Australian All-Time Rankings – Field and Multi

We endeavour to provide you with most up-to-date Australian all-time rankings. We include deep Open rankings (top-100 where possible), but also include Junior lists (top-50 where possible) and Youth lists (top-30 where possible).

There continues to be an enormous amount of research that goes into the Junior and Youth lists, so we are always happy to be notified of any additions/corrections (please contact us via our contact form). Essentially we are trying to fill the gap, where it had previously been extremely difficult to find rankings lists outside of Open level.

Herb Elliott - Previously held the world record for both the 1500m and mile.

Highest Scoring All-Time Performances

Steve Hooker
Steve HookerPole Vault - 6.06m(i) (1283pts)
Between 2008 and 2010 Hooker was untouchable, winning gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, 2009 Berlin World Championships and 2010 World Indoor Championships. In that time he also vaulted 5 times over 6.00m, including a PB of 6.06m indoors in Boston on the 7th February 2009.
Mitchell Watt
Mitchell WattLong Jump - 8.54 (1255pts)
Watt reached career peaks between 2009 and 2012, and was very unlucky not to walk away from athletics with a gold medal at a major championships (silver at both the 2011 World Championships and 2012 Olympic Games). His 8.54m PB still ranks him inside the world’s all-time top-20, although there was every indication that he could have jumped 8.60m and beyond provided the right conditions.
Brandon Starc
Brandon StarcHigh Jump - 2.36m (1232pts)
Starc is quickly being known for his efforts at peaking at the perfect time. His clutch jumps at the 2018 Commonwealth Games was testament to this, eventually clearing 2.32m for gold. That set him up for a magical 2018, where he went onto jump 2.33m, 2.33m and a PB of 2.36m (=AR) across two weeks in August. You still get the feeling that his very best is still to come.
Jarrod Bannister
Jarrod BannisterJavelin Throw - 89.02m (1230pts)
It’s hard to know where to start with this prestigious talent. He won Commonwealth gold in 2010 and was ranked inside the top-8 at both the 2008 Olympic Games and 2011 World Championships. Unfortunately he was banned for three whereabouts failures in 2012 and was banned for 20 months. Never returned to his best post the drug ban and sadly passed away at only 33 years of age in 2018.

Current Australian Records – Field and Multi

Australian Open Records

Event Performance Athlete Date
High Jump 2.36m Tim Forsyth 2nd March 1997
2.36m Brandon Starc 26th August 2018
Pole Vault 6.06m (i) Steve Hooker 7th February 2009
Long Jump 8.54m (+1.7 m/s) Mitchell Watt 29th July 2011
Triple Jump 17.46m (+1.7 m/s) Ken Lorraway 7th August 1982
Australian Open Records

Event Performance Athlete Date
Shot Put 21.35m Damien Birkinhead 28th August 2017
Discus Throw 68.20m Benn Harradine 10th May 2013
Hammer Throw 79.29m Stuart Rendell 6th July 2002
Javelin Throw 89.02m Jarrod Bannister 29th February 2008
Australian Open Records

Event Performance Athlete Date
Decathlon 8,490 pts Jagan Hames 17-18th September 1998

Men’s All-Time Ranking Lists – Field and Multi

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