Colyer's busy athletics season about to get more hectic
A successful and busy time for Southland athlete Sam Colyer is about to get even busier.
The talented leaper is preparing to head to the United States at the start of April to compete in three events in as many weeks.
Colyer will contest the Arcadia Invitational, a national high school meet, the West Coast Relays and the Bryan Clay Invitational, all in the greater Los Angeles area.
It's been an exciting summer for the St Pauls club member, who followed his wins at New Zealand secondary schools championships with victory in both the long jump and triple jump at the New Zealand under 18 championships in early March.
In doing so the former Nick Willis Scholarship winner broke Southland records in both events.
Last weekend Colyer competed in the South Island secondary schools championships in Timaru, winning the long and triple jump titles, as well as placing third in the 100m.
Coming up on the horizon is a possible qualification for the Youth Olympics.
Colyer has been selected for the compulsory trial at the Oceania Polynesian Games being held in Vanuatu in May.
A top-two finish would see him qualify for the Youth Olympics in Argentina in October.