Greiner selected in state team
REBECCA Greiner has achieved a rare feat by being selected in her third Queensland Primary Schools team for 2010.
The St Luke's Anglican School year 6 student secured a place in the state track and field outfit for the upcoming nationals in Bendigo by winning the girls 11 years 800m final at the state titles in Townsville on the weekend in a time of 2:28.0.
Greiner has previously represented Queensland with distinction this year in both hockey and cross country, in the former being an integral member of the gold medal winning team at the Gold Coast.
In the cross country nationals at Bald Hills, the pocket dynamo finished 13th overall but picked up silver in the relay and bronze in the teams' event.
In an amazing last six months, Greiner also achieved Wide Bay honours in touch.
After winding up seventh in the 800m at her first nationals last December, the gifted all-rounder will be hoping to at least medal this time.
Fellow state track and field gold medallist, Nikita Taylor, of West Bundaberg State School, was also delighted and is similarly hoping to be among the Australian medals.
A state bronze medallist last year in discus, Taylor said her improvement to take gold with 29.94m in the 11 years girls division was a result of doing much more training in preparation this year.
“I finished ninth at the nationals last year but a medal would be good this time,'' Taylor said.