ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Over the past four years Suzy Walsham has regularly been ranked in the IAAF top 50 for the 1500m, and Nationally in the top 3 in both the 800m and 1500m.
She regularly competes in the IAAF Grand Prix Series in both the USA and Europe. This year she won the 800m/1500m double at the NSW State Championships and she also won the 800m at the Sydney Track Classic in a very good time of 2:02.34.
At the Australian Championships in Sydney she nearly won the double again, placing 2nd in the 1500m thus ensuring her selection in the Commonwealth Games team and then won the 800m.
Representing Australia at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne Suzy finished a fantastic 6th in the 1500m final in a season best of 4:08.42. In the 800m she progressed to the semi-finals but her 4th race of the meet was her last, but it was a great first Championship for our Suzy Walsham.