Entries by Sam Quennell

Lawson to leap into Melbourne!

Athletics is in search of the next Usain Bolt and may have found him in US speedster Jarrion Lawson. He was compared to the great Jesse Owens when he won the 100m, 200m and long jump titles at the NCAA Championships in 2016, and this year, US athlete Lawson has been picked for Usain Bolt’s […]

AV/AA in Sri Lanka!

In Australia it’s easy to take things for granted. In athletics terms we actually have it quite good, with Melbourne alone having 20+ synthetic tracks, 40 senior clubs, hundreds of qualified coaches and organised competition on almost a weekly basis.  Everyone likes to have a whinge about the state of athletics, but let’s face it, […]

Nitro Team Australia Confirmed!

An Australian team full of young guns and rising stars are relishing the opportunity to take on Usain Bolt and his international band of super stars at the inaugural Nitro Athletics Melbourne. Headlined by Olympians and Olympic finalists including Ryan Gregson, Morgan Mitchell, Genevieve LaCaze, Fabrice Lapierre, Brooke Stratton, Kathryn Mitchell and Michelle Jenneke the […]

Olympic champion will bring showbiz to Nitro

It is not unusual for an Olympic champion to be talented in a number of areas and that’s certainly the case for Bolt All-Stars Olympic champion Kerron Clement who has made a name for himself on and off the track. Olympic gold, Beyoncé film clips, modelling and a cameo on Young and the Restless are […]

Gregson and Mitchell jump into the New Year in winning form!

Nitro Athletics Team Australia squad members Morgan Mitchell and Ryan Gregson have raced into 2017 in winning form with both taking victories at the Tasmanian Christmas Carnivals. The 130-year-old professional running, cycling and wood chopping carnival is a traditional Christmas-New Year event in Tasmania and the Australian Olympic team stars made the most of the […]

Wellings Can Create History!

Plus many chances in the Men’s 10,000m… Eloise Wellings comes into the 2016 women’s Zatopek 10,000 metres as one of four women to have won the race three times. She could emerge as the only one to have triumphed four times in the famous race. There will be plenty of competition, but Wellings looks the […]

Australian All Schools Championships – Recap

DAY ONE… James Joycey (Vic) was the first athlete atop the podium at the 2016 Australian All Schools Championships this evening, with the hammer thrower hitting 62.34m to win gold and launch his campaign in style. Joined on the podium by Conor McLaughlin (Qld, second, 60.41m) and Alexander Kolesnikoff (NSW, third, 56.16m), Joycey now looks […]

The Numbers Line Up (Zatopek:10)

The Emil Zatopek 10,000 metres is never short of historical parallels, but the 2016 edition of Australia’s most enduring distance classic throws up some meaningful numbers indeed. The 56th running of the Zatopek coincides with a significant anniversary of the ’56 Olympic Games. Race day – 8 December – is precisely 60 years since the […]

Australian All Schools Championships – Canberra

It’s the Australian All Schools Championships this weekend in Canberra, and we’re sending over 186 athletes, to represent the Big V! So in order to get to know some of them, we thought it’d be a good idea to introduce a few who’ve been dominating on the athletics circuit this year… Jesse Iese (U16 discus […]