the last 12 months Australian under-18 100m sprinting has exploded. It started
last summer when Jordan Shelley
broke the national under-16 100m record, clocking 10.67 in Townsville. In
August Queensland’s Trae William’s
ran 10.51 in his heat at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, going on to
win a bronze medal in the final . Jack
Hale kick started the domestic season clocking an Australia under-18 record
of 10.44 on September 24. Three weeks later Trinity Grammar’s Rohan Browning joined the party,
running 10.62, while Shelley ran even faster, a personal best of 10.61. A week
later Hale lowered the national record to 10.42. In late October in Brisbane,
Williams opened his domestic season with 10.54, then two days later Browning
clocked a stunning 10.37 (+2.4m/s). It is still over one month until they are
all expected to meet in the first show down of the season, in Adelaide at the
Australian All Schools.
caught up with the newest member of the group, Rohan Browning, just after his
10.37 run on Saturday.