Mia is just pure gold
MIA CUNNINGHAM is showing no signs of slowing down in her athletics career – far from it.
The 13-year-old former Granville State School student will have to get a bigger trophy cabinet soon judging by all the medals she keeps winning.
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, Cunningham has been in outstanding form of late.
She showed that after she produced an outstanding display in the annual day/night carnival at the Maryborough club, winning four gold medals and a silver.
On her way to winning gold, Cunningham broke the shot put and discus record, one that had stood since 1999.
She backed up that impressive performance by winning two more gold medals in the Queensland Secondary Schools Championships in Brisbane.
She won gold in discus with a personal best throw of 36.90m and gold in the shot put.
As a result of her golden form, Cunningham was named in the Queensland team to contest the Australian All Schools and Youth Athletics Championships in Hobart next month.
But Cunningham has just been kept busy in athletics this year.
She has also been selected in state teams for swimming, cross country, hockey and touch football.
Despite her hectic schedule, Cunningham said she was enjoying every minute of it.
“I’ve been training under four different coaches each week,” she said.
“I love the challenge and I am always keen to keep on improving,” the Wide Bay Queensland School Sport Future State Greats award winner from last year said.