Lo­cal run­ner’s go­ing places

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

ATH­LET­ICS: Abi­gail Driver is a lo­cal track and cross coun­try star.

Driver at­tends St Joseph’s Pri­mary in Gayn­dah and is 12 years old.

After prov­ing her­self as Wide Bay’s best un­der-12 cross coun­try run­ner, Driver com­peted at the state cham­pi­onships in Ma­roochy­dore in July.

She was the first Wide Bay run­ner home, com­plet­ing the 3km course in 12min 16sec.

Driver also com­peted in the 800m event at the Wide Bay ath­let­ics tri­als in Gympie in Au­gust, win­ning a close race in 2min 44sec.

Driver also won the 1500m race in 5min 44sec and was se­lected to rep­re­sent Wide Bay at the up­com­ing state cham­pi­onships in Cairns on Oc­to­ber 20 and 21.

Driver would like to thank the com­mu­nity and vol­un­teers for the sup­port she has re­ceived, in­clud­ing do­na­tions.

FI­NAN­CIAL SUP­PORTER: Narelle, from Bur­nett Back­pack­ers, with Abi­gail Driver.

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