Marlin Coast athletes, Poppy Boltz and Grace Duffy, have enjoyed a stella off-season with the girls joining the nation’s best juniors at the 5th Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney, March 12-15, 2014.
The girls qualified for the championships after quality performances at the Queensland Junior Athletics Championships earlier this year in Brisbane.
For both Grace, aged 14, and Poppy, aged 13, it was their first national athletics championships.
Grace performed with credit, gaining personal best performances in both the 200m (26.50 in the semi-final, 10th overall) and 400m (59.40 placing 11th overall).
Poppy ran well and recorded a 24th placing in the 800m with a time of 2.26.39.
We look forward to following their improvement and performances over coming years.