Phoebe Edwards saves her best for last at Australian champs

Another Australian title and three personal bests for Phoebe Edwards at the Australian junior championships in Sydney.

The Wellington East athlete won gold in the under-18 high jump, after winning the under-17 title a year earlier, and also finished fourth in the under-18 long jump.

Edwards had to clear a career-high 1.79m, 2cm above the qualifying standard for the world youth championships, to win the high jump, with the two other medallists making 1.77m.

It was the second time Edwards had achieved the world youth mark, after clearing 1.77m last month. She also demonstrated in Sydney that she can perform under pressure, clearing 1.77m and 1.79m at her final attempt.

It was more of the same in the long jump, when Edwards recorded 5.72m, easily her best of the competition, and a PB, in her final jump.

She also set a PB of 14.08 seconds in a heat of the 100m hurdles.

Edwards will return to Australia at the end of the month to compete at the Australian combined events championships in Brisbane, in an attempt to qualify for the world youth heptathlon.

Meanwhile, the Wellington regional championships are at Newtown Park today.