​Wodonga sprinter Campbell Chesser to take on the best at national championships

AIMING FOR THE TOP: Campbell Chesser will run in the under-16s at the nationals despite being only 14. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

AIMING FOR THE TOP: Campbell Chesser will run in the under-16s at the nationals despite being only 14. Picture: JAMES WILTSHIRE

WODONGA sprinter Campbell Chesser will compete in his fifth Australian Track and Field Championships in Sydney this week.

The Melbourne Grammar student has qualified for the 100m, 200m, 4 x 100m relay and 4 x 200m relay events.

He will compete in the under-16 competition despite being only 14.

“I’m looking forward to it,” Chesser said.

“I’ll be busy, but there is a fair bit of time between the races.”

Despite injuring his hamstring at the recent state championships in Melbourne, Chesser is hopeful it won’t affect his performance.

“I tweaked my hamstring during the warm-up at the state carnival two weeks ago but it’s improved since then,” he said.

“Hopefully I can do a PB this weekend in Sydney.

“The 100 is my favourite event.

“It would be good to make the top eight and get into the final.”

Chesser is coached by former Commonwealth Games runner Dan Martin.

The championships run from Thursday to Sunday.

Chesser is also a talented footballer who plays for Melbourne Grammar and Lavington.

He made the Victorian primary school football team as a 12-year-old and took part in the national championships.