Outstanding results at state championships

Athletes Shane Chapman, Meghan Nolan, Emma Holzwart, Troy Graham and Jessica Marks.
Athletes Shane Chapman, Meghan Nolan, Emma Holzwart, Troy Graham and Jessica Marks.

STATE championships are not for the faint of heart but one determined team from the Emerald and District Athletics Club made sure their Central Highlands colours were seen, when they hit the track in Brisbane earlier this year for the Secondary Schools Queensland State Trials.

The team consisted of:

Meghan Nolan - Meghan competed in the women's 17 years javelin coming 11th in Queensland. Meghan, who has been a member of our club for many years, has worked hard to make it to this level.

Jessica Marks - Jessica competed in the women's 15 years shot-put achieving 15th in the state, then in discus throwing 25.72m.

Jessica travels from Clermont each week to compete with the club and many kilometres to other centres to compete.

India McCoy - India competed in the women's 16 years triple jump coming third in the state; long jump coming fifth; and 100m hurdles coming seventh in the state final.

Two years ago India was awarded a scholarship to attend Brisbane State School and now trains under Eric Brown Level 5 Athletics coach.

Emma Holzwart - Emma competed in the women's 16 years long jump coming 10th in Queensland jumping 4.87m; and in triple jump coming seventh in the state jumping 10.83m.

Shane Chapman - Shane competed in the men's 15 years high jump tying third clearing a high of 1.86m.

He also came 13th in triple jump with a distance of 11.57m.

This year he achieved a personal best of 1.85m at Longreach performing a further personal best at state.

Troy Graham - Troy competed in the men's 14 years javelin coming 13th with a throw of 37.76m.

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