Jay Meaney to represent Australia at World Junior athletics titles

Ballina athlete Jay Meaney has been selected to represent Australia at the World Junior Championships in Spain in July after an outstanding performance at the Australian Junior Championships in Sydney from March 15-18.

Representing Queensland, 17-year-old Jay won two gold medals and a bronze.

He won the Under-18 400m in a personal-best time of 47.67 seconds.

Jay anchored the Under-20 Queensland 4x400m relay team which won gold and broke the meet record with a time of 3:14.81.

He finished third in the Under-18 200m.

Jay won selection in Australian team as a member of the 4x400m relay team for the World Junior Championships to be held in Barcelona in July.

The World Junior Championships are contested by Under-20 athletes, and, at 17 years of age, Jay will still be eligible for the next World Juniors to be held in 2014.

Jay is coached by former Australian Olympian Glynis Nunn-Cearns, who won the heptathlon at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.

His performance at the Nationals will qualify him to become a member of the Australian Under-19 talent squad.

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