Campbell Chesser continues to impress in sprinting with qualification to another Australian Athletics Championships

GONE LIKE THE WIND: Wodonga's Campbell Chesser hopes to smash his personal best time at the National Athletics Championships in Sydney. Picture: SIMON BAYLISS
GONE LIKE THE WIND: Wodonga's Campbell Chesser hopes to smash his personal best time at the National Athletics Championships in Sydney. Picture: SIMON BAYLISS

It’s hard to believe at only 13 years of age, Wodonga’s Campbell Chesser is just weeks out from his fifth national championships.

The sprinter and Australian rules footballer will head to Sydney in April to compete at his fourth Australian Athletics Championships.

Chesser will run in the under 15s 100m at Sydney Olympic Park in his fourth nationals campaign as an athlete, adding to his appearance for Victoria in football.

The rising star has competed at national meets in Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia and Victoria and qualified for this year’s event by medalling at the state championships in Melbourne.

Chesser was surprised to have reached the top stage after an interrupted lead-up.

“There’s another one later in the year, so I wasn’t expecting to make this one, but I qualified,” he said.

Chesser aims to eclipse his personal best of 12.22 and beat the 11-second mark for the first time in his career.