McNeill among Rio 2016 nominations

Athletics Australia Selectors have today announced their intention to nominate five athletes for selection by the Australian Olympic Committee to the Australian Olympic Team for Rio 2016.

Eloise Wellings (NSW) and David McNeill (Vic) will be nominated in the Women’s and Men’s 10,000m after their outstanding qualifying performances at the Australian 10,000m Championships in Melbourne (Vic) last month.

Wellings crossed to win in a qualifying time of 32:02.61 to ensure her automatic nomination, while McNeill reigned supreme in the men’s race having already clocked a qualifying time of 27:45.01 earlier in 2015.

In the Men’s 50km walk, Athletics Australia Selectors intend to nominate Chris Erickson (Vic),Brendon Reading (ACT) and Jared Tallent (Vic).

Erickson won the Australian 50km Race Walking Championships in December with a qualifying time of 3:54:10 to ensure his automatic nomination, with Reading and Tallent confirmed as nominees at the discretion of the selectors.

All intended nominations have been made in accordance with the Athletics Australia Olympic Nomination Policy.

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