Jesse Pounds the Pacific

Jesse McCormack made the headlines for his sporting achievements again. Here is an excerpt from an article by Craig Ross of the Cairns Post –

“Electric 11-yearolds Daijay Martens and Jesse McCormack provided added spark to outstanding performances by Peninsula track and field athletes at the Pacific School Games in Canberra. The charged up pair bagged seven medals between tham as 21 Peninsula primary and secondary school athletes, representing Queensland, rattled up an impressive medal haul at the week-long championships which  oncluded on Saturday.

Martens, the only competitor to contest seven events, secured 11 years girls high jump and long jump gold medals, also earning solver with the Queensland 4x100m relay team. The Cairns athlete leapt further than any 11 years girl had done previously at the Games, setting a new long jump record of 5.10m. McCormack, lining up in 11 years ambulant competition, won 800m gold and 200m silver to go with his bronze medal efforts in the 100m and long jump. The fleet footed Cairns youngster had wanted to better his own national 800m record at the Games but strong winds meant he had to be content with winning in 2min52.26sec. . .” Congratulations Jesse!