BROTHERS IMPRESS AT STATE
ATHLETICS: With his infectious attitude and bounding energy, 10-year-old Alex Waterworth is a natural on the track.
The youngster has just returned from his first ever representative run and placed in the top 15 in Queensland. Alex, his brother Jordan, and Stanthorpe State High under 16s division runner Jack Clark all took part in the recent Queensland School Sport Cross Country State Championships on the Sunshine Coast.
“I came 14th in the state out of 66,” he says proudly.
“I was aiming for top six though.”
Mum Marina says the family couldn’t be more chuffed.
“We were blown away,” she said.
“Really, really good. Very impressed by their achievement at that level.”
Older brother Jordan placed 25th, and while not the best position he’s ever finished in, it was the quickest he’s ever run as he set a personal best.
“The guy that won it was only like 30 seconds in front of me,” Jordan said.
“The competition was way different (to what I’m used to). It’s very competitive and full on.
You’d think with a distance run it’s all about pacing yourself, but you’d be wrong.
“It’s a sprint the whole way. You have to,” Jordan said.
Jack finished 43rd out of more than 50 runners in a time of 23.41 minutes over six kilometres.