Member Elena Mitchell

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Elena is one of very promising junior athletes making a name for herself in our sport.

This is one profile that we all hope is added to substantially over the next few years.

Elena writes:

I joined in late 2013 having always wanted to join an athletic club. The Collingwood track is close to my home.

All the coaches and people who train there were incredibly welcoming. I train with Chris Boylen’s pole vault group as well as Grant Sargent’s jump’s group.

My achievements so far:

2014 3rd  Victorian U/17 Pole Vault Championship
2nd Victorian School’s U/17 Pole Vault Championship
2015 3rd  Victorian U/18 Pole Vault Championship


At present I hold the Club Open, Under 20 and Under 18 records in the pole vault at 2.95m and also make up one quarter of the 4 x 100m relay team that holds the Club Record in the same age groups previously mentioned.

I’d just like to take this opportunity to really thank the Club for giving me so many opportunities. I’m so glad I took the chance a couple of years ago to try something new. I really have got so much out of it!

July  2015