Ballarat duo off to world titles

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Jared Tallent
Nanjing Night Net

JARED Tallent and Kathryn Mitchell will represent Australia at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing.

The Ballarat athletes are part of the first batch of 26 representatives named by Athletics Australia to contest the August 22-30 championships at the iconic Bird’s Nest Stadium – the central venue for the 2008 Olympics.

Mitchell was a finalist at the 2013 world cham-

pionships in Moscow, finishing fifth, while Tallent is a two-time bronze medallist in the 50km walk.

Tallent will compete in both the 20km and 50km walks in Beijing.

Former Eureka Athletic Club member Victoria Mitchell has also qualified for the championships and will race in the 3000m steeplechase.

Hurdles champion Sally Pearson is the Australian team captain.

THE TEAM SO FARMEN

800m – Jeff Riseley, Alex Rowe

110m hurdles – Nick Hough

High jump – Brandon Starc, Joel Baden

Discus – Julian Wruck

Javelin – Hamish Peacock

20km walk – Dane Bird-Smith, Jared Tallent

50km walk – Chris Erickson, Jared Tallent

WOMEN

100m – Melissa Breen

200m – Ella Nelson

5000m – Eloise Wellings (subject to ratification of performance)

100m hurdles – Sally Pearson, Michelle Jenneke

400m hurdles – Lauren Wells

3000m steeplechase – Madeline Heiner, Victoria Mitchell

High jump – Eleanor Patterson

Pole vault – Alana Boyd, Nina Kennedy

Long jump – Brooke Stratton

Discus – Dani Samuels

Javelin – Kim Mickle, Kathryn Mitchell, Kelsey-Lee Roberts

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