Australian Aths History

Australian Open Track & Field Championships

10,000 metres / 6 miles - Men


Year   First    Second    Third
1952-53  6 miles  Geoff WARREN (Vic) 30:19.6 Allan LAWRENCE (NSW) 31:12.4 Allan MERRETT (WA) 32:20.6
1953-54  6 miles  Allan LAWRENCE (NSW) 29:38.4 Les PERRY (Vic) 29:42.8 Keith OLLERENSHAW (NSW) 29:44.6
1954-55  6 miles  David STEPHENS (Vic) 30:19.4 Keith OLLERENSHAW (NSW) 32:47.6 Neil ROBBINS (Vic) 34:37.2
1955-56  6 miles  Allan LAWRENCE (NSW) 29:05.2 Geoff WARREN (Vic) 29:06.4 Dave POWER (NSW) 29:11.2
1956-57  6 miles  Geoff WARREN (Vic) 29:38.2 Dave POWER (NSW) 29:55.4 Allan LAWRENCE (NSW) 30:21.6
1957-58  6 miles  Dave POWER (NSW) 28:53.6 Allan LAWRENCE (NSW) 29:05.8 Dennis MOORE (NSW) 30:21.5
1958-59  6 miles  Dave POWER (NSW) 28:55.2 Graham THOMAS (NSW) 29:20.4 Tony COOK (Vic) 29:33.0
1959-60  6 miles  Dave POWER (NSW) 29:07.6 Robert VAGG (NSW) 29:31.2 David STEPHENS (Vic) 29:49.2
1960-61  6 miles  Robert VAGG (NSW) 28:39.6 Dave POWER (NSW) 29:18.6 Tony COOK (Vic) 30:11.8
1961-62  6 miles  Dave POWER (NSW) 28:51.8 Robert VAGG (NSW) 29:10.4 Tony COOK (Vic) 29:21.6
1962-63  6 miles  Tony COOK (Vic) 28:55.0 Ron CLARKE (Vic) 29:07.0 Tim WALSH (Vic) 30:04.4
1963-64  6 miles  Tony COOK (Vic) 28:22.8 Dave POWER (NSW) 28:48.4 Dean THACKERAY (Vic) 29:43.2
1964-65  6 miles  Geoff WALKER (Vic) 28:23.4 Ian BLACKWOOD (Vic) 28:59.6 Tony COOK (Vic) 29:10.2
1965-66  10000m  Ron CLARKE (Vic) 28:56.4 Tony COOK (Vic) 29:38.4 Derek CLAYTON (Vic) 29:42.2
1966-67  10000m  John FARRINGTON (NSW) 29:34.8 Ian BLACKWOOD (Vic) 30:05.0 John COYLE (Vic) 30:33.8
1967-68  10000m  Derek CLAYTON (Vic) 30:21.6 Evan MAGUIRE (NZL) 30:31.6
(3) Ron IRWIN (Qld) 31:37.0

(4) Brendan LAYH (Vic) 31:39.4
1968-69  10000m  Ron CLARKE (Vic) 28:43.4 Kerry O'BRIEN (SA) 29:21.0 Dave LOTTY (NSW) 29:24.6
1969-70  10000m  Ron CLARKE (Vic) 29:26.0 Brenton NORMAN (SA) 30:10.0 John FARRINGTON (NSW) 30:10.2
1970-71  10000m  John FARRINGTON (NSW) 29:57.2 Brenton NORMAN (SA) 29:57.2 Kent RAYNER (Tas) 30:13.2
1971-72  10000m  Terry HARRISON (Vic) 30:19.2 Naftali TEMU (KEN) 30:22.0
(3) Max LITTLE (Vic) 30:34.5

(4) Tom WOOD (SA) 31:07.4
1972-73  10000m  Brendan LAYH (Vic) 29:39.6 Kent RAYNER (Tas) 29:40.2 Arch SANSONETTI (Vic) 29:40.6
1973-74  10000m  Bill SCOTT (Vic) 28:47.0 Max LITTLE (Vic) 29:34.4 Arch SANSONETTI (Vic) 30:14.2
1974-75  10000m  Chris WARDLAW (Vic) 29:19.8 Gerard BARRETT (Qld) 29:22.2 Andrew HILL (Vic) 29:22.5
1975-76  10000m  Dave FITZSIMONS (SA) 28:33.0 Chris WARDLAW (Vic) 28:33.6 Kent RAYNER (Tas) 28:44.4
1976-77  10000m  Dave FITZSIMONS (SA) 29:16.4 Lawrie WHITTY (NSW) 29:30.4 Neil GALE (Tas) 29:38.8
1977-78  10000m  Dave FITZSIMONS (SA) 28:50.0 Gerard BARRETT (Qld) 28:54.6 Dave CHETTLE (Tas) 29:19.4
1978-79  10000m  Dave FITZSIMONS (SA) 29:19.53 Graham CLEWS (WA) 29:52.83 Rod LYONS (Vic) 29:54.57
1979-80  10000m  Steve AUSTIN (Vic) 28:35.6 Bill SCOTT (Vic) 28:40.7 Garry HENRY (Vic) 28:46.9
1980-81  10000m  Lawrie WHITTY (NSW) 29:40.66 Steve POULTON (NSW) 29:46.16 Jack LANE (ACT) 30:18.26
1981-82  10000m  Gerard BARRETT (Qld) 28:26.76 Andrew LLOYD (NSW) 28:57.68 Rod LYONS (Vic) 30:13.08
1982-83  10000m  Steve AUSTIN (Vic) 29:02.26 Zephaniah NCUBE (ZIM) 29:08.45
(3) Lindsay BURGOYNE (Vic) 29:33.56

(4) Steve MONEGHETTI (Vic) 29:36.75
1983-84  10000m  Zephaniah NCUBE (ZIM) 28:31.08
(2) Steve AUSTIN (Vic) 28:41.04

(3) Andrew LLOYD (NSW) 28:42.40

(4) John ANDREWS (NSW) 28:48.81
1984-85  10000m  Andrew LLOYD (NSW) 28:18.6 Garry HENRY (Vic) 28:22.5 Rex WILSON (NZL) 28:26.1
(5) Martin STOCK (Vic) 28:51.8
1985-86  10000m  Rob DE CASTELLA (Vic) 28:37.98 Steve MONEGHETTI (Vic) 28:41.24 Adam HOYLE (Vic) 28:58.59
1986-87  10000m  Andrew LLOYD (NSW) 28:04.39 David BURRIDGE (NZL) 28:06.16
(3) Steve MONEGHETTI (Vic) 28:09.04

(4) Peter BRETT (SA) 28:16.03
1987-88  10000m  Steve MONEGHETTI (Vic) 28:18.98 Andrew LLOYD (NSW) 28:30.48 Pat CARROLL (Qld) 28:30.55
1988-89  10000m  Andrew LLOYD (NSW) 28:22.95 Steve MONEGHETTI (Vic) 28:28.02 Jamie HARRISON (NSW) 28:44.67
1989-90  10000m  Jamie HARRISON (NSW) 29:34.38 Dean GIBLIN (Tas) 29:39.27 Paul ARTHUR (NSW) 29:46.38
1990-91  10000m  Jamie HARRISON (NSW) 28:41.08 Peter BRETT (SA) 28:43.09 Rob DE CASTELLA (Vic) 28:59.88
1991-92  10000m  Jamie HARRISON (NSW) 29:02.72 Malcolm NORWOOD (Vic) 29:04.47 Rod DE HIGHDEN (Vic) 29:09.30
1992-93  10000m  Rod HIGGINS (ACT) 29:02.7 Rod DE HIGHDEN (Vic) 29:31.5 Paul ARTHUR (NSW) 29:38.7
1993-94  10000m  Jamie HARRISON (NSW) 29:30.84 Wayne LARDEN (NSW) 29:31.88 John ANDREWS (NSW) 29:32.65
1994-95  10000m  Robbie JOHNSTON (NZL) 27:58.51
(2) Shaun CREIGHTON (ACT) 28:02.13

(3) Steve MONEGHETTI (Vic) 28:03.48

(4) David EVANS (Vic) 28:55.55
1996-97  10000m  Julian PAYNTER (Vic) 28:35.31 Lee TROOP (Vic) 29:16.03 Rod DE HIGHDEN (Vic) 29:27.56
1997-98  10000m  Luke KIPKOSGEI (KEN) 27:29.44
(4) Lee TROOP (Vic) 28:08.35
Julius KIPTOO (KEN) 27:30.04
(5) Steve MONEGHETTI (Vic) 28:09.96
Robbie JOHNSTON (NZL) 28:07.80
(6) Dean CAVUOTO (ACT) 28:35.06
1998-99  10000m  Luke KIPKOSGEI (KEN) 27:22.54.0
(3) Lee TROOP (Vic) 28:04:64.0
Ben MAIYO (KEN) 27:40:34.0
(6) Rod DE HIGHDEN (Vic) 28:57:87.0

(7) David EVANS (Vic) 29:04:05.0
1999-00  10000m  Joseph KIMANI (KEN) 28:30.32
(4) Sean QUILTY (Vic) 29:23.01
Emerson ISER BEM (BRA) 28:51.17
(5) Dean CAVUOTO (ACT) 29:26.58
Robbie JOHNSTON (NZL) 28:54.54
(6) Andrew LETHERBY (Qld) 29:32.77
2000-01  10000m  Luke KIPKOSGEI (KEN) 27:57.11
(3) Sisay BEZABEH (ACT) 28:40.09
Abraham CHEBII (KEN) 28:23.95
(5) Nigel ADKIN (Vic) 28:43.20

(6) Brett CARTWRIGHT (SA) 28:52.73
2001-02  10000m  Shaun CREIGHTON (ACT) 28:45.44 Sisay BEZABEH (ACT) 28:48.15 Michael POWER (Vic) 28:49.73
2002-03  10000m  Shaun CREIGHTON (ACT) 29:27.56 Dean CAVUOTO (ACT) 29:28.67 Brett CARTWRIGHT (SA) 29:30.74
2003-04  10000m  Lee TROOP (Vic) 28:32.43 Andrew LETHERBY (Qld) 28:39.80 Brett CARTWRIGHT (SA) 28:41.44
2004-05  10000m  David RUSCHENA (Vic) 28:59.55 Mark TUCKER (Vic) 29:01.79 Scott WESTCOTT (NSW) 29:05.78
2005-06  10000m  Andrew LETHERBY (Qld) 29:33.31 David RUSCHENA (Vic) 30:05.09 Dale WARRANDER (NZL) 30:13.66
(4) Russell DESSAIX-CHIN (NSW) 30:28.47
2006-07  10000m  Galen RUPP (USA) 28:28.18
(3) Lee TROOP (Vic) 28:53.31
Bret SCHOOLMEESTER (USA) 28:46.26
(4) David MCNEILL (Vic) 29:05.32

(5) Kim GILLARD (NSW) 29:11.49
2007-08  10000m  Collis BIRMINGHAM (Vic) 28:39.91 Martin DENT (ACT) 28:49.73 Rees BUCK (NZL) 29:12.42
(4) Russell DESSAIX-CHIN (NSW) 29:28.10
2008-09  10000m  David MCNEILL (Vic) 28:03.02 Bobby CURTIS (USA) 28:06.74
(3) Michael SHELLEY (Qld) 28:08.96

(4) Collis BIRMINGHAM (Vic) 28:21.62
2009-10  10000m  Collis BIRMINGHAM (Vic) 28:04.14 Ben ST LAWRENCE (NSW) 28:05.73 Michael SHELLEY (Qld) 28:13.13
2010-11  10000m  Josphat MENJO (KEN) 27:39.80
(2) Ben ST LAWRENCE (NSW) 28:05.25

(6) Liam ADAMS (Vic) 28:57.11
Bobby CURTIS (USA) 28:08.78
(7) Collis BIRMINGHAM (Vic) 29:09.26
2011-12  10000m  Emmanuel BETT (KEN) 27:39.33
(4) Ben ST LAWRENCE (NSW) 28:01.68
Bitan KAROKI (KEN) 27:40.11
(5) David MCNEILL (Vic) 28:12.66
Micah KOGO (KEN) 27:50.50
(6) Harry SUMMERS (NSW) 28:39.04
2012-13  10000m  Emmanuel BETT (KEN) 27:59.23
(2) Ben ST LAWRENCE (NSW) 28:35.92

(4) Mitchel BROWN (Vic) 28:44.16
Ben MOREAU (NSW/GBR) 28:40.83
(5) Brett ROBINSON (ACT) 28:45.39
2013-14  10000m  Sam CHELANGA (USA) 27:46.06
(2) Collis BIRMINGHAM (Vic) 27:56.22

(3) Harry SUMMERS (NSW) 28:16.05

(4) Chris HAMER (Vic) 28:18.26
2014-15  10000m  Brett ROBINSON (ACT) 28:45.36 Duer YOA (Vic) 28:46.46 Samsom GEBREYOHANNES (ERI) 28:49.42
(4) James NIPPERESS (NSW) 28:53.13
2015-16  10000m  David MCNEILL (Vic) 28:03.69 Brett ROBINSON (ACT) 28:24.49 Brian SHRADER (USA) 28:33.22
(4) Harry SUMMERS (NSW) 28:42.97
2016-17  10000m  Patrick TIERNAN (Qld) 27:59.74 Stewart MCSWEYN (Tas) 28:29.65 Chris HAMER (Vic) 29:02.00

The first three Australian athletes (as well as first three overall) are in the respective columns.
Rank in brackets ( ) indicate the overall rank of the Australian athlete where that athlete was beaten into that place by an international.

 

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