ACTION GIRL: Rappville long jumper Faith Pittman placed 13th in national championships in Canberra.
ACTION GIRL: Rappville long jumper Faith Pittman placed 13th in national championships in Canberra.

Taking a leap of Faith and breaking records

TWELVE-year-old Faith Pittman has a 'competitive spirit' according to her mother Robin Pittman.

Faith has returned from Canberra after competing in the School Sport Australia National Championships.

The Rappville girl placed 13th in the Australian under-12 girls long jump.

She represented NSW and Rappville Public School in the event.

Faith started the Little Athletics season at Nambucca Heads with a first in long jump, breaking a record which stood for 24 years.

Her other results included a first in triple jump and a tight second in the 100m and 200m sprints.

Faith attends the Casino Little Athletics Club and along with fellow athletes from the club will compete in the regionals in Newcastle at the Glendale Sports Stadium.

Faith is proud of her club, team-mates and fellow competitors.

Justin Baker gave things a stir up when he broke the under-14 boys shot-put three times over and equalled the high jump record, also placing first in discus, javelin and long jump.

Jack Ross is also a very strong competitor along with Sophia Pittman, Piper Moloney and Ella Burns all making it to regionals.

"Faith would love to be an Olympic long-jumper," Ms Pittman said.

"Her personal best was at practice where she jumped 5 metres 10 centimetres."

Ms Pittman has six children, four of them still living at home.

Faith's older sister, Sapphire, made it into the regionals in discus and javelin.

Faith loves everything outdoors, her mother said.

"She mows the lawn and saves every cent."

"I'm proud of all of them," Ms Pittman said.



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