Sisters of success

Sisters Ashleigh, 13, Maddie, 9, and Rebekah, 12 cleaned up in the prize pool at the Warwick East State School cross country.
Sisters Ashleigh, 13, Maddie, 9, and Rebekah, 12 cleaned up in the prize pool at the Warwick East State School cross country. Linden Morris

ENDURANCE must run in the family because this sister act went home with their hands full of medals and ribbons after Warwick East State School held its annual cross country yesterday.

In a race that tests stamina and mental strength, these girls proved to be tough competitors.

Ashleigh, Rebekah and Maddie Browne said the secret to their success was training and remaining focused during the run.

"We run and train together to keep each other motivated," Ashleigh said.

"We have been training in the mornings before school," Rebekah said.

"Our parents also encourage us to keep active and do a lot of sport."

Youngest of the three Maddie said this was her first cross country.

"I have only been running for one term and am excited to finally be able to run and win," she said.

Physical education teacher Trevor Nelson said he was pleased with the level of participation.

"When we get 92% of those possible running that is classified as a great response," Mr Nelson said.

"The serious competitors started training at the beginning of March where we offered before-class training five days a week for eight weeks.

"An enormous effort was also put in by the house captains, who encouraged their house mates, organised war cry practices and set great examples for the younger kids."

Final overall placings were Quinn house in third place with 122 points, Harwood house in second place with 152 points and Garland house in first place with 156 points.

Topics:  cross country, warwick east state school



Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
Investment or First Home... $229,000
House 3 1 1
Step Inside - Surprise! $225,000
House 3 1 2
Original Radford... $175,000
House 2 1 1
Magnificent Homesite $129,500
Residential Land 0 0

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Warwick jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
GENERAL MANAGER ... Gladstone Full Time $120 - $150
SHORT ORDER COOK Warwick Casual
Senior Stockperson Clifton Full Time
Diocese Of Toowoomba... Toowoomba Full Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Job Listings

Search for your next job now.
Learn More

Baby of the Year...

Baby Competition 2014
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Search for a property online right now.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Virgo

If you have been trying to kick an old habit, your resolve will be much stronger now. Overcoming this problem will also put more cash in your...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save