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Athletics

1997 AIS Athletics Program

Support staff
  • Craig Hilliard
  • Dick Telford
  • Ron Weigel
  • Efim Shuravetsky (based in Melbourne)
  • Fletcher McEwan (based in Adelaide)
  • Tudor Bidder (based in Perth)
  • Graeme Boase (based in Adelaide)
  • Peter Taylor (based in Sydney)
  • Chris Nunn (AWD Head Coach)
  • Keith Connor (based in Sydney)
  • John Zanfirache (based in Brisbane)
  • Cliff Mallett (based in Brisbane)
Athletes
  • Nicholas A'Hern
  • Matthew Beckenham
  • Fabian Blattman
  • Nicole Boegman
  • Damien Burroughs
  • Shaun Creighton
  • Ryan Christian
  • Duane Cousins
  • Danijela Curovic
  • Chris Donaldson
  • Stephen Eaton
  • Heath Fitzpatrick
  • Patrick Johnson
  • Rohan Robinson
  • Hamish Macdonald
  • Lisa Ondieki
  • Susie Power
  • Vladimir Pronin
  • Dion Russell
  • Jane Saville
  • Louise Sauvage
  • Kerry Saxby
  • Greg Smith
  • Jai Taurima
  • Clare Thompson
  • Mark Thompson
  • Paul Wiggins
  • Benita Willis (Johnson)
  • Darren Wilson
  • Vasiliy Zverev

Major international selections and medal performances

World Indoor Championships - Paris, France (7-9 March)
Men
  • Tim Forsyth (Former)
  • Kyle Vander-Kuyp
Women
  • Melinda Gainsford-Taylor (Former)
World Cross Country Championships - Turin, Italy (23 March)
Men
  • Shaun Creighton
  • Julian Paynter
  • Mark Thompson
  • Darren Wilson (Former)
World Race Walking Cup - Podebrady, Czech Republic (19-20 April)
Men
  • Nick A’Hern
  • Paul Copeland (Former)
  • Duane Cousins
  • Michael Harvey (Former)
  • Dion Russell
Women
  • Jane Saville
World Championships Athens - Greece (1-10 August)
Men
  • Nick A’Hern
  • Steve Brimacombe (Former)
  • Tim Forsyth (Former)
  • Patrick Johnson
  • Damian Marsh (Former)
  • Rohan Robinson
  • Dion Russell
  • Kyle Vander-Kuyp (Former)
  • Darren Wilson (Former)
Women
  • Cathy Feeeman (Former) - Gold 400m
  • Melinda Gainsford-Taylor (Former)
  • Jane Saville
  • Lisa-Marie Vizinari (Former)
World Student Games (Universiade) - Catania, Sicily, Italy (20–31 August)
Men
  • Mathew Beckenham
  • Patrick Johnson
  • Rohan Robinson
Women
  • Jane Saville

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Grand Prix

AIS training

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