Former Little Athletes Anang and Starc awarded for stellar performances
It was tough competition at the Australian Track and Field Championships.
After winning the 100m, Naa Anang (Qld) had tough competition in the long jump coming up against world number five in 2018 – Brooke Stratton. On the very first jump she leapt a PB of 6.81m, ahead of a wind assisted 6.88m in round two. Stratton rallied by round five with a respectable 6.70m, but the win and a piece of history was sealed by Anang as she became the first woman in the 70-year history of the championships to claim this double.
Congratulations to former Little Athlete’s Naa Anang and Brooke Stratton on your stellar performances in the Women’s long jump at the Australian Track and Field Championships.
NAA ANANG 6.88w
World Champs qualifiers
#5 AUS all-time
BROOKE STRATTON 6.70m
Third consecutive 6.70m + competition
Naa Anang didnt finish there taking out the Betty Cuthbert Award at the Australian Athletics Athlete of the Year awards night.
Congratulations to former Parramatta Little Athlete and Coles ambassador Brandon Starc on Male Athlete of the Year. Brandon had the best season of his career in 2018.
At the 2018 Commonwealth Games, Brandon was brilliant in front of a home crowd, clearing a new personal best of 2.32m on his first jump. In doing so, he not only won the gold medal but also moved to number two on the Australian all-time list.