Scone student Jake Clydsdale tastes success at state athletics

YOUNG ACHIEVER: Jake Clydsdale placed 3rd in the state for discus at the NSW CHSSA Secondary Athletics Championships on Thursday September 7.

YOUNG ACHIEVER: Jake Clydsdale placed 3rd in the state for discus at the NSW CHSSA Secondary Athletics Championships on Thursday September 7.

SCONE High School student Jake Clydsdale has proven to be more than just a gun on the footy field.

The young Scone Thoroughbreds forward showcased his athletic abilities at state level this week – competing in the NSW CHSSA Athletics Championships in Sydney.

After just four weeks of training, Jake brought home the bronze medal in discus for the Under 13s on Thursday.

Competing against some of the top young athletic talent in the state he threw a distance of 36.7 metres – 3 metres more than his qualifying distance at the Hunter Regional Carnival.

Scone High School sports coordinator Loren Heath said it was an outstanding result for the year 7 pupil who had improved out of sight.

“Jake has done the school proud – he placed first at school and zone, progressing to first in the Hunter which qualified him to compete at state,” she said.

 “He’s also a great little rugby player,” Ms Heath said.

“He only started training four weeks ago so to then go on and compete at state level and achieve third place is a great achievement,” she said.

The NSW CHSSA Athletics championships runs from September 6-8 at the Sydney Athletic Centre. 

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