Golden run for Jordan
By GREG WHITE
FOUR gold medals and an unbeaten record from the Regional Little Athletics Championships has earned Jordan Cant a berth at the State titles next Saturday.
The 13-year-old Bishop Druitt College student headed to Tweed Heads for two track and two field events and he won them all.
After claiming honours in the long and triple jump events, Jordan won the 100m dash by 1.2 seconds and was 1.9 seconds ahead of the runner-up in the 200m event.
"I've been with my coach John Allen at Urunga since I was around six years old," Jordan said.
"I train with him for around 90 minutes on Monday and Tuesdays after school but he spends a lot of time looking after all the kids."
Coach Allen's effort are paying off as three of Jordan's club mates will also be travelling to Homebush.
Karlie Swanson will contest the under-10 girls 1500m, Lucas Van Haren the under-9 boys shot put and Michael Sky the under-13 boys discus.
"The next one I'll try is the high jump but that will be it," Jordan said.
"Over summer I play cricket and rugby league with Bellingen Magpies in winter.
"Last year I made the Group 2 rep team and I'd like to do it again."
With a current time of 12.2 seconds for the 100m, Jordan admits he'll have to push himself to win a State gold medal.
"The best is 11.7 which is really quick and the one between us ran 12.1 seconds," he said, explaining his plan of attack.
"I'll try to better the one in front of me, then go after the leader."