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June 14, 2024 11:04 PM

Jones proves to be one watch

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BY ALEX TIGANI

A hard push on the bike saw Lachlan Jones claim back-to-back super sprint short course victories on Sunday.

The 13-year-old said the weather was probably the best it has ever been as he sprinted to the finish line before interested onlookers.

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A hard push on the bike saw Lachlan Jones claim back-to-back super sprint short course victories on Sunday.

“Today I just came down to give it all my best and got a podium (first place) so I was happy with that,” Jones told The Hunter River Times.

“I have raced here about 10-15 times, I love the club and it is a great place to race.”

Jones grew up competing in splash and dash competitions at the Maitland Triathlon Club before adding courses such as Newcastle and Tomaree to his schedule.

He also represents St Bedes Catholic College in athletics and cross country.

“I am going up to race Penrith Elite in three weeks times but until then I’m just fixing up my proper techniques, transitions and fixing my swim up,” he concluded.

“I also just want to say a special thanks to Hunter Academy Australia.”

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Mitchell Gaffney pictured on Combo Lane before the final foot race.
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An injury to Maitland’s Grady Platt prevented the teenager from finishing first place.
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Scone’s Nicky Western pictured in action.
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A new digital finish line was tested by club officials.
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Singleton’s Aaron Hodge completes the cycling component.

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