Hale, Peacock shine bright

QUICKSTICKS: Hobart sprinter Jack Hale took out the 100 metre state men's final at the Domain Athletics Centre on Saturday in 10.71 seconds.
QUICKSTICKS: Hobart sprinter Jack Hale took out the 100 metre state men's final at the Domain Athletics Centre on Saturday in 10.71 seconds.

SPRINTER Jack Hale and thrower Hamish Peacock stole the show at the Domain Athletics Centre on day two of the state open and masters championships on Saturday.

Hale won the men’s 100 metre Tasmanian title in 10.71 seconds from John Howe (10.84) and Matthew Hosie (11.09).

North-West runner Morgan Gaffney clinched the women’s equivalent in 11.78.

Kiara Chambers (12.03) finished second in front of Wendy Enn (12.07) in third, while Abby Chapman and Launceston’s Laura Downie (12.46) finished fifth.

Peacock threw a world championships qualifier to take out his 12th-straight open men’s Javelin with a 84.04m hurl.

Brother Huw with 54.86m finished a distant second.

Sandy Bay’s Agnes Sakina’s best of 38m was enough to win the women’s javelin event.

Eastern Suburbs’ athlete Jane Hickie (5.45m) narrowly defeated training mate Kiani Allen (5.27m) in the women’s long jump.

Joel Mason, of Eastern Suburbs, was too good in the men’s high jump leaping 1.90m over the crossbar with Josh Glancy and Jagga Pybus tied for second place with a 7.75m jump.

Training partners Ebony Webb and Ruby Smee dominated the women’s 1500m.

Webb ran a quick time of 4.35:45 – just 0.29 faster than Smee.

Meanwhile, in the men’s 1500m it was University of Tasmania runner Douglas Hammerlock in 3.50:49 that won the trophy clear of the North-West Mitchell Cashion in 3.32:77