Right at home on the track
FOR one of Western Australia’s top decathletes, the athletics track is home and his squad are family.
Wesley Salisbury is the state’s top senior decathlete and finished ninth out of his countrymen (12th overall) at this year’s Australian Athletics Championships.
Splitting his training between his former high school of Carey Baptist College and Coker Park in Cannington, the Canning Districts athlete said the track was a place he always felt at home.
“It’s a place where you can’t hide or lie because the track always tells the truth,” he said.
“The clock and the tape measure is what you get measured against, it always reflects how much work you’ve put in and it doesn’t discriminate.
“It’s where I can do what I love most, which is running.”
The Canning Vale resident also had a lot of love for his family of fellow athletes who kept him honest and motivated throughout the long and gruelling season.
“There’s plenty of support and some honest truths thrown in there, but it’s a support network, a family of like-minded people,” he said. “You could say it’s a family you choose, rather than a family you’re stuck with; not that I have any issues with my actual family.” ■ ■ ■ Thanks to our national partners Canon Australia and Harvey Norman Photo Centre and our state partner REIWA. @vicki_white_ @pwcostello @ijustloveaustralia
Decathlete Wesley Salisbury.