Oftentimes monotony can threaten to consume our lives, as we all scream for something to take us out of life's ordinary tedium. The Oceania Championships has been the solution to our bored cries, lifting us up and emboldening all. The magnetism and sheer gall of our athletes has overloaded our brains with enough endorphins to face the world with youthful optimism once again. Thank you! #alexisallhartt #naacannotbestopped
That face you make when you know your coach is watching while shoving popcorn into his mouth and sipping Coka Cola.
We had many exciting occurrences in what was a ripper Day 3. Firstly, Demi Wynyard, the great uniter was kind enough to represent Australia in the Under 20's Women's Triple Jump Final. Demi excelled at Nationals and her jumping prowess today was no exception, making the crowd howl with shock and adoration, when she jumped a total of 12.36m to come third. Demi was so coordinated in her execution you'd think that you stumbled into a SWAN LAKE ballet performance. QPAC needs to hire you Demi as a key strategic decision going forward you multi-talented legend. Congrats on your performance.
Demi, third from the left, trusting that QUT President Casey Sims, will take the perfect photo that will be shown to her future grandkids
In the Senior Women's Triple Jump we had the scintillating Aliyah Johnson compete. Come hell and high water, Aliyah will still be giving it her absolute all, as demonstrated by the fact she jumped a total of 12.87m to come third in a straight final. I'm cupping my hands over my mouth, obnoxiously yelling the praises of this lady in public as I write. I am violating social convention and ordinary behaviour. However, you have to do this sometimes if you want to acknowledge the incredible result of an athlete, even if that means going to jail for a public disturbance charge. Congrats Aliyah. I'll shake your hand at a future meet when I'm bailed out of jail by my mum.
She's almost like Wonder Woman isn't she?
The excitement doesn't end with the aforementioned ladies. We also had the Hollywood heart throb Alex Hartmann race twice in one day. Safe to say that the track will have to be extensively renovated after this absolute machine threw his inhuman weight across the track going more than 100km/hr. In the 200m Men's Prelims Alex came first with a time of 21.13 seconds. Explosive me while I seek shelter in a bomb silo, as clearly a bomb has just been dropped. Additionally in the 4 X 100m Men's Straight Finals Relay Alex was in prime form running the second leg with the team decimating the competition with a time of 39.36 seconds. Travis Venema, the coach of Alex was so taken aback from these results that he was nearly done for a public disturbance charge as well, when he began triumphantly screaming his protege's name in public.
Alex smiling in the background knowing his write up is coming.
Day 3 moved at a blistering pace and it's sad to be coming to the end of another amazing competition. We have one more day remaining where the embers of the Tigers will conjoin to become a mighty blaze. The watchful eye of the International community will now be forever privy to the silhouette of the QUT TIGERS , forever hanging over them, forever part of them, and forever ready to roar.