Cohan sprints for a bronze
St George’s young runner bagged medal in Melbourne
FOR THE first time in 20 years, a St George face was beaming at a junior national athletics tournament.
On Monday, Cohan Nevin 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 only be 10-years-old, but he’s given the town a lot to be proud of.
Grandmother Joy Weatherall said she was over the moon with how Cohan had run.
“He was a bit nervous on the day, but he did really well,” she said.
Cohan came in sixth in his 800 metre heat, which he said was his favourite event to compete in.
Later in the day he joined forces with other boys from around Queensland to participate in a medley relay run made up of a 200m, 100m, 200m and a 300m.
Cohan ran the 100m, and Ms Weatherall said her grandson was very happy 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.”
Cohan Neven at the School Sports Championships.