Ben St Lawrence clocks 5000m B-Qualifier
Posted Saturday 18 Apr 2009 by Michael Gentle

Ben St Lawrence has stopped the clock in 13:25.88 at the Mt San Antonio College Relays, a personal best time and the third World Championships B-Qualifying time recorded by an Australian athlete this year.

This is also a new Club Record, beating the previous record of 13:27.31 set by John Andrews on 23 November 1989. Well done Ben - a super run.

Carlsbad 5000
Posted Sunday 5 Apr 2009 by Michael Gentle

Ben St Lawrence
has beaten Olympian Youcef Abdi in his debut international road race, finishing the 5000m event in 13th position in a time of 14:05.

The event is billed as the World's Fastest 5k and is home to the current 5k World Records.

Congratulations Ben.

Australian U20 & U23 Championships
Posted Sunday 5 Apr 2009 by Michael Gentle

Congratulations to
Luke Hamer
for achieving 5th place in the 400m event at the Australian U20 Championships that were held at Santos Stadium in Mile End (SA) this weekend. A great way to cap a good season.

New Friends
Posted Friday 3 Apr 2009 by Michael Gentle

Three weeks ago,
Ben Williams
was running at the local park when
John Steffensen
came over and introduced himself.

Ben Williams and John Steffensen
Ben Williams and John Steffensen - Photo: Cathy Williams

After chatting for some time, John invited Ben to come again the next day and he would teach Ben his warm up routine and run with him. After spending over an hour teaching Ben his stretches and drills and then racing him, John gave Ben an Australian Representative singlet and his mobile number so Ben could text John before his races.

Ben's text messages may have had an impact because at the Australian Championships John ran an A Qualifier in the 400m and was selected on the Australian Team to compete at the World Championships in Berlin in August! John has won us over as fans and we will be cheering for him every time he steps up to the line. You never know who you could meet at the park!

World University Games
Posted Thursday 2 Apr 2009 by Michael Gentle

Bridey Delaney
has today been selected to compete in the 1500m event at the 25th World University Summer Games to be held in Belgrade, Serbia from July 1-12, 2009. Congratulations and best wishes to Bridey from everyone at St George.

Athletics NSW Annual Awards
Posted Thursday 2 Apr 2009 by Michael Gentle

The finalists for the 2008-09 Athletics NSW Annual Awards have been named today.
Ben St Lawrence
is a finalist in the category Distance Open alongside Youcef Abdi and Lara Tamsett.
Bridey Delaney
is a finalist in the category Middle Distance Junior alongside Ryan Gregson and James Nipperess. Congratulations to both Ben and Bridey.