Port Lincoln student in state cross country team

RUNNING FOR SA: Amelia Stevens with some of her awards from cross country running.

RUNNING FOR SA: Amelia Stevens with some of her awards from cross country running.

Port Lincoln Primary School student Amelia ‘Mim’ Stevens will have the chance to run for South Australia at the School Sport Australia Cross Country Championships in August.

Mim’s path to the championships began at the Lower Eyre Peninsula Championships at Pioneer Park on May 12 where she won her race.

She then moved on to the SAPSASA State Cross Country Championships at Oakbank on July 1 where she finished 8th out of 162 competitors in the under 12 girls race.

With this result Mim was invited to try out for the South Australian team in Adelaide and was successful in claiming one of the six spots.

Mim also had success at Tcharkuldu Rock after being invited into the year 7-9 girls race and finishing first.

Mim said she was excited to be running for South Australia at the championships in Hobart on August 11 and 14.

Port Lincoln Primary School physical education teacher Tyron George said it was a great achievement for Mim to make the team.

“It’s a proud moment for me as a teacher and the school as a whole,” he said.

Mr George said what Mim needed now was support from the community to help her get to Hobart.

“It’s a big commitment not only due to time and travelling but also the cost of flights to Adelaide and Hobart,” he said.

“Any businesses that want to help support Mim will be appreciated and we will thank them any way we can.”

Mim has already received some support with $50 from Sportscene, a $50 voucher from Lincoln Surf and new socks and a bag from Intersport.

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