Finest in the field chosen at Track and Field titles
SOME of Maryborough's top junior stars burned brighter than most at the Queensland Primary and Secondary Schools Track and Field titles in Townsville.
Hayley Nicolson, Kellie Davies and Anna Deakin all finished on the podium in the state titles, with 10-year-old Davies earning a gold medal.
Deakin won silver in javelin while Nicolson won bronze in discus.
The Tinana State School student bettered her discus personal best by four metres to claim the title.
Davies spoke to the Fraser Coast Chronicle after she won the shotput event at the Intercity Challenge at Maryborough on Sunday.
"It was good," Davies, who threw 30.13m to win by almost half a metre, said.
"I did a lot better than I thought I would.
"It was really exciting to be able to go."
Davies has trained with Maryborough Amateur Athletics Club for the "last five-to-six years", and while she's no stranger to other events has made her mark in discus.
She currently trains three times a week.
One of those days is on the track with her coach for sprint training, while the other two days are dedicated to discus and other field events.
Deakin and Nicolson will now prepare for the Australian All Schools Championships, which will be held at Melbourne's Albert Park from December 4-6.
Deakin threw 34.71m to finish second, just 29cm behind winner Lyvante Su'emai.
Nicolson threw 35.91m to claim bronze, as Darling Downs' Ellie Bowyer won with a 37.29m throw (Christina McLure threw 37.19m for second).