A one-time Border bullet will again tackle some of the country’s fastest athletes.
Campbell Chesser moved to Melbourne Grammar this year.
“I kind of got into athletics just as a tool for footy,” he said ahead of the Nitro Schools Challenge in Cairns.
“Running is a major part of footy these days and it’s been good to be able to use that to my advantage when I’m playing.”
The 15-year-old is now a veteran at an elite junior level, competing for the first time at primary school level, where he was Australia’s second-fastest runner in his age group.
He boasts a blistering best of 11.32 seconds for 100m.
“My aim is a sub-11, that would be ideal,” he said of one of the sport’s major milestones.
A third of a second doesn’t sound much, but elite runners know how difficult it can be to slash significant times from a sprint.
About to start Year 10, Chesser will contest a number of relays, as well as a unique event in the 60m.
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