Hayley Wilson scores in big international skate competition
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.