Two­some set for triathlon

Wanneroo Times - - Sport -

DUNCRAIG stu­dents Jade Bai­ley and Rachael Ed­wards are set to take on the na­tion’s best school triath­letes this week.

The Year 11 St Stephen’s School stu­dents have been se­lected in the WA team to com­pete at the Aus­tralian School Sport Na­tional Cham­pi­onships in NSW from to­day un­til Fri­day.

“The com­pe­ti­tion was tight get­ting into the team,” Jade said.

“I was for­tu­nate enough to se­cure a spot af­ter six years of training and ded­i­ca­tion.

“I’m very ex­cited to travel to NSW for the first time to com­pete at an elite level with triath­letes from all over Aus­tralia.”

Rachael, who is com­pet­ing in the cham­pi­onships for the third time, said she was thrilled to be cho­sen and was de­ter­mined to per­form strongly.

“The com­pe­ti­tion only comes around once a year, so it is a real priv­i­lege to be se­lected in the WA team for 2017,” she said.

“I’m hop­ing to beat my pre­vi­ous record of sev­enth place.”

Both Rachael and Jade aim to con­tinue racing com­pet­i­tively un­til grad­u­a­tion, with hopes to make it into the ITU World Triathlon Cham­pi­onships.

Jade Bai­ley and Rachel Ed­wards are ready to take on the na­tion’s best.

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