Jamie Hits the World Stage
Year 12 champion athlete, Jamie Hiscock, recently returned home from France, where she successfully represented Australia at the International School Sport Federation World Schools Cross Country Championships in Paris. Jamie finished 13th in the world for 17/18 year girls, placing her 8th amongst girls turning 17 this year, in her first ever overseas trip. From a team perspective, Jamie’s result assisted Australia in winning the gold medal for this event, with three other Australian girls amongst the early finishers. Whilst pleased with her performance, from Jamie’s perspective this was invaluable international experience as she chases her goal of competing in the steeplechase at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires later this year. (While already achieving multiple qualifying times for Buenos Aires, Jamie must first negotiate one final qualification race in Vanuatu before the Australia Youth Olympics team is selected and announced.)
Besides the competition, Jamie loved the experience of being overseas, visiting the London Eye and Tower of London before heading to Paris to experience everything the French Capital has to offer.
Congratulations, Jamie, and good luck in Vanuatu!