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Men 100 metres
1 Aaron Rouge-Serret VIS 10.51 -1.0
2 Isaac Ntiamoah 84 NSWIS 10.55 -1.0
3 Uzodinma Alozie 87 NSW 10.58 -1.0
4 Matt Davies 86 QAS 10.66 -1.0
5 Tim Leathart 90 NSW 10.69 -1.0
6 Liam Gander 88 NSW 10.73 -1.0
7 Jacob Groth 85 NSWIS 10.78 -1.0
8 Carl Kurt Van Der Speck 78 NZL 10.78 -1.0
9 Patrick Fakiye 91 NSWIS 10.91 -1.0

Men 200 metres
1 Aaron Rouge-Serret VIS 21.14 -0.5
2 Nicholas Hough NSWIS 21.29 -0.5
3 Tim Leathart 90 NSW 21.54 -0.5
4 Liam Gander 88 NSW 21.55 -0.5
5 Matt Davies 86 QAS 21.57 -0.5
6 Jake Hammond NSW 21.65 -0.5
7 Jacob Groth 85 NSWIS 21.80 -0.5
8 Hugh Donovan QLD 21.82 -0.5

Men 400 metres
1 Steven Solomon 94 NSW 46.12
2 Sean Wroe 86 VIS 46.23
3 Kevin Moore 92 NSWIS 46.32
4 Ben Offereins 86 WAIS 46.46
5 Matt Lynch NSWIS 47.26
6 David Burke 91 NSW 47.31
7 Clay Watkins 88 SASI 47.46
8 John Steffensen 84 NSWIS 47.97

Men 800 metres
1 David Rudisha KEN 1:43.88
2 Nick Symmonds USA 1:45.09
3 Lachlan Renshaw 87 NSWIS 1:45.66
4 Tyler Mulder USA 1:45.73
5 Alexander Rowe 92 VIS 1:46.28
6 James Gurr 84 NSW 1:46.52
7 Abraham Chepkirwok UGA 1:47.10
8 Tristan Garrett 89 NSW 1:48.16
-- Sammy Tangui KEN DNF

Men 1500 metres
1 Jeffrey Riseley 86 VIS 3:36.71
2 Asbel Kiprop KEN 3:37.63
3 Alan Webb USA 3:37.82
4 Nick Willis NZL 3:38.76
5 James Kaan 91 NSWIS 3:39.87
6 Nicholas Toohey 88 QLD 3:41.10
7 William Leer USA 3:41.42
8 Brenton Rowe 88 VIC 3:41.69
9 Lee Emmanuel GBR 3:41.91
10 Lachlan Chisholm 80 NSW 3:42.29
11 Brett Robinson 91 ACT 3:42.61
12 Grant Page 83 TAS 3:42.72
13 Malcolm Hicks 88 NZL 3:42.84
14 Jordan Williamsz 93 VIC 3:51.83
-- Gilbert Kipchoge KEN DNF
-- Mark Fountain 82 VIC DNF

Men 5000 metres

1 Bernard Lagat USA 13:08.43
2 Ben St Lawrence 81 NSWIS 13:10.08
3 Chris Solinsky USA 13:10.22
4 Matt Tegenkamp USA 13:16.27
5 Andrew Bumbalough USA 13:16.77
6 Craig Mottram 81 VIS 13:25.15
7 Tim Nelson USA 13:28.09
8 Jeremy Roff 84 NSWIS 13:37.48
9 Isaac Songok KEN 13:38.43
10 Collis Birmingham 86 VIS 13:42.14
11 Liam Adams 86 VIC 13:44.60
12 David McNeill 86 VIC 13:51.95
13 Youcef Abdi NSWIS 13:53.00
14 Craig Miller USA 14:01.40
15 James Nipperess 91 NSWIS 14:06.74
16 Russell Dessaix-Chn 79 NSW 14:07.32
17 Alan Craigie 83 ACT 14:24.21
-- Paul Hoffman VIC DNF
-- Philo Saunders ACT DNF
-- Brandon Bethke USA DNF

Women 100 metres
1 Sally Pearson 87 QAS 11.52 -1.1
2 Miki Barber USA 11.61 -1.1
3 Charlotte van Veenendaal 89 QLD 11.78 -1.1
4 Melissa Breen 91 ACTAS 11.89 -1.1
5 Laura Whaler 89 NSWIS 11.93 -1.1
6 Toea Wisil 88 PNG 12.08 -1.1
7 Jessica Knox 78 NSW 12.28 -1.1
8 Rochelle Coster 88 NZL 12.41 -1.1

Women 200 metres
1 Sally Pearson 87 QAS 23.36 -0.4
2 Miki Barber USA 23.64 -0.4
3 Laura Whaler 89 NSWIS 24.11 -0.4
4 Monica Hargrove USA 24.12 -0.4
5 Charlotte van Veenendaal 89 QLD 24.21 -0.4
6 Toea Wisil 88 PNG 24.31 -0.4
7 Jody Henry 85 WAIS 24.31 -0.4
8 Andrea Koenen 91 NZL 24.33 -0.4

Women 800 metres
1 Kenia Sinclair JAM 1:59.63
2 Tamsyn Lewis 79 VIC 2:01.50
3 Katherine Katsanevakis 88 VIC 2:02.60
4 Holly Noack 85 WA 2:02.64
5 Kelly Hetherington 89 VIC 2:03.12
6 Sianne Toemoe 90 NSWIS 2:03.85
7 Erica Fountain VIC 2:05.18
8 Caitlin Pincott 83 QLD 2:05.31
9 Kelly Young 84 NSW 2:05.55
10 Angie Smit 92 NZL 2:05.88
11 Trychelle Kingdom 91 VIS 2:09.25
-- Anneliese Rubie NSW DNF

Women 1500 metres
1 Jemma Simpson GBR 4:08.49
2 Kaila McKnight 86 VIS 4:08.94
3 Bridey Delaney 90 NSW 4:11.01
4 Georgie Clarke 85 VIC 4:12.01
5 Lisa Corrigan 84 ACT 4:19.48
6 Hannah Newbould 92 NZL 4:19.82
7 Anna Laman 97 NSW 4:20.12
8 Amanda Paulin 90 VIC 4:20.60
9 Linden Hall 92 VIC 4:27.33
10 Emily Loughnan 88 WA 4:28.07
11 Stacey Stanley 96 VIC 4:29.00
12 Lara Nicod 86 NSW 4:30.48
13 Lisa Stanton-Smith 90 VIC 4:32.47
-- Eliza Curnow 92 VIC DNF

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Australian distance duo step up
By John Salvado
The Sydney Morning Herald
March 3, 2011 - 10:24PM

Rising Australian distance running stars Jeff Riseley and Ben St Lawrence turned in world-class performances against two of track and field's global stars at the Melbourne Track Classic on Thursday night.

Riseley put Beijing Olympic champ Asbel Kiprop of Kenya to the sword in the 1500m for the second straight year in Melbourne.

And St Lawrence threatened to cause an even bigger boilover before finishing second to 2007 world champ Bernard Lagat in the 5000m.
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Riseley - who missed last year's Commonwealth Games with a foot injury - has now won the 1500m title at the Olympic Park meet in four of the last five years, including the last three on the trot.

"With 100 metres to go I just found that gear," said Riseley, 24, after clocking a winning time of three minutes 36.71 seconds.

"I know I can do it.

"I've had a bit of a fight with my body.

"It hasn't really allowed me to do all the things I want to ... now it's a matter of getting some good consistent training done."

Kiprop was second in 3:37.63, ahead of American Alan Webb and New Zealand's Nick Willis, the 2008 Beijing Olympic silver medallist.

The 5000m had been built up as the event of the night and it didn't disappoint.

St Lawrence challenged Lagat with 200m to go and even though the Kenyan-born American was able to pull away and win in 13:08.43, the New South Welshman's second-placed time of 13:10.08 moved him to second on the Australian all-time list.

The only Australian to have run the distance faster, Craig Mottram, was an encouraging sixth in 13:25.15 in only his second serious hitout over 5000m in two and a half years.

St Lawrence claimed the national title as the first local runner across the line and also guaranteed himself a spot on the Australian team for the world championships in South Korea later this year.

"I was expecting quite a good race but that blew my mind," said the 29-year-old after slashing 15 seconds off his personal best.

"To be up there racing with those guys was sensational and I'd like to be able to do it a few more times.

"To race that calibre of athlete and come second, to challenge for the win in the final straight is easily the best race I've ever had."

After enduring a dreadful couple of years while he battled an Achilles injury, Mottram had deliberately kept expectations low ahead of his return to top-level competition.

But the 2005 world championship bronze medallist could still take plenty of encouragement from the run.

"I just wanted to come and enjoy being back on the track," he said.

"It was a quality field out there - 13:25 is not a bad result, it's a good start and obviously I'll build from there."

Sydney schoolboy Steve Solomon caused a massive boilover in the men's 400m, winning in a huge personal best of 46.12 ahead of Commonwealth silver medallist Sean Wroe (46.23) and New Delhi relay gold medallist Kevin Moore (46.32).

Solomon, 17, bruised his left knee after tumbling over the finish line but was feeling no pain after what was easily the biggest win of his career.

John Steffensen, the 2006 Commonwealth champion, trailed in last in 47.97 in his first race since serving a three-month suspension for abusing Athletics Australia officials.

Reigning IAAF male world athlete of the year David Rudisha of Kenya was a commanding winner of the men's 800m in 1:43.88.

Rudisha kicked off the best year of his life at Olympic Park 12 months ago, when he won the two-lap race in an Australian all comers record of 1:43.15, before going on to twice break the world record during the European summer.

Lachlan Renshaw moved to ninth on the Australian all-time list after finishing third in 1:45.66.

Sally Pearson was untroubled in winning the 100m-200m double over American Miki Barber, but was frustrated with her times of 11.52 and 23.36.



Melbourne Tk RESULTS 3/3/2011 & 400m SPLITS 585129-sally-pearson

Sally Pearson caught short in 200m track event at the ]Melbourne Track Classic.

By Scott Gullan
Herald Sun
March 03, 2011

SALLY Pearson received an unexpected shock to the system but it had nothing to do with her competitors.
While the result of the 200m went according to the script with Pearson (23.36sec) defeating American Miki Barber (23.64), the final 50m left the Australian champion scratching her head.

"That is the most lactic (acid) I have had for a while in a 200," Pearson said at the Melbourne Track Classic tonight.

"I pushed myself so hard for the first 100. I caught those girls so quickly, but that last 50 hurt more than it had in a long time, which is why I am so disappointed.

"If I could have kept my speed up the whole way, it would have been a really good time.

"I felt them coming but I felt the pain even more."

The Olympic 100m hurdles silver medallist is focusing on the sprints this summer, which is why she was so confused about the fade-out.

"My training had been so good and now I'll have to go back to training with Sharon (Hannan), go over what we have been doing and change things," she said.

Local favourite Tamsyn Lewis said she had recaptured her love for the 800m after finishing second behind Jamaican star Kenia Sinclair (1min 59.63sec).

Lewis, who clocked 2:01.50, has concentrated on the 400m in recent years but is determined to get to the London Olympics in her pet event.

"Kenia is one of the best of all time," the 10-time national 800m champion said.

"She is a 1:57 runner, an Olympic finalist, so it was great to get out there and run with her.

"It was my second 800 since Beijing (Olympics) and 2:01 is a pretty good run second-up.

"I am a sprinter at heart and, to be honest with you, I've missed it. I hated it when I was doing them but I missed it.

"My goal is to make an Olympic final in an individual event. I have made the Olympic final before in the relay but I would like to make an individual one before I retire."

In the men's 100m, Victorian Aaron Rouge-Serret made a strong return to the track, clocking 10.51sec in his first race since last year's Commonwealth Games.

Rouge-Serret had minor knee surgery in December and was surprised at the result - he defeated Sydney's Isaac Ntiamoah (10.55) - given his time off the track.

World championships bronze medallist Mitchell Watt won the long jump with a leap of 7.98m on his first attempt, while discus world champion Dani Samuels recorded a season-best 61m.



Melbourne Tk RESULTS 3/3/2011 & 400m SPLITS 683603-jeff-riseley

Jeff Riseley proves it's no fluke
By Scott Gullan
Herald Sun
March 04, 2011

JEFF Riseley stunned an Olympic champion but still had to share the limelight at last night's Melbourne Track Classic with stablemate Ben St Lawrence after he became the second-fastest Australian over 5000m.

For the second year in a row, Riseley had the better of Kenyan superstar Asbel Kiprop in the 1500m but his brilliant performance was matched 45 minutes later when St Lawrence stopped the clock at 13min 10.08sec in finishing second behind former world champion Bernard Lagat (13:08.43).

In many ways it was fitting that the pair, who come from the Nic Bideau training group, overshadowed the international stars, given it was the last time Melbourne's premier athletics meeting will be held at Olympic Park.

While there may have been excuses for Kiprop last year, when he stumbled at the start, he had none last night with Riseley blowing past him in the home straight to claim victory by almost a second in 3min 36.71sec.

"I just sort of sat back and waited and then kind of went with everything I had in the straight," Riseley said.

"I think it took him by surprise that there was someone there.

"Last year was weird with what happened at the start, but today I knew he meant business and I just got on his his back and, with 100 to go, I found that gear, which was good. But it's March. We'll see what happens in July in Monaco when he is really racing."

Last night was the 24-year-old's fourth victory in the race - his third in succession - and showed he had fully recovered from the foot problem that forced him out of last year's Commonwealth Games.

The rise of St Lawrence in the past year has been spectacular but not even he predicted last night's 15-second personal best, which lifted him to second place behind Craig Mottram, the only Australian to break the 13-minute barrier.

"It's awesome," he said. "I've had some good runs down here at Melbourne, but being the last race I was going to do here, I really wanted to go out with a bang.

"I was expecting quite a good race but that blew my mind. To be up there racing with those guys was sensational and to come second, challenge for the win in the home straight ... I think it's easily the best race I've had."

The victory gave the 29-year-old from Sydney his third successive national distance title and the honour of being the first person to gain automatic selection for August's world championships in Daegu, South Korea.

Collis Birmingham disappointed, finishing 10th, almost 34sec behind Lagat.

There was a surprise in the 400m with 17-year-old Sydney schoolboy Steven Solomon (46.12) upstaging Commonwealth Games silver medallist Sean Wroe (46.23).

World record-holder David Rudisha was brilliant in the 800m, winning in 1:43.88 and helping pull reigning national champion Lachlan Renshaw through to a personal best time of 1:45.66.



With London calling, golden oldies return to Olympic Park track
By Ron Reed
Herald Sun
March 04, 2011

BETWEEN them, they seem to have been around forever, clocking up eight Olympics, 12 world championships and seven Commonwealth Games.

And still Tamsyn Lewis, nearly 33, Craig Mottram, 30, and John Steffensen, 28 - three of the most familiar names in Australian track and field - have a lot to prove and appear determined to do it.

It may be stretching a point to suggest they were all on the comeback trail at Olympic Park last night, but none made it to the Commonwealth Games in Delhi last year and all have disappointing memories of the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

That's what is driving them on in the hope of a more satisfying last hurrah.

Everywhere you look, London is calling - and it's not just starry-eyed kids responding.

Ian Thorpe is leading a band of big-name swimmers back to the pool, veteran rower Drew Ginn is back in the boat after a couple of years on the bike and there was even an appearance this week by trap shooter Russell Mark, who has just turned 47 and wants a sixth Olympics.

Of course, before they can start dreaming of Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, Lewis, Mottram and Steffensen need to make it to South Korea for the world titles in August and the qualifying times are, predictably, proving out of reach at this stage.

Lewis ran a distant second in her pet 800m behind Jamaican star Kenia Sinclair in 2min 1.50sec, well short of the A qualifier of 1:59.80, but claimed it was "pretty good" given it was only her second hitout over the distance since Beijing.

She still sees herself as a potential Olympic finalist, which she has never achieved outside of the relays.

She hasn't decided yet whether to try for the 800m or 400m - she did both in Beijing, disastrously over-stretching herself - but whichever way she jumps it's going to be a huge ask.

Steffensen, an Olympic 400m relay silver medallist in 2004 in Athens, is coming off a well-deserved suspension for slagging off the sport and has gone from a talented, colourful asset to a bit of a sad case.

Wearing a hot-pink suit and shoes and with his trademark dreadlocks tied in a big bun so he couldn't be missed, he finished last in the 400m in 47.97, about three seconds off where he needs to be.

Mottram, who was bemused to find himself not selected for Delhi after recovering from an achilles problem, is still searching for the career-defining big win at championship level.

Despite finishing sixth in a high-class 5000m, he had the most reason to be happy with his night - and was, he said.

His 13min 25.15sec was beaten by only one other Australian, Ben St Lawrence - the race was also the national title, so that's a silver medal for his pool room - and was better than the 13.30 he had predicted.

Mottram is still a big name with enough time and talent to get to a fourth Olympics. Of the three, he has by far the best chance.

6Melbourne Tk RESULTS 3/3/2011 & 400m SPLITS Empty Melbourne data on Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:01 am


Below are the 50m splits from the Melbourne 400m for the first four athletes. Solomon was a bit of a dark horse so not all of the splits for him were available.

Interesting that Ben Offeriens was clearly in front with 50m to go and held an advantage of over 2m at the 300m mark. I believe Ben trains in a 'long to short' program, and has run a couple of 800's this season, so it appears at odds with his training that he would have the slowest last 50m split. This is not a criticism, just an observation from the data.

Moore's 200m split differential is impressive - 1.32s; any 400m athlete who can come away with a differential in the 1 to 1.5sec range has run a well balanced race.

Last 50m
Solomon 6.26
Wroe 6.75
Moore 6.47
Offereins 7.06

200m splits
Solomon N/A
Wroe 22.10/24.13
Moore 22.50/23.82
Offereins 21.84/24.62

Place Name 50m 100m 150m 200m 250m 300m 350m 400m
1 Steve Solomon 6.38 33.38 39.86 46.12
2 Sean Wroe 6.32 11.51 16.73 22.10 27.72 33.41 39.48 46.23
3 Kevin Moore 6.50 11.83 17.14 22.50 28.01 33.75 39.85 46.32
4 Ben Offereins 6.42 11.50 16.63 21.84 27.30 33.10 39.40 46.46

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