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Patterson Beijing bound

HIGH Jump sensation Eleanor Patterson has gained automatic selection for the 2015 World Championships to be held in Beijing in August after she won her third consecutive Australian Open High Jump title in Brisbane on the weekend.
While not the happiest with the height of the jump that won her the title, Eleanor said, “I am definitely happy to be officially selected and on the plane to Beijing in August.”
Competing proudly in her South Coast Athletics uniform Patterson cleared her opening height of 1.88m to take the lead in the Open Women’s High Jump event.
Only one other competitor, Queenslander Cassie Purdon, cleared 1.88m and remained in the competition.
The bar was set to 1.91m and Patterson once again cleared on her first attempt and Purdon missed all three of her attempts.
Patterson was unsuccessful at her three attempts at the next height of 1.94 so had to be content with the National title and 1.91m score card.
Eleanor’s win and two previous performances of 1.94m and 1.96m have gained her automatic selection in the Australian team that will compete at the World Championships in Beijing 2015, August 22 – 30.
Having finished Year 12 at Mary MacKillop College, Eleanor has deferred further study to focus on her sport.
She and her coach David Green will prepare in Australia before heading to Japan in early August for a compulsory Australian Team camp.
Eleanor sends out a big thank you to everyone who has supported her, especially her coach who she said has been amazing and her family “who have always been supportive.”
She also thanks South Coast Athletics for their continued support.
With the final event on the track calendar complete South Coast Athletics now turns it attention to the Winter Road Racing, Cross Country and Race Walking season.
Team manager, Steve Plumb would he love to hear from any interested athletes who would like to have a go.
Athletes of any age or ability are welcome to participate in this graded competition.
For further information Steve can be contacted on 5672 4299.
The South Coast Athletics presentation day will be held on Sunday, April 12 at the Par 3 Golf Course, Inverloch commencing at 11am.

Beijing bound: Eleanor in full flight.

Beijing bound: Eleanor in full flight.

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