Coly’s Phoebe White leaped above the competition coming first in the triple jump and high jump at the state wide Region Four Little Athletics Championship.
Phoebe also competed in the under 17 girls 100 metre and 200 metre division sprints during the competition which was held over Saturday and Sunday at the West End Oval in Griffith.
Having been named Murrumbidgee Council’s Young Sportsperson of the Year for 2019, Phoebe said she enjoyed the tough competition brought by her interstate competitors.
Although strong winds were impacting her runs in the sprinting on Saturday, Phoebe said she was able to bring her a-game to the jumping contests on Sunday.
“I do dance with the Leeton Ballet School, I have done it since I was four,” Phoebe said.
"I definitely think all of the jumping around in ballet and the flexibility helps."
As a student of Coleambally Central School Phoebe was nominated for the council’s award also having been made the Sports person of the Year at her school in 2018.
Phoebe was the under 16 champion in swimming, athletics and cross country at Coleambally Central School.
She also competed at the Wagga Dance Festival taking out third place in lyrical opens, second place in demi character and fourth place in contemporary opens.
Phoebe said she was excited to be named Junior Sports Person of the Year and was not expecting to have received the title.
“Over Saturday and Sunday the Carnival was pretty chill everyone gets along quite well,” Phoebe said.
“Everyone does take it seriously but we also tell some jokes.
“There was definitely a lot of talented athletes especially from some of the bigger centers including Wollongong and around the coast."
In 2019 Phoebe said she is looking forward to competing in further state athletics.
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