Congratulations to Human Performance Development athlete Helen Stanley on taking Silver in the Australian Masters Athletics 800m (Women 60-64) at the 2019 AMA Track and Field Championships!
Helen (63) held off fellow competitor Heather Farley in the final two-hundred metres to cross the line in 3:08.07, 2.9s ahead of her second-lap rival.
Helen Stanley and Heather Farley at 2019 Australian Masters Championships Day 1
In Helen’s own words: “I usually focus on the long events and haven’t run many 800s in the last year or so, so it was a bit intimidating running this at Nationals. I’m very happy with the result and really enjoyed running with such a great bunch of women.”
2:59.78 _ 01_ W60008 _ Deborah Drennan (NSWMA)
3:08.07 _ 02 _ W60026 _ Helen Stanley (VMA)
3:10.97 _ 03 _ W60010 _ Heather Farley (VMA)
3:15.59 _ 04 _ W60029 _ Margaret Thomas (NSWMA)
3:20.99 _ 05 _ W60017 _ Linda McDowell (NSWMA)
3:32.95 _ 06 _ W60032 _ Antoinette Woodward (NSWMA)
Be sure to check out the race video, below:
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