Olympians Strive for Commonwealth Games


Beijing Olympian, Joel Milburn, and Athens Olympic silver medalist, Mark Ormrod, will continue their quest for Commonwealth Games selection on Wednesday night when they contest the Adelaide Invitational at Santos Stadium.

With a scintillating personal best of 44.80, Sydneysider Milburn is set to test himself over 400m as he seeks a Commonwealth Games berth after a semi final appearance at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. South Australian, Clay Watkins, who posted a personal best and Commonwealth Games B-Qualifier of 45.94 at the Australia Cup in January, will battle it out with Milburn as they chase the elusive A-Qualifier.

Joining Milburn and Watkins in a star studded 400m field will be New South Wales 400m hurdler, James Roff, and 400m specialist Tristan Garrett. 800m specialist, James Gurr, who produced a commonwealth Games qualifier at the Melbourne Track Classic last week, will also fly in to contest what is set to be an enthralling battle.

Athens Olympic silver medalist in the 4x400m relay, Mark Ormrod, has shifted his focus to the 200m and will be looking to post a quick time after emerging victorious in the 100m at the first Adelaide Invitational of the season in 10.58.

The mixed 3000m will see former World Cross Country representative, Tara Palm, and former national 10000m medalist and emerging talent Jess Trengove take on New South Wales 1500m specialist Lara Nicod.

The March 17th Adelaide Invitational is set to be an exciting showcase of high class athletics action, with 9 events on the hour-long program. A DJ will be in attendance to excite the crowd and expert commentator, Terry McAuliffe, will call all of the night’s action. The first race commences at 7:45pm and entry is free for all spectators.

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