On the final day at the Australian Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games Selection Trails, Weston Creek Athletics Club elite female distance runner Emily Brickacek claimed her first Australian title in the 5000m beating a top field and hopefully booked her ticket to Glasgow (subject to AA selection).
Brichacek won the 5000m selection trial this afternoon in 15:52.65, just ahead of Olympian Eloise Wellings who took second in 15:53.62 with NSW junior super star in the making, Katr Spencer third in 16:01.06.
Full results here: http://athsaus.imgstg.com/uploads/Ath ... onals_2014/140403F032.htm
Last month, Brichacek ran a 5000m Commonwealth Games B qualifier (B qualifier is 15:47.50) at the Sydney Track Classic. Brichacek placed third with a time of 15:31.49 (just outside her personal best time) and only needed to win the Australian Championships and Selection Trials to pretty much book her spot to Glasgow.
Emily, on behalf off the Weston Creek Athletics Club, congratulations and well done. The hard work has paid off.
When selected to the Australian Commonwealth Games team (subject to AA selection process), Emily will join fellow Weston Creek Athletic Club Treasurer and Member, Martin Dent, who has already been automatically selected to compete in the marathon.