Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

High Jumper Aims for Another 10cm This Year

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

High Jumper Aims for Another 10cm This Year

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SPORTS VIEW

GERARD WALSH

WHAT a night at the sports awards.

Member for Southern Downs Lawrence Springborg was in his element as MC talking about everything from how tough Texas athletes are at sport to an explanation of his worst ever bowling at cricket.

He recalled the tough battle between his school Yelarbon and Texas where guest speaker and long-time NRL player Travis Burns played his first footy.

It was good to listen to the hopes of each of the monthly winners.

Cooper Harm is aiming for a high jump height of 1.5m this season after clearing 1.4m at last year's nationals. As for swimming, butterfly is the stroke he least enjoys.

Zac Caterson can't choose between the four throws but reckons discus and javelin are his best at present.

Simeon Burrill is off to his third successive Junior World Orienteering Championships in orienteering and is working on the technical side of a sport which is part physical, part mental.

Jaiden Fidge is a bit younger than Simeon but is already keen to follow his Bullecourt Boulder Bounders Orienteering Club team-mate to JWOC level.

Bridget Noble and her horse Becky are making a great combination and making the nationals is the aim this year. Her coach Amy Bradfield has also won junior and senior sports awards and is now passing on all she learnt to Bridget.

Madi Balloch talks about 1km and 2km distances in orienteering as if it is just a walk in the park. She is keen to do well in Border cross country today at Killarney.

Rose City Boxing Club members and great mates Jake Wyllie and Jacko McMahon both know where the next Olympics are, Tokyo 2020, and both will be training under Damien Lawler to give it their best shot.

The next boxer from Warwick to make the Olympics will make it three from our area following Carl Fitzgerald and Marcus Priaulx.

Ella Hudson wants to row at the world juniors next year but the O word, Olympics, is in the back of her mind. …

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