Watt’s next for Mitch?


There’s current a search for Australia’s fastest man, but many experts will already tell you that it is Mitchell Watt.

And with the Olympic long jump silver medalist is set to contest the 100m at a few meets of the domestic season, there won’t be a need for speculation.

Watt’s personal best of 10.31 seconds came in a low key meet on the Gold Coast in June, 2011, with only Josh Ross having run faster during the past 18 months.

Watt will open his season at the Hunter Track Classic on 2 February in his specialty, the long jump, and is looking to build a platform for 2013 after not being satisfied with 2012.

“In 2012 I didn’t have a perfect year with my body,” Watt said.

“Even at the National Trials in March I was still behind. This was part of the frustration after the competition, knowing I could have done better.”

“Things have got off to a lot better start. The first three months of training have been great. I’m back to where I was at the start of the 2011 season.”

Watt will also compete in the standing long jump, part of the innovative program of the Hunter Track Classic.

“I’m looking forward to taking part. Over the past few years the Hunter Track Classic has been gaining momentum. I streamed it on my computer last year & enjoyed watching the action.

“I’ve never visited the Newcastle area before. I’m good friends with Benn Harradine and he has been talking up the place as well as the meet itself.

It sounds like a great location to visit so I can’t wait.”

More information on the Hunter Track Classic is available at www.huntertrackclassic.com.au


Related articles

You might also enjoy reading our latest news:

Versace in fashion for the Gift - no bull

Luke Versace had his leg ripped open by a bull in the streets of Spain when he was 19. Last year, he was so overweight his wife laughed at him as he tried to pull the Stawell Gift bib over his belly. On Monday, he won the Gift in the most dramatic of fashions.

Commonwealth Games was destiny for Canberra athlete Emily Brichacek

Minutes before the biggest race of her life, Emily Brichacek's coach, Ted McLean, took the Canberra athlete’s hand and placed an acorn in her palm.

Philanthropist pitches in to help Melissa Breen as Athletics Australia funding falls short

Australia’s fastest ever woman, Melissa Breen, has been given just a third of the funding she was expected to get – $4000 – prompting wealthy businesswoman Susan Alberti to again step in and do what her sport did not.

Olympic pole vault champion Steve Hooker to quit athletics

One of Australia’s greatest athletes will bid farewell to the sport on Saturday, albeit not in the fashion he had planned.

Record run by Stanford's Solomon could be just the start

Steven Solomon's record-breaking 400-meter run in Melbourne on Saturday was satisfying on many levels for both Solomon and Stanford associate head coach Jody Stewart.


Not what you're looking for?
Custom Search