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Nathalie blitzes field to be voted Junior Sportsperson

JUST as she did in the NSW CHS Athletics Championships, Nathalie Avery blitzed the field to be voted the Jetts Fitness Junior Sportsperson of the Month for September.

The South Grafton High student was nominated for her outstanding win in the 12yr girls' 100m at Sydney Olympic Park last month. She is now preparing for NSW All Schools this Friday and Saturday, when she will compete in 100m and 200m.

Nathalie's training has included use of a high- quality track surface in Melbourne during a family visit to Melbourne and she is hopeful of improving on her personal best time of 13.22s in the 100m.

"I'm hoping to make it to the finals and after that we'll see if I can get a place," Nathalie said.

"I want to get into a 13.05. The winning time last year was 12.97 and that's insane.

"I want to focus on my endings. I'm pretty good at the start, but I gradually get more tired and my form starts to go everywhere."

The 12-year-old Brooms Head resident is coached by her father and grandfather, Mark and Des Avery, and at Lower Fisher Park twice a week by Kerry Godwin.

She joins cricketers Carly Leeson and Amy Riddell, Clarence Valley BMX riders Stacey Brown and Tahlia Marsh and squash player Laura Moloney as the contenders for 2015 Clarence Valley Junior Female Sportsperson of the Year.



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