Home Hill News

National success for young athlete

A YOUNG Home Hill athlete has successfully competed in the recent Australian Athletics National Champion- ships, gaining a third placing in Australia in an under-17 Shotput event against some of the best young athletes from around the nation.

Bella Linton (pictured with her medal) travelled to Sydney for the Championships and, competing in the unfamiliar wet, windy and cold conditions not normally faced by a North Queenslander, she finished with a distance of 13.84 metres, which gained her the bronze medal.

Bella has hopes of being selected in the Regional Australian team to compete at The Oceania Athletics Championships, which is the pinnacle event within the Oceania Area for athletics.

That event will see the best athletes heading to Mackay to compete from June 7 to 11, 2022.