Day 5 started off strong, with Rhiannon Clarke (T38) winning the Open Women’s 400m Ambulant, in a time of 66.38. Rhiannon also achieved a World Championship Qualifier, which is held in Dubi later this year.
Sasha Zhoya dominated the field in the Under 18 Men’s 110m Hurdles, finishing first and setting a new Australian Record, in a time of 13.05. Sasha’s run was also the Under 16 World Best, which was previously 13.13. Sophie White raced home to claim the gold medal in the Under 18 Women’s 100m Hurdles, with an impressive time of 13.40. Jacob Hristianopoulos had a strong run, placing third in the Under 17 Men’s 110m Hurdles, in a time of 14.96.
Jeff Douce added another medal to his 2019 campaign, after finishing third in the Under 14 Men’s 200m, with a time of 24.63.
Jackson Hamilton continued to add to his gold medal collection, after winning the Under 17 Men’s Discus Throw, with a throw of 50.64m, ahead of Lucas Rose from New South Wales, who threw 48.98m. In the Under 18 Men’s Discus, Etienne Rousseau threw 56.74m the to claim the silver medal. Etienne's performance was also a qualifier for the 2019 Oceania Athletics Championships, which will be held in Townsville from 25-28th June.
In the Under 18 Men’s High Jump, Jordan Wight jumped an impressive 2.03m, to claim the silver medal.
Madison de Rozario (T53) claimed the national title in the Open Women’s 1500m Wheelchair, with a finishing time of 3:55.02, finishing ahead of Angela Ballard (T53).
In the Open Men’s Secured Shot Put Chris Barty won the silver medal, with a throw of 7.60m.
Well done to all athletes who competed on Day 5 of the 2019 Australian Athletics Championships. Day 6 commences at 8:30am AEST and the livestream broadcast starts at 8:55am AEST. Good luck to Team WA.