Jack stars with the javelin
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.