Inside Athletics

Pearson follows up with win in Luzern

Sally Pearson has continued the sensational form which saw her win at the Stockholm Diamond League meet, taking out the 100m hurdles at the Spitzen Leichtathletik meet in Luzern, Switzerland.

Pearson convincingly beat the field with a time of 12.59 seconds (+0.0 m/s), with Jamaica's Vonette Dixon her closest competitor in 12.78 seconds.

Also successful at the meet was Australian 400m champion Ben Offereins. Backing up from a fourth place in Stockholm the West Australian finished second in 45.70 seconds behind America's LeJerald Betters, who crossed the line in 45.40 seconds.

Also in action were Australia's Commonwealth Games female pole vaulters, Alana Boyd, Liz Parnov and Amanda Bisk. Boyd and Parnov both cleared 4.15m for seventh and eighth places respectively, whilst Bisk's best clearance was 4.00m for ninth place.

National cross country champion Clint Perrett recorded a personal best of 8:04.06 in the 3000m to finish tenth.

Photo by Chris Lew

Related articles

You might also enjoy reading our latest news:

AA stand by decision to fine Rowe

Athletics Australia are sticking by the controversial decision to fine Alex Rowe, despite admitting the rising star did the right thing by taking up a last-minute invitation to race in Monte Carlo.

Alex Rowe fined $1300 for missing team camp due to race in which he equalled Australian 800m record

New national 800m record holder Alex Rowe has been fined $1300 by Athletics Australia for racing in the event where he equalled the 46-year mark.

Nick Willis: Achieving the goal

Sport can change one's life on so many levels, and this interview with Nick Willis reminded me of what an amazing medium sport provides to set and achieve goals.

Delighted Alex Rowe equals 46-year-old 800m national record

Alex Rowe had thought all day about how the moment would be when he broke the national 800m record. He had thought too about falling short of the time. He had not considered doing neither.

Morgan makes tracks onto US soil

Australia’s fastest 18-year-old, booming cross-country runner Morgan McDonald, is preparing to hit the track and take his name onto American soil.

Not what you're looking for?
Custom Search