Balcatta athlete shines at national champs

Jacob Hristianopoulos (15) with coach Lee Derby.
Jacob Hristianopoulos (15) with coach Lee Derby.

BALCATTA teenager Jacob Hristianopoulos has returned from the Australian Athletics Championships a dual medal winner.

The 15-year-old won silver in the under-18 100m relay and bronze in the under-17 100m hurdles at the championships, held in Sydney from April 1 to 7.

Jacob finished fourth in the long jump event, missing out on bronze by 1cm.

He has also been selected as a WAFL boundary umpire this season.