Australian athletes Kathryn Mitchell and Julian Wruck ramped up their Commonwealth Games preparations with impressive performances in the US on Saturday.

Former world discus champion Dani Samuels has continued her career best form with second place in the Shanghai Diamond League.

Dani Samuels has set a new personal best of 67.99m in the discus.

National record holder Kim Mickle has finished second in the javelin at the opening round of the IAAF Diamond League in Doha, Qatar.

Escaping Melbourne for the chilly climate of Scotland might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for Brooke Stratton it’s a dream come true, because the long jumper was named in the Australian athletics squad for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

One of Australia’s greatest athletes will bid farewell to the sport on Saturday, albeit not in the fashion he had planned.

Heptathlete Sophie Stanwell confirmed her ticket to Glasgow with a fighting first Australian title at Lakeside Stadium in Albert Park yesterday.

Australian hammer throwers Tim Driesen and Lara Nielsen are off to Glasgow for the Commonwealth Games after winning the national titles at Lakeside Stadium last night.

Surgery on both ankles late last year appears to have finally fixed the lower leg problems that have plagued Olympic and world championship long jump silver medallist Mitchell Watt for two years.

It had been so long since Henry Frayne had competed that he forgot what to do. He hadn’t pinned his number to his top and was wandering around like a kid at his first meet.