ATHLETICS: Lily Maw and Will Gilmore won medals on day 1 of the Queensland 13-19 years track and field championships at the Queensland Athletics and Sports Centre at Nathan in Brisbane.
Maw (Warwick High) won her first state medal in 17 years javelin on Thursday but Darling Downs official Nathan Rogers said he was even more confident of a strong performance by Maw in the discus on Saturday.
Scots PGC student Will Gilmore won bronze in 14 years hammer.
Sophie Follett from Warwick High was sixth in the 16 years 3000m to continue an outstanding career in regional and state middle distance events and cross country.
Three athletes from Warwick High finished ninth in field events to miss the finals by one spot and more chances to move up the rankings.
Alexis Carey recorded a personal best of 5.25m in long jump for ninth, Niamh Hogan was 9th in javelin and Breanna Ragh who lives at Killarney was 9th in javelin.
The 10-12 years championships were held on Tuesday and Wednesday at Nathan.
One of the best performances from a Southern Downs athlete was by Allora State School student Reagan McMillan who was 5th in shot put.
Scots PGC student Lucy Bourke was named one of the two Darling Downs captains and had a best of seventh in the 200m in a personal best time.
State teams will also be named after the championships.
The four-day 13-19 years state championships go to Sunday.
Warwick High teachers Nathan Rogers and Scott Thompson are part of the 13-19 years Darling Downs School Sport management team this week in Brisbane.
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