National champ cranks up pace

Jennifer Mackie. Picture: Michael Szabath

Jennifer Mackie. Picture: Michael Szabath

THE next time Cabramatta West resident Jennifer Mackie rides she will have the No.1 plate on her bike.

That can only mean one thing: She is the BMX Australian Champion.

Jennifer won the 9-years girls category at the recent Australian National BMX championshps in Shepparton.

"To be Australian champ and to have the No.1 plate on my bike is a dream come true," she said.

"I love riding BMX; it is a great sport."

The victory continues Jennifer's hot start to 2014.

The Harrington Street Public School pupil leads the NSW state series after back-to-back wins in competitions at Southlake and Terrigal.

Jennifer timed her run perfectly at the nationals, progressing from the preliminary motos to finish second in the semi-finals before winning the rain-soaked final.

She has now already set her sights on the NSW state titles in October and the 2015 World Championships in Belgium.

Not bad for someone who only started BMX two years ago.

Proud father Rodney said Jennifer

joined the sport after watching brother Baiden on the sidelines.

"She decided to give it a go and she hasn't looked back," Mr Mackie said.

"BMX is a great family oriented sport and she gets to travel to many different tracks and get to meet different people."

The nine-year-old is a member of the Liverpool BMX club and rides for the Krank It Bike Gear BMX team.

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