Sprinter Christine Wearne sets sights on Glasgow

Ambition: Sprint star Christine Wearne. Picture: Gene Ramirez
Ambition: Sprint star Christine Wearne. Picture: Gene Ramirez

IT'S a Commonwealth Games year, and Christine Wearne is a potential representative for the international event in Glasgow.

The Mounties Athletics sprinter has burst into contention but she is isn't looking too far ahead.

The Commonwealth Games run from July 23 to August 23.

"If that happens it happens, I'm not looking too far ahead," Wearne said.

"If it is my time to make the Commonwealth Games then it will be my time."

Wearne, 26, recently won the Hunter Classic 100 metres sprint and was second in the 200 metres.

Her personal-best time for 100 metres is 11.84 seconds.

The junior human resources specialist has been in top form throughout the season, also winning the Lithgow Flash women's 120 metres in December.

Wearne, who is just 44 kilograms, said improving her performances each time she competes in the 100 metres and 200 metres sprints are among her goals.

"The club is very happy for Christine," Mounties public relations officer Darlene Burkhardt said.

"Christine is a great competitor on the field, and gracious in defeat.

"Away from the track she is also genuine and humble with a beautiful persona."

Wearne is coached by Greg Smith.

She trains six days a week for her sprint events.

"Greg has certainly got the best out of me since he took over as my coach," Wearne said.

The quick sprinter competed in state and national titles last year .

Wearne is back in peak training for the Ballarat Gift on February 8 and 9. And there are the national titles in Melbourne to be held in April.

Wearne said her parents Sylvette and Peter have given bedrock support. "Mum and Dad have always been very supportive," she said.


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