Over 170 para-athletes descended on the track for todays IPC Grand Prix, all searching for personal bests and world championship qualifiers.
Torita Isaac T38 lead the field in the women’s 400m ambulant in 65.00s which adds to her collection of A qualifiers as she looks towards the IPC World Championships in Doha later in the year.
The men’s ambulant 400m followed the women’s lead with 3 men posting IPC world championship qualifiers.
Alberto Campbell T20 took line honors in 50.28s, securing an A qualifier. Second was Sam Harding T13 with 52.52s and third was Nicholas Hum T20 posting a B qualifier of 51.42s. William Stedman T36 ran fourth and also posted a B qualifying time of 59.37s.
In the mens Long Jump Ambulant the crowd was pumped with two qualifiers being posted. Nicholas Hum T20 secured an A qualifier for the IPC World Champs of 6.88m. This beat his previous personal best of 6.46m and secured him excitingly an Australian record. Brayden Davidson T36 also jumped an A qualifier of 5.27m in the same event.
The mens 100m ambulant saw Chad Perris T13 post a 11.06s in +2.0, which was a B qualifier. 2nd was Gabriel Cole T47 11.15s also with a B qualifier and 3rd Francis Kompoan T46 11.64s. In the womens field Ella Pardy T38 took the win in 13.53s +0.4 with a B qualifier. 2nd was Isabelle Hampton F13 13.60s and 3rd Jamie Howell F01 in 14.17s.
The Mens Wheelchair 800m was a close battle with Richard Colman T53 posting a 1:46.67s and Rheed McCracken T34 with a 1:46.94s. In the 400m McCracken fought back for a win in 54.49s. Second was Matthew Cameron T54 in 50.60s and third Sam Carter T54 in 51.29s.
It was great to see so many athletes from all over the World on the track for a great afternoon of athletics in Queensland.