Bronze at na­tion­als

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FOR the first time in

20 years, a St Ge­orge face was beam­ing at a ju­nior na­tional ath­let­ics tour­na­ment.

On Mon­day, Co­han Neven com­peted in the na­tional school sports un­der-12 track and field cham­pi­onship in Mel­bourne, tak­ing home the bronze for his 100m leg of a med­ley run.

He may be only 10 years old, but he’s given the town a lot to be proud of.

Co­han came sixth in his 800m heat, which he said was his favourite event to com­pete in.

Later that day he joined other Queens­land boys to par­tic­i­pate in a med­ley re­lay made up of 200m, 100m, 200m and 300m runs.

Co­han ran the 100m and his grand­mother, Joy Weather­all, said he was pleased with how he went.

“He said he was very happy to have par­tic­i­pated, that he had made new friends and that he wants to do it again next year.”

The na­tional cham­pi­onships cap off a suc­cess­ful year for Co­han, who has par­tic­i­pated in many com­pe­ti­tions along the way.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

WIN­NING: Co­han Neven has taken home bronze from the na­tional school sports cham­pi­onships.

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