Australian All-Time Rankings – Track

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

Patrick Johnson
Patrick Johnson100m - 9.93s (1230pts)
2003 was when Johnson was firing on all cylinders. Twice ran under 10 seconds for the 100m in February (9.90 +5.7 and 9.88 +3.6) before going onto run the National record of 9.93 +1.8 in May. Ended up running 6th in his QF at the World Championships in August.
Ryan Gregson
Ryan Gregson1500m - 3:31.06 (1230pts)
Gregson’s 1500m performance in Monaco still rates as one of the fastest ever produced by a 19 year-old. Outside of his National 1500m record, Gregson’s career highlight came at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where he made the final of the 1500m and ended up finishing in 9th place.
Craig Mottram
Craig Mottram3000m - 7:32.19 (1225pts)
Between 2005 and 2006 Mottram was at the peak of his powers. A bronze medal at the 2005 World Championships was followed up by a silver at the Commonwealth Games in 2006 and a win at the 2006 World Cup in Athens, where he set his best ever mark for the 3000m of 7:32.19. In the process he took down none other than the great Kenenisa Bekele.
Darren Clark
Darren Clark400m - 44.38s (1223pts)
An outstanding career saw Clark place 4th at both the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Games (where he ran 44.38s in the SF and 44.55s in the final). Interesting to note that he also placed 4th at the 2005 World Cup, but he did go on and win an impressive gold at the 1990 Commonwealth Games (44.60s).

Current Australian Records – Track

Australian Open Records

Event Performance Athlete Date
100m 9.93 (+1.8 m/s) Patrick Johnson 5th May 2003
200m 20.06A (+0.9 m/s) Peter Norman 16th October 1968
400m 44.38 Darren Clark 26th September 1988
100m Hurdles 13.29 (+0.6 m/s) Kyle Vander-Kuyp 11th August 1995
400m Hurdles 48.28 Rohan Robinson 31st July 1996

Australian Open Records

Event Performance Athlete Date
800m 1:44.21 Joseph Deng 20th July, 2018
1500 m 3:31.06 Ryan Gregson 22nd July, 2010
Mile 3:48.98 Craig Mottram 29th July 2005
3000m 7:32.19 Craig Mottram 17th September 2006
3000m Steeplechase 8:16.22 Shaun Creighton 2nd July 1993

Australian Open Records

Event Performance Athlete Date
5000m 12:55.76 Craig Mottram 30th July 2004
10000m 27:23.80 Stewart McSweyn 14th December 2019

Men’s All-Time Ranking Lists – Track

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