Seymour Little Aths star Hayden Anderson has the numbers to almost prove it.CHALPAT SONTI March 5, 2014 10:02am
Keeping up with Nagambie's Hayden Anderson isnÃt easy - as plenty of young athletes have found out.
Is Hayden Anderson the fastest 10-year-old in Victoria? That question will be definitively answered soon but the Nagambie youngster recently laid strong claim to the mantle.
Hayden, who broke a drought of more than 20 years for the Seymour Little Athletics centre last year by winning gold at under-9 level at the state championships in Bendigo, has not rested on his laurels since.
The St Joseph’s School student recently broke the under-10 boys 70
He clocked 10.26
In the 200
The Northern Country Region is the largest of the Little Athletics regions in Victoria, including centres from Seymour across to Kyneton, up to Bendigo and across to Albury and Mansfield.
So does Hayden know how fast he was running at Albury?
‘‘I didn’t think I was going that quick until they told me,’’ he said.
Hayden’s efforts qualified him for a return trip to the state championships, to be held this year at Albert Park in Melbourne at the end of this month. He will be one of 15 Seymour centre athletes there, and will also compete in the 100
Apart from his 70
Going with him will be older sister Shania, who qualified for four events in her final year of Little Athletics — the 100
Hayden has been running since starting out in the under-6 grade at Little Athletics — an organisation mum Jacqui describes as ‘‘awesome’’ — and paid particular tribute to his coach, Kelvin Lubeck.
‘‘He’s really good,’’ Hayden said.
He trains twice a week after school with the Seymour athletics stalwart, but that has been upped to three times with the state championships looming.
And what does he think of his chances of a repeat of last year’s heroics? ‘‘Not too bad,’’ he said with typical modesty.
But athletics isn’t his only love. Fishing and motorcycle riding are right up there. And he’s old enough to make his football debut this winter, with the Tabilk under-12 side.
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