Ferguson claims national bronze

NORTH Launceston's Getasew Ferguson has added to Tasmania's medal haul at the national junior championships. The under-16 runner, who is taking on five middle distance events at Sydney Olympic Park, secured a bronze medal in the 1500-metres.

Ferguson clocked 4:15.28 to claim a podium finish by just 0.4 of a second. He is also scheduled to run the 800m, 3000m, 2000m and steeplechase.

North-West athlete Deon Kenzie narrowly missed a medal when he finished fourth in the under-20 400m ambulant para.

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