Eleanor Patterson is off the 2015 World Championships after winning her third consecutive Australian Open High Jump title.
HIGH Jump sensation Eleanor Patterson has gained automatic selection for the 2015 World Championships in held in Beijing in August after winning her third consecutive Australian Open High Jump title in Brisbane over the weekend.
Competing proudly in her South Coast Athletics uniform Patterson cleared her opening height of 1.88m to take the lead in the Open Women’s High Jump event.
Only one other competitor, Queenslander Cassie Purdon cleared 1.88m and remained in the competition.
The bar was set to 1.91m and Patterson once again cleared on her first attempt and Purdon missed all three of her attempts.
Patterson was unsuccessful at her three attempts at the next height of 1.94, so had to be content with the National title and 1.91m score card.
Eleanor’s win and two previous performances of 1.94m and 1.96m have gained her automatic selection in the Australian team that will compete at the World Championships in Beijing on August 22 to 30.
Patterson and her coach David Green will prepare in Australia before heading to Japan in early August for a compulsory Australian Team camp.