Sprinters have eyes on Stawell Gift

Jack Hale could be in line for a semi-finals berth in the prestigious Stawell Gift on Monday for the first time.TASMANIAN sprinters Jack Hale andJacob Despard could find themselves running in the semi-finals of the prestigious Stawell Gift on Monday for the first timeafter good performances in their heats yesterday.
Nanjing Night Net

Despard, 18, won his heat from a handicap mark of 4.25 metres in one of the fastest times of the day clocking 12.38 with a small tailwind of 0.8.

The 16-year-old sensation Hale finished a close second in his heat behind frontmarker Bikranjeet Singh whose winning time was 12.47,with a following wind of +2.1.

The calculation of the 21 fastest times will be complicated by the fact that two of the faster heats had hand times only.

Favourites for Monday look like being Queensland schoolteacher Murray Goodwin (6.5) and South Australian hospitality worker Luke Houlihan (7.25m). Houlihan had the fastest heat time of 12.07 (+1.0) whilst just how quickly Goodwin ran is uncertain, getting a hand time of 11.9 with no wind reading available.

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