Wednesday, 10 July 2019
The 2019 Oceania Athletics Championships proved a successful competition for many UWA athletes, with podium finishes over all four days of the meet.
Pole vault duo Liz Parnova and Angus Armstrong both finished with gold, while also setting championship records.
Liz Parnov was outstanding with a new personal best of 4.60m, giving her a World Championship Qualifier.
UWA Athletics Club rising star Lauren Hyde-Cooling also enjoyed a strong performance, with her fourth place finish just shy of her personal best.
Angus Armstrong securing gold and the championship record in the men’s pole vault, but fellow UWA athlete Stephen Clough was not fair behind, taking silver as the pair jumped 5.40m and 5.30m respectively.
There was also gold for track athlete Melany Smart, who secured first place in both the Under 20 Women’s 3000m and 5000m, and awarded Under 20 Performance of the Meet.
Elsewhere on the track, UWA Athletics Club star hurdler Brianna Beahan won gold ahead of National Champion Celeste Mucci with a new championship record.
In the lead up to his World University Games performance, Declan Tingay finished second behind Olympian Rhydian Cowley in the Senior Men’s 10,000m Walk, in an impressive time of 42:42.44.
Many athletes have since turned their attention to the World University Games, currently underway in Naples, Italy.
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