Jack stars with the javelin

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Look Local -

HALE School stu­dent Jack Stan­ton fol­lowed in his dad’s foot­steps when he fin­ished sec­ond in the javelin at the Un­der-18 All Schools com­pe­ti­tion in Mel­bourne ear­lier this month.

The 17-year-old from Wem­b­ley Downs threw his 700gm javelin 62.98m, 3.5m fur­ther than the per­sonal best he achieved at the WA State All Schools a month be­fore.

His dad David Stan­ton came sec­ond in the javelin at the Un­der-20 All Schools com­pe­ti­tion 40 years ago when he threw a 800gm javelin 59m. David is a for­mer state javelin cham­pion and record holder. His best throw as a se­nior was 69.14m in 1976 and he won bronze at the 1977 Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onships (66.68m).

Jack, a UWA Lit­tle Ath­let­ics Club mem­ber, fin­ished fifth at the UWA Big 6 last Satur­day night with his first throw of an 800gm javelin that went 55.10m.

Cruz Ho­gan was first (65.30m) fol­lowed by Luke Cann (62.41m), Jake Stein (59.47m) and Mor­gan Ward (58.02).

Jack Stan­ton won a sil­ver medal in Mel­bourne.

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