Sur­prise as Flynn flies through to Na­tion­als ATH­LET­ICS

Myrtleford Times - - SPORT -

OVERNIGHT suc­cess in ath­let­ics has been some­thing of a sur­prise for Flynn Eriks­son, 14, who shot through lo­cal ju­nior com­pe­ti­tions to find him­self at the Vic­to­rian Ju­nior Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships last month.

“I came se­cond in the triple jump and third in the long jump so now I will be go­ing to the na­tional com­pe­ti­tion in Perth this month,” Flynn said.

“I started out do­ing it as a hobby last year, and I had no idea I would do as well as I have.

“I have only been train­ing and com­pet­ing se­ri­ously this year.”

Flynn trains twice a week with Greg Simp­son of the Wodonga Ath­let­ics Club, and is very grate­ful to his par­ents for their sup­port.

“They have been re­ally help­ful, and given up a lot of time to drive me to and fro,” he said.

Flynn is not sure about how suc­cess­ful he will be in Perth.

“The re­sults were pretty close be­tween the top five in the state com­pe­ti­tion, ex­cept for the win­ner, who won by a fair bit,” he said.

“We have looked up the re­sults for the other states and they look pretty good, so it may be hard to get a podium po­si­tion.” SUC­CESS: Along with 2000 other young ath­letes, 14-year-old Flynn Eriks­son is head­ing to Perth next month to com­pete at the Aus­tralian Ju­nior Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships.

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