Coach Tony Fairweather

​Wisil completes build up for world champs

In the 100m final at the AAA Track and Field Championships in Bedford, Wisil was pipped on the line by Diani Walker of the Birchfield Harriers athletics club after leading from the gun, having to settle for second place in a time of 11.49 seconds.  

Coach Tony Fairweather said Wisil ran well but just dipped too soon at the finish.

In Sunday’s 200m, the Pacific Games champion placed third with a time of 23.96 seconds.

Meanwhile, Ephraim Lerkin and Rellie Kaputin arrived in London on Sunday with coach Dior Lowry after a 34-hour journey from Nadi. 

Wisil breaks personal record

Wisil came agonisingly close to the World Championship Qualifying time of 23.10 as she led the field for 150m before being overhauled by Australia’s Rio Olympic semi finalist, Ella Nelson, who won the race in 23.00.

Top ranked Australian 400m runner Morgan Mitchell was third in 23.44 seconds.

“We said Toea was in great shape,” said a delighted Coach Tony Fairweather after the race. 

Focus now turns to the Australian National Championships in Sydney (March 31 to April 2).