Above: Jaylah Hancock-Cameron announced as a Austrlian Team member to the Youth Olympics 2018 in Argentina Today Broulee's Jaylah Hancock-Cameron was announced as a member of the Australian team to travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina in October 2018 to compete in her 1500 mtr speciality as well as her newest passion, the cross country event Buenos Aires 2018, held in just 57 days time, will be the scenario for 32 sports and 36 disciplines. It will be the debut of karate, sport climbing, breaking, roller speed skating, futsal, kiteboarding, beach handball and BMX freestyle.There will be 286 high adrenaline sport sessions and 1250 medals will be awarded The logistics of the track events will see Jaylah competing in her 1500m as a single event and then along side all the long distance athletes, competing in a cross country race. Jaylah's remarkable recent accomplishments in cross country will put her in good stead for this event and her ascension in the 1500m will see her as one to watch on the world scene. The many supporters of Jaylah who have watched her commitment and dedication to her sport and followed her rapid ascension on the Australalia/Oceania stage are delighted today at hearing this very exciting news. "Jaylah is such a worthy athlete to be given the opportunity to run and compete for her country, as well as the Eurobodalla" is a justifiable echo agreed by the many who have followed her career. Last Friday Jaylah ran her first 1500 for the 2018 season.. and it was FAST In strong winds Jaylah ran a super fast 4.27.01 at her regional school athletics competition breaking the record by 3 seconds held by Sally Fitzgibbons. Coach, Andae Kalemusic, said "We definitely did not expect this as we were still focused on cross country training .Over the last year Jaylah has broken many meet records in the 1500 and 800m events. They include NSW CHS 800m 15 years, Australian junior 1500m meet record under 18's , Oceania Championships Meet record 1500m under 18's and now two South Coast school records in 1500m Jaylah's mum, Leanne is over the moon with the announcement while Jaylah, in her typical modest style cracks a wry smile at the realisation she is on her way to Argentina to race against the world. Mum Leanne extends her thanks to coach Andae, to Jaylahs' Limitless Track Team, to Bankstown Sport, Moruya Rotary, Tim Dalrymple at Sportfirst in Moruya, sponsor Huck Nutrition and the generosity of the local community for their support and encouragement of Jaylah over the last couple of years. "I'm a proud Mumma bear wishing not only Jaylah, but the athlete's from all sports representing the Green and Gold, all the very best, Wow who would of thought". We all did Leanne. Congratulations to Jaylah on her selection. Very well deserved
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Five bound for Buenos Aires Authors: David Tarbotton & Ron Bendall -Saturday, 11 August 2018
NSW has secured a strong representation in the Australian team selections for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games with five athletes named this week to the team. The Games, for under-18 athletes, are held in Buenos Aires in October and are the third edition of the event first held in Singapore in 2010.
Three distance runners, Jaylah Hancock-Cameron (1500m), Anthony Vlatko (800m) and Luke Young (1500m) are on the team and joined by discus thrower Sally Shokry and sprinter Keegan Bell (400m).
Hancock-Cameron probably more an 800m runner than 1500m a year or so ago, faced the challenge of overcoming Commonwealth Games 800m representative Keely Small for selection. Thankfully for her prospects her 1500m under coach-Andae Kalemusic strengthened last summer putting her in a position for selection in either event. In December her 1500m PB was 4:32, but within four months she had cut it to an extraordinary 4:19.21, winning the national under-18 title, one of the team trials by three seconds. She has been preparing well this winter for her international debut with a series of cross country races, defeating Small on occasions