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Alana Boyd competes in the Women's Pole Vault during the Queensland Track Classic at Queensland Sports and Aquatic Centre on March 29, 2014 in Brisbane, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Benn Harradine (Qld), Alana Boyd (Qld) and Sally Pearson (Qld) have entertained their home crowd by achieving Commonwealth Games A-Qualifiers at the Queensland Track Classic.

Sally Pearson crosses the finish line to win the Womens 100m race during the Sydney Track Classic at Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on March 15, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

ATHLETICS: An enthralled crowd of almost 5,000 people have been entertained at the Sydney Track Classic tonight, with great racing on track shining alongside outstanding Commonwealth Games A-Standard performances in the field.

Athletes cross the finish line while competing in the Womens Under 18's 100m event during the Australian Junior Athletics Championships at Sydney Olympic Park on March 16, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.

ATHLETICS: Australia has a new national record from the Australian Junior Athletics Championships, with Gabriella O’Grady, Jessica Thornton, Sam Geddes and Audrey Kyriacou combining to eclipse the girl’s under 18 4x100m relay record set way back in 1979.

Dani Samuels of Australia poses during an Athletics Australia Olympic Media Day at Tonbridge Training Camp, 2012 in Tonbridge, England.

ATHLETICS: Discus champion Dani Samuels has announced she will also contest shot put at the Commonwealth Games, the first time she has done so at a major event since 2006.

Australian thrower Matt Denny heaving the hammer over 79 metres to an Australian Record.

ATHLETICS: The ever-developing Australian Junior Athletics Championships will reach a very positive new milestone when competition gets underway at Sydney Olympic Park tomorrow, as more than 2000 athletes prepare to compete.

Australian thrower Matt Denny heaving the hammer over 79 metres to an Australian Record.

ATHLETICS: The ever-developing Australian Junior Athletics Championships will reach a very positive new milestone when competition gets underway at Sydney Olympic Park tomorrow, as more than 2000 athletes prepare to compete.

Pearson wins silver

9 March 2014
Silver medalist Sally Pearson of Australia celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Women's 60m Hurdles on day three of the IAAF World Indoor Championships at Ergo Arena on March 9, 2014 in Sopot, Poland.

ATHLETICS: The Australian Flame captain Sally Pearson (Qld) has won a silver medal in the women’s 60m hurdles at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot (POL).

Sally Pearson of Australia and Tiffany Porter of Great Britain compete in the Women's 60 Metres Hurdles Final during day two of the 14th IAAF World Indoor Championships at the Atakoy Athletics Arena on March 10, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.

ATHLETICS: The stage is set for Sally Pearson (Qld) to defend her 60m hurdles crown at the IAAF World Indoor Championships, with the 26-year-old arriving in the host city of Sopot, Poland after a blistering two weeks on the track.

Steve Hooker hugs BK after winning gold in the pole vault at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Steve Hooker would love to have been the man to finally consign one of pole vault supremo Sergey Bubka's world records to the history books.

(L-R) Guzel Khubbieva of Uzbekistan, Melissa Breen of Australia and Debbie Ferguson-Mckenzie of the Bahamas compete in the Women's 100m Round 1 Heats on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 3, 2012 in London, England.

Melissa Breen of the ACT is the new Australian 100m record holder