Trio hope to roar at champs in Lion City

Southern Telegraph - - Sport - Ai­den Boy­ham

Three young ath­letes from Kwinana are set to rep­re­sent WA on the world stage at the 2018 In­ter­na­tional Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships in Sin­ga­pore in July.

Wel­lard’s Tiana Laing, 13, Ber­tram’s Bai­ley Artemis, 14, and Leda’s Mad­di­son Gray, 14, will jet off to the event look­ing to fly the Aus­tralian flag high. The trio, who all qual­i­fied for the event af­ter im­pres­sive per­for­mances at State cham­pi­onships ear­lier this year, will get the op­por­tu­nity to test their met­tle against ath­letes from across Asia.

Bai­ley and Mad­di­son will be com­pet­ing in the 1500m walk while Tiana will be tak­ing part in 400m, 800m and 1500m events.

All three ath­letes said their fo­cus for the event was to im­prove on their per­sonal bests, with Tiana in par­tic­u­lar keen to break a long­stand­ing time in the 800m.

“I haven’t hit my 800m per­sonal best for a while and that’s what my big­gest aim is for Sin­ga­pore,” she said.

Lo­cally, in sum­mer, Mad­di­son and Bai­ley com­pete at Bal­divis Lit­tle Ath­let­ics Cen­tre and Tiana races at Cock­burn Lit­tle Ath­let­ics.

Pic­ture: Ai­den Boy­ham

Photo avail­able at west­pix.com.au Mad­di­son Gray, 14, Bai­ley Artemis, 14 and Tiana Laing, 13, will rep­re­sent WA at the 2018 In­ter­na­tional Ath­let­ics Cham­pi­onships in Sin­ga­pore in July.

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