Right at home on the track

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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.” live in. So re­mem­ber – once you snap, you have to hash­tag and share. Snap the photo Hash­tag #SnapPerth Share on In­sta­gram or Twit­ter

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Pic­ture: Marie Nirme www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d466983

De­cath­lete Wes­ley Sal­is­bury.

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