Australian Athletics Championships Day 3 Highlights: Record-Breaking Performances in Adelaide

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The top athletes of Australia showcased exceptional performances on Day Three of the Australian Championships at SA Athletics Stadium in Adelaide. Matthew Denny captivated the audience by setting a new national record in the men's discus throw, achieving a distance of 69.35 meters. This marked his seventh national title in this event and a significant improvement of over one meter from his previous best, propelling him further into the spotlight as he prepares for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

In the men's 100m, 18-year-old Sebastian Sultana emerged as the fastest man in Australia, recording a time of 10.27 seconds, outpacing Joshua Azzopardi's 10.39 seconds and Jacob Despard's 10.41 seconds. Notably, Rohan Browning finished fourth with a time also at 10.41 seconds. Sultana's win was particularly impressive following his faster semi-final run earlier in the day of 10.17 seconds.

Naa Anang claimed victory in the women's 100m with a time of 11.34 seconds, her first national title since 2019, edging out Ella Connolly at 11.37 seconds and Ebony Lane at 11.41 seconds.

Adam Spencer won the men's 1500m race in 3:37.68, narrowly defeating Oliver Hoare at 3:37.83 and Jesse Hunt at 3:37.88. This victory marks Spencer's second national title in this event, the first being a decade ago.

Jessica Hull set a new championship record in the women's 1500m with a time of 4:01.39, ahead of Georgia Griffith at 4:03.68 and Linden Hall at 4:05.03.

Nina Kennedy, the women's pole vault world champion, cleared 4.65 meters, marking her return to national competition with a win after her victory in Budapest.

In the men's high jump, Yual Reath cleared 2.29 meters, narrowly missing the Olympic qualifying standard of 2.33 meters. Mackenzie Little secured the women's javelin title with a throw of 61.85 meters.

Ellie Beer and Cooper Sherman each claimed their first national titles in the 400m races, with Beer winning the women's final in 51.59 seconds and Sherman the men's final in 45.89 seconds.

The 2024 Australian Athletics Championships are set to conclude on Sunday, April 14, with more thrilling track and field action anticipated.

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