ATHLETICS: Craig Hilliard, a renowned Australian athletics coach for more than thirty years, has been announced as Head Coach by Athletics Australia.
Twenty-six of Australia’s best are confirmed as starters at the Beijing 2015 IAAF World Championships in August.
Six more athletes, including Olympic champion Sally Pearson, have confirmed their selection to the Australian Team bound for Beijing 2015.
Commonwealth Games finalist Jeff Riseley headlined a contingent of eight Australians who qualified for Beijing 2015 at the IAAF Melbourne World Challenge.
Eleanor Patterson equalled her own national under 20 high jump record to win gold at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships.
Home-town favourites Brandon Starc and Dani Samuels shone at the Sydney Track Classic.
Australia’s Olympic champion Sally Pearson (Qld.) has stormed to victory in her first 100m hurdles race of the season, at the 2015 Queensland Track Classic.
Jeff Riseley has taken out the men’s 800m from national record holder Alex Rowe at the Adelaide Track Classic.
A dominant display from Jared Tallent has guaranteed his victory for a seventh time at the Australian 20km Race Walking Championships.
Seventeen-year-old Nina Kennedy is the toast of international athletics after she performed the biggest ever leap by an under 20 aged athlete outdoors.