Sarah ready for her next hurdle



ROCKHAMPTON'S Sarah Busby is throwing her weight behind any athletics hurdles that present themselves.

Sarah, 15, will join the Capricornia region contingent at the Australian All Schools and Youth Athletics Championships starting in Sydney tomorrow.

The Cathedral College student will contest the 200m hurdles and in a bid to gain that extra edge, has started training with Rockhampton's own fitness machine, Larry McDonald.

Training once a week for one hour, Sarah's main aim was to build her strength and size.

"I've become stronger in the upper body,'' Sarah said.

This is the last year Sarah will be able to contest the 200m hurdles, with this event only eligible for athletes up to 15 years.

The 100m sprint and 100m hurdles are the future for Sarah, who first started athletics as a nine-year-old with the CQ Athletics Club in Rockhampton.

Hurdles entered the picture two years later.

"It was hard learning the technique, and just getting over them,'' Sarah said.

Also representing the region are: Jamie Keehn, Tim Hindmarsh, Grant Donaldson, Ian Kennedy, William Hinrichsen (RGS), Daniel McLean, Brian McLeod (Emmaus), Joe Collins-Soo (TCC), Jane Merry (North Rockhampton), Thomas McGuire (Chanel), Dean Searles (Barcaldine) and Jacinta Faint (Distance Education).



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