There’s plenty on the line when the Australian Junior Sprint Championships hit Adelaide this weekend.
Leading junior athletes are not only aiming to take home the coveted title of Australian Champion, but also have their sights set on international competition, with spots on Team Australia up for grabs.
The stakes are high with a potential auto-qualifying spot for the 2023 World Triathlon Junior Sprint Championships in Hamburg are available in both male and female races, as well as potential auto-nominations for the 2023 Trinbago Commonwealth Youth Games.
Brad Course, Tom Fieldman, Rhianna Hepburn and Gabby Jackson all secured their starting places in Hamburg at the Oceania Junior Championships in Taupo New Zealand earlier in the year.
Queensland’s Jack Crome, who finished third in Taupo, headlines the list of athletes on male the start list.
In the female junior category, 2022 World’s representative Emma Olson-Keating will look to continue her strong start to her final junior year, after taking out the 2023 Australian Super Sprint Championships in Canberra in January.
The Sprint Course on Saturday 15 April will feature a 750m swim, 20km bike and a 5km run.
The Australian Youth & Junior Mixed Relay Championships, taking place on Sunday 15 April, is another exciting event to follow. The competition will feature team members taking on 250m swim, 3.4km bike ride and 1.3km run at the Port River course.
Saturday 15th April
1:35pm - Australian Junior Female Championship
3:05pm - Australian Junior Male Championship
Sunday 16th April
8:00am - Australian Youth & Junior Mixed Relay Championship
Full details on Junior World Championships Selection are available here.
Full details on Commonwealth Youth Games Selection are available here.