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Brianna Coop wins the women’s 100 metre para U20 event at 2016 Australian Junior Championships

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With the 2016 Australian Junior Championships having wrapped up at the Western Australian Athletics Centre earlier today, Queensland T35 racer Brianna Coop finds herself having earned a first place finish in the women’s 100 metre para U20 event with a time of 15.84. The performance was not even her best of the year, as she ran it in a time of 15.47 in the heats of the 2016 ACT Athletics Championships last month.

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New South Wales’s T44 Sarah Walsh came in second in the race in a time of 14.84.  Despite a faster time, she lost because of factoring to allow for more fair competition among runners from different classes.  Walsh’s time in this event was her best in 2016.

Victoria’s T37 Paige Greco came in third in a time of 14.92.  She had posted faster times earlier in the year, including at the Incorporating Junior Knockout Final where she ran it in a time of 14.90, and the 2016 ACT Athletics Championships finals where she ran it in a time of 14.81.
Other competitors in the race included Queensland’s deaf runner Jamie Howell, Victoria’s T36 competitor Erin Garbler, Western Australia’s T34 racer Robyn Lambird and T43 racer Jade Richards.

 

200m

Date Event Distance Age Grade Pos. Pace (mile) Time
09 Mar 2016 2016 Australian Junior Championships 200m 64.37% 1
07 Feb 2016 2016 ACT Athletics Championships - Heats 200m 60.66% -

100m

Date Event Distance Age Grade Pos. Pace (mile) Time
08 Mar 2016 2016 Australian Junior Championships 100m 66.22% 1
06 Feb 2016 2016 ACT Athletics Championships - Finals 100m 66.69% 7
05 Feb 2016 2016 ACT Athletics Championships - Heats 100m 67.81% 5
Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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