Australian Aths History

Australian Open Track & Field Championships

400 metres / 440 yards - Men


Year   First    Second    Third
1893-94  440y  Bill MACPHERSON (NSW) 50.2 Harry GREENWOOD (Vic) J MARSDEN (NSW)
1895-96  440y  W LOW (NZL) 51.4
(2) Charles CAMPBELL (Qld) 52.0(est)
Hugh REEVES (NZL)
1897-98  440y  Charles CAMPBELL (Qld) 52.0 Arthur HOLDER (NZL) 52.5(est)
(3) George MOIR (Vic) 52.7(est)
1899-00  440y  William SHEA (Vic) 52.4 H RADFORD (Qld) 4 yards Ben BURTON (Qld)
1901-02  440y  Arthur OXLADE (NSW) 52.8 Pat WEBSTER (NZL) 53.2(est)
(3) Charles CAMPBELL (Qld)

(4) Albert WILLS (Qld)
1903-04  440y  Nigel BARKER (NSW) 50.5 William POLLOCK (NZL) 6 yards
(3) Charles CAMPBELL (Qld) 2 yards

(4) Ken MCCRAE (NSW)
1905-06  440y  Nigel BARKER (NSW) 48.5 Greg WHEATLEY (Vic) 18 yards Bernard FRENCH (NSW) 10 yards
1907-08  440y  Nigel BARKER (NSW) 51.0 John DAVIS (Vic) 10 yards E FISHER (NZL)
1909-10  440y  Nigel BARKER (NSW) 50.4 Greg WHEATLEY (Vic) 50.8(est) Alex ELLIS (Vic) 6 yards
1911-12  440y  Ron OPIE (NZL) 53.0
(3) William PATTINSON (NSW)
Guy HARDING (NZL) 53.2(est)
1913-14  440y  George PARKER (USA) 51.4
(2) J BRADLEY (NSW) 51.6(est)

(3) Stephen HOLLOW (Vic) 51.7(est)
1919-20  440y  Bart LINEHAN (Vic) 53.4 William HUTTON (NSW) 8 yards John STAFFORD (Qld)
1921-22  440y  William HUTTON (NSW) 51.2 Paul CARROLL (Vic) 51.6(est) R JOHNSTON (RSA) 51.7(est)
(4) Dermot GALE (Vic)
1923-24  440y  Les TRACEY (NZL) 50.4
(2) Roy NORMAN (NSW) 50.5(est)

(3) Paul CARROLL (Vic) 50.9(est)
1925-26  440y  Roy NORMAN (NSW) 49.6 Norm GREHAN (Qld) 50.0(est) Les PARKER (Qld) 50.0(est)
1927-28  440y  Charles STUART (NSW) 50.2 Bill HUNT (NSW) 50.4(est) Herbert NEWTON (NZL)
1929-30  440y  Herbert BASCOMBE (Vic) 48.6 Bill HUNT (NSW) 49.4(est) Charles REILLY (Vic)
1931-32  440y  Francis O'BRIEN (NSW) 49.8 George GOLDING (NSW) 49.8(est) Allan ELLISTON (NSW) 50.0(est)
1933-34  440y  George GOLDING (NSW) 48.9 Francis O'BRIEN (NSW) 49.2(est) Keith EISEMAN (Vic) 49.6(est)
1935-36  440y  Howard YATES (Vic) 49.0 Thorold IRWIN (Vic) 49.1(est) Francis O'BRIEN (NSW) 49.2(est)
1937-38  440y  John MUMFORD (NSW) 48.4 Athol JONES (Vic) Francis SCOTT (Vic)
1946-47  440y  John BARTRAM (Vic) 48.5 Edwin CARR (NSW) 48.8 Bill RAMSAY (Vic) 49.7
1947-48  440y  John BARTRAM (Vic) 48.4 Herb MCKENLEY (JAM) 48.9(est)
(3) Bill RAMSAY (Vic) 49.3(est)

(4) Brian NOAKE (NSW)
1948-49  440y  Edwin CARR (NSW) 48.0 Herb MCKENLEY (JAM) 49.2
(3) David WATTS (NSW) 51.3

(4) John BARTRAM (Vic) 51.3
1949-50  440y  Edwin CARR (NSW) 47.6 Ross PRICE (Vic) 47.9 James HUMPHREYS (Qld) 48.4
1950-51  440y  Leon GREGORY (SA) 48.5 Murray MORRIS (Vic) 49.0 Alan SHEPHERD (NSW) 49.0
1951-52  440y  Edwin CARR (NSW) 48.7 Murray MORRIS (Vic) 48.8 Joseph KEELING (WA) 49.1
1952-53  440y  Graham GIPSON (WA) 47.8 Hugh THAGGARD (Qld) 48.1 George GEDGE (NSW) 48.6
1953-54  440y  Bill JOB (NSW) 48.8 Hugh THAGGARD (Qld) 49.3 Bill BUTCHART (NSW) 49.4
1954-55  440y  Leon GREGORY (SA) 48.2 Don JOWETT (NZL) 48.8
(3) Ross PARKER (NSW) 49.3

(4) David ABRAMOVICH (NSW)
1955-56  440y  Kevan GOSPER (NSW) 48.4 John GOODMAN (WA) 49.0 Leon GREGORY (SA) 49.0
1956-57  440y  Kevan GOSPER (NSW) 47.0 Graham GIPSON (WA) 48.3 Ross PRICE (Vic) 48.8
1957-58  440y  Kevan GOSPER (NSW) 47.7 Graham GIPSON (WA) 48.0 Barry STANTON (Vic) 48.6
1958-59  440y  Kevan GOSPER (NSW) 47.0 Barry STANTON (Vic) 47.8 Tony BLUE (Qld) 48.2
1959-60  440y  Kevan GOSPER (NSW) 47.9 Barry STANTON (Vic) 48.0 James PATERSON (NSW) 48.3
1960-61  440y  Brian WATERS (NSW) 47.9 Barry STANTON (Vic) 48.2 Mick MALOUF (Qld) 48.5
1961-62  440y  Ken ROCHE (Vic) 47.5 John RANDALL (Vic) 47.8 Brian WATERS (NSW) 47.9
1962-63  440y  Ken ROCHE (Vic) 47.2 Brian WATERS (NSW) 47.5 John RANDALL (Vic) 48.3
1963-64  440y  Ken ROCHE (Vic) 46.8 Peter VASSELLA (NSW) 47.0 Gary EDDY (Vic) 47.3
1964-65  440y  Paul BOWMAN (NSW) 47.8 Richard CLARKE (Qld) 48.2 Jim WESTLAKE (Vic) 48.5
1965-66  400m  Gary EDDY (Vic) 46.6 Ivone KIRKPATRICK (SA) 46.7 Ken ROCHE (Vic) 46.8
1966-67  400m  Gary EDDY (Vic) 46.7 Ivone KIRKPATRICK (SA) 47.2 Noel CLOUGH (Vic) 47.8
1967-68  400m  Jim KEMP (USA) 46.4
(2) Bill HOOKER (Vic) 47.0

(3) Boris STCHERBINA (NSW) 47.8

(4) David METHERALL (Vic) 48.7
1968-69  400m  Bill HOOKER (Vic) 46.4 Phil KING (Vic) 47.2 Boris STCHERBINA (NSW) 47.2
1969-70  400m  Ross WILSON (Qld) 46.4 Ivone KIRKPATRICK (SA) 47.0 Greg DUTHIE (Vic) 47.4
1970-71  400m  Ross WILSON (Qld) 46.6 Bill HOOKER (Vic) 47.1 Peter FRANCIS (Vic) 47.5
1971-72  400m  Wayne COLLETT (USA) 46.7
(2) Bill HOOKER (Vic) 46.9

(3) Gary EDDY (Vic) 47.1

(5) Ross WILSON (Qld) 47.6
1972-73  400m  Graeme WRIGHT (WA) 47.6 Colin MCCURRY (Vic) 47.7 Dan VAUGHAN (Vic) 47.7
1973-74  400m  Steve LONGDEN-GEE (NSW) 47.1 Rick MITCHELL (Vic) 47.7 John HIGHAM (Vic) 47.8
1974-75  400m  Steve LONGDEN-GEE (NSW) 46.4 Rick MITCHELL (Vic) 47.0 Anthony HODGINS (SA) 47.1
1975-76  400m  Rick MITCHELL (Vic) 46.5 Colin MCQUEEN (Vic) 47.4 Malcolm MAY (WA) 47.4
1976-77  400m  Rick MITCHELL (Vic) 46.6 Anthony HODGINS (SA) 47.4 Jim O'SULLIVAN (Qld) 47.6
1977-78  400m  John HIGHAM (Vic) 45.9 Rick MITCHELL (Vic) 46.2 Chum DARVALL (NSW) 46.5
1978-79  400m  Colin MCQUEEN (Vic) 45.86 Ross HAWTHORNE (NSW) 46.83 Jim O'SULLIVAN (Qld) 46.93
1979-80  400m  Rick MITCHELL (Vic) 45.35 Don HANLY (Vic) 46.85 Digby MERCER (WA) 47.16
1980-81  400m  Mike WILLIS (Vic) 46.54 Peter VAN MILTENBURG (Vic) 46.64 Grant MCAULIFFE (NSW) 46.84
1981-82  400m  Gary MINIHAN (Vic) 46.91 Grant MCAULIFFE (NSW) 47.50 Peter VAN MILTENBURG (Vic) 47.51
1982-83  400m  Gary MINIHAN (Vic) 45.65 Isidro DEL PRADO (PHI) 46.38
(3) Tony MCDONALD (NSW) 47.02

(4) Pat KAINE (NSW) 47.02
1983-84  400m  Bruce FRAYNE (SA) 45.96 Gary MINIHAN (Vic) 46.15 Rick MITCHELL (Vic) 46.42
1984-85  400m  Miles MURPHY (NSW) 46.86 Alan OZOLINS (NSW) 46.87 Mark ROSENBERG (NSW) 46.97
Gary MINIHAN (Vic) 46.97
1985-86  400m  Darren CLARK (NSW) 45.69 Miles MURPHY (NSW) 45.93 David JOHNSTON (NSW) 46.29
1986-87  400m  Miles MURPHY (NSW) 45.42 Rob STONE (Vic) 45.73 Gary MINIHAN (Vic) 45.87
1987-88  400m  Miles MURPHY (NSW) 44.71 Mohammed ALMALKY (OMN) 45.49
(3) Rob STONE (Vic) 45.73

(4) Mark GARNER (NSW) 45.88
1988-89  400m  Darren CLARK (NSW) 46.00 Mohammed ALMALKY (OMN) 46.23
(3) Robert BALLARD (NSW) 46.70

(4) Mark GARNER (NSW) 47.17
1989-90  400m  Darren CLARK (NSW) 45.04 Rob STONE (Vic) 45.31 Miles MURPHY (NSW) 45.88
1990-91  400m  Paul GREENE (NSW) 45.61 Steve PERRY (NSW) 46.00 Joshua COULL (Vic) 46.16
1991-92  400m  Mark GARNER (NSW) 46.06 Jason KOUGELLIS (NSW) 46.23 Joshua COULL (Vic) 46.68
1992-93  400m  Darren CLARK (NSW) 45.65 Jason KOUGELLIS (NSW) 46.17 Joshua COULL (Vic) 46.38
1993-94  400m  Brett CALLAGHAN (Vic) 46.17 Michael JOUBERT (Qld) 46.20 Anthony RYAN (Qld) 46.47
1994-95  400m  Paul GREENE (NSW) 46.49 Mark GARNER (NSW) 46.54 Michael JOUBERT (Qld) 46.54
1995-96  400m  Jamie BAULCH (GBR) 45.71
(2) Mark LADBROOK (Vic) 45.78

(3) Paul GREENE (NSW) 46.16

(4) Lewis RANGOTT (NSW) 46.40
1996-97  400m  Brad JAMIESON (SA) 46.48 Declan STACK (WA) 46.20 Casey VINCENT (Vic) 46.31
1997-98  400m  Declan STACK (WA) 45.55 Patrick DWYER (NSW) 46.44 Jason SCHMIDBERGER (WA) 46.77
1998-99  400m  Brad JAMIESON (SA) 45.59 Ibrahim WADE (SEN) 46.03
(3) Casey VINCENT (Vic) 46.16

(5) Scott THOM (Vic) 46.52
1999-00  400m  Patrick DWYER (NSW) 45.21 Brad JAMIESON (SA) 46.40 Daniel BATMAN (NSW) 46.71
2000-01  400m  Paul PEARCE (Vic) 45.87 Daniel BATMAN (NSW) 45.93 Tomas COMAN (IRL) 46.18
(4) Anton BOOTH (Qld) 46.49
2001-02  400m  Clinton HILL (NSW) 45.98 Michael REHARDT (Qld) 46.00 Paul PEARCE (Vic) 46.07
2002-03  400m  Clinton HILL (NSW) 45.50 Daniel BATMAN (NSW) 46.19 Casey VINCENT (Vic) 46.39
2003-04  400m  Clinton HILL (NSW) 45.46 Casey VINCENT (Vic) 45.46 John STEFFENSEN (WA) 45.63
2004-05  400m  Ben OFFEREINS (WA) 46.37 John STEFFENSEN (WA) 46.51 David GEDDES (NSW) 46.57
2005-06  400m  John STEFFENSEN (WA) 45.14 Clinton HILL (NSW) 45.54 Sean WROE (Vic) 46.19
2006-07  400m  Sean WROE (Vic) 45.80 Kurt MULCAHY (NSW) 46.36 Joel MILBURN (NSW) 46.79
2007-08  400m  Joel MILBURN (NSW) 45.90 John STEFFENSEN (WA) 46.17 Sean WROE (Vic) 46.23
2008-09  400m  Sean WROE (Vic) 45.07 John STEFFENSEN (WA) 45.51 Kurt MULCAHY (NSW) 46.33
2009-10  400m  Ben OFFEREINS (WA) 45.17 John STEFFENSEN (WA) 45.72 Joel MILBURN (NSW) 45.75
2010-11  400m  Steven SOLOMON (NSW) 45.58 Ben OFFEREINS (WA) 45.88 John STEFFENSEN (WA) 46.41
2011-12  400m  Steven SOLOMON (NSW) 45.54 Alex BECK (Qld) 46.30
Ben OFFEREINS (WA) 46.30
2012-13  400m  Alex BECK (Qld) 46.18 Andrew WHYTE (NZL) 46.25
(3) Ben OFFEREINS (WA) 46.33

(4) Joshua RALPH (NSW) 46.34
2013-14  400m  Steven SOLOMON (NSW) 45.36 Craig BURNS (Qld) 46.23 Alex BECK (Qld) 46.33
2014-15  400m  Craig BURNS (Qld) 45.94 Alex BECK (Qld) 46.36 Iain DOUGLAS (Vic) 46.95
2015-16  400m  Steven SOLOMON (NSW) 45.50 Luke STEVENS (Vic) 46.05 Alex BECK (Qld) 46.26
2016-17  400m  Steven SOLOMON (NSW) 46.66 Jackson COLLETT (NSW) 46.77 Alex BECK (Qld) 46.83

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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