While much of the focus of Australian athletics has been on the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, two Maitland athletes have put themselves in the spotlight for future games with tremendous results in international competition.
Brittany Carroll, a Maitland long jumper who travelled to Europe last month with the Australian U/23 Touring Team, competed in two events, winning silver at the AAI Games in Ireland in late July.
Mitch Lightfoot claimed fourth place in the U20 Men's 110m Hurdles final at the World Athletics U20s Championships in Colombia in a personal best 13.48 second.time of this week.
Born and bred in Maitland, the athletes called Maitland Regional Athletics Centre home when the track was still grass and have benefitted from it's development as a state of the art facility.
The reigning Australian Under-20 men's 110m hurdles champion, it was 18-year-old Lightfoot's first overseas competition and he finished just ahead of fellow Australian Tayleb Willis who crossed in 13.56
"The environment was unreal just coming together and racing the quickest boys in the world, it's crazy to think we are both here, from Australian, repping the country," Lightfoot said.
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