June 20, 2018
Georgia Griffith shines again in the 800m in Portland
Just as the State Cross Country Championships were drawing to a close on Saturday, Georgia Griffith was once again in action in the US, this time at the Stumptown Track Meet in Portland, Oregon.
In the 800m High Performance race, Georgia chose to sit on the pacemaker’s heels and be guided through the first lap at a hectic pace. The split of 58.36 was Georgia fastest ever first lap. As the pacemaker veered off the track, Georgia was left to her own devices and had to negotiate her way home with a substantial lead.
As she crossed the line, the clock ticked just past two minutes. Her time of 2.00.13 is the fastest time run by an Australian female over 800 metres in the last 10 years and this time is now the 7th fastest on the Australian All Time list. Georgia will head to Europe in early July to race in France and give the two-minute barrier another challenge.