PAYNE blasts them with science in Somerset Gift Final
Jack Payne a 3rd year Bachelor of Science student at University of Queensland stormed home to win the inaugural Somerset Alumni 100 metres Gift on Saturday.
Running on a world class synthetic track 18yo Payne, running off 6m secured his first win in a smart time of 10.33 from fast finishing back markers Mitchell Pateman 4.5m and Nazmee Lee Marai 2.00m.
The Russell Hanson coached Jack Payne showed marked improvement from his Australia Day Gift sixth placing in collecting the $2500 first prize.
Payne works as duty manager at Woolworths to supplement his University studies expenses.
Pre-race favourite Alex Beck, a Commonwealth Games representative, loomed as a possible winner after the running of the heats and semi finals . Beck looked a winner when he flashed home to win the first semi following his second placing in his heat earlier in the day. However the superbly fit Beck chose to run in two 300metre events, heat and final which was staged only minutes before the Gift final
. The two additional runs over 300 metres certainly took the edge of his Gift final run when he finished in 5th place.
In the Somerset Alumni Womens 100m Final, Ipswich Athletics Coach Vic Pascoe landed the quinella when his charges Hayley Wright (8.50m) and Elizabeth Melrose (10.50m) finished first and second. Like Gift winner Jack Payne, Wright collected $2500 for her 11.73 effort.
Wright made it a double, when she also picked up the NAB girls 16 years of age 100 metres final in 12.91.
Elizabeth Melrose 31m won the 300m in 38.18sec from Jemima Tennekoon 35m amd Beth Van der Waal 7m.
Middle distance athlete Adam Fogg (75m) showed a touch of class in winning the Mudgeeraba 1600 metres handicap in 4mins 02secs from Lachlan Irvine 90m
and Peter Bracken 170m .
Credit goes to all our good friends at Somerset College, volunteers and sponsors who put on an amazing day of racing for all age groups and distances.
Full results as follows:Ladies 100m FINAL
Hayley Wright 8.50m 11.73sec
Elizabeth Melrose 10.50m
Beth Van der waal 7.00m
Jemima Tennekoon 8.50mMen's 100m Gift FINAL
Jack Payne 6.00m 10.33sec
Mitchell Pateman 4.50m
Nazmee Lee Marai 2.00m
Sam McArthur 6.00m
Alex Beck 4.50m
Maccan Clucas Boyes 8.00m18yrs 100m FNAL
Harris Franzmann 6.00m 11.22sec
Nicholas Grant scratch
Antonio Bonomo 2.00m
Mayla Singh 11.00m
Rachel Pieszko 12.00m17yr Girls 100m FINAL
Ella Crough-Heaton 4.50m 12.74sec
Imogen Roberts 5.00m
Emily Alman scratch 17yr Boys 100m FINAL
Sam McArthur 2.00m 11.07sec
Maccan Clucas Boyes 3.50m
Julian Lay 1.00m
Clayton Kennett 9.00m16yr Girls FINAL
Hayley Wright 1.00m 12.91sec
Tenyka Chapman 3.00m
Aimee Mulvihill 7.00
Bella Mulvihill 7.0016yr Boys FINAL
Nayan Patel 11.00m 10.97sec
Sam Reeve 5.00m
Peter Lamin scratch
Ben Thomas scratch 15yr 100m FINAL
Cory King scratch 11.35sec
Lauren Snuderl 17.00m
Nathan Perry 5.00m14yr & under Girls 100m FINAL
Britney Ingr 8.50m 12.57sec
Erin wright 8.50m
Ana Neumann 3.50m
Diane waight 3.50m14yr & under Boys 100m FINAL
Felix Jackson 10.00m 11.38sec
Jack Hornery scratch
Daniel Briese 10.50m
Tynan Neveceral 1.75mLadies 300m FINAL
Elizabeth Melrose 31m 38.18sec
Jemima Tennekoon 25m
Beth Van der waal 12m
Rachel Pieszko 18m
Sachini Godamunne 11m
Cara Jardine 10mMen's 300m FINAL
Maccan Clucas Boyes 23m 32.16sec
Ardyn Foy 23m
Taige Hooper 20m
Jack Newman 12m
Matt Currie 18m
Tjimarri Sanderson 7mAll electronic times on tartan track OPEN Mile
Adam Fogg 75m 4min 02sec
Lachlan Irvine 90m
Peter Bracken 170m
Jeremy Hunt 90m
Josh Nolan 100m
Charles Chambers 70mMasters Mile
James Drew 290m 3min 53sec
Nick Kirkup 205m
Wayne Adams 250m
Lachlan Irvine 90m
Peter Bracken 170mThe Somerset Gift would like to thank the following Sponsors for showing their support in the inaugural event:
Arakan Martial Arts
Somerset Alumni Association
Somerset P&F Association
Telstra Store Australia Fair