HORSHAM College student Anna Bush is an athlete on the rise.
The 14-year-old dominated the School Sport Victoria Greater Western region track and field championship in Ballarat on Monday last week.
She won gold medals in all five of her events – 100 metres, 200 metres, long jump, triple jump and hurdles – to win the Helen Pascoe Perpetual Shield for the overall girls champion.
“I didn’t expect to do well in all five events,” she said.
“It was a pretty tough day to compete – it was cold and raining all day. I got close to a few personal bests, which is good for this early in the season.”
Bush paid tribute to the hard work of Horsham athletics coach Ricky Price, along with the support of her parents Jeremy and Heather Bush.
It is another busy week ahead for Bush, starting with the School Sports Victoria State Championship at Albert Park tomorrow.
She will also compete in the three-day Victorian All Schools Championship, which kick off on Friday. “I’ve just set myself goals to improve on what I did last year,” Bush said.
Tara Jasper was another who impressed in Ballarat, winning gold in the 12 to 13-year-old triple jump, silver in the 100 metres and bronze in the 200 metres.
Other Horsham medallists on the day included Kathryn Hutchins, gold in the discus, and Remi Kuhne, bronze in the 14-year-old triple jump and 400 metres.