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Little Athletics competitor Jordan Wight of Ellenbrook was named the U15 state champion in March.

High jump champ to represent WA

JORDAN Wight of Ellenbrook is heading to Malaysia to compete in high jump next month.

Earlier this year Jordan, who competes in all Little Athletics events, was named the U15 state champion in high jump.

The 14-year-old jumped 1.82m to win the title, which qualified him to represent WA in July.

His favourite Little Athletic events are high jump and hurdles and he will compete in both events when he goes to Gambang, Malaysia where Western Australia, Malaysian and Singaporean athletes will compete.

The Ellenbrook Secondary College Year 9 student spends a significant amount of time preparing himself for his athletics.

A member of the Ballajura Little Athletics club, Jordan first started taking part in the U10 events in 2011.

His goal right now is to win a medal in Malaysia but his long term goal is to represent Australia at the Olympic Games.

His father Jason Wight said Jordan had had his best year so far, winning gold medals in triple jump, high jump, javelin and 100m hurdles, silver in 200m hurdles and bronze in long jump at the Kingsway Little Athletics Centre championships.

Jordan, who is was club captain at his Ballajura club was the club’s runner up champion boy.

About Anita

Anita Mcinnes received a highly commended in the 2009 WA Media Awards suburban section for her reporting. Two of her sons were born at Swan District Hospital and for many years she was a partner in a small business, which operated in the Gingin-Muchea-Bullsbrook area. As a mature age student Anita studied journalism at Curtin University before working in Busselton, Dunsborough and Rockingham with West Regionals. She says the best part of her job is meeting eastern suburb residents and visiting the many attractions in the area.

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