Ollie Hoare on track for national titles

17 Sep 2015

Ollie Hoare on track for national titles

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.

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