Big Weekend For Wisil
Toea Wisil heads to Canberra tomorrow for the third time this year as she continues her quest to run the world championship 100m and 200m qualifying times of 11.26secs and 23.10 seconds respectively. The track at the Australian Institute of Sport has a reputation for producing fast times and although Wisil hit the 100m mark of 11.26 on February 11 the following wind (2.6mps) on that occasion was over the legal limit for record purposes. PNG’s sprint star will face her strongest competition of the season yet with three Australian Rio Olympians out to test their speed and challenge for honours in the Summer of Athletics Grand Prix Meet. Local favourite Melissa Breen who is getting back to form after a slow start to the season will run in both the 100m and 200m and will be aiming to turn the tables on Wisil who got the better of her over both distances in their last meeting at the ACT Championships. Olympic 200m semi finalist Ella Nelson who ran 22.50 seconds in Rio will contest both the 100m and 200m.Nelson has just returned from a training stint in Phoenix Arizona so this will be her first outing over these distances this year. Australia’s top ranked 400m runner Morgan Mitchell who clocked 51.25 seconds last year and also made the semi final in Rio has also nominated for the 200m.