Thrower Hits New Mark at Major NSW Meet

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14 October 2008, By Vera Bertola

ANTONIO Inzitari's looming presence near the throwing net at an athletics meet is enough to make his competitors step aside.

But it’s not just the size of the 14-year-old, of Catherine Field, that keeps fellow throwers on the back foot.

The St Gregory’s College student also comes with a formidable reputation built on his growing talent over the last few years.

Inzitari is maintaining the Macarthur region’s tradition of producing quality throwers, his consistency and success marking him out as a future star.

His results at the recent NSW all-schools athletics championships earned him a place among the Macarthur Chronicle junior sports stars, and surprised even himself.

The teenager claimed the mantle as best 14-year-old in NSW in the hammer throw and discus, as well as second in the shot-put. Those achievements earned him qualification in the Pacific schools games in Canberra from November 30 to December 6.

The games will attract about 4000 school-aged athletes from around Australia and neighbouring countries.

Coached by local throws mentor David Prior, Inzitari smashed his discus personal best by three metres at NSW all-schools, a mighty achievement spurred on by a competitive field.

Mother Martes said Antonio was very proud of his results at the meet. “He’s always up there, but he did really well this time,” she said. “He usually throws about 52m in discus, this time it was over 55m.” She explained at this stage the teen preferred to throw in all three events. “He excels in discus but also does well in hammer.”