Ellenbrook high jumper Jordan Wight eyes Oceania success

Ellenbrook athlete Jordan Wight (16) will be competing in the under-18s men''s high jump at the upcoming 2019 Oceania Area Championships. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d492537
Ellenbrook athlete Jordan Wight (16) will be competing in the under-18s men''s high jump at the upcoming 2019 Oceania Area Championships. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d492537

ELLENBROOK athlete Jordan Wight hopes to fly to new heights at the upcoming 2019 Oceania Area Championships.

The 16-year-old will be representing Australia at the championships, which will be held in Townsville from June 25 to 28.

He previously won a silver medal in high jump at the under-18s nationals and silver in the under-20s 4x100m relay.

He also won two gold medals at the WA state championships.

Jordan Wight. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d492537

Wight, who trains at the WA Athletics Stadium in Mt Claremont, said he was ready to compete at his first Oceania campaign.

“High jump started being my favourite event when I was in under-15s, where I got my first state gold medal and went to Malaysia,” he said.

“My personal best on track is 2.03m and 2.04m on grass.”

His goal was to “jump higher” and beat his personal bests.

Jordan Wight. Picture: Andrew Ritchie www.communitypix.com.au d492537

On top of athletics, he also plays football with the Ellenbrook Junior Football Club and is part of the East Perth futures program.

He predominately plays in key positions including ruck, forward and back.

He said he still had not decided which sport to pursue in the future.

“I am too young (to choose),” he said.

“I should pick at the end of the year or next year because the athletics season will end and the footy season will start.”

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