Paige takes home sil­ver at na­tion­als

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Classies -

Lo­cal ju­nior ath­let­ics star Paige Duffy per­formed well at the Ath­let­ics Aus­tralia Na­tional Ju­nior and Para Cham­pi­onships in Syd­ney re­cently.

Paige com­peted in three events, tak­ing out sil­ver in the Un­der 14s high jump with a per­sonal best ef­fort of 1.55m, fifth in the un­der 14s triple jump with a jump of 10.33m and twelfth in the un­der 14s 80m hur­dles.

Paige’s Lit­tle Ath­let­ics coach in Al­bury Greg Simp­son said it was amaz­ing that Paige was reach­ing the heights she is so far.

“To go to na­tion­als in three events is a great achieve­ment but to do it with a year left in un­der 14s is ex­cep­tional,” Greg said.

Paige’s Fa­ther Chris also said he couldn’t be prouder of how Paige was pro­gress­ing.

“We’re trav­el­ling around a lot for her to train and com­pete so to see her go­ing so well is fan­tas­tic,” Chris said.

“I am so proud of her with the amount of work and ef­fort she is putting in and get­ting the re­sults she is, it’s just the cherry on the cake.

“We would also like to thank the Yar­ra­wonga God­fa­thers for do­nat­ing some money to sup­port her costs to­wards com­pet­ing at the Aus­tralian Na­tional Cham­pi­onships.”

Paige Duffy with her sil­ver medal af­ter com­ing sec­ond in the un­der 14s high jump.

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