Indy Eriksen and Bibi Phillips-Petersen get in some last-minute training before travelling to Cairns for the state championships.
Indy Eriksen and Bibi Phillips-Petersen get in some last-minute training before travelling to Cairns for the state championships. Claudia Williams

Students represent region at state championships in Cairns

KINGAROY State School students Indy Eriksen and Bibi Phillips-Petersen are headed for Cairns where they will represent the region at the Queensland State School Track and Field Championships.

The championships will be contested on Friday and Saturday, with Queensland's top 10-12 year-old athletes giving it their all.

As a sprinter, Bibi will be looking to test her speed against the best in the state in the 100m and 200m events.

She has previously represented Wide Bay in football and hopes to transfer her speed from the field onto the track.

Bibi trains with South Burnett Little Athletics and always aims to run her best race when she lines up at the start line.

"It is really nerve-racking and I am always shaking,” she said.

She will also be testing her skills when she lines up for high jump.

Indy, will test herself in long jump at the championships.

She will be looking to record a personal best when she represents Wide Bay for the first time.

"It is going to be really big and there are going to be heaps of people,” she said.

"I am hoping that I do really well.”

The Year 6 student has been training in her backyard to prepare for the event and loves the feeling when she competes.

"I like getting air when I jump, it is pretty cool,” Indy said.

Bibi and Indy will be representing the South Burnett alongside 10 fellow students from six different schools in the region.

The athletes will be vying for Queensland selection at this weekend's championships.

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