Andres was born in Colombia in a small town near the city of Cali in 2008. He was adopted at the age of 6-months old by an Australian family and raised in Sydney, Australia.
Andres started Little Athletics in 2014 at the age of 5, joining Northern Suburbs Little Athletics Centre (NSLAC) in Sydney. He quickly showed talent in sprinting and was a decent thrower and jumper as well.
Andres qualified for his first Little Athletics State Championships in U9 in 2018 and then again in U12 in 2020, although that event was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Since 2021, Andres has competed at every State Championship, winning 3 gold medals, 4 silver medals and a bronze medal.
Andres was selected in the U13 NSW State Team to compete at the 2021 Australian Little Athletics Championships in Melbourne in April 2021 – but unfortunately the event was cancelled due to COVID-19.
In October 2022, Andres was invited to attend the Little Athletics Australia National Training Camp held at the Gold Coast Performance Centre.
Andres was awarded NSLAC club champion for the 2020-21 (U13) and 2021-22 (U14) seasons.
In January 2021, Andres began competing in Athletics NSW events – initially with the goal of helping him with his preparation for Little Athletics State Championships. He joined the UTS Norths athletics club in Sydney.
When his first two runs in the 100m and 200m at the Hunter Track Challenge in Newcastle produced national qualifying times, he also decided to compete at the 2021 Athletics NSW Junior State Championships, winning the U14 90m hurdles (76.2cm), taking the bronze medal in the U14 100m sprint and being selected for the NSW U14 4x100m relay team.
In his three appearances at the ANSW Junior State Championships since 2021, Andres has won 3 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 1 bronze medal.
Andres also competed at the 2021 and 2022 All Schools Championships, winning 1 gold medal, 3 silver medals, and 1 bronze medal.
In April 2021, Andres competed in his first national competition – the 2021 Australian Track & Field Championships at Sydney Olympic Park where he represented New South Wales, winning gold in the U14 4x100m relay and bronze in the U14 90m hurdles.
In 2023, Andres competed at Nationals in Brisbane, winning the hurdles double – gold in the U16 100m hurdles and the U16 200m hurdles.
You can see a full list of Andres’s achievements here: Achievements
Andres is coached by Andy Burton.
About this site
This website aims to document Andres’s athletics career – the primary goal is to have a single point to collate all of the statistics, photos and videos of Andres competing.
The intended audience is Andres’s family and friends and the site is maintained by his father – Simon Hampel.