Entries by Sam Quennell

Holt & Clifford Shine on Day 6 (IPC World Championships)

Day 6 of the IPC World Championships played out with a particularly Victorian flavour, with Old Xaverians athlete Isis Holt kicking off proceedings in the Women’s T35 100m event, followed immediately by Diamond Valley’s Jaryd Clifford in the Men’s T12/13 1500m. Holt had endured a tumultuous preparation campaign, stuck in hospital 3 weeks prior due […]

Isis Holt Surges To Gold

She claimed victory as a 14-year-old debutant at the 2015 World Championships, and now  Isis Holt (VIC) has done it again. Soaring across the finish line in the 200m T35 final, Holt gave it her all to take out gold in 28.47s (+0.3), and reclaim the number one spot she had lost to China’s Zhou […]

Albert Park 10km Road Race – Wrap

It was a fresh start to the morning at Albert Park, with the mercury barely reaching 4 degrees, however it didn’t deter the athletes as they arrived, ready to tackle Victoria’s fastest 10km road race. The Junior Division were the first to get things underway, attacking a 3km course that would have them finish inside […]

Sandown Road Relays – Wrap

Cold. So cold. I feel as if it’s always cold at Sandown. Then again, it would have been cold just about everywhere in Victoria today, so we can’t blame Sandown. In fact, let’s not play the blame game at all. Let’s just get into the wrap of what was an awesome day of running by […]

XCR’17 – Sandown Road Relays Preview

After one round of relays it really is hard to determine who’s the team to beat. Jells Park seems like forever ago, and with a plethora of individual performances and kilometres under the belt for all athletes, Sandown really is anyone’s game. This weekend is all about fast times and even faster winds. Yep, it’s […]

Gold Coast Marathon 2017

If there was ever a Sunday in the last twenty (or so) years to be up on the Gold Coast, yesterday was it. Boiling a kettle first thing in the morning for your car instead of your tea is about as cold/ridiculous as it gets. Guaranteed the thought of Victorian’s waking up in a shiver […]

Vale The Honourable Allan William McDonald AO QC

Athletics Victoria along with Melbourne University Athletics Club extend our most sincere sympathy to the family of our longstanding Patron. Hon Justice Alan McDonald AO QC served as a Supreme Court Judge from 1988 to 2002.  In his final year at The Geelong College, 1954, he stroked the 1st Rowing VIII, was a member of the […]

Woodruff Selected for Indian Opportunity

Woodruff selected for Indian opportunity | Victorian Institute of Sport The Victorian Institute of Sport, in collaboration with Athletics Victoria, the State Government of Victoria and the (Indian) Olympic Gold Quest, are pleased to announce the appointment of Cathy Woodruff for a two week coaching and mentoring program in Bangalore, India this July. The appointment […]