Teen Ruby smashes records with the javelin

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Junior javelin record holder Ruby Mosen-Lowe with her medals and ACC athletics certificate.
Camera IconJunior javelin record holder Ruby Mosen-Lowe with her medals and ACC athletics certificate.

Fourteen-year-old Busselton athlete Ruby Mosen-Lowe broke two javelin records last week, including the Country Little Athletics under-14 javelin record in Albany.

Her throw of 31.28m was a personal best by more than 4m and beat the previous record by 70cm.

It was enough to win the event, while Ruby also won gold in discus, silver in shot put and bronze in the 300m hurdles.

“I thought I performed really well on the day but I was shocked by how far I threw,” Ruby said.

“It was a really good event, with supportive athletes and a supportive community,” she said.

Ruby’s achievement means that she receives an automatic nomination for the shot put, discus and javelin for the Little Athletics State Championships from March 8-10 in Perth.

The young star then went on to break the Bunbury Little Athletics Club record for the under-15 girls’ javelin last Friday with a throw of 28.28m.

Last year, Ruby was selected for the ACC All Star Team for her achievement in the under-14 discus after she threw a personal best of 27.78m representing Georgiana Molloy Anglican School.

“I’m hoping to go to the Olympics one day,” she said.

Ruby’s mother Linda Mosen-Lowe said her daughter had trained really hard for her suc-cess.

“It’s a huge confidence boost for her,” Mrs Mosen-Lowe said.

“It was a great event with a very positive family atmosphere and well organised by the regional clubs.”

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