King Street Public School’s Elise Kerr has qualified for NSW State Cross Country, to be held late July, for a second time.
In 2017, the youngster contested the under-10 race, a two-kilometre run, and managed to place 61st out of 80 students from across the state.
This season, Kerr is in her final year of primary school and competing in the under-11 age group – and is required to run a whopping three kilometres.
She claims her passion for sport comes from her mother, Hilary Patricia Kennedy, the founder of Singleton Striders, who helps prepare Elise at home.
On top of that regime, Kerr is also involved in Little Athletics and has participated in the local club for several years.
She will compete in the PSSA State Championship Under-11 Cross Country at Sydney Motorsport Park on July 11.