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The Northern Territory news Tue 2 Apr 2013



The Northern Territory news Tue 2 Apr 2013

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34 NT NEWS. Tuesday, April 2, 2013. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 -A P R -2 0 1 3 P A G E : 3 4 C O L O R : C M Y K SPORT l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au Reds hot as Gerrard powers on LIVERPOOLmanager Brendan Rodgers believes Steven Gerrard could play on into his late 30s after the captain inspired his side to a 2-1win at Aston Villa. The 32-year-old England skipper completed Liverpools comeback at Villa Park with a 60thminute penalty and then produced a crucial goal-line clearance to prevent Christian Benteke from equalising. Rodgers revealed Gerrard needed a painkilling injection in his heel in order to play. Robertson on the ball for title AUSTRALIAN Neil Robertson found timely formwhen he defeated snookers world No.1 Mark Selby in the final to win the China Open. The 31-year-olds 10-6 victory over Englishman Selby in Beijing on Sunday pushed him up to to No.2 in theworld rankings as he targets a secondworld championship title in Sheffield, England fromApril 20. It was Victorian lefthander Robertsons first ranking title victory since theWorld Open in September 2010. Great Scot grabsNo.2with final ANDYMurrays triumph in an epic Miami Masters final sent the Scot back toworld No.2, delivering another statistical blow to the great Federer-Nadal era. The Scot rallied after a slow start in the opening set and survived a Hawk-Eye replay call at match-point down in the final set to subdue Spains David Ferrer 2-6 6-4 7-6 (7-1) in a punishing decider in the heat and humidity of Key Biscayne, Florida. Ferrer was stricken by cramps in the final-set tie-breaker. ATHLETICS By IANBUTTERWORTH Masterful display in Canberra A MOTHER-of-two hailing from Katherine, Kelly Rosas, was a last-minute addition to the Athletics NT Masters Team that made history over the Easter weekend, competing at the Australian Masters Athletics Championships in Canberra. It was the first time athletes were able to compete for the NT at the masters nationals, after Athletics NT formally joined forces with the Australian Masters Association in recent months. As a result, a team of 10 athletes headed to Canberra for the fourday annual tournament. Before flying out of Darwin, Rosas entered nearly every event available to the 35-year-old age group at the National Level Competition. The risk paid off, and she recorded gold medals in long and triple jump, silver in high jump and 100m hurdles and bronze in the 400m. And for good measure, she also secured a fourth place in the pentathlon, fifths in the 60m and 100m sprints and a seventh in javelin. But Rosas is not the only one coming home with excess baggage, with eight out of 10 athletes placing in at least one event. Middle distance star, Darren Peacock (35-39), is returning with four medals, including two gold, from his efforts in the 5000m, cross country, 1500m and 800m. Ian Cameron (55+) mirrored Peacocks efforts, Jon Schatz (35-39) took gold in the javelin and high jump and Ian Hazelwood (60+) secured bronze in the pentathlon. Maggie Roberts, competing in the womens 70 years age group, won gold in the 1500m walk and silver in the 10,000m. Steve McGugan (60+) pocketed silvers from the 100m hurdles and high jump, while Brendan Killalea rounded out the NT podium finishes with bronze in the mens 45-years cross country. NT makes its mark with indigenous talent for NYC marathon trials ATHLETICS By IANBUTTERWORTH TWENTY-two NT indigenous athletes were among 100 from around Australia to trial for the 2013 Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) squad in the hope of running the world famous New York event later in the year. Visiting 14 different locations right across Australia over a 12-day tour, IMP staff met the applicants, all with dreams of running the New Yorker under the guidance of former World Champion marathon runner, Rob de Castella. IMP staff visited six Territory locations and tested 22 prospective squad members Darwin (two), Katherine (four), Alice Springs (seven), Yirrkala (three), Elcho Island (two) and at Milikapiti on Melville Island (four) where around 30 youngsters were competing at their weekly fun run series. Applicants were put through their paces over a 3km (women) and 5km (men) distance, as well as undertaking an interview to explain why they thought they should be part of IMP 2013. IMP coach Tim Rowe said the amount of raw talent discovered across the country was truly inspirational. We met some really amazing individuals over the 12 days, who not only want to make a difference to their own lives, but who want to help shape indigenous Australia into the future, he said. The final squad will be announced after Easter ahead of their first training camps in May. Fullwood puts foot down for huge win Darwin kart racer Bryce Fullwood on his way to victory in Murray Bridge, South Australia, at the weekend KARTING By IANBUTTERWORTH I went in pretty confident after racingwell in theHeavies IT was double joy for Darwin kart racer Bryce Fullwood after he became the first Territorian to win an event at the Australian Karting Championships held in Murray Bridge over the weekend. The Territory flyer was favourite to win the national championship last year on his home track, but South Australian Luke Marquis stole his limelight. This year, it was his time to shine with a dominant victory. Starting on pole in the final of the Junior National Light at the Monarto Karting Complex, the 14-year-old put last years disappointment behind him and skittled the field to win the 16-lap race by an impressive 3.7 seconds. He won from Victorian Dylan Hollis who was narrowly ahead of Sydneys Jayden Ojeda and Adelaides Tyler Morrison. Fullwood didnt have an easy entry into the final after being clipped and turned around in a lead up heat and the pre-final, but he recovered and went into the final full of confidence after earlier putting up a good performance in the Junior National Heavies, with a fifth place. I went in pretty confident after racing well in the Heavies earlier in the day and I knew my light kart was in good shape, he said. I started from pole but the racer outside me got the start and lead through the first and second corners, but I passed him before the lap ended and was never headed. Adding to the enjoyment of the title victory, the Australian Motor Sport Foundation (AMSF) announced Fullwood was among six Australian top young kart racers that will form its 2013 Rookie Rising Stars scholarship program. The scholarship provides support from the peak body including mentoring camps and elite driver training.