Trinity’s Year 12 student Ollie Hoare won the Australian title at the annual under-20 National Cross-Country All Schools titles at Moonee Ponds in Melbourne on August 29.
Ollie, 18, sped around the racetrack over the 8000-metre course, winning gold by seven seconds. Then just over a week later at the 86th annual CAS (The Associated Schools of NSW) titles at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, Hoare won two gold medals and finished with a bronze in his three events on the same day.
His 8min 27sec record in the 3000-metres broke Olympian Nicholas Bromley’s previous CAS record of 8min 42sec that had stood since 2001. An hour later Hoare finished third in the 800m final with a time of 1:58. Finally in the 1500m open final, he slashed more than four seconds off Andrew Currie’s 1976 record of 4:00.03, slashing it by more than four seconds, to win in 3:56.83.