Hale not so hearty

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

AUS­TRALIA’S fastest kid Jack Hale has failed to make the 100m fi­nal at the World Youth Cham­pi­onships in Colom­bia.

The Tas­ma­nian raced be­low his best at his first ma­jor over­seas meet, fin­ish­ing sixth in the semi­fi­nal in 10.70 sec.

Fel­low Aus­tralian sprinter Jor­dan Shel­ley also didn’t progress to the fi­nal, com­ing sev­enth in his semi- fi­nal in 10.83 sec.

Hale cap­tured the at­ten­tion of the na­tion last year when he ran a wind as­sisted 10.13 sec.

But he found out quickly about the depth of sprint­ing around the globe with Ja­pan’s Ab­dul Hakim Sani Brown equalling the cham­pi­onship record of 10.30 sec in win­ning Hale’s semi- fi­nal.

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