Alanah Ramsay is constantly challenging herself.
Alanah Ramsay is constantly challenging herself. Mullumbimby High School

Alanah sets a high standard in the field

DESPITE being born with cerebral palsy, Alanah Ramsay continues to prove that athletes can still compete with a disability.

A student at Mullumbimby High School, the tenacious 13-year-old achieved a first placing in shot put and second in javelin at the North Coast CHS athletics carnival last week which means she can now compete at regional level.

Head teacher of special education, Mark Smith, said Alanah enjoyed the competition and was continually challenging herself.

"She's winning awards at Riding for the Disabled and enjoys athletics," Mr Smith said.

"At Mullumbimby Public School, she set the State PSSA shot put record in November 2005 at 4.28 metres and to date, it has not been bettered.

"I wouldn't be surprised to see her maintain that level here at high school

"By the way, she boasted not harming anyone at her first attempt at javelin a few weeks ago and then came second at only her second attempt at the sport.

"At our school athletics carnival, she competed at long jump, the 100 metres and the shot put and followed up with the North Coast results, getting her to regional."

With Alanah competing in Athletes With Disabilities athletics events, it is a case of "watch this space".


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