Cox heading to Down Under Games

The track competition is in Queensland, Australia.

Thomas Cox will be heading to Australia in July to compete in the Down Under Games. Submitted photo

Thomas Cox will be heading to Australia in July to compete in the Down Under Games. Submitted photo

White Rive track and field athlete Thomas Cox is preparing for a 10-day Australian summertime adventure.

The Hornet senior has been invited by Down Under Sports to represent Washington state on the 2019 track and field team. He will depart for Queensland, Australia, on July 7 and will compete for individual and team honors.

Cox, 18, was contacted by Down Under Sports after qualifying first for district competition and then for last season’s Class 2A state championships in the javelin. At White River, he also runs the 100 meters and in the 4×100 relay team.

Athletes are responsible for paying their way to Australia and are encouraged to turn to their communities for support. Cox is accepting donations; the link to his Down Under Sports account is

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