Curtin University Athletic Club
Strive to achieve your personal best
The Club celebrates the success of our Masters Athletes who competed over the weekend with special mention to:
Jennifer Parker (W50):
Kim Taylo (M55):
Mandy Mason (Athlete of the Meet:
Congratulations to all our Curtin University athletes who competed in the State Championships with special mention to the following:
Alex De Silva:
Andres Alla - Bronze medal (57.10m) - Mens Open Javelin
Adam Yeung - Bronze - Mens Open 100m Hurdles
Justin Guya - 8th (23.61 sec) - Mens Open 200m Final
Daniel Sheehy - 55.90 sec (PB by over half a second) - Mens Open 400m Heat
Hammner Throw Successs
On Thursday 26th January 2023, Curtin University Athletics Club Hammer Thrower Alex De Silva took part in the Steigen Victorian Country Championships in Geelong , Victoria. The powerfully built 18-year-old took out the silver medal with a season's best throw of 53.09mtrs (6kg) A strong field of hammer throwers and a hotly contested competition, saw Alex take the lead in the final round - only to be beaten in the final throw of competition. A keen onlooker at Alex's event at Jonh Landy Athletics Field, was former Curtin throwing powerhouse and current U20 and Open Men's Hammer Throw WA State record holder, Dimitri Dionisopoulous.
Alex will spend the next month in Victoria training with Dimitri at his training base in Frankston, before returning to WA for the State athletics championships. Alex's next eastern states venture will be the Australian Athletics Championships in Brisbane in May.
Alex is the grandson of three-time Australian Shot-Put champion Alex Brown - a long-time friend and rival of the late Matt Barber.
The Mullewa Gift 2022
WCAL, in collaboration with the Mullewa Agricultural Show, is pleased to announce that the 2022 Mullewa Gift is scheduled for the 27th August (12.00 noon start time). There will be four races this year (with heats) and the exciting Matt Barber Back Markers:
- Jim Wilson 70m Sprint – entry fee $15.00
- 120m Novice Gift – entry fee $15.00
- 120m Livelighter Mullewa Gift – entry fee $25.00
- Bendigo Bank 550m Race - $15.00 (free if you have already entered a sprint event)
Entries are now being accepted from WCAL members. Please download, complete and return the entry form to firstname.lastname@example.org
World Masters Championship 2022 (Finland):
The Curtin University Athletic Club would like to congratulate Maureen Keshwar (an affiliate of our club) who won gold in the the W70 100m with a time of 16.21 seconds.
Tom Lenane (Masters Coach) and Kim Taylor (Senior Coach) have provided quality support to assist Maureen improve her amazing speed. We are all very proud of this significant achievement.
We would also like to congratulate Mandy Mason (a club member) who won silver in the W50 100m with a time of 12.92 seconds and gold in the W50 4X100m relay with a time of 50.60 seconds.
Olympic Team Selection:
The Curtin University Athletic Club would also like congratulate our friend and fellow team member Kiara Reddingius who was recently named in the Australian Winter Olympic team. Kiara, your hard work and dedication inspire us all to achieve our personal best.