Athletics Victoria would like to apologise for the miss communication and administrative error at the start of the 800m heats on Friday night (Day 1) at the 2015 Victorian Open & AWD Track & Field Championships.
As a result, semi-finals for the top 16 qualifiers will now run at 7.05pm and 7.10pm at the original A&B Final time with the Final going on Sunday at 12.20pm. The first 3 in each heat and the next 2 fastest will progress to the final.
In regards to the Men’s and Women’s Open 400m. As per the advancements published the fastest 8 from the heats will progress to the A final with the next fastest going in to the B final. Laned draws will be seeded on heats times not placings.
Please note that athletes who decide not to compete in subsequent rounds of men’s 800m or 1500m events will not be penalised.