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PROTRACK » GENERAL » Teen sensation Jordan Caldow wins Bay Sheffield

Teen sensation Jordan Caldow wins Bay Sheffield

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Jordan Caldow beats Liam Gander and Corwin Pusch in the Bay Sheffield yesterday.
Picture: Ray Titus, The Advertiser.


Teen the new king of sprint
By REECE HOMFRAY
The Advertiser
December 29, 2010


TEEN sensation Jordan Caldow last night reigned over the 120m Bay Sheffield at Colley Reserve.

His superb win capped off a magnificent switch to athletics.

The Adelaide 17-year-old received a rock star reception from the crowd after running a sizzling 12.15sec to beat Liam Gander and Corwin Pusch in the much-anticipated final.

Caldow, who is in his first season of sprinting after switching from surf life saving, became the second youngest winner of the Bay Sheffield and pocketed $12,000 for his efforts.

"Right now it's just the fact that the race is over. There was so much going on coming into the race and to have it out of the way is the best," he said.

"I got a really good start and was out in front. It wasn't until closer to the finish line I saw Gander coming up on me.

"I was off balance and thought 'this is not the place to fall over' but I just got across the line."

Caldow was a deserving $1.60 favourite for the 124th Coopers Bay Sheffield after setting a scorching 12.26 in his semi-final and ran off 6.75m to beat backmarker Gander in the final.

He thanked his mum for taking him to training but said he wasn't ready to switch to full-time track sprinting because beach running was "too much fun".

Earlier, Tamara Dartnall recorded a dramatic victory in the women's 120m gift after a photo-finish was required to split her time from Ali Trewartha (second) and Kendra Hubbard (third).

The Adelaide 26-year-old was a $1.60 favourite and started off 9.5m to win by just .007 of a second.

"Oh wow. I didn't know who had that. I thought Ali might have got up. What a race, I'm so happy to make the final and just over the moon to win this one," said Dartnall, who runs for McKinnon Parade.

"I wanted this race so bad. They put the blue flag up and I'm over the moon."

It was a cruel blow for Trewartha, who narrowly lost the 70m sprint on Monday.

"Congratulations to Tam. We're both here because we push each other at training and we couldn't do it without each other," she said.

In other feature races last night, backmarker Robert Killmier produced a blistering run in the home straight to catch leader Matthew Ferber and win the 1600m selected backmarkers' handicap.

And Chris Ross landed a sizzling double for the carnival with a magnificent run to win the 550m open handicap to go with the 800m title he claimed on Monday.

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