Teenager claims two national titles

Aleksandra Stoilova prepares to set off on her next run. Picture: Chris Lane
Aleksandra Stoilova prepares to set off on her next run. Picture: Chris Lane

Aleksandra Stoilova has done it again.

The Westfields Sports High School student secured two national titles at the Australian Track and Field Championships in Sydney this week.

Aleksandra, 13, won gold medals in the 100-metre under-15s girls race and played her role in NSW winning the 4 x 100-metre relay.

The results come on the back of Aleksandra winning two national titles in the past two years.

She won gold in the under-14s 100-mete girls race at the Australian All Schools Championship late last year, which completed her 100-metre national title at the same championships in 2017.

Aleksandra's mum Tin Stoilova said her daughter was proud to claim two more national victories.

"We are so proud and happy for her," she said.

Aleksandra Stoilova (second from right) beats the rest of her field to win a 100-metre race this week. Picture: Tina Stoilova

Aleksandra Stoilova (second from right) beats the rest of her field to win a 100-metre race this week. Picture: Tina Stoilova

The Australian Track and Field Championships concluded on Sunday at  Sydney Olympic Park.

Aleksandra started her campaign in top form, winning the 100-metre individual race in a personal best time of 12.21 seconds.

Her 100-metre relay win was also complemented with a silver medal in the 200-metre relay and bronze in her individual 200-metre race.

Earlier this year, Aleksandra told the Champion that she "just loved running".

"It feels special when I'm running," she said.

"I can't think or hear anything else when I run because I'm totally focused."

Aleksandra, who turns 14 next month, has already been identified as a rising talent.

She attends the Westfields Sports High School as part of its prestigious athletics program.

The Year 9 student catches train twice a week to run at Sydney Olympic Park under the guidance of coach Dan Suchy.

Ambarvale athletics star Aleksandra Stoilova. Picture: Chris Lane

Ambarvale athletics star Aleksandra Stoilova. Picture: Chris Lane

She also gets up at 5.30am three times a week to do strength and conditioning gym sessions before school.

Aleksandra said she was working towards achieving a long-term goal.

"I would love to represent Australia at the Junior Olympic Games in 2022," she said.