DEVELOPMENT SQUAD MEMBERS

 


Name: Caitlin Newson

   

Date of Birth:
Years Running: 
Joined Squad:  May 2015
Height:  
Weight:

Personal Bests:
100m  -  
200m   - 

Season Progression:  
Events-   100m   200m
2014      
2013      
2012     

Major Achievements:
 

Major goals:
 

 

Sport Career Highlights:
Representing Australia at Oceania Champs

Sporting Heroes: 
 

Interests:
 

Favourites:
Music:
Movies:
Foods:

Work/Study: University - Griffith

Interesting Facts: 
Has relocated to Gold Coast from Tasmania for university studies and resuming her athletics after a break in 2014

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 Name: Gus Drew 

  

 

Date of Birth: 1995
Years Running: Commenced track 2011
Joined Squad: May 2011
Height: 183cm
Weight: 75kg

Personal Bests:
400m – 50.46
200m -  22.50
100m-    11.32

Season Progression:
Events- 400m   200m   100m
2011     50.46   22.50   11.32   
2010     53        23.5     11.7

Major Goals:To qualify for nationals, break 11 seconds for 100m, qualify for World Juniors in 2014 and eventually Olympics

 

 

Sport Career Highlights: 2011 CHS Champ 100m, 200m, 2nd 400m, SLS - 3rd at Aussies in Beach Sprint for age, 3rd at CHS in 400m 2010

Sporting Heroes: Bernie Drew (Pop), Cathy Freeman, Darren Lockyer

Interests: Football, music, painting/drawing, surfing and running of course

Favourites:
Music: Rock, R&B, Alternative, Electro
Movies: Jackarse 3D, Inception, Hangover 1&2
Foods: Spag Bol, apples, icecream, milo

Work/Study:
Secondary School

Interesting Facts: 
Gus has only ever competed in beach sprints and school carnivals, but has now decided to concentrate on track sprinting.  His late grandfather played 3 tests for Australia in rugby league and 22 State of Origin matches for Qld. 

Please note that Gus will continue training via correspondence with FTS with a view to possible relocation to Qld following completion of his schooling.

 


 Name: Zeke Riley 

 

 

Date of Birth: 
Years Running: 2013
Joined Squad: Feb 2013
Height:
Weight:

Personal Bests:
100m – 11.27
200m - 22.78

Season Progression:
Events- 100m       200m 
2014                    22.78
2013    11.27        23.01 
       

Major Goals: 
 

Major Achievements:
 

 

Sport Career Highlights: 


Sporting Heroes: 
 

Interests: Reality TV shows
 

Favourites:
Music: Opera

Work/Study:  Hospitality
 

Interesting Facts:  Zeke has never competed or trained for sprinting prior to joining FTS in 2013

 


 

  

 Name: Savannah Walker 

 

 

Date of Birth: 8/1/94
Years Running: 2002
Joined Squad: Dec 2013
Height: 166cm
Weight: 55kg

Personal Bests:
400m – 57.26
200m -25.85

Season Progression:
Events- 400m       200m   100m
2014     57.3
2012     62.4
2011     59.1    

Major Goals: 
 

Major Achievements:  National junior finalist, won Australia Cup 400m in 2008
 

 

Sport Career Highlights: Former NSWIS Fast Track & Emerging Talent Squad member, NSW team member for 8 years in school


Sporting Heroes: Allyson Felix
 

Interests: friends, beach, uni, animals, boyfriend, family, athletics, music festivals
 

Favourites:
Music:  Triple J
Movies: Gossip Girl, OC, Seabiscuit, Hunger Games
Foods:chocolate, gnocchi, Mum's chicken schnitzel

Work/Study: 
Griffith Uni- Business majoring in HRM and real estate/property development

Interesting Facts: Savannah is currently attending college in Montana and will return to Australia in 2015

 


 


 Name: Mayla Singh 

 

 

Date of Birth: 
Years Running: 
Joined Squad: 2014
Height: 
Weight: 

Personal Bests:
100m  12.7
200m

Season Progression:
Events- 400m       200m   100m
2015     
    

Major Goals: 
 

Major Achievements:
 

 

Sport Career Highlights: 


Sporting Heroes: 
 

Interests: 
 

Favourites:
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Work/Study: 
Student Somerset College

Interesting Facts: 

My Dad descends from Indian royalty


 

  

 Name: Xavier Coates 

 

 

Date of Birth: 12/3/11
Years Running: 2011
Joined Squad: April 2013
Height: 166cm
Weight: 50kg

Personal Bests:
100m – 12.66
200m -
Long Jump 4.88

Season Progression:
Events- 100m       200m 
2012     12.66
2011      13.9      

Major Goals: To be an Olympian
 

Major Achievements:
 

 

Sport Career Highlights:Winning Aust Champs Long Jump 2011 10yrs and 5th in 100m


Sporting Heroes:  Greg Inglis
 

Interests: Track and rugby league
 

Favourites:
Music: Nelly
Movies: Pitch Perfect
Foods: Pasta

Work/Study: Student - Marymount Primary
 

Interesting Facts: 

 


 

 

 

 Name: Sam Kete 

 

 

Date of Birth: 
Years Running: 
Joined Squad: July 2013
Height:
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Personal Bests:
100m – 11.05
200m -22.03


Season Progression:
Events- 100m       200m 
2014     11.05       22.03
2013     11.14       22.45
2012      
2011       

Major Goals: 
 

Major Achievements:
 

 

Sport Career Highlights: Travelling to Norway for the Youth Olympic Forum 2013


Sporting Heroes: 
 

Interests:  Family, beach, most sports
 

Favourites:
Music:  Susan Boyle

Food: Frog's legs

Work/Study: Hospitality
 

Interesting Facts: Sam did live on the NSW Mid North Coast and worked via correspondence with FTS, but in 2014 relocated to the Gold Coast..

 


 

  


 Name: Halle Singh 

 

 

Date of Birth: 
Years Running: 
Joined Squad: 2014
Height:
Weight:

Personal Bests:
100m –  13.2
200m -


Season Progression:
Events- 100m       200m 
2013     
2012      
2011       

Major Goals: 
 

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Sport Career Highlights: 


Sporting Heroes: 
 

Interests: 
 

Favourites:
Music: 

Work/Study: Student
 

Interesting Facts: 

My Dad thinks he is pretty cool.


 

 

 
 

 Name: Josh Parkinson

 

 

Date of Birth: 17/6/97
Years Running: 2005
Joined Squad: June 2013
Height: 182cm
Weight: 70kg

Personal Bests:
100m 11.26
200m  22.97
Long jump  6.79

Season Progression:
              100m       200m

2013     11.26      22.97
2012      11.58     23.26


Major Goals:
 

Major Achievements:
2012 Australian Junior Long Jump Champ, 2nd NSW All Schools 2012 200m, 6th Aust Jnr 100m 2013

 

Sport Career Highlights:


Sporting Heroes:Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, Maurice Greene, Josh Ross, Mitch Watt, Mike Powell, Jai Taurima
 

Interests: Surfing, athletics

Favourites:
Music: Anything from 60s to 90s
Movies: Forrest Gump
Foods: Pasta

Work/Study:   Student - St Peters

Interesting Facts:  Josh lives in NSW and trains via correspondence, His Dad was runner up Aust Champ in BMX

 

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