Toea Wisil has begun her 2017 competition season after  almost four months of hard work at the Gold Coast. There was little rest after the Rio Olympics for the Pacific's top female sprinter as she set out on her quest to reach new heights this year. Her season began on Jan 7 with a very good 11.49 secs clocking for the 100m event in Brisbane. Wisil then travelled to Canberra last weekend hoping to race Melissa Breen but that outing ended in disappointment when Breen withdrew from the event for personal reasons. Some confusion then occurred with officials trying to put the PNG star into a mixed race with male runners which was not what Wisil and her coach Tony Fairweather wanted. "Toea eventually ran in a womens race, reported Fairweather, but with her concentration affected by the confusion she was only able to record a time of 11.74 seconds. She did however improve this to 11.63 in a second race later in the day".

Upcoming races for Toea

11 February - QA Shield Meet, Brisbane - TBC
18-19 February - ACT Champs
24-26 February - Qld Champs
11-12 March - ACT Grand Prix
26 Mar-2 April - Australian Champs
29 Jun-1 July - Oceania Champs in Fiji


Photo courtesy of the LA Times


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