Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Sprinter's Rise to State Medal Chance

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Sprinter's Rise to State Medal Chance

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Surf sports: A beach sprinting star will have one eye on the podium and the other on state glory when she tackles the Far North Coast (FNC) Branch Open Championships in Byron Bay tomorrow.

What started as a hope of making a final at state level after stepping into opens' age for the first time in 2017, Cabarita Surf Life Saving Club beach athlete Claudia Crawford has reassessed her goals.

Coming off first placings in under-17s beach sprints and flags, and a first place in open female beach sprints at the recent SLSNSW Country Championships, Crawford, 16, has found the confidence for an assault on state level competition.

"Making a final would be amazing, but the ultimate goal is to place," Crawford said.

"This is the first time I'm going in confident, not cocky, but my training and everything leading up to the competition has been good."

Crawford trains up to six days a week and coach Gavin Marshall has seen sharp improvement in his young charge over the last six months. …

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