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PROTRACK » GENERAL » Aaron R-S looking to nationals for Olympic qualifier

Aaron R-S looking to nationals for Olympic qualifier

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Tullamarine sports star fast becoming Olympic hope
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by Michael Howard
Hume Leader
16 Mar 2012



Aaron Rouge-Serret will compete in the 100m and 200m
at the Australian Open Track and Field Championships.
Picture: ADAM ELWOOD S36MV980


THE fastest man in Australia now also carries the title of northwest Melbourne’s finest sports star.

Track runner Aaron Rouge-Serret won both the 100m and 200m national titles last year to finally clinch the double, having won the 200m in 2009 but finishing second in the 100m, and then achieving the reverse in 2010.

Having also represented Australia at the 4x100m world championships, the Tullamarine 24-year-old was anointed Leader’s Senior Sports Star of the Year for both the Hume and northwest regions.

“There’s not a lot of funding for athletics and it can be a bit tight at times, so it’s good to have the awards night and have Sportsmart put up the voucher and cash, which helps,” Rouge-Serret said.

“I was up against some pretty good competition on the night and it is a great honour.”

Olympic qualification is next on his agenda, no mean feat given Rouge-Serret will have to run 100m in 10.18 seconds to qualify, almost a personal best (which is 10.17).

“I am training hard and lifting my PBs, I’ll just have to put it all together on the day,” he said.

The national time trials will be on April 13 at Albert Park’s Lakeside Stadium.

Another local talent with lofty goals is Meadow Heights nine-year-old David Qariaqus, who took over the mantle of Australia’s No.1 2002-born tennis player.

David advanced from the Junior Development Series to the Optus Junior Tour last year, which coach Steve Riley said “was a big step up”.

“But the challenges keep coming and you have to keep working hard and staying hungry and he does that,” Mr Riley said.

The Leader Sports Star Awards were sponsored by Sportsmart.

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