Taroom Speedsters hit their straps
MEGAN Howard and Eddie McCorley can run like the wind.
Both were age champions at the South West (SW) trials and both will compete in a variety of events, including sprints, at the Queensland State School championships.
Howard broke the 200m under-16 girls' 200m record, a feat she also did last year.
“You realise that all the effort and training you have put in starts to pay off,” she said.
Howard will take on the state's best in the 100m, 200m, 400m and long jump.
McCorley, in year seven, will compete in the 100m, 200m, discus, high jump and long jump.
“I did really well with my sprints, high jump and long jump,” he said.
The pair is aiming to make it into a final at the state championships but will have plenty of company form fellow Taroom students who have also made it to state: Emma Becker (400m, 200m 100m), Tegan Rose (100m), Jessica Radel (800m), Georgie Lamb (800m,100m), Emma Lamb (100m), Chelsea Rose (100m,200, long jump) and Hayden Lacey (shot put, discus, 200m), Ted Stuart (100m) and Ellie Radel (100m).
Taroom students have also had luck in the softball trials.