 2nd in heat 2.
B Matthews (16) - 2nd in heat 5.
James Boden had his 400m mark in Devonport reduced to 9m, but still won the first heat of the 400m Devonport Gift.
Pretty ordinary by the TAL to wait until the guy accepts before they tell him the news his mark had been cut from 14m to 9m.
They've had ample time to relay this information but waited until the last minute to let him know.
The actual mark isn't the problem, it's the fact they didn't let us know, say a few weeks ago when we could have looked at our options and perhaps run Boden at the Bay Sheff carnival.
Still not sure how they can reduce a declared mark that is based on all the performances already declared?
Given the results - the variance in times is comical. Boden wouldn't have had a hope off 14m anyway....
Pfundt looks a moral.
Further info to hand on the Boden mark readjustment. Following the heat results, the handicapper apparently apologised for the re-handicap, admitting in the context of the event, it was too heavy. Nice to hear a handicapper admit an error.
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