FROM no training to competing at the home of the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, Maddison Dittmar has come a long way in the space of a few months.
Qualifying for a place in the Western side to compete at the Primary Schools Sports Association state athletics championship after a stellar run in the 100 metres in Dubbo last month, Dittmar is now living life in the fast lane.
“I’m very excited,” the nine-year-old said.
“I hope to do pretty well.”
Having shone at the Orange Public School athletics carnival, the district carnival at Bletchington Oval and then again at the Western area championships in Dubbo on Friday, August 30, the young sprinter is hoping to again run a fast time at Homebush.
The PSSA championships are being held on October 16 and 17 and, after running a time of 15.06seconds over 100 metres in Dubbo, Dittmar is set to get even faster in time for Homebush thanks to some blocks training at school.
Orange will be well represented as a whole at the championship, with 19 budding athletes set to make the trip.
Kyran Ah-See, Jordan Bruce, Jack Cole, Annabelle Crisp, Isaak Golding, Sarah Greatbatch, Ebony Hay, Madeline Heath, Ally Kaufman, Ollie Keegan, Erin Naden, Eshani Rawat, Eva Reith-Snare, Sam Ridley, Dylan Ryan, Bobbie Saunders, Charlotte Simmons, Angus Staniforth and James Thompson are all heading to Homebush.