Hay­ley Wil­son scores in big in­ter­na­tional skate com­pe­ti­tion

Mansfield Courier - - SPORT -

LO­CAL street skater Hay­ley Wil­son won the 15 and over (Open) Street Skate­board­ing Ex­po­sure Com­pe­ti­tion at San Diego USA over this past week­end.

Hay­ley’s mother Ca­tri­ona said from home af­ter the win “she is feel­ing so hon­oured and we are in­cred­i­bly ex­cited”.

Af­ter win­ning both the Open Fe­male di­vi­sion at the Na­tion­als and the Daugh­ters of Doom All Fe­male skate­board­ing event in Septem­ber, Hay­ley was se­lected to rep­re­sent Aus­tralia at the world’s largest all fe­male event, “Ex­po­sure” in San Diego.

Hay­ley left with eight other girls from the Iskateaus­tralia Team.

In the lead up to the com­pe­ti­tion they were in­vited to have a skate with Tony Hawk at his pri­vate skate park, and were in­ter­viewed and ap­peared on Good Morn­ing San Diego live.

The girls then had a week of in­ten­sive coach­ing at the En­chini­tas Skate Park where the com­pe­ti­tion was held.

Hay­ley was the youngest in the event hav­ing just turned 15, with the old­est com­peti­tor be­ing Nicole Noller, 33, from the USA.

There were 12 heats in Jam for­mat where the ath­letes had five min­utes to im­press the five in­ter­na­tional judges.

Hay­ley scored an out­stand­ing score of 90.62 out of a pos­si­ble 100 points, and was the sec­ond high­est point scorer of the en­tire com­pe­ti­tion, just be­low a score of 90 in the Pro Women’s sec­tion.

The com­men­ta­tors said dur­ing her run “Hay­ley is a ma­chine, Hay­ley is on fire”.

Ex­po­sure is the largest all fe­male event on the planet, at­tract­ing girls and women from right across the globe.

Af­ter her vic­tory, Hay­ley sin­cerely thanked her parents, fam­ily, friends, and the whole Mans­field com­mu­nity for all of the sup­port they have given her.

She also thanked her team Iskateaus­tralia, girls skate Aus­tralia and her spon­sors Sim­ply Skate­board­ing, Theeve Trucks and Yuki Threads.

She now firmly has her sights set on the 2020 Olympics where skate­board­ing will be in­tro­duced for the first time.

Hay­ley is also look­ing for­ward to skating on the brand new youth hub in Mans­field. Re­sults: 1) Hay­ley Wil­son (AUST) 90.62; 2) Lily McEl­ligot (AUST) 85.11 3) Han­nah Tal­man (USA) 84.30.

Great bat­ting by Sand­ford, Mor­row and Smith got De­latite back into the game.

Part­ner­ships of 57 and 58 helped build a solid score of 7/171 off 40 overs, with the game evenly po­si­tioned for this week.

Field­ing well and bowl­ing at the off stump will be needed to dis­miss the Whites next week, in what should be a good day’s cricket.

PODIUM WIN: Hay­ley Wil­son on the podium af­ter tak­ing out the Ex­po­sure com­pe­ti­tion for fe­males in the USA.

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