Co­han sprints for a bronze

St Ge­orge’s young run­ner bagged medal in Mel­bourne

Western Times - - BEST OF THE WEST - Ellen Ransley [email protected]­ern­

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.

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