SILVER MEDAL: Justyn Rogers won gold at the state championships and is now in the Australian under-20 team.
SILVER MEDAL: Justyn Rogers won gold at the state championships and is now in the Australian under-20 team. Gerard Walsh

Jumper makes Games team for the first time

ATHLETICS: Warwick athlete Justyn Rogers has been selected in the Australian team to compete at the Oceania Games in June.

Rogers was selected in the national team this week after he finished second in under-20 long jump at the nationals in Sydney with one legal jump, 7.18m.

Before going to Sydney, Rogers won gold in the state championships in Brisbane with a personal best jump of 7.34m.

A champion high jumper at Warwick State High School, Rogers is now concentrating on the long jump.

He has jumped 7.8m in training and will aim to produce his best at the Oceania Games in Townsville on June 25-28.

Rogers is trained by Bec Rogers, of Rogers Sports Coaching.

His coach said he was back in full training after taking two weeks off after the nationals.

"We are working on him generating more speed in his run up,” she said.

Away from his own training, Rogers works part-time at WIRAC and RSC.



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