Jay Carrie looks down the 100m straight after breaking the regional record at Hamilton Oval at the weekend.
Jay Carrie looks down the 100m straight after breaking the regional record at Hamilton Oval at the weekend. Gerard Walsh

Athlete hopes to break 11-second barrier after success

JAY Carrie's dream to run under 11 seconds in 2013 received a boost at the weekend when he broke the under 17 100m and 200m records at the regional Little Athletics championships at Hamilton Oval.

The two-day championships attracted 350 athletes, including 52 from Warwick.

Carrie ran 11.9 in the 100m to break the record of 12.3 and then won the 200m in 24.28 to shave .92 off the previous record.

He was happiest with his 200m time because he had not been training since returning from the national knockout finals in Launceston in early December.

"I didn't think I was fit enough to run so well in the 200m," Carrie said.

"I will now train for the state championships in March."

He considers himself more a 100m runner and has a best of 11.4 seconds.

Carrie believes he can run .3 of a second faster on synthetic than the grass of Hamilton Oval so is within range of his sub 11-second time.



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