Day two of the Bauhaus Junioren Gala has seen an additional six top-three performances from the Australian Spark, including victories to Monica Brennan (Vic, 200m), Luke Cann (Vic, javelin) and the boy’s 4x400m relay team.
Competing in a timed 200m final, Brennan, who was a finalist at the 2011 IAAF world youth championships last year, clocked 23.86 (w: +1.1) to win heat five of the six heat series from Ivona Dadic (AUT, 23.96) and Deborah Sananes (FRA, 24.26). Dadic joined Brennan on the podium as second overall, with the winner of heat two Jonna Berghem (FIN, 23.99) third overall.
Brennan was joined in the women’s 200m by 2010 world junior championships representative Ella Nelson (NSW) who placed 18th in 24.60 and heptathlete Melissa Farrington (NSW) who clocked 25.34 (25th).
Commonwealth Youth Games silver medallist Cann hit a best mark of 73.43m in round four to ensure his first place, with national under 20 championship silver medallist William White (Qld) heaving 72.87m in round six to deliver an Australian one-two.
Cann opened his winning campaign with 70.04m, before a foul, 66.36m, his best mark 67.30m and another foul to close.
Rounding out the trifecta of Australian wins was the boy’s 4x400m relay team. Clocing 3:09.55, the team comprised Olympic nominee Steven Solomon (NSW), world youth championships finalist Jarryd Buchan (Vic), and Athletics Australia Under 17 Development Squad Max Waldron (Tas) and Jay Meaney (Qld).
Competing in a time trial, the girl’s 4x400m relay team of Abbey de la Motte (Tas), Ella Solin (WA), Morgan Mitchell (Vic) and Sarah Carli (NSW) ran 3:44.71.
In other highlights from day two of the Bauhaus Junioren Gala:
- Rob Lister (NSW) clocked 1:50.66 to finish third in the boy’s 800m behind Kevin Stadler (GER, first, 1:50.53) and Dennis Kruger (GER, second, 1:50.55).
- National under 20 long jump record holder Brooke Stratton (Vic) won a bronze medal in the girl’s long jump with a 6.42m (w: +3.5) leap. Her compatriot Margaret Gayen (SA, 6.11m w: +2.2) was 7th overall.
- Decathlete Jake Stein (NSW) soared 7.50m (w: +2.5) to win Final B of the boy’s long jump, before throwing a personal best of 66.75m in the javelin and throwing 64.09m in the discus.
- Decathlete Cedric Dubler (Qld) threw a personal best 49.40m in the discus throw.
- Crossing in 53.34, Gatkauth Chol (Qld) finished 5th in the timed boy’s 400m hurdles final.
- Hugh Donovan (Qld, 21.39) and Ben Jaworski (NSW, 21.70) started in the timed boy’s 200m final, placing 4th and 11th respectively.
- Youth Olympic Games silver medallist Brandon Starc (NSW) soared 2.15m for 4th in the boy’s high jump.
- In the girl’s 400m hurdles, Tessa Consedine (Vic, 58.91) and Sara Klein (NSW, 59.97) crossed 4th and 5th respectively.
- Brodie Cross (Vic) was 10th in the boy’s pole vault with a 4.90m clearance.
- In the girl’s discus throw, Keshia McGrath-Volau (Qld) heaved a best mark of 49.26m for 5th, with Taylah Sengul (NSW) 6th (46.45m).
The Australian Spark will next compete in Karlsruhe (GER) next weekend, before heading to Barcelona (ESP) on July 2.
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