Cunningham throws her way to gold

MIA CUNNINGHAM showed no signs of being nervous in Tasmania – far from it.

The 13-year-old former Granville State School student was in outstanding form on her debut for Queensland in the Australian All Schools and Youth Athletics Championships in Hobart.

Cunningham, who is still a member of the Maryborough Amateur Athletics Club despite living in Brisbane where she is now on a sports scholarship at Moreton Bay College, won two gold medals and one bronze.

She won her gold medals in style.

A personal best throw of 42.66m secured gold in the javelin while a new Queensland record of 12.80m won the shot put gold.

Her throw of 35.98m won her bronze in the discus.

Not suprisingly, Cunningham said she was pleased with her performances.

“This was my first nationals at a secondary school level so to win two gold and a bronze feels amazing,” she said.

After the nationals, Cunningham, who has also been selected in state teams for swimming, cross country, hockey and touch football this year, did her best to try and help her school win the National Schools Knockout Team Championships in Melbourne Olympic Park.

Cunningham won the discus but it wasn’t enough to help Moreton Bay College win gold.

They won silver narrowly missing gold by two points.



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