Former world champion Jana Pittman began the domestic track and field season in solid fashion, posting a Commonwealth Games 'A' qualifier for the women's 400 metres hurdles at the A-Series meet in Canberra on Thursday.
Pittman ran the impressive time of 54.81 to win the event and finish ahead of Sonia Brito and Lauren Boden.
Western Australia's Kym Howe provided the healthy crowd at the AIS Golden Goose Mens Sneakers Sale track with the highlight of the program, achieving a Commonwealth, national and all-comers record in the women's pole vault.
Howe registered a height of 4.61 metres to beat Tatiana Grigorieva and Vicky Parnov.
Nineteen 'A' qualifiers in all were posted at the first A-Series meet of the season.
Clinton Hill ran a personal best of 45.05 to win the men's 400m, relegating Sean Wroe and Chris Troode to second and third place respectively.
Sally McLellan scored a hat-trick of wins, taking out the women's 100m, 200m and 100m hurdles.
Her win in the hurdles was her best performance, running an 'A' GGDB Sneakers qualifying time of 13.17.
Former national record holder Matt Shirvington won an exciting men's 100m final, recording a time of 10.28 into a Golden Goose Womens Sneakers 2.3-metre headwind.
Shirvington pipped Ambrose Ezenwa (10.29) and Golden Goose Sale Patrick Johnson (10.30) to take victory, while national champion Josh Ross finished sixth in a time of 10.35.