WA's missed out again for the sprint relay on Good Friday. Our European visitor (albeit not a coach in residence) who's been here for a few months is leaving before Easter. Henry's entered the three days but not the elite relay!
Have you asked Henry to enter?
Yes but we couldn't afford the appearance fee.
I'm pretty sure he was in the entry list earlier, but must have withdrawn. Not sure why, maybe as a UWA graduate he thought it wouldn't be a fair race.
It would be good if he does race as he missed the NOL races this weekend
Geez, WA needs all the help it can get. That's like Sten and I saying we shouldn't have run at the national sprint champs at Curtin a few years back because he works there and I studied there. We were nowhere near winning (although we're also not up to Henry's level).
Unlikely to be the reason though since he also attended Scotch didn't he? It'd be great to have him on one of our teams!
Oscar went to Scotch, Henry went to Perth Mod. I did hear he felt he had an unfair advantage but don't know if that was the only reason. He has had some injury concerns.
Maybe he was just worried he might mispunch on home turf like Ian did at Canberra Grammar in 2013.
There's another potential embarassment - getting beaten by a team made up of 2 x M16s and 2 x W14s.
Hey those <14y.o. kids are fast. Just look at my last parkrun where they made up four of the top five spots.
Given how Sophie blew me away as a nine-year-old in the finish chute of the Melbourne Sprint Weekend, I'm not sure what she might be able to do to me three years later. (I believe she ran a 22 for parkrun recently).
Finish chutes don't count. We have people who save all their energy for the finish and quite often win them but typically they finish mid-field.
Only just, 22.58, but there would be girls putting their name up for JWOC that would like to run that fast