Australian Aths History

Australian Track & Field Championships 1955-56

Olympic Park, Melbourne, Victoria, 10 & 12 March 1956

 
100 YARDS - Men - Saturday 10 March 1956
PosAthleteTeamMark
HEAT 1Wind: +4.0m
1Gary BromheadNSW 9.8
2Ken DonaldQld10.0
3Geoff ChristianWA10.0
4Scotchy GordonSA10.3
 
HEAT 2Wind: +3.8m
1Hec HoganVic 9.6
2Evan ReidWA10.0
3Gavin CarragherNSW10.1
4A JacksQld10.1
5John GoodmanWA10.3
 
HEAT 3Wind: +4.3m
1Maurice RaeNew Zealand 9.8
2Bruce BarnettQld 9.9
3Bill de GruchyWA 9.9
4Les PickettVic10.0
5K ChapmanNSW10.0
 
FINALWind: +2.4m
1Hec HoganVic 9.7
2Maurice RaeNew Zealand 9.7
3Gary BromheadNSW 9.8
4Bruce BarnettQld10.0
5Evan ReidWA10.0
6Ken DonaldQld10.0
 
220 YARDS - Men - Monday 12 March 1956
PosAthleteTeamMark
HEAT 1
1Hec HoganVic21.7
2Gary BromheadNSW22.3
3Les PickettVic22.4
4Graham GipsonWA22.5
5Evan ReidWA
 
HEAT 2
1Kevan GosperNSW22.0
2Geoff ChristianWA22.4
3W WilsonQld22.7
4 EvansQld22.8
 
HEAT 3
1Maurice RaeNZL22.2
2Bruce BarnettQld22.4
3K ChapmanNSW22.6
4Bill de GruchyWA22.9
 
FINAL
1Hec HoganVic21.3
2Maurice RaeNZL21.5
3Kevan GosperNSW21.6
4Geoff ChristianWA22.2
5Bruce BarnettQld
6Gary BromheadNSW
 
440 YARDS - Men - Saturday 10 March 1956
PosAthleteTeamMark
HEAT 1
1Kevan GosperNSW48.9
2John GoodmanWA49.3
3John DouglasVic49.9
4Graham GipsonWA50.2
5N WilsonQld50.5
6Terry GaleNSW
7Len McRaeTas
 
HEAT 2
1Leon GregorySA49.6
2Ross ParkerNSW49.8
3Ross PriceVic49.8
4Frank O'ConnellWA50.4
5Bill ButchartNSW50.8
6L SnellingSA
 
FINAL
1Kevan GosperNSW48.4
2John GoodmanWA49.0
3Leon GregorySA49.0
4Ross PriceVic49.5
5Ross ParkerNSW49.9
6John DouglasVic
 
880 YARDS - Men - Monday 12 March 1956
PosAthleteTeamMark
HEAT 1
1Frank O'ConnellWA1:51.9
2Geoff FlemingVic1:52.1
3Doug HendersonVic1:52.2
4Barry AlmondNSW1:52.7
5John DouglasVic1:52.9
Leon GregorySA
Len McRaeTas
 
HEAT 2
1Alex HendersonNSW1:53.2
2Ron ClarkeVic1:53.8
3John MurrayVic1:54.3
4Don MacMillanVic1:54.4
5Frank ThorntonNSW1:54.6
6P DunnQld
Peter MelhuishNSW
D DyerWA
M EdwardsSA
 
FINAL
1Frank O'ConnellWA1:50.8
2Geoff FlemingVic1:51.9
3Alex HendersonNSW1:52.0
4John MurrayVic1:52.6
5Doug HendersonVic1:52.7
6Don MacMillanVic1:52.9
7Ron ClarkeVic
Barry AlmondNSW
 
1 MILE - Men - Saturday 10 March 1956
PosAthleteTeamMark
FINAL
1John LandyVic4:04.2(3:49.8 at 1500m)
2Alex HendersonNSW4:05.8
3Merv LincolnVic4:08.8
4Vernon John PlummerNSW4:10.2
5Ron ClarkeVic(fell)
6Les TriggSA
M EdwardsSA
B BranendlyQld
D DyerWA
Rob Morgan-MorrisVic
 
3 MILES - Men - Monday 12 March 1956
PosAthleteTeamMark
FINAL
1John LandyVic13:42.2
2Allan LawrenceNSW13:45.0
3Dave PowerNSW13:47.8
4Geoff WarrenVic13:48.6
5Vernon John PlummerNSW13:56.0
6Les PerryVic14:06.0
Les TriggSA
Albie ThomasNSW
Dave StephensVic
Bryce MackayNSW
Rob Morgan-MorrisVic
Ron BlackneyVic
Max CherryTas
Graham ThomasNSW
 
6 MILES - Men - Saturday 10 March 1956
PosAthleteTeamMark
FINAL
1Allan LawrenceNSW29:05.2
2Geoff WarrenVic29:06.4
3Dave PowerNSW29:11.2
Albie ThomasNSW
Les PerryVic
Bryce MackayNSW
 
120 YARDS HURDLES - Men - Saturday 10 March 1956
PosAthleteTeamMark
HEAT 1Wind: +2.8m
1Ken DoubledayVic14.6
2Anthony WilliamsWA15.3
3Barry RobertsNSW15.5
Bob JoyceVic
B StubbsNSW
 
HEAT 2Wind: +4.0m
1Keith ShortNSW14.9
2John ChittickVic15.4
3Dene PerrottSA15.5
4Rod HicksonVic
 
HEAT 3Wind: +1.8m
1John LovedayQld14.9
2James MayNSW15.1
3Robert SkinnerSA15.3
4Brian FilgateVic15.6
5J CooteVic
Bryce ThomasVicDNF(fell)
 
FINAL Wind: +2.5m
1Ken DoubledayVic14.6
2John ChittickVic14.8
3John LovedayQld15.1
4Keith ShortNSW15.1
5James MayNSW15.4
6Anthony WilliamsWA15.6
 
220 YARDS HURDLES - Men - Saturday 10 March 1956
PosAthleteTeamMark
HEAT 1
1Geoff GoodacreNSW24.2
2Tony LethbridgeVic25.0
3Rod HicksonVic25.4
4Rod CarterQld25.9
Anthony WilliamsWA
 
HEAT 2
1John BalderstoneVic25.2
2Brian FilgateVic25.4
3John LovedayQld25.8
4Geoff JonesSA25.8
 
HEAT 3
1Jim CannNSW24.4
2Ken DoubledayVic24.4
3Terry RothwellNSW24.6
4Bryce ThomasVic24.9
5Dene PerrottSA25.8
6Alex ArrighiQld
 
FINAL
1Geoff GoodacreNSW23.8
2Tony LethbridgeVic24.6
3Ken DoubledayVic24.7
4Jim CannNSW25.2
5John BalderstoneVic25.4
6Brian FilgateVic25.9
 
440 YARDS HURDLES - Men - Monday 12 March 1956
PosAthleteTeamMark
HEAT 1
1Geoff GoodacreNSW54.2
2Rod CarterQld54.8
3Dene PerrottSA55.0
4John BalderstoneVic55.5
 
HEAT 2
1Terry RothwellNSW54.1
2Geoff JonesSA54.7
3Ross ParkerNSW54.7
4Robert BoonNSW55.2
5Alex ArrighiQld
6Tony LethbridgeVic
 
FINAL
1Geoff GoodacreNSW52.4
2Rod CarterQld53.7
3Ross ParkerNSW54.1
4Terry RothwellNSW54.9
5Geoff JonesSA55.2
6Dene PerrottSA
 
2 MILES WALK - Men - Saturday 10 March 1956
PosAthleteTeamMark
1Ted AllsoppVic14:04.4
2Harry SummersVic14:15.0
3Ray SmithVic14:32.0
4Bob GardinerVic14:45.2
5Ron CrawfordNSW14:50.4
6Ken KeoghNSW15:02.2
7William KirbyNSW15:14.0
Edward FollandSADQ
Peter BethellVicDQ
Don KeaneWADQ
 
HIGH JUMP - Men - Monday 12 March 1956
PosAthleteTeamMark
1Chilla PorterQld1.98m
2Colin RidgewayVic1.955m
3Kevin McMahonNSW1.88m
4Sandy SkinnerSA1.88m
5James DaviesNSW1.85m
6William TreeQld1.83m
7John VernonVic1.83m
8George ThomsonVic1.83m
9Jack HamiltonVic1.83m
10Ian BruceSA1.83m
11Clive Bedford-BrownVic1.83m
12R SkinnerSA1.75m
 
POLE VAULT - Men - Saturday 10 March 1956
PosAthleteTeamMark
1Bruce PeeverQld3.76m
2Max GeeVic3.76m
3Ron JacksonNSW3.66m
4Robin BarclayVic3.66m
5Cecil WrightVic3.50m
6William MaguireNSW3.50m
7Ron DanielsSA3.43m
8R SmithNSW3.355m
 
LONG JUMP - Men - Saturday 10 March 1956
PosAthleteTeamMark
1Brian OliverNT7.29m
2Ian BruceSA7.28m
3Richard CantatoreQld7.19m
4Maurice RichQld7.16m
5Ron GrayNSW6.97m
6Kevin SaltWA6.91m
7Hugh JackVic6.88m
8Don BrenenVic6.855m
9Alan ThomasNSW6.495m
10Michael MoroneyNSW6.38m
 
TRIPLE JUMP - Men - Monday 12 March 1956
PosAthleteTeamMark
1Brian OliverNT15.38m
2Clive RutherfordVic14.95m
3Allan StevensVic14.78m
4Maurice RichQld14.69m
5Kevin SaltWA14.44m
6George AveryNSW14.16m
7Ron GrayNSW14.065m
8Joe HartNSW13.50m
9Richard CantatoreQld12.635m
 
SHOT PUT - Men - Saturday 10 March 1956
PosAthleteTeamMark
1Peter HanlinNSW15.54m
2Barry DonathVic15.35m
3Ves BalodisSA13.71m
4Ken MottramNSW13.51m
5Bernard ClintonVic12.92m
6Richard ProbertNSW12.68m
7Aivars PavulinsWA11.50m
8J GallagherNSW11.50m
 
DISCUS THROW - Men - Monday 12 March 1956
PosAthleteTeamMark
1Charles RannVic40.83m
2Ves BalodisSA39.91m
3Richard ProbertNSW39.42m
4Anthony KenkNSW39.21m
5Janis RatasVic39.03m
6Ian BruceSA38.97m
7Keith PardonNSW37.90m
8Barry DonathVic37.58m
9Neil HempelSA36.80m
 
HAMMER THROW - Men - Monday 12 March 1956
PosAthleteTeamMark
1Herb BarkerNSW47.80m
2Lloyd HadfieldSA47.23m
3Martin CroweWA45.94m
4Keith PardonNSW45.64m
5Mario CroattoVic44.59m
6Neville GadsdenNSW44.08m
7Colin MurrayleeVic40.78m
Neil HempelSANM(3 Fouls)
 
JAVELIN THROW - Men - Saturday 10 March 1956
PosAthleteTeamMark
1Bob GrantVic58.78m
2Joe HartNSW57.32m
3James AchurchQld57.14m
4R KellyVic55.18m
5John CannNSW53.58m
6Ian BruceSA53.18m
7Maissant BennettNSW50.53m
8Aivars PavulinsWA49.02m
9Colin MurrayleeVic47.92m
10Ves BalodisSA47.38m
11Neil HempelSA37.32m
 
4x110 YARDS RELAY - Men - Monday 12 March 1956
PosAthleteTeamMark
FINAL
1New South WalesNSW41.9
K. Chapman
Gavin Carragher
Gary Bromhead
Kevan Gosper
2VictoriaVic42.3
Hec Hogan
H. Burridge
Les Pickett
Don Brenen
3Western AustraliaWA42.7
Bill de Gruchy
Graham Gipson
Evan Reid
John Goodman
4QueenslandQld42.7
 
1 MILE MEDLEY RELAY - Men - Monday 12 March 1956
PosAthleteTeamMark
FINAL
1New South WalesNSW3:23.5
Bill Butchart
Kevan Gosper
Gary Bromhead
Jim Cann
2Western AustraliaWA3:24.6
Frank O'Connell
John Goodman
Geoff Christian
Evan Reid
3VictoriaVic3:32.0
W. Dunne
John Douglas
Les Pickett
H. Burridge
4QueenslandQld3:36.2
5TasmaniaTas3:48.6

 

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