28/01/2019   Canberra Track Classic (AUS): victories of Perseus Karstrom and Sandra Arenas - Australian record U20 of Katie Hayward

On the other side of the World in Australia at Canberra in the AIS Athletics Facility stadium was held the 2019 edition of the Canberra Track Classic.
A 10,000m track walk was held as part of the annual Canberra Track Classic meet on Monday 28th January. The second of two 10,000m races held as part of the AIS based Supernova Study Camp, the first race (in early January) is used to set baseline counts and the second race is used to test how the walkers have adjusted to their diets, varied as part of the camp study.
Once again, it was Sweden's Perseus Karlstrom (39:20.81) and Colombian Sandra Lorenas (43:41.51) who won the races, both with a slightly slower mark than their first races on Jan. 9, 2019.
10.000m men's track walk
Victory for Perseus Karlstrom (SWE) in 39:20:01
Second place to Evan Dunfee (CAN) in 39:56:24.
The strong Canadian athlete was one of the big improvers compared to the first round when he stopped the clock in 41:11.18 (-1:11.54)
Third place to Rydian Cowley (AUS) in 40:07.01 new personal best
I would follow four athletes with a result below 41:00.00:
- Isamu Fujisawa (JAP): 40:09.76
- Mauricio Arteaga (ECU): 40:20:29
- Yerko Araya (CHI): 40:40:99
- Miroslav Uradnik (SVK): 40:43:73



10.000m women's track walk
Victory for Sandra Lorena Arenas (COL) in 43:41:51
Second place to Jemima Montag (AUS) in 43:59.46 new personal best (previous of 45:36.84 established in the first of the two tests here in Canberra on Jan. 9, 2019)
Third place for Katie Hayward (AUS) 44:29:29 also for her new personal best.
With this result the young Australian sets the new U20 record on the 10.000m track walk that previously belonged to Jessica Rothwell (44:44.22 established during the World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz, POL on Jul. 9, 2008)
Jessica Rottwell was present at the race and saw her record fall, in fact she works as a nutritionist and collaborates with Supernova Sudy.


(photos and co-operation by Tim Erickson - AUS)





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