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SA Athletics Champions

Anna Pazera - South Australian World Record HolderSouth Australian Championships only officially started in 1941 but, prior to this time, a number of unofficial State Championships were held.

Gladys Batt, Marjorie Turner and Dell Hill were South Australian pioneers in the 1930s.

Anne Shanley, Norma Thrower, Anna Pazera and Diane Burge starred in international athletics in the 1950s and 60s.

Other stars - such as Marjorie Jackson (the current Governor of South Australia) or Glynis Nunn were adopted by South Australians, after they moved to Adelaide.

In the last twenty years, Donna Gould, Lisa Ondieki, Tania Van Heer and Brooke Krueger have all enjoyed success in track and field.


SOUTH AUSTRALIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Note that prior to the formation of the SA Women's Amateur Athletic Association in 1942
the winner of the Adelaide Women's Amateur Athletic Club Championship is listed.

75 Yards

1928	Dolly Swayne		9.2
1929	Gladys Batt		9.2
1930	Gladys Batt		9.0

100 Yards

1933
1934
1935
1936
1937	Laurel Anderson		
1938	Laurel Anderson
1939	Joan Dansie
1940	Marjorie Turner		11.7
1941
1942	Pam Lampard		12.3
1943	Bette Davis		12.0
1944	Anne Shanley		12.0
1945	Anne Shanley		12.3
1946	Anne Shanley		11.8
1947	Anne Shanley		11.9
1948	Anne Shanley		12.0
1949	Anne Shanley		11.8
1950	Anne Shanley		11.6
1951	Joan Hams		12.3
1952	Anne Shanley-Cooper	
1953	Norma Austin		11.6
1954	Norma Austin		11.3
1955	Maureen Leedham		
1956	Norma Austin		11.5
1957	Maureen Leedham		11.4
1958	Wendy Hayes (Vic)	11.0
	
1959	Norma Austin-Thrower	11.3
1960	Norma Thrower		11.2
1961	Josie Trimboli		11.0
1962	Diane Bowering		11.3
1963	Diane Bowering		10.9
1964	Diane Bowering		10.5
1965	Diane Bowering		10.9

220 Yards

1933	Marjorie Turner		28.0
1934
1935
1936
1937	Laurel Anderson
1938	Laurel Anderson
1939	Joan Dansie		
1940	Marjorie Turner		27.0
1941
1942	Anne Shanley		27.9
1943	Bette Davis		27.5
1944	Anne Shanley		27.5
1945	Anne Shanley		27.5
1946	Shirley Ogle (Vic)	25.8
	Joy Morgan (4y)		26.3e
1947	Anne Shanley		25.9
1948	Anne Shanley		26.0
1949	Anne Shanley		26.0
1950	Anne Shanley		26.6
1951	Faye Rilstone		28.0
1952	Anne Shanley-Cooper	25.8
1953	Norma Austin		26.0
1954	Anne Cooper		26.3
1955	Maureen Leedham		25.3
1956	Anne Cooper		25.1
1957	Maureen Leedham		25.9
1958	Maureen Leedham		25.0
1959	Norma Austin-Thrower	25.1
1960	Norma Thrower		24.4
1961	Helen Miller (Vic)	24.5
	Maureen Leedham		24.5
1962	Diane Bowering		25.3
1963	Diane Bowering		24.7
1964	Diane Bowering		24.3
1965	Diane Bowering		
	
440 Yards 

1942	Bette Davis		72.0
1943	Noella Stuart		68.0

1952	Anne Cooper		59.7
1953	Betty Robbie
1954	Betty Robbie		60.6
1955	Barbara Lane		58.9
1956	Maureen Leedham		57.6
1957	Maureen Leedham		59.2
1958	Maureen Leedham		58.2
1959	Maureen Leedham		57.3
1960	Maureen Leedham		60.0
1961	P. Cahill		61.8
1962	P. Brenton		61.2
1963	P. Cahill		61.1
1964	T. Porter		61.9
1965	Biruta Vilmanis		56.9
	
880 Yards

1953	Betty Robbie		2-39.0
1954	Joy Brown		2-25.8
1955	Joy Brown		2-18.3
1956	Joy Brown-Burdett	2-20.4
1957	A. Norris		2-34.1
1958	L. McCarthy		2-25.5
1959	B. Irving		2-34.0
1960	H. Harrison		2-31.2
1961	H. Harrison		2-36.8

1965	Marlene Carlon		2-18.9
	
90y Hurdles

1944	Noella Stuart		14.8
1945	Noella Stuart		17.5

80m Hurdles

1950	Janet Winfield		13.5
1951	Norma Austin		12.8
1952	Pam Robertson (WA)	11.7
	
1953	Norma Austin		11.8
1954	Norma Austin		11.8
1955	Norma Austin		11.4
1956	Norma Austin		11.3
1957	Jill Parsons		12.8
1958	Norma Austin-Thrower	10.9
1959	Norma Thrower		11.1
1960	Norma Thrower		11.0
1961	S. McGregor		12.9
1962	Jewell Jobson		12.5
1963	Jan Riley		11.9
1964	Jewell Jobson		11.3
1965	Judy Tapfield		11.7
	
4x110 Yards Relay

1942	Western Districts	61.4
1943	Adelaide Harriers	56.8
1944	Adelaide Harriers	53.5
1945	Adelaide Harriers	55.5
1946	Adelaide Harriers	54.6
	Jenni Caldwell, Brockhoff, Joy Morgan, Anne Shanley
1947	Adelaide Harriers	52.2
	Jenni Caldwell, Brockhoff, Joy Morgan, Anne Shanley
1948	Adelaide Harriers	52.2
1949	Adelaide Harriers	51.3
1950	Adelaide Harriers	51.9
1951	Western Districts	53.5
1952	Adelaide Harriers	51.1
1953	Adelaide Harriers	49.7
1954	Adelaide Harriers	49.4
1955	Adelaide Harriers	49.1
1956	Adelaide Harriers	
1957	Western Districts	51.2
1958	Western Districts	49.6
1959	Western Districts	50.0
1960	Western Districts	48.3
1961	Western Districts	49.3
1962	Western Districts	50.4
1963	Adelaide Harriers	50.1
1964	Adelaide Harriers	50.1
1965	Adelaide Harriers	47.2
	Diane Bowering, S Thomson, Judy Tapfield, A Innes

High Jump

1933
1934
1935
1936
1937	Laurel Anderson		4' 4 1/2
1938	Joy Power	
1939
1940
1941
1942	Merle Smerdon		4' 5 3/4
1943	Bette Davis		4' 3
1944	Merle Smerdon		4' 5 1/2
1945	Noella Stuart		4' 4
1946	Bette Davis		4' 6 1/2
1947	Kit Mears (Vic)		4' 10 1/2
	J. Kelly
1948	Kaye Coffey (Vic)	4' 8
1949	Lorraine Wright		4' 5
1950	Lorraine Wright		4' 6
1951	Lorraine Wright		4' 9 1/2
1952	P. McDonald		4' 7
1953	Pat Bergin		4' 11 1/2
1954	Pat Bergin		5' 1 1/2
1955	Pat Bergin		5' 0
1956	Pat Bergin		5' 0
1957	Pat Bergin		5' 1
1958	Betty Robbie		4' 8
1959	Biruta Vilmanis		4' 8
1960	G. Rogers		4' 10
1961	S. McGregor		4' 10 1/2
1962	Sylvia White		4' 10
1963	S. McGregor		4' 10
1964	C. Taylor		4' 10
1965	Jan Riley		4' 9
	
Long Jump

1933	Bonda Ray		14' 0
1934
1935
1936
1937	Laurel Anderson		15' 10
1938	Laurel Anderson		
1939	Joan Dansie		14' 8
1940
1941
1942	Anne Shanley		14' 4 1/2
1943	Bette Davis		15' 9 1/2
1944	Joy Morgan		15' 8 1/2
1945	Joy Morgan		16' 3 1/2
1946	Joy Morgan		16' 1 3/4
1947	Joy Morgan		16' 6 1/4
1948	Joy Morgan		15' 11 1/2
1949	Joy Morgan		16' 0 1/2
1950	Joy Morgan		17' 2 1/2
1951	Joy Morgan		15' 1 1/2
1952	Joy Morgan		16' 1 3/4
1953	Betty Robbie		16' 3 1/4
1954	Betty Robbie		16' 6
1955	Betty Robbie		17' 8 1/4
1956	Pat Bergin		17' 0 1/2
1957	Maureen Leedham		17' 10
1958	Betty Robbie		19' 5
1959	Betty Robbie		17' 2
1960	Maureen Leedham		18' 0
1961	Maureen Leedham		17' 5 1/2
1962	Jewell Jobson		16' 10
1963	Rae Marnham		17' 8 1/4
1964	Rae Marnham		17' 8
1965	Biruta Vilmanis		19' 2 1/4
	
Shot Putt

1933	Jean Howell		23' 11
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939	Jean Haussen		
1940
1941
1942	S. Turner		26' 6 1/2
1943	H. Duncan		23' 7
1944	Laura Trabilsie		23' 1 1/2
1945	Merle Smerdon		25' 4 1/2
1946	Merle Smerdon		27' 8 1/2
1947	Merle Smerdon		29' 5
1948	Merle Smerdon		29' 0 1/2
1949	Anne Shanley		28' 6 1/4
1950	Anne Shanley		35' 5 1/2
1951	C. Morgan		30' 3
1952	Anne Shanley-Cooper	32' 0 1/4
1953	A. Morgan?		29' 11
1954	Anne Shanley-Cooper	31' 2 1/2
1955	Betty Robbie		30' 3 1/2
1956	Anne Shanley-Cooper	31' 2 1/2
1957	Anna Pazera		35' 7 1/4
1958	Anna Pazera		38' 1 1/4
1959	Sylvia Maxwell		37' 9 3/4
1960	Sylvia Maxwell		38' 4 3/4
1961	Sylvia Maxwell		33' 10 3/4
1962	Sylvia Maxwell-White	37' 0 1/2
1963	Janet Riley		35' 9
1964	Sylvia White		37' 0 3/4
1965	Sylvia White		38' 0 1/4
	
Discus

1933	Dell Hill		84' 1
1934
1935
1936
1937
1938
1939
1940
1941
1942
1943
1944
1945
1946
1947
1948
1949	Maureen Burford		 76' 4 1/2
1950	Maureen Burford		 91' 8 1/2
1951	Maureen Burford		 91' 1
1952	Maureen Burford		 94' 0
1953	Maureen Burford		 93' 10
1954	Maureen Burford		104' 10
1955	Maureen Burford		 99' 11
1956	Maureen Burford		101' 5
1957	Maureen Burford		110' 10 1/2
1958	M. Randell		101' 11
1959	F. Rundle		100' 6 3/4
1960	Sylvia Maxwell		105' 1
1961	J. Stephenson		 78' 10 1/4
1962	Sylvia Maxwell-White	109' 3 1/2
1963	Sylvia White		114' 1 1/2
1964	Sylvia White		112'
1965	M. Randell		111' 11 1/2

Javelin

1933
1934
1935
1936
1937	Laurel Anderson		
1938
1939	Jean Haussen		
1940
1941

1949	Lorraine Wright		 81' 10
1950	S. Sheridan		100' 4
1951	Lorraine Wright		104' 10 1/2
1952	P. McDonald		 91' 3
1953	Lorraine Wright		112' 2
1954	Maureen Burford		 90' 11 3/4
1955	Betty Robbie		101' 9 1/2
1956	Ela Kitsapea		122' 1 1/2
1957	Anna Pazera		148' 0 1/2
1958	Anna Pazera		157' 8
1959	Anna Pazera		159' 10 1/2
1960	Anna Pazera		165' 2 1/2
1961	Sylvia Maxwell		123' 9 1/2
1962	Anna Pazera		129' 6 1/2
1963	Anna Pazera		160' 2
1964	Anna Pazera		156' 1 1/2
1965	S. Baker		115' 3 

Pentathlon

1965	Jan Riley		4318
1966	Jan Riley
1967	Jan Riley
1968	Pam Kilborn (VIC)	4657
	Jan Riley		4468
1969	Jean Arnold

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