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Declan Carruthers (SA)

DOB: 07 Sept 1997 Age: 
ATHLETE profile

Coach: Alex Parnov
Event: Pole Vault
Occupation: Athlete
Instagram: declancarruthers

Personal Bests
Pole Vault:  5.55m  Hasstings NZL, 27 Jan 2018

“My first love was AFL, grew up watching it and started playing as soon as I was old enough to,” recalled Declan. 

He started little athletics aged 12 “as it was something different and challenging”. He preferred the sprints and jumping events. “At school meet Kym Simons (Adelaide PV coach) was watching my long jump and saw something that impressed him. He approached wanting me to try pole vault.” Aged 16, he represented Australia at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games where he placed second in the B final, but 10th overall with a best vault of 4.80m in the qualifying round. 

Kym had coached Declan to become a junior international. “I was grateful for everything he did for me.” Declan then relocated to Perth and before he departed the junior ranks, he had reached an impressive PB of 5.40m. In 2018 he compiled an impressive season. A PB of 5.55m (number eight Australian all-time) and four vaults over his previous best. His second place at the nationals assisted him to selection for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. 

He has currently deferred any tertiary studies. His hobbies are surfing, exploring and traveling. 


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Jan 16 2018

Marathon, 10,000m and first of the para-athletes named at the MCG

Adams claims City2Sea honours again

Nov 13 2017
Wins for Clarke, Gunsman in Sydney

London calls for Olympians Frayne and Bol

Jul 3 2017
Henry Frayne, Peter Bol and Steve Solomon have each recorded London World Championships standards in a big weekend for Aus athletics abroad

Tiernan shows cross country strength in Kampala

Mar 27 2017
Patrick Tiernan impresses at the world cross country championships as the first finisher without African heritage

Patriotic Tiernan confident ahead of Kampala 2017

Mar 24 2017

Ignore Team Australia at your peril says Patrick Tiernan ahead of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in Kampala


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