Amy Brice with her medals from the National Primary School Sports Competition
AMY BRICE SETS AUSTRALIAN MULTI RECORD AT NATIONALS
Ten year old Amy Brice, a Year 5 student at Good Shepherd Lutheran College, has just set a national record in the multi-event at the School Sport Australia National Track & Field Championships held in Adelaide between 23 – 27 November.
The multi-event is a combined event consisting of a 100 metre sprint, shot put, long jump and 800 metre run; with points given for each part of the event and the competitor with the highest total number of points wins.
The School Sport Australia National Track & Field Championships brings together 10 – 12 year old state finalist competitors from around Australia, and this saw Amy competing along-side around 100 of her peers in the 10 year olds category.
Aside from her national record in the multi-event, Amy also placed third in discus and second as part of the 4 x 100 metre relay team.
A member of Little Athletics Noosa since she was five, Amy just loves track and field and would one day love to represent Australia at the Olympics.
“It has always been a dream of mine to make it to the Olympics as it is the greatest sporting event in the world,” says Amy.
Amy’s weekly training schedule consists of two nights training and one night’s competition, but it is no doubt that it is a combination of her natural talent and commitment to her sport which has seen her become such a wonderful athlete at such a young age.
With the benefit of two dedicated and experienced coaches - Noosa Little Athletics Coach and local, Mick Hooper, trains Amy for track and field and her father, Ash Brice, coaches her for the throwing events (which include discus and shot put) – there is no doubt Amy will one day achieve her Olympic dream.
Mr Brice says, “Amy is always enthusiastic and never has to be pushed to train; Athletics is her passion and I am really proud of her.”
But it is not just Amy’s abilities on the field which make her such a great athlete of the future.
According to Amy’s Year 5 teacher at Good Shepherd, Mr Tim Lambert, Amy is also an excellent student and class member.
“Amy is a fantastic student and a great role model to all in her school and class. She balances very well her academic and sporting life; her grades are at the very highest level.
“She is also a great friend and is very modest about her achievements; she will be a great ambassador for the sport of Athletics and Queensland in the future,” says Mr Lambert.