The summer season is well and truly in swing, with athletes starting to lay down markers of their form.
16-year-old Cameron Myers smashed the Australian Under 18 1500m record in winning last night’s Victorian Milers Club meet at the ‘home of PBs’: Hagenauer Reserve, Box Hill. The ACT athlete ran 3:40.60 to show a clean pair of heels to Olympic steeplechaser Matthew Clarke (3:42.56) and Paralympic medallist Jaryd Clifford (3:42.81). Myers’s run eclipsed Ryan Gregson’s previous record of 3:43.84 set in 2007.
Myers mark is the fastest by an Australian over the metric mile this summer and follows victories in the de Castella 3000m at Zatopek and the Australian Mile Championships held in conjunction with the Albie Thomas Mile.
Other season leading marks set over the past week are:
- Kurtis Marschall 5.60m in the pole vault in Perth.
- Torrie Lewis 23.06 in the 200m, a new personal best and #5 Australian junior all-time, in Brisbane. Lewis also ran 11.47 in the 100m into a 2.5 m/s headwind.
- Calab Law 20.45 in the 200m in Brisbane, just outside his personal best.
- Taryn Gollshewsky throwing 59.07m in to finish second in the discus in Hastings, New Zealand.
- Ellie Sanford 2:02.35 for a dominant 800m win at the Victorian Milers Club meet at Box Hill.
- Taylah Hancock-Cameron 4:12.10 in the 1500m at Box Hill, marginally outside the 20-year-old’s personal best.
- Annie McGuire leaping to 6.28m in the long jump in Brisbane (as well as a windy 6.54m (+4.0) jump) .
- Emily Whelan clearing 1.83m in the high jump at the NSW Country Championships in Dubbo.
- Lyvante Su’emai sending the shot 15.33m indoors at Albequerque, USA.
- Aiden Hinson 15.98m in the triple jump at Doncaster.
Check out all of this season’s top performances in our Australian Rankings (all World Ranking Competitions since 1 October 2022).