Kyabram athlete Emily Lawson has qualified to run in the World Junior Athletics Championships.March 19, 2014 4:58am
Kyabram's Emily Lawson took the Australian Junior Athletics Championships by storm and is now setting her sights on the World Junior Championships in the United States.
Kyabram athlete Emily Lawson has qualified for the World Junior Athletics Championship in the United States in July.
Emily, 17, won the gold medal in the under-20 200
In the 200
Her times in the 400
Her heat time was 55.30, but finishing second in the final, after a stunning first 300
‘‘It rained and conditions in the final were tougher than in the heat, so I was really pleased with my time. The girl who won the 400
‘‘I was chatting to my coach Peter Barrett from Bendigo, whose family lives in Kyabram, about my race plan and I guess somehow we got the result we wanted.’’
Since returning from Sydney, Emily has had to choose which of the two events she wants to run in at the World Junior Championships, even though her performances last week qualified her for both.
For full story see this week’s print edition of the Free Press.
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