Lamble clocks Olympic qualifier

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Regan Lamble has made a strong case for selection at the Rio Olympics, clocking her fastest time over 20km since the 2012 London Olympics, winning the race in 1:30:45, well under the Olympic qualifying standard. Sunday morning’s race, in Fawkner Park, was part of the Australia 50km Walks Championships. Lamble, a graduate student at The University of Melbourne, sits in second in the current Australian rankings ahead of the 20km Australian Race Walking Championships in Adelaide in February which will double as the selection trial for the Olympics. Australia currently has a surfeit of qualified walkers and competition for spots on the plane to Rio will be very tough.

MUAC nearly had two Olympic qualifiers on Sunday as Joel Baden had two close attempts at 2.29m in the High Jump at AV Knockout 1 at Lakeside Stadium a little later in the day. Baden progressed from 2.20m straight to 2.29m and looks to have the form and fitness to collect the Olympic qualifier soon.

Cath Macrae returned to competition after a brief layoff to win the Pole Vault, clearing 3.45m with Kath Iannello and Dawn Hartigan taking second and fourth respectively. Kaitlin Morgan pushed her Triple Jump out beyond 12m for the first time this season to  claim third with 12.23m.

Walk results

AV Knockout Results
AV Knockout 1