Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Hard Work Pays off; Athlete Credits Stringentregime with Silver Medal

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Hard Work Pays off; Athlete Credits Stringentregime with Silver Medal

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Erin Smith

Reporter

ATHLETICS: Warwick athlete Emily Bass is crediting her silver performance at the Australian All Schools Athletics Championships to a longer and tougher training season this year.

The Scots PGC College student returned home from the event, held in Townsville, with a personal best and a silver medal in the under16s 200m hurdles event.

Emily was competing as a member of the Queensland team.

"I was so happy with my result, I was not expecting to do that well at all," she said.

"I made it through last year and came seventh so this is a big improvement.

"This year I started training earlier in the year than I did the year before; it was a big help."

The Townsville heat added to the challenge of the race.

"Hurdles are a technical sport," Emily said.

"Anything can happen in a race.

"The leader of the 200m race did it in 28 seconds, she was really quick."

Emily finished not far behind with a time of 29. …

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