Ex-Melrose student - Olympian Catriona Bisset
When Bisset set her first national record (1:58.78) in 2019 she broke the previous mark, held by Charlene Rendina that had stood for 43 years.
Bisset did not race internationally in 2020 due to COVID-19. However, this allowed her to continue aerobic training and fully recover from injury.
In the 2021 domestic season, she performed at a high level, including a second Olympic qualifier of 1:59.12 to win at the Queensland Track Classic in March. She also successfully defended her 800m national title, officially securing her place on the Australian Olympic team. On her return to the European circuit in June 2021,
At the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Bisset ran 2:01.65 in the women's 800m heats, narrowly missing her chance to advance. She ended her season in September 2021 by competing in her first Diamond League final, running 1:59.66 for 7th at Weltklasse Zürich.
Bisset improved her national record at the Janusz Kusociński Memorial with a time of 1:58.09 (which broke the Oceanian record set by Toni Hodgkinson in 1996).
(Information taken from Catriona's Wikipedia page)