Youngster Clocks Up Fastest Ever Speed Recorded On A Pitch For Ulster
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Ulster prodigy Aaron Sexton may still be only just 17-years-young, but the devastating speedster is already make waves in Irish Rugby with some incredible performances.
Sexton is still in school at Bangor Grammar, but has already made his senior debut for the northern province. He’s been on duty for Ulster A in the Celtic Cup this season, and has been banging tries in for fun (seven in six games).
He’s also smashed Ulster’s record for fasted speed ever recorded by a player in a match. The province revealed on Twitter that the sprinter clocked a top speed of 10.5m/s (37.8km/h) in the Celtic Cup game versus Cardiff.
7️⃣ – Aaron Sexton touched down for 7 tries in the 6 #CelticCup games.
🔟.5️⃣ – He clocked 10.5m/s (37.8km/h) in the game versus Cardiff, the fastest speed ever recorded by an Ulster player in a match.
— Ulster Rugby (@UlsterRugby) October 15, 2018
Compare that to the four fastest speeds recorded by Irish players back in 2017, and Sexton ranks at the top. What’s crazy is none of these speeds were recorded in a match, but instead in sessions built to see what maximum speed a player can reach.
Barry Daly (Leinster) – 10.5 metres per second.
Rory Scholes (Connacht) – 10.0 m.p.s
Jacob Stockdale (Ulster) – 9.97 m.p.s
Simon Zebo (Munster) – 9.85 m.p.s
Sexton also competed in the Junior World Athletics Championship in Poland back in July, when he broke his own 200m Northern Irish record with a time of 21.06 seconds in his heat.
Aaron Sexton. Remember the name.