30 Jun 2017

Sport: Wisil, Dodson win Oceania 100m finals

10:58 am on 30 June 2017

Olympic duo Toea Wisil and Jeremy Dodson proved themselves quickest in the Pacific after winning the senior 100m finals at the Oceania Area Athletics Championships in Suva last night.

Papua New Guinea's Wisil ran 11.63 to finish more than half a second clear of Australia's Morgan Gaffney.

Toea Wisil in action at the 2012 London Olympics.

Toea Wisil in action at the 2012 London Olympics. Photo: AFP

Samoa's Dodson won a photo finish, clocking 10.86 seconds to pip PNG's Nazmie Lee Marai by two hundreths of a seconds.

In a bizarre scene, there was no winner in the men's 5000m senior race walk, with the only competitors, Fijian duo Rajeshwar Prasad and Pramesh Prasad, both disqualified.

Australia's Murray Goodwin claimed gold in the men's 400m final at ANZ Stadium, running 47.53, with Fiji's Samuela Railoa second.

Jamie Scroop cleared 4.00m to win the women's pole vault for Australia, with New Caledonia's Caihe Caihe the sole competitor in the men's event.

New Caledonia's Linda Selui threw 47.29 to take out the women's javelin, while Fiji's Isireli Bulivorovoro leaped 7.28m to win the men's long jump.

Meanwhile New Zealand continued their success in Para events, with Keegan Pitcher adding another gold medal to his haul in the men's 400m and Tamara Gotty the only competitor in the women's wheelchair javelin.