Speedster collects medals at each of his recent national and international comps
South West Academy of Sport athlete Noah McAneny’s collection of medals has grown with each of his recent performances on the world and national stages.
Firstly, the junior athletics champion made a triumphant debut in the international arena when he blitzed an event in Singapore in July to take home gold.
The South West Academy of Sport athlete flashed across the finish line in first place in the under-15 1500m race at this year’s U14 and U15 International Athletics Championships in the South East Asian city-state.
“It was my goal to get gold,” he said.
“It was my first time I’ve had a goal and I’ve actually achieved it fully.”
The speedster, who is coached by Paralympian Brad Scott, also picked up silver in 4x400m relay at the same meet.
The 15-year-old Burekup resident’s success continued at the School Sport Australia cross country event held on the Sunshine Coast last month where he bounced back from having injury to seal second place in the 5x2km relay.
His efforts also contributed to the WA team winning third overall.
“Leading up to cross country, I’d been kind of injured, so I wasn’t expecting much,” McAneny said.
“So, to get two medals was just a bonus.”