Lauren Wells’ stellar start to the year has continued with the 400-metre hurdler posting her fastest time in almost three years at the AIS on Friday.
Wells made a stunning return to the track last month with a world championships-qualifying time of 55.72 seconds, and the Canberra star bettered that with a 55.47-second dash.
The 30-year-old admitted she thought her international career was over after she became a full-time teacher following the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast last April.
But a smaller training load has worked wonders for the Wells and reopened the door for a third Olympic campaign at Tokyo 2020.
Wells has been pleasantly surprised by her blistering start to the season but is still undecided if she’ll compete at the Doha world championships later this year, or the Olympics.
She emphasised her focus was still on teaching but will likely make a decision following the Australian national titles in April.