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World Junior Qualifier for White at NSW 3000m Championships

Monday, 13 November 2017 | EO.AACT






World Junior Qualifier for Ruby at NSW 3000m Championships


Athletics NSW 3000m championships (11th November) have become a long standard November tradition for distance runners across all of Australia. Many make the pilgrimage to Sydney for this annual event which this year saw 14 divisions of 3000m races across the evening.

Among the evenings impressive results we saw 16 year old ACT athlete Ruby White of North Canberra-Gungahlin Athletics club shave more than 15 seconds off her previous best performance to finish 5th in the open women’s A race. Ruby’s performance of 9.15.19 not only betters her PB  but moves her to 18th fastest teenager in Australian history and betters the 2018 IAAF World Junior Championships qualifying standard in 9.33.80 by more than 15 seconds. Congratulations to Ruby and her coach Gerard Ryan for this great achievement.

The 2018 IAAF World Junior Championships are set to be held in Tampere, Finland in July next year.

ACT athletics was well represented across the night with notable performances also going to Philo Saunders (Weston Creek) 12th in the open men’s A race with a time of 8.20.10, Canberra based athlete and Dick Telford coached Jordan Gusman took out the men’s A race in an impressive meet record time of 7.52.82 with fellow Canberra based training partner Bryce Anderson in 2nd in 8.03.41. In the women’s A race Leanne Pompeani (Woden Athletics) also improved on her personal best to finish 13th in 9.30.78.

James Kaan

Executive Officer | Athletics ACT

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