Little Launches to Victory at the 2022 Brisbane Track Classic

Posted on April 12, 2022 by

Mackenzie Little owned the runway in Brisbane at the Track Classic when defying the challenging conditions to throw a shiny new personal best of 62.79m, and defeat the reigning world champion, Kelsey-Lee Barber, in the process.

“I’m really excited with how I competed today despite the conditions. I want to be there at all the major finals and to be throwing like I did today, so I’m just excited that on any day I can come out and do my best,” Mackenzie said.

The NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) scholar is yet to secure the automatic qualifying standard of 64.00m for the World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games but sits pretty on points and rankings, setting up an enticing international campaign where she will be eyeing the top spot alongside Barber.

The Men’s Javelin was taken out by teammate and fellow NSWIS scholarship holder Cameron McEntyre with a throw of 79.26m while Tokyo Olympian Sarah Carli switched out the hurdles for the flat over 400m, clocking a significant personal best of 52.90 to finish second behind New Zealand’s Rosie Elliot. The result builds on the form that saw her clinch an emphatic national title last week.

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