M85 David Carr’s radical range at Aussie nationals: 200 to 2K steeple

Don't knock it till you've tried it. Then knock it. Photo by Graeme Dahl

When you get to Malaga for 2018 outdoor worlds, buy a brew for your Aussie rivals. They’ve endured a long season. How long? They held their outdoor nationals last weekend in Perth. Now they have to peak again in five months. I suspect they’ll do fine up over in Spain. They have WMA superstars, of course. Perhaps the top performer in the four-day meet at Venues West in Perth was M85 steepler/sprinter David Carr. Yup, he ran the 200 in 38.84, 400 in 1:21.93 (which age-grades to 45.46), 800, 1500 and the 2K steeple in 11:10.86 (age-graded as a 3K steeple in 8:08.86). W60 walk superstar Lyn Ventris did the 5K stroll in a sizzling 25:41.58. W70 Lavinia Petrie ran a 5K in 22:40.51. And perhaps the best race was the M60 300-meter hurdles, with Andrew Watts edging Mark McLean 47.32 to 47.69. Graeme Dahl took a bunch of photos, posted on his Flickr account. See AMA results for Thursday here, Friday here, Saturday here and Sunday here.

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Ken Stone
Ken has followed track as an athlete, writer and webmaster since the late 1960s, and saw most sessions of track and field at the 1984 Los Angeles and 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He also attended the 1988, 1992, 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 Trials. He worked for 10 newspapers and now reports for Times of San Diego. Write him at TrackCEO@aol.com or kens@timesofandiego.com. Story tips always welcome!

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