Siebenhausen will rep after good team show
ATHLETICS: Jordan Siebenhausen has been selected in the Queensland team for the nationals in athletics after some strong performances by Warwick State High School students in the state championships.
Aimee Van Der Hulst was fourth in high jump with a leap of 1.64m
Siebenhausen and Brent Walker both recorded fifths, Siebenhausen with a throw of 55.97 in open javelin and Walker a time of 22.86 in the 200m.
A team of 13 Warwick High students competed in the state championships, the highest representation from a state secondary school on the Darling Downs, and the highest for a school outside Toowoomba.
In March, Siebenhausen will compete in the nationals in Sydney where he is aiming to throw a distance in the mid 60s.
"I want to stay in athletics after Year 12 and will train during the holidays with coach Nathan Rogers," Siebenhausen said.
Ty Gardner also competed in open javelin, where he finished seventh after improving more than two metres on his distance at the Darling Downs championships.
Gardner will graduate from Year 12 this month and is thinking about more athletics next year, in between his main sports, motocross and supercross.
Walker cut his best time by almost a second from the Darling Downs to state championships, to finish fifth in the 200m. He was 10th in the 400m.
"I need to improve my speed off the mark in the 200 metres," he said.
He trains under his father Brendan Walker at Hamilton Oval.
Rebecca Menand was one of a number of Warwick High students to record personal bests.
She improved her PB by two metres in throwing 31.36m in javelin to finish ninth, and would have made the final with another 20cm.
"I was very nervous at the state championships, but will be better next year when my aim is to make the final," Menand said.
Earlier in the season, Warwick High won seven of the nine trophies at Warwick All Schools, and the aggregate trophy for athletics at the Border District Trials.
Warwick High results:
Libby Brown 7th discus 31.65m
Alexis Carey 12th long jump 4.59m
Jay Carrie 24th 100m 11.62
Leesa Eastwell 17th shot put 10.12m
Ty Gardner 7th javelin 53.21m and 9th shot put 13.47m
Niamh Hogan 15th in javelin 25.67m
Lily Maw competed in discus 24.73m
Rebecca Menand 9th in javelin 31.36m
Jordan Piovesan 11th in 200m 24.28 and 13th triple jump 11.2m
Jordan Siebenhausen 5th in javelin 55.97m
Aimee Dan Der Hulst 4th in high jump 1.64m
Brent Walker 5th in 200m 22.86 and 10th in 400m 52.82
Natalie Webb 14th in 100m 13.32 and 18th in 200m 28.28