Athlete keen to reach new heights

The Year 12 student was the only WA athlete selected out of 23 from around Australia, and will be competing for the long jump title against the best in the world.

The budding athlete is no stranger to the podium, having recently won at the Australian Junior Nationals, saying she had loved high jump ever since she started Little Athletics.

�I am so excited to know that I will be competing amongst the top girls in the world and being selected into these championships places me in the top eight in the world for my age group,� she said.

�Going into junior nationals, there was an enormous amount of pressure because my dream for the last two years had been to make the world youth team, but I never thought I would get there.

�Looking back on Nationals now, I am so proud of how I kept myself together and believed in myself because not once in the competition did I doubt myself or my ability and I think this positive, can-do attitude was what got me through.

�It�s the most surreal moment when you get a personal best. To know that all your hard work pays off is honestly the most amazing feeling and I can feel my whole body shake with excitement.�

The World Youth Championships are in Colombia from July 15-19.