Hi folks, here's a summary of the results of the Mingara and Central Coast athletes who competed over the 3 days of the NSW Open C'ships at SOPAC from Friday Feb 2nd to Sunday Feb 4th.

Day 1

Jack Vane-Tempest 4th heat 3 Open Men's 100m 11.35, qualified for Semi-finals
Matt Winsor 4th heat 6 Open Men's 100m 11.35, qualified for Semi-finals
Lauren Keating 7th heat 1 Open Women's 100m 13.03, did not progress
Andrew Land 8th Open Men's 1500m 4:11.70, did not progress
Zac Martin 10th Open Men's 1500m 4:14.34, did not progress
Paul Cummins 5th heat 2 Open Men's 400m 50.15, did not progress
Tonia Brooks 12th Open Women's Discus 39.26m
Rae Anderson 1st Para Women's Discus 27.35m 72.24%

Emily Coppins 3rd heat 5 Open Women's 100m 12.45, qualified for Semi-finals
Tyler Gunn 1st heat 4 Open Men's 400m 47.54, qualified fastest for Final
Kelly Hunter 5th Open Women's Discus 43.00m
Jamie Muscat 6th Open Men's Hammer 46.28m

Day 2

A special mention to the amazing Frank Overton, Lauren and the entire Team Overton squad for their astonishing results y'day. 1st, 3rd, 4th and 5th in the Open Men's 5km Racewalk, 1st and 3rd in the Women's 5km Racewalk!!! There were Mingara shirts everywhere and it was fabulous to see. Also, Allanah Pitcher. What a true champion! Completely exhausted with 100m to the finish, she 'hit the wall' some 30m out and crashed heavily onto her knees with less than 10m to go. Picked herself up, and no-one knows how, and forced herself over the line, did not get DQed and posted an incredible 1min PB!!!
Here's the results from a terrific where the rain held off until the last event had just finished.

Terry Mihellis 7th heat 3 Open Men's 800m 2:00.14, did not progress
Matt Winsor 9th heat 2 Open Men's 100m Semi-finals 11.27, did not make final
Jack Vane-Tempest 7th heat 3 Open Men's Semi-finals 11.33, did not make final
Tyler Jones 1st Open Men's 5000m Racewalk 21:16.79
Dylan Richardson (18) 3rd Open Men's 5000m Racewalk 22:17.60
Jack McGinniskin(16) 5th Open Men's 5000m Racewalk 23:24.68 (50second PB!!!)
Allanah Pitcher (15) 1st Open Women's 5000m Racewalk 24:08.10 (60second PB!!!)
Hannah Bolton (15) 3rd Open Women's 5000m Racewalk 25:53.95

Tyler Gunn 1st Open Men's 400m 47.18 World Jnr Qualifier!!!
Katie Gunn (15) 7th Open Women's Long Jump 5.56m (Team Horsnell)
Nicola Mc Dermott 1st Open Women's High Jump 1.84m (TH)
Rhys Donkin 6th Open Men's Pole Vault 3.70m
Emily Coppins 4th heat 1 Open Women's 200m 25.51, 7th B final 26.10 (LWL)
Carl Gibbons 2nd Open Men's 5000m Racewalk 22:12.68 (Team Overton)
Oscar Tebbutt 4th Open Men's 5000m Racewalk 22:28.89 (TO)


Tonia Brooks 11th Open Women's Shot Put 10.40m
Rae Anderson 3rd Para Women's Shot Put 9.10m, 1st Para Women's Javelin 24.72m
Riley Grant (16) 9th Open Men's High Jump 1.85m
Shelby Botfield-Mohr 9th Open Women's Javelin 30.58m
Matt Winsor 3rd heat 4 Open Men's 200m 22.74, 4th in B final 22.78
Jack Vane-Tempest 4th heat 4 Open Men's 200m 22.79, 9th in B final 23.50

Emily Coppins 6th 3rd Semi-final Open Women's 100m 12.53
Kelly Hunter 8th Open Women's Shot Put 11.39m

Congratulations to everyone who competed over the 3 days. You should all be extremely proud of the efforts you displayed. Next w'end is the NSW Junior C'ships and I expect there'll be plenty of Mingara shirts flying high all w'end. Unfortunately I won't be there as I'm on granpa duties in Bega but will post reports after each day. Good luck everyone!!