Three Bunbury Little Athletics stars to compete in Under 14/U15 International Athletics Championships

Fit and ready: Rex Kennedy, Hannah Jacks, and Noah McAneny will take part in this month's Under 14/U15 International Athletics Championships in Singapore. Photo: Supplied.
Fit and ready: Rex Kennedy, Hannah Jacks, and Noah McAneny will take part in this month's Under 14/U15 International Athletics Championships in Singapore. Photo: Supplied.

Three stars from the Bunbury Little Athletics Club will leave it all out on the track – and field – later this month. 

Hannah Jacks, Rex Kennedy, and Noah McAneny will represent Western Australia, and don the team’s black and gold attire, at the Under 14/U15 International Athletics Championships in Singapore. 

The trio will join competitors from around the state for two days of track and field action on Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 12. 

As part of the WA Little Athletics Singapore Tour, they will also explore the ins and outs of the host nation.

Kennedy will take on the javelin, shot put, and discus events, while Jacks will compete in the high jump. 

McAneny will be going for gold in the 800-metre, 1500m, and 4x400m relay events. 

This will mark Kennedy’s second U14/15 International Athletics Championships, following his trip to Malaysia for the event in 2017.

Earlier this year, the 15-year-old scored a bronze medal in the javelin at the State Track and Field Championships. 

“I’m looking forward to meeting new people and making some new friends,” he said. 

“I enjoy doing little athletics. I like meeting all the new people and doing all of the different events.” 

For the better part of a decade, McAneny has achieved monumental success on the track. 

Over the past 12 months, he has run in the State Track and Field Championships, the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney, and the Australian All-Schools Championships in Adelaide. 

“I enjoy running and being around other people that like to compete,” McAneny said. 

“It’s just really rewarding to qualify.” 

The athletes urged those interested in little athletics to jump in. 

“Persist in the events you enjoy but continue to do everything because it all helps,” Kennedy said. 

Visit the Bunbury Little Athletics Club’s Facebook Page for more information about the organisation. 

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