Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Talented Brothers Claim Gold at Games; Proserpine Pair Blitzes High Jump Records

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Talented Brothers Claim Gold at Games; Proserpine Pair Blitzes High Jump Records

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Byline: Daniel McKenzie daniel.mckenzie@dailymercury.com.au

ATHLETICS: Two talented Whitsunday siblings smashed high jump personal bests to claim gold medals at the North Queensland Games on Saturday.

In centimetre-perfect performances, Proserpine State High School students Jayden and Cooper Lane (17 and 15) defied competition logic to jump 193cm and 175cm respectively.

While the results would be excellent for any athletes of the brothers' ages, the naturally gifted high jumpers managed their feats with next to no training or preparation.

"I trained once two weeks ago, but before that, I hadn't jumped since September last year," Jayden said.

"I over-think it if I train too much."

The less-than-orthodox training regimen appears to have worked for Jayden, who won his competition by a whopping 23cm and was to attempt a jump of two metres before slipping and injuring his knee.

Not to be outdone, the younger, but taller Cooper also hadn't jumped formally since September 2017, but managed to break a PB by 10cm to win his age group by the same margin. …

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