DAC Life member, recent 40+ athlete, Olympian and three-time world championships representative Sean Quilty has passed away after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Sean became a life member in 1997 and his competitive record on a state, national and international level is outstanding. His career highlights included a silver medal in the marathon at the Commonwealth Games in 1994 and on a club level, was apart of DAC’s first A Grade cross country premiership when the team went undefeated in season 1993.
Sean’s other achievements include state Marathon Champion (1990, 1992 and 2001), National Marathon Champion (1991 and 1993) and National 10k Champion (1999). On the international stage, he captained the Australian team in the prestigious Ekiden Relays in Japan, represented Australia at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics (placed 34th), 1994 Commonwealth Games (2nd place), went to three World Championships (1995 52nd, 1997 23rd, 1999 64rd) and two World Cross Country Championships (1995 101st, 1997 123rd).
Sean was a Committee member for three years, Men’s club Captain from 1988 to 1993 and assisted the club’s social calendar by organising /hosting the trivia nights for a number of years.
It was great to see Sean attend the clubs recent 50th Anniversary dinner celebrations where he was able to catch-up with his old team mates and current club members. We thank Sean for all his efforts in representing the club and his contribution to athletics over a number years.
Sean’s Funeral service will be held at the Bramleigh Estate, 420 Ringwood-Warrandyte Rd. Warrandyte on Thursday 28th July at 2pm.
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