JAXON Crowe is fast and getting faster.
The Border Christian College year 7 student went to last week’s NSW all schools championship on a training regimen designed for events later in the summer and came away with silver medals in the blue ribbon 100 and 200 metres.
Crowe cut almost half a second from his 100-metre personal best, breaking 12 seconds for the first time.
He ran a tick over 24 seconds for the 200 metres.
“I went there but I didn’t expect to be part of the mix,” he said.
“It was the first three in the heat into the final and I happened to win the heat.
“The finals in both races were pretty tight, a really good race and in the end I wasn’t beaten that far.”
Crowe, 13, said his improvement comes as he embarks on his first season under the guidance of coach Greg Simpson.
“I was pretty happy with the time in the 100 metres,” he said.
“But I knew what to expect having raced against most of these guys before so I wasn’t overawed.
“Now for the first time I’ll go to the nationals in Townsville this year and see how that goes.”
Simpson said the times made Crowe a star of the future.
“Being just 13 — to prove himself against these kids is a big step forward,” he said.
“Primary school is different, when you get to this stage and against the best from all the schools in the state, it sets the standard.
“To break 12 seconds as a 13-year-old is outstanding.
“We didn’t even prepare for the all schools — we just sent him away to see how he went.
“Jaxon has another competition in Victoria in two weeks which was the aim all along.”