Thrower hits new heights
Young gun aims for Olympic, Commonwealth Games teams
JUNIOR Sports Star nominee Lucas Rose, of the St Clair and Colyton Little Athletics centre, successfully defended his state 1kg discus title at the NSW All Schools Athletics Championships this month.
A throwing specialist, Rose, 13, of Colyton, entered three events – javelin, discus and shot put.
His winning discus throw soared a massive 48.87m.
The teen also secured fourth place in both the 13 years boys’ 3kg shot put (14.42m) and 600g javelin (35.27m).
Rose has been dedicated to his athletics since he was a youngster. His father, Matt Rose, said he was confident the teen would “take it all the way”.
“He’s done pretty well,” Mr Rose said. “He’s also a member of the senior athletics club at Nepean.
“His aspirations are to represent Australia in the world championships, the Commonwealth Games and the Olympic Games.”
The Junior Sports Star awards are in their 12th year and have recognised champions such as Dani Samuels and Jessica Fox. The awards has four categories: Junior Sports Star, Fox Sports Pulse Team Spirit, Simonds Homes Young Sporting Spirit, Service to Sport.
Liam Rose competes at the NSW All Schools Championships at Sydney Olympic Park. Picture: David Tarbotton