Hard work pay­ing off

Central and North Burnett Times - - LOCAL SPORT -

SEVEN Monto State High School and three Bur­nett State Col­lege students have been se­lected to rep­re­sent Wide Bay in the Queens­land State Sec­ondary Schools Track and Field Ti­tles in Bris­bane.

The students are feel­ing con­fi­dent ahead of the com­pe­ti­tion on Oc­to­ber 25-28.

Stan­ley Grubb of Monto State High said he and his team-mates knew how they made this step to rep­re­sen­ta­tive sport.

“Along with nat­u­ral abil­ity you re­ally need to do the hard yards,” he said.

The con­tin­gent from Monto High is Malitha Cooper (long jump), Tyson Cur­tis (javelin, triple jump), Cassie Dor­ries (shot put), Stan­ley Grubb (5000m), Tia Netz (high jump), Ains­ley Poin­ton (javelin) and Tay­lah Steger (dis­cus).

The students from Bur­nett State Col­lege are Kyle Crofts (shot­put, dis­cus and high jump), Rachael Dun­can (dis­cus) and Kate O’Brien (1500m).

ABOVE RIGHT, STATE ATH­LET­ICS: From left; Kate O’Brien, Kyle Crofts and Rachael Dun­can.

Pho­tos: Ge­orge Smith

RIGHT, MONTO CHAMPS: Monto State High School’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives at the Queens­land State Sec­ondary Schools Track and Field ti­tles, Back; Tay­lah Steger (dis­cus), Stan­ley Grubb (5000m), Tyson Cur­tis (javelin, triple jump) Front; Tia Netz (high jump), Malitha Cooper (long jump), Cassie Dor­ries (shot put), Ainslie Poin­ton (javelin).

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