Mighty mite up to No.5

By TONY WHITE

twhite@dailyexaminer.com.au

SOUTH Grafton 'mighty mite' Brodie Jones has pedalled his way to the 5th ranked BMX rider in Australia.

Competing in the 9-years division, the Clarence Valley BMX Club rider, finished 5th in the final at the Australian BMX Championships held at Wayville, South Australia.

"Brodie was rapt, stoked," his mother Tanya Jones said. "He did brilliant and powered harder in each race he contested."

It was eight-year-old Brodie's first attempt at the national championships after only taking up the sport in August, 2004.

After a win and a second in the pre title competition last Thursday, Brodie then had three second's which qualified him for the quarter finals.

Finishing second in his quarter final, Brodie then placed fourth in his semi final to qualify for the eight-man final.

"There were 43 riders in his division from all over Australia," Tanya Jones said.

"Brodie now gets to wear the 5A number plate throughout the year signifying his position in the Australian Championships."

Brodie returned home early this week and its back to school at South Grafton Primary. However, despite his great performance in Adelaide, Brodie is eagerly looking forward to his next challenge, the Pan Oceania Pacific Championships in Lake Macquarie next month.



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