Amelia Wilson may be small but this pocket rocket has shown she has plenty of heart.
The 10-year-old has earned her place in the Little Athletics NSW State Track and Field Championships for the under-11s 1500m and 800m where she will head to Sydney in March.
In her 1500m run at the State Qualifiers in Tamworth on the weekend Amelia was trailing in second place for three quarters of the race before bursting home in the final stretch to take out first place.
She not only ran a personal best in the race but also took out a regional record with a time of 5:28.26. In the 800m Amelia placed second.
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"It was very hot in Tamworth on the weekend, I raced in the 1500m and took out first place, which I was surprised about," Amelia said.
"I just kept telling myself during the races 'I can do this, don't give up'.
"Now I'm very excited to race in Sydney."
Wilton Townsend placed third for the under-12s 1500m at the same meet where he knocked 20 seconds off his personal best time.
In the 800m, he was tripped but got back up, maintained his position of fourth and took three seconds off his personal best time.
Meanwhile Mason Calhoun who also competed in the same events smashed his personal best time taking off five seconds and 11 seconds, respectively for the 400m and 800m. He placed fifth in both events.
The boys are waiting to hear if their time is enough to qualify for the State Championships. The trio train together with coach Wayne Brien.
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