Bingara athlete off to US for track and field

February 10, 2008

Young Bingara athlete, Kirsty Coombes, will be travelling to the United States in April to take part in track and field events.

Kirsty is one of 34 teenagers from New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia competing on behalf of Australia in track and field events, after their proven result at state levels.

The tour is organised by Travel Options Pty. Ltd. Kirsty will be competing in high jump, 100 metres, 200 metres, and will be part of a relay team.

She is one of three Bingara girls invited to tour, but is the only one to accept the offer. “The eighteen day tour starts on April 3, and we start competing from April 4 through to April 15,” Kirsty said. “Then we manage to get a bit of sightseeing in before flying home to Australia on April 20. “I would like to thank everyone who has helped me be able to attend this tour as well as Travel Options for this excellent experience,” she said.