It was a near perfect night last week in Dieppe for the Athletic New Brunswick’s Throwspalooza. Meet final result – 71.85 metres.
Second meet of the season. Cold, wet, rainy! Threw for 71.10 metres.
JONES’ THROW TOPS 70 METRES
Saint John’s champion javelin thrower, Caleb Jones, started the 2013 competitive season with an impressive throw of 70.66 metres. Jones called his distance, at the Athletics South East Spring Open in Dieppe on Saturday, a “solid start”. Jones was sidelined for most of the 2012 season with an injured elbow. His next meet is on Victoria Day Monday in the Saint John Track Club Spring Open at UNBSJ field.
At the National Training Centre in Clermont
A special thank you to Wayne Dryer and Thera-ped for their ongoing support and sponsorship of my training activities. Wayne has generously been helping me with customized adaptations to my javelin cleats to better withstand the extreme conditions of practice and competition.
Javelin thrower Caleb Jones competed in his first track meet of the 2012 season at the Atlantic Championships held last weekend in Moncton. Jones has been recovering from an elbow injury since the spring. His throw of 69.78 metres was short of his personal best of 73.25 metres, however this after-injury performance places Jones in an excellent position for next year’s national and international track season.
Jones is a 21-year-old carded athlete with Athletics Canada and is a member of the Rio 2016 Olympic Development Team. A Saint John native, Jones returned to New Brunswick to train with Dr. Earl Church of Shediac after two years at the National Throws Centre in Lethbridge, Alberta.