Pearson, Hooker headline Australia athletics team

BY foxsports • June 13, 2012

World 100-meter hurdles champion Sally Pearson, defending Olympic pole vault champion Steve Hooker and 2011 world championships long jump silver medalist Mitchell Watt headline Australia's athletics team for the London Olympics.

Sprinter Melissa Breen also snatched a place on the 54-member team announced Wednesday despite missing the automatic qualifying standard by .002 of a second.

The 21-year-old Breen will compete in the 100 meters and the 4x100 relay after posting a series of quick times in her hunt for selection.

The athletics squad is Australia's second-largest for an Olympic games.


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