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Kyabram jumper leaps to gold

Kyabram's Riley Ironside won gold at the Victorian Little Athletics championships

April 2, 2014 4:36am

Riley Ironside cleared 1.62m to claim the state high jump championship.

Kyabram’s Riley Ironside has completed a stellar athletics season with a gold medal at the Victorian Little Athletics Track and Field Championships.

Representing Kyabram Little Athletics, Riley finished first in the under-12 boys high jump with a 1.62m clearance in the championships at Lakeside Stadium in Melbourne last weekend.

The jump also gave him a new personal best, beating his previous high mark by 10cm.

It was a close competition and Riley cleared the bar on his final attempt to win gold, with his nearest competitor unable to match him with his last jump.

Riley had a busy weekend of competition as he also qualified for championships in the 70m and 100m sprints and triple jump.

He produced a great run to finish fifth in the 70m final, achieving another personal best by knocking almost of second off his previous time in setting himself a new best of 9.47secs.

In highly competitive fields he finished 10th in the 100m and ninth in the triple jump to complete an impressive all-round showing.

His weekend performances completed a season where he broke nine Kyabram Little Athletics club records.

Three other Kyabram athletes also qualified for the Victorian championships.

Kalab Ford ran a new personal best time of 1:08.19 to finish 17th in the under-12 boys 400m.

Thomas Burnett finished 12th in the under-12 boys shot put and 19th in the discus and Madeline Hall finished 22nd in the under-13 girls shot put.


Kyabram little Athletics will have its annual meeting on Tuesday, April 29 starting at 7pm at the Kyabram Club.

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