With Athletics on pause in Victoria, some of our athletes managed to sneak out just before the border closures to compete at the ACT Champs in Canberra over the weekend. Unfortunately- the border closures also meant a few athletes who had planned to compete were unable to get there in the end.
At a notoriously fast AIS track, the ACT champs is often considered one of the best meets in Australia where athletes from around the country converge to see how they stack up against their interstate rivals a few months out from nationals.
See the results from the Essendon contingent below.
Jack Hale- 10.44 (0.4)- 2nd (A final) (2nd overall)
Jacob Despard – 10.62 (0.2) – 2nd (B final) (=5th overall)
Brian Mayengo- 11.29 (1.8)- Prelims
Mark Harper- 11.37 (2.2) – Prelims
Men’s Long Jump
Chris Mitrevski- 7.92 (-1.9) – 1st
Women’s Long Jump
Melissa Foster – 5.71 (0.1)- 8th
Marcus Guglielmino- 47.09- 2nd section B (5th Overall) PB!
Men’s Triple Jump
Ebuka Okpala- 15.14 (2.1) 4th
Men’s U20 Triple Jump
Liam Glew- 13.26m (-3.5)- 2nd
Women’s Triple Jump
Melissa Foster 11.76m (0.3)- 9th
Jacob Despard- 21.79 (-1.1)- Semis – withdrew from B final
Mark Harper 23.82 (-1.5)- Prelims