WAIS Stars Shine in Selection Trials

Athletics | Published: Fri 29 February 2008

Day One of the Australian athletics Selection Trials has produced some strong results for WAIS athletes with Kylie Wheeler and John Steffensen both enjoying good form in their events.

Kylie Wheeler is a near certainty to book her Beijing ticket after a fine display in the Women's Heptathlon. Wheeler recorded the fastest time in the 200metres Open, the fastest time in the 100metres Hurdles Open, finished third in the High Jump with a best of 1.77metres and claimed second in the Shot Put Open with a best of 12.69metres.

John Steffensen was victorious in his heat for the Men's 400metres after clocking a time of 46.78secs with Mark Ormrod 46.65secs quickest in heats representing SAIS.

In the Women's 400metres Hurdles WAIS star Lyndsay Pekin won her heat with a good time of 59.69.

WA Triple Jumper Emma Knight won her heat with a best mark of 13.07metres.

Day Two action includes the men's Pole Vault final, the women's Javelin final, the men's 400metres final and the men's and women's 100metres finals.

SBS will show a highlights package this Sunday (March 2) at 11.00am to 12.30pm.