Abbotsleigh won the NSW ISF teams race at Eastern Creek last Friday. Given the depth we have developed over the past few years and the new arrival of Abbey Rockcliff the team looks very strong. Our main competition in Hobart will be Sheldon College from QLD (coached by my good mate Ben Norton) and Wesley College from Victoria. If Abbotsleigh are victorious we will win the rite to represent Australia next year in Paris at the World Schools Cross Country Championships. Abbotsle
Sarah McDermott led the UTS U20 girls to victory in the 4 x 4km Street Relays at Ourimbah on the weekend. Elese Gallen led the Open Women from UTS Norths to a bronze medal in the same event. Elese was joined by fellow squad members, Eliza Barton, Bianca Grimaldi and Annabel McDermott. Another squad member, Erin Blundell, placed 4th in the Open womens event for Sydney University. Overall the girls performed wonderfully! Times and rankings on the day for all females: Sarah McD
Jenny Blundell will line up against 1500m World record holder Genzebe Dibaba in the Ladies Mile at the Lausanne Diamond as well as Olympic team mate Linden Hall. The race is at 8:33pm local time (4:33am EST) on Thursday (Friday morning in Australia). Jenny hasn't run a mile for a few years, so it should be a great opportunity to run a PB and maybe her and Linden may even have a crack at the Australian record, 4:22.66 set by Lisa Corrigan Sintonen in March 2007. Go Aussies go!
Milly Clark had another solid run on the weekend at the Gold Coast Half marathon. Running her second fastest time (1:11.15), over the distance, Milly placed second behind American Sarah Hall. It was great preparation for Milly leading into the World Championships in London, where she will compete in the Marathon on 6th August. London will be Milly's third competitive marathon since Amsterdam in October 2015.