Beaudesert girl off to state athletics titles

ON YOUR MARKS: Jimboomba girl and Beaudesert State School student Imogen Gee, 11, will compete at the State Primary School Athletics Championships on October 15 to 17.A BEAUDESERT athlete has earned her way toTownsville to compete at the Queensland State Primary Championships.
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Imogen Gee, 11, will facesome of the state’s best athletes at the track and field championships from October 15 to 17 at the Townsville Sports Reserve.

It was no mean feat for the the Beaudesert State School year sixstudentto make the state championships, just two years after she began running competitively.

To book her ticket to Townsville, Imogen finished first inher school athletics carnival 100m final, then finished second at the south coast district championships in the same event.

Imogen, who lives at Jimboomba,said it felt fantastic to come second in the district titles.

“I was shocked,” she said.

“It felt really good because the girl who came first was very professional, she trains a lot, so to come second was great.”

The talented 11-year-old has managed to excel despite no proper training, unlike some of her opponents who employ personal trainers and practice constantly.

Imogensaid she was excited aboutjetting off toTownsville alongside her father to compete against the state’s best.

“I’m really nervous, my dad has got me to train every day, lots of running and exercising,” she said.

“It will be my first trip to Townsville, I can’t wait. I’m confident I can do well but I’mpretty nervous.”

Imogen said she could not have done so well without the support of her family.

“They have all encouraged me and my dad has been out training me all the time, they have been really good for me,” she said.

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