Big names in Athletics Tasmania team for Australian Athletics Championships

Sibling rivalry: Brothers Hamish and Huw Peacock are both in the Tasmanian team heading to national athletics championships.

Sibling rivalry: Brothers Hamish and Huw Peacock are both in the Tasmanian team heading to national athletics championships.

Athletics Tasmania has named a team of 76 for the upcoming Australian Athletics Championships in Sydney.

The 35 women and 41 men have reached the qualifying standard for the combined Australian junior and open championships which run from Sunday, March 26, to Sunday, April 2.

Seven Tasmanian Institute of Sport athletes have been named including Rio Olympian Hamish Peacock, who has qualified in the open javelin and discus, fellow Nitro star Jack Hale (open 100m, under-23 200m), Rio Paralympian Deon Kenzie plus Harvey Chilcott, Samantha Lind, Ebony Webb and Matt Hosie. 

On the back of achieving a world championship qualifier in the marathon, Josh Harris drops down to the 5000m alongside Stewart McSweyn, London Olympian Tristan Thomas will contest his pet event, the 400m hurdles, while Peacock’s brother and fellow 2014 Commonwealth Games team member Huw will contest the open hammer.

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