The infamous write ups are back ladies and gentlemen. It's been a nice vacation sipping Margaritas, watching Marvel movies, praising Casey Sims with a handmade shrine, and all in all having the time of my life. However, now I'm back, and that means business and a reporting of the news as Alex Hartmann has come to know and love. The Oceania Athletics Championships in Townsville have just begun, and we have several Tigers competing in this classic event. Buckle up as Day 1 is re-capped.
Firstly in the Senior 100m prelims Alex Hartmann became the Road Runner, zooming down the track. Unlike the Road Runner however, Alex still maintained his self-respect, and my admiration, by refusing to yield to the temptation of obnoxiously blurting "Meep, Meep" over and over. Alex clocked a time of 10.85 seconds, easily qualifying for semis. We all look forward to seeing this champion of the downtrodden and the broken run again very soon.
Alex, second from the right puts his own spin on a classic Looney Tunes Character.
In the Senior Women's 100m Prelims Naa Anang returned better than ever. Naa is the hero we need, but don't necessarily deserve. Everything about this lady screams class and sophistication, and the track was ever so lucky to feel the rapid strikes of her spikes on the track, as the sheer force of her flight burnt the impression of her feet permanently into the ground. Naa ran a blistering time of 11.89 seconds to come second overall in this event. Yehhawww!
NAA for Prime Minister!
In the Women's Senior Long Jump we had two Tigers compete. Firstly the unflinching Jessie Harper launched herself a total of 6.07m through the air. Her ears rung with the sound of quality Spartan like competition as she revelled in the spotlight. Congratulations Jessie on besting the many grains of sand that never really did stand a chance against your unadulterated form.
A classic photo of Jessie from Nationals, loving the spotlight once again. Some things never change.
Secondly, the brilliant Naa Anang jumped a total of 6.44m, causing several members of the crowd to finally find some purpose in their lives again. Naa, you are indirectly a life coach. Good on you!
If aliens were watching these ladies I think it's safe to say they would have very positive things to report back to their planets, and could take away considerable insights regarding how to fly.
Nice Shoes Naa but even better jump.
That's all for Day 1 of this hair raising competition. Who knows what twists and turns lie in store. Join me for the Day 2 Recap very soon.