Rohan Browning reckons it is solely a matter of time earlier than he joins countryman Patrick Johnson within the unique sub-10 second membership after clocking the quickest 100m time by an Australian on house soil.
Browning’s flying effort of 10.02 seconds on the nationwide championships on Saturday was additionally the third quickest ever by an Australian – behind solely Johnson’s nationwide document of 9.93 set again in 2003 in Japan and his personal private better of 10.01 on the Tokyo Olympics.
It capped Browning’s finest sequence of instances at a single meet, having gained his opening-round warmth in 10.18 on Friday and his semi earlier on Saturday in 10.17.
“Previously I’d have actually struggled to have run three rounds,” he mentioned.
“I am much more sturdy now; just a bit bit older and extra mature.
“I perceive my physique loads higher and I need to be a risk on the worldwide scene.
“So I’ve received to go sub-10.
“It is bittersweet at the moment but it surely’s not far off.”
Browning mentioned the run on the Queensland Sports activities and Athletics Centre felt technically similar to his breakthrough effort of 10.01 within the opening spherical on the Tokyo Olympics.
And it got here with out the help of a tailwind or the form of sizzling situations craved by the sprinting elite.
“Thirty-degree climate and two-metre tailwinds is what you need however no one can management that,” mentioned the 25-year-old.
“I will simply hold racing this season and the day I get quick situations, which I have never actually had all yr, purely all the way down to unhealthy luck, I will break by.
“It is received me hungry for the remainder of the yr on the worldwide circuit.”
Former Stawell Present winner Dhruv Rodrigues Chico was a distant second in 10.21.
Teenager Torrie Lewis turned the second-youngest winner of the blue-riband girls’s 100m on the a centesimal version of the nationwide titles.
The 18-year-old Queenslander claimed gold as the primary Australian throughout the road in 11.38 – a feat solely Debbie Wells had achieved at a youthful age.
“I attempt to not let milestones outline me,” mentioned Lewis.
“It is actually nice and it is such an honour however I need to have the ability to hold transferring ahead.
“To have the ability to do it this younger is simply extra gasoline for my future.”
Jessica Hull clocked a championship document of 4:04.19 to beat a high-quality area within the girls’s 1500m.
Birmingham Commonwealth Video games bronze medallist Abbey Caldwell was second and Tokyo Olympics finalist Linden Corridor was third.
Sixteen-year-old Cameron Myers got here up simply quick in his bid to change into the second-youngest Australian man to win a nationwide monitor title.
Myers led for a lot of the lads’s 1500m however was finally pushed into second place abruptly winner Callum Davies (3:37.92).