Track Beauty of the Week: Laura Whaler

Laura Whaler is this week’s track beauty!

The 23-year old Australian sprinter has personal bests of 11.56s and 23.45s in the 100m and the 200m, respectively. Even though these times pale in comparison to the great Lydia de Vega, Whaler would give the current crop of female Filipino sprinters a hard time chasing her down the track.

   

 

Photos from theherald.com.au, speeddevelopment.com.au, maitlandmercury.com.au and Runners’ Tribe

Despite a second-place finish at the Australian National Championships and meeting the B-standard for the 100m dash, Whaler missed the 11.35s A-standard for the event. Hence, she was left out of the 2010 Commonwealth Games lineup. According to a Maitland Mercury report, Whaler received a “$2,000 Olympic Scholarship from the Greater Building Society and the Hunter Academy of Sport,” as she gears up towards the 2011 World Championships and the 2012 Olympic Games.

Whaler, together with Australian sprinting talents Melissa Breen, Charlotte van Veenendaal and 2008 Olympic silver medallist Sally Pearson, recently qualified for the 2011 Daegu World Championships. The Australian 4x100m relay team stopped the clock at 43.69s, three-tenths of a second behind Japan (43.39s).

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5 responses to “Track Beauty of the Week: Laura Whaler

  1. pirieandrew July 21, 2010 at 11:52 AM

    By current crop im guessing you mean the local girls excluding Sheena who are running in the 12.5+ second range.

    Her 100m time is comparative to that of top fil-am sprinter Princess Joy Griffey 11.58, and 11.60 this season.

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