Ella Nelson

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).

Wisil in quest for world qualifying times

Wisil, the Pacific’s golden girl of the track, will have to eclipse times of 11.26 seconds and 23.10 sec respectively in the 100m and 200m qualifying times.

PNG’s sprint star will face her strongest competition of the season yet with Australian Rio Olympians Melissa Breen, Ella Nelson and Morgan Mitchell, out to test their speed and challenge for honours in the Summer of Athletics Grand Prix Meet.