2024 Australian Junior Champs: Day 3 Review

WEDNESDAY On day three in Adelaide at the 2024 Australian Junior Championships little-known NSW high jumper, Ratu Viliame Lewanavanua captivated the crowd, while another NSW high jumper Izzy Louise-Roe, added to her medal haul. NSW athletes also dominated the sprint hurdles.

2024 Australian Champs: Day 4 Review

SUNDAY: The Australian Championships and Olympic trials finished on a high on Sunday for NSW athletes with six title won in the final two hours.

Three NSW athletes selected for the Paris Olympics

Following the Australian Track and Field Championships, 14 athletes, including three from NSW were announced in the first wave of athletics selections for the Paris Olympics. High jumpers Nicola Olyslagers, Eleanor Patterson and middle-distance athlete Jessica Hull were selected for Paris. Both Nicola and Jessica are named for their second team, while Eleanor is going to her third Games. We also recognise the selection of Michelle Jenneke who is formerly from NSW and competes for Queensland.

2024 Australian Champs: Day 3 Review

SATURDAY: Sydney teenager Sebastian Sultana became the younger winner of the men’s 100m in 39 years, while Jessica Hull overpowered a strong women’s 1500m field to defend her title in a championship record time.

2024 Australian Champs: Day 2 Review

FRIDAY: A clutch jump by Sydney teenager Mitchell Hatfield in his last high jump competition opportunity, secured a place on the Australian junior team for the World U20 Championships in Peru. But it was a different approach this season that has brought him success.

2024 Australian Champs: Day 1 Review

THURSDAY: Former Westfields High student Aleksandra Stoilova defeated a strong field in the under-20 women’s 100m clocking a very quick time of 11.46 into a slight headwind.

2024 Australian Championships: NSW team - things to watch

Next Thursday the four-day Australian Athletics Championships will be held in Adelaide. They also double as the Olympic trials, and in this modern era are a very high scoring points competition towards qualification for the Paris Olympics.

Albie Thomas Mile REVIEW

Victorian middle-distance star Abbey Caldwell and WA’s Jesse Hunt were crowned Australian Mile champions at the eighth edition of the Albie Thomas Mile hosted by Bankstown Athletics Club in Sydney last night. Jessica Hull (800m), Luke Boyes (800m), Sarah Carli (400m hurdles) and Tom Hunt (400m hurdles) were other key winners at the meet.

Sydney Track Classic REVIEW: Four national records as Jessica Hull defends

Four Australian records highlighted the 2024 Sydney Track Classic in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 2700 spectators. Jessica Hell led 13 women to personal bests in the 3000m. There were spills and thrills in the men’s 3000m, while the photo was called to split Michelle Jenneke and Liz Clay in the hurdles.

Sydney Track Classic: 3000m Previews

The men’s and women’s 3000m National titles at the Sydney Track Classic on Saturday are two of the feature events. They are the first National titles this year to be held on the track and they have attracted terrific fields, particularly in the women’s event.

NSW Juniors REVIEW Day 3: Sebastian Sultana 200m 20.84

Day three of the NSW Junior Athletics Championships brought some special performances in the continuing glorious weather conditions. Four world junior qualifiers were highlighted by Australia’s leading junior sprinter Sebastian Sultana winning the 200m in a slick 20.84. A feature was the number of athletes unable to claim the traditional doubles, like the 100/200, 800/1500, LJ/TJ combinations – a clear indication of top-end quality at the championships were more than usual number of athletes are