Wisil launches into 2017 after four months training

Sprint queen of the Pacific, Toea Wisil has started off her 2017 season after almost four months of training on the Gold Coast.

There has been little rest after the Rio Olympics for Wisil as she sets out on her quest to reach new heights this year.

Wisil began on January 7 with a timing of 11.49s for the 100m in Brisbane.

She then travelled to Canberra last weekend hoping to race Australia’s Melissa Breen but that outing ended in disappointment when Breen withdrew from the event for personal reasons.

Some confusion then occurred with officials trying to put Wisil into a mixed race with male runners which was not what Wisil and her coach Tony Fairweather wanted.

“Toea eventually ran in a women’s race, but with her concentration affected by the confusion she was only able to record a time of 11.74s. She did however improve this to 11.63s in a second race later in the day,” said Fairweather.

Upcoming races for Wisil:

February 11 – QA Shield Meet, Brisbane - TBC

February 18-19 – ACT Champs

February24-26 – Qld Champs

March 11-12 – ACT Grand Prix

Mar 26 – Apri 2 – Australian Champs

Jun 29 –July 1 – Oceania Champs in Fiji


Troy Taule