Adam hurdles to gold at Aussie school titles

Adam Szlezak with the medals he won at the All Schools Australian titles in Sydney
Adam Szlezak with the medals he won at the All Schools Australian titles in Sydney

Tyagarah hurdler Adam Szlezak won the gold medal in the 110 metres Under 20 Men's title in a personal best time of 14.21 seconds at the Australian All Schools competition at the Sydney Olympic Stadium last week.

His time compared favourably with the recent winning time of 14.41 seconds in the same event at the Commonwealth Youth Games, particularly as the weather was wet with a head wind.

Adam also contested the U18 110 Hurdles where he won silver in a pleasing time of 13.82 seconds on the very wet track.

After the Under 20s winning event, he was offered a place at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, an offer his mother Wendy described as a privilege.

He is now being offered places by four other universities which he will consider in the light of his training needs next year.

With 2006 Commonwealth Games closing fast, Adam is looking forward to getting back to the track when he settles into university.

Qualifying for the Beijing World Junior Championships in 2006 is the next goal.

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