If the performances at the recently held ACT titles are any indication, then we should be looking forward to some top results in this week’s NSW Open men’s and women’s state titles. A number of NSW athletes travelled to the Capital to tune themselves up for this weekend’s titles, but it also gave the ACT some great athletics. IBS members took this opportunity of top competition, with senior male athletes being a very strong contingent. Our male sprinters of the club, Lachlan Parry, Kyle Grubnic, Joel Bottin-Noonon, Chris Devery, Cameron Chisolm and Connor Dymond, should be happy with their performances, with Grubnic and Parry making the open 100m final, and Devery and Bottin-Noonan running good times in their 100m and then backing up and recording good long jumps with Bottin-Noonan recording a solid 6.50m and Devery jumping 6.20m. Connor Dymond ran a good race in the hurdles to take out 9th overall whilst his time of 11.50 in the 100m was impressive.
Stephanie Power had to withdraw due to injury but is hoping she can still contest the NSW State titles over the 100m and 200m is what is expected to be a highly competitive title event. Whilst some of our seniors were in the ACT, some of the club’s members travelled to All Comers at Homebush and in telling conditions, Grace Adams and sister Asyln performed wellin both hurdles and sprints whilst Masters athlete Gianna Mogentale ran in the 60m and 100m, as did Mike Daly. All members using this meet as an extra “hit out” prior to masters State titles and Australian Youth Championships for the Adams’ sisters.
Out in regional Sydney we had another lot of our club members take part in their regional Little A’s Titles and it is hoped that some of them will head off to the State titles later on and meet up with their club mates who took part recently in Wagga.
Overall the club has moved well into State titles and with the talent in Sydney, our club members will be looking and hoping they can make the State titles final of both the 100m and 200m. Connor Dymond will be aiming for a top placing in the hurdles and having already qualified for the National titles, he will be hoping his time will come down a little to push him into a top finish.
The standard of both the men’s and women’s sprints this weekend at State, is very high, so a top spot will be a just reward for our open men and women. Devery an Bottinn-Noononwill also be aiming for a top ten spot in the highly competitive open men’s long jump.
COMING UP EVENTS
* Open men's and women's State titles
* Masters men's and women's State titles
* Little A's State titles.
* Australian Youth Championships
* Austrlaian Open men's and women's championships