Stawell Gift 2014: 10 seconds separates semi-final winners

THE stage is set for an entertaining 2014 Australia Post Stawell Gift final after just 10 seconds separated all seven semi-final winners.

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Luke Versace, running off 10 metres, clocked the fastest time of 12.28 seconds in semi-final three, closely followed by Chris Innes-Wong, 12.29, and Sam Jamieson, 12.31.

The fastest heat qualifier, Isaac Dunmall, ran in 12.36 seconds.

A protest from John Adams will see both him and Ryan Camille, 12.37 seconds, through to the final after a photo finish in semi-final four.

Adams originally recorded a time of 12.38 seconds.

Gus Carty-Cowling was the sixth fastest qualifier, recording a time of 12.38.

The six finalists will run at 2.45pm for the $40,000 first prize.

Acceptances

1. Red Sam Jamieson 4.75m

2. White Isaac Dunmall 8m

3. Blue John Adams 8m

4. Yellow Augustine Carty-Cowling 8.5m

5. Green Christopher Innes-Wong 8.75m

6. Pink Ryan Camille 9.75m

7. Black Luke Versace 10m

Women's Gift

ARARAT runner Sarah Blizzard has qualified for the Strickland Family Women’s Gift final after blitzing her semi-final.

Blizzard clocked a time of 13.70 seconds, the fifth fastest qualifying time.

She will be joined in the eight-athlete field by: Kimberley Geelan, Lilly Castle, Holly Dobbyn, Amie Mittiga, Katie Moore, Kendra Hubbard and Kate Jones.

The Strickland Family Women’s Gift final will run at 2.25pm.

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