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Tully athletes perform well at the Queensland School Cross-Country State Championships

13/August/2021
Isabelle Matthews, Elissa Quagliata, and Madeleine Jenkins, who competed in the Queensland School Sport Cross-Country Championships in Ipswich.

LAST month, three Tully athletes competed in the Queensland Schools’ 10 – 19 years Cross-Country Championships held at Limestone Park, Ipswich.

Isabelle Matthews from Tully State School participated in the Girls’ 10 years 2kms run, Madeleine Jenkins from St Clare’s Catholic School, Tully, in the 11 years Girls’ 3kms run, and Elissa Quagliata from Tully State High School in the Girls’ 18 – 19 years 6kms run.

Although all three girls ran extremely well on a very hilly course against tough competition, they were unable to make placings.

The girls competed in their individual events on Sunday, and then on Monday participated in a team relay, which consisted of five team members who each ran 1.5kms.

To represent the Peninsula region, the trio won their respective Cassowary Coast cross-country events.

The three then went on to represent the Cassowary Coast District at the Peninsula Cross-Country Championships, where Matthews finished in fifth place (Girls 10 years), Jenkins placed second in (Girls 11 years), and Quagliata finished in sixth place (Girls 18/19 years).

All three girls gave their best and did themselves and their region proud, whilst enjoying the experience. 

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