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Teenage dash feeling Jack Hale has defended his below-18 one hundred metres title at the Australian All Schools championships.
Hale, 17, experienced been hoping to far better his nationwide age team document of ten.forty two seconds established last calendar year in Adelaide – the same meet where he also clocked a traveling wind-assisted time of ten.13 – but in spite of favourable sunny conditions and a slight tailwind at Lakeside Stadium on Saturday he could only clock ten.56, with New South Wales runner Anthony Gale second in 10.76.
Hale will get one particular more shot at bettering his under-eighteen mark afterwards this month on house soil in Hobart.
His focus will then change to the Australian junior titles in March and the world juniors later on in the yr.
He has also remaining the doorway ajar to tackle the Olympic trials in Sydney in early April.
“The senior nationals genuinely usually are not a large factor at the second for me,” he mentioned.
“The Australian juniors is what I truly want to press for and then have a bit of a crack right after it.
“But it could probably occur.”
There was far more hoopla encompassing Hale final calendar year at the All Faculties as he was up from three other runners who had bettered ten.60.
“It was a tiny bit various this yr,” he acknowledged.
“The hype wasn’t that big but the subject was nevertheless remarkable … If every little thing went correct I was aiming to crack the ten.forty two national report.
“It didn’t come about these days but I have obtained one particular much more comp to do it and so with any luck , I will press for it there.”
Nationwide under-eighteen record holder Darcy Roper won the lengthy bounce with seven.66 metres, with Hale third with a ideal leap of 7m.
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