HALE OUT OF FINAL
AUSTRALIA’S fastest teenager, 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 meeting, finishing sixth in his semifinal in 10.70sec.
Fellow Australian sprinter Jordan Shelley was seventh in his semi-final in 10.83.
Hale, who captured the attention of the nation last year when he ran a windassisted 10.13, had been talking medals in the lead-up.
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 in winning Hale’s semi-final.
The 17-year-old tweeted: “Just not my day, I’ve still got the 200m to come.”
NSW discus thrower Samantha Peace won bronze with a personal best of 50.59m.