Athletics Australia’s Life Memberships awarded
Last week Athletics Australia has awarded two life memberships to Len Johnson from Victoria and Laurie Keaton from NSW. Len Johnson’s association with athletics started in the early 1970s when he began to train as a distance runner in Melbourne. As an athlete, he would say his best performance was in 1978 in Fukuoka, Len ran 2:19.32 – then the seventh fastest time ever run by an Australian in the marathon.
Laurie Keaton’s first involvement with athletics was in 1964 as manager for one of the New South Wales high school zones, and by 1970 he was on the founding committee for what has now become the NSW All Schools Championships. In 2017 Laurie continues to make his contribution to athletics at all levels. Not only for major championships but also for many schools meets (primary and high school).
Queens Baton enters Oceania
As of the first of November the Queens Baton Relay has entered the Oceania area. It’s first stop was Nauru, since then has visited Kiribati and Niue and will be arriving on the Cook Islands on the 11th of November. If you like to know when your country will be visited by the Queens baton relay click on the schedule
On the 11th of November Marshall Islands Athletics Federation is organizing a track and field event at Laura ball field. This event is open to all people who live from Ajeltake to Laura and anybody from the surrounding. Everyone is welcome!
2018 Technical Officials
With 2017 coming to a close very quickly Oceania Athletics is starting to prepare for a very busy 2018. If you are a Technical Official, or are interested in officiating at one of the many Oceania Athletics events for 2018, refer to the links below.