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Burnie Heats, Marks & Preview

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1 Re: Burnie Heats, Marks & Preview on Thu 23 Dec 2010 - 15:20


Womens 120m
First 3 in each heat to semi finals.

Heat 1
Red Melissa Breen Scr
White Bridgid Connolly 7.00m
Blue Olivia Saltmarsh 7.75m
Yellow Nicola Rowe 8.50m
Green Angela Phillips 9.00m
Pink Kate Walters 11.50m

Breen should win. She needs to be around 11.6 shape to win this heat and I doubt she'd be in Burnie if she couldn't attain that form. Connolly won the 120m/70m double at her debut in Maryborough on New Year's Day 2010. She was a Bay Sheff finalist off 7.0m in 2009 and has been running well in SA recently, picking up 3 wins this season over 550, 800 and 1000. Kate Walters goes up 0.25m from her Ulverstone mark where she ran 2nd (ran 13.58s off 11.25) to her sister Abbey and will be in front for a long way.
Tips: 1 Breen - 2 K Walters - 3 Connolly

Heat 2
Red Alicia Wrench-Doody 2.00m
White Madelin House 7.50m
Blue Ella Scott 8.00m
Yellow Morgan Gaffney 9.00m
Green Kimberley Bush 9.25m
Pink Abbey Walters 11.75m

2009 Burnie winner, Wrench-Doody is returning after 12 months of various injuries, the most recent one being to her achilles. Seems to have recovered OK and now needs the racing to bring her up. May not win the heat but should advance to the semi finals. Abby Walters looks the logical winner of the heat after winning Ulverstone in a very fast 13.26 off 11.75m. If that time is correct at Ulverstone that would blow this race out of the water. After winning the Devonport Trials women's 120m, Gaffney was 6th at Ulverstone off 8.00m in 14.02 and goes forward 1.0m. However she was too far behind Abby Walters to be considered any chance of turning the tables here. Scott was well beaten by Gaffney in the Ulverstone semi final and meets her 0.50m worse off.
Tips: 1 A Walters - 2 Gaffney - 3 Wrench-Doody

Heat 3
Red Danielle Taylor 6.00m
White Danielle Dwyer 7.75m
Blue Abby Chapman 8.25m
Yellow Sandy Loring 9.00m
Green Laura Nicholson 9.25m
Pink Lucy Buckley 12.00m

Danielle Taylor has been placed in each of the last 3 Burnie Women's Gifts. 2nd in 2008 and 2009 and 3rd in 2010. Remarkably she goes up again in the marks to be presented with another chance. Currently the best female sprinter in Tassie, she should win this heat. Abby Chapman has been in the last 4 finals - 6th in 2007 and 2008, both times off 10.50m; 4th in 2009 off 7.75m and 4th in 2010 off 7.50m. She has won plenty of races over the last few years to have her well placed to do well here. Like Taylor, goes forward in the marks and should join Taylor in the semis. Lucy Buckley was the SA athlete of the year in 2009/2010 after a string of good wins including the rich Women's Camden Classic and the Loxton Ladies 300m/120m double. She won the Loxton 120m in February off 13.50m. On the 12.0m limit here and might be able to hold on in the heat to advance to the semis. 2010 winner Sandy Loring is back 2.0m and may find the re-handicap too much to overcome while Laura Nicholson is consistently around the mark and could sneak in but may struggle in what is a tough heat.
Tips: 1 Taylor - 2 Chapman - 3 Buckley

Womens 120m Heat 4
Red Andrea DiPaolo 6.75m
White Cherlyse Yates 7.75m
Blue Amy Pedder 8.50m
Yellow Carmen Oakley 9.00m
Green Kristy Rootes 11.75m
Pink Fiona Heazlewood 12.00m

Heazlewood received a much needed confidence boost with her open 200m win at Rosebery after being well beat in her women's 120m semi at Ulverstone. In what appears to be the easiest of the four heats, her biggest threat may be SA backmarker, Andrea DiPaolo. DiPaolo has made three SA women's 120m finals this season with a best result being her 3rd at Whyalla off 6.0m. The 31-year-old DiPaolo won the 300m at Reynella to win her first and only sash in pro-running so will be keen to get through to the semis in her Burnie debut. Kristy Rootes was 5th in both the 100m and 200m at Launceston and looks the most likely to join Heazlewood & DiPaolo in the semis.
Tips: 1 DiPaolo - 2 Heazelwood - 3 Rootes

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