Mikielee on fire in Fiji

by admin on August 20th, 2019

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BRONZED ATHLETE: Proud Aussie Mikielee snow with her medals from Fiji
Nanjing Night Net

Glen Innes athletic star Mikielee Snow has won two bronze medals and run personal best times at the Oceania Melanesian Championships held in Fiji recently.

Snow was part of the Regional Australia Team (RAT) that performed well at the games finishing fourth on the medal table despite the small size of the group, with four gold, one silver and seven bronze medals.

In the women’s medley relay Snow ran a very quick back straight to put her team in a good position in the home leg for the team to collect a bronze medal.

Snow bagged another bronze as part of the RAT 4x100m team along with Leilani Jones, Kayla Montagner and Jessica Peris.

Snow also performed quite well in her individual events, running a personal best of 12.64 in her under 18 100m heats, before backing up well to place 6th in the final.

She went one better on the final day in the 200m, finishing third in her heat, but showed a good ability to run multiple rounds as she ran into a stiff headwind only a couple of hours later to place fifth in the final.

Miss Snow was one of the youngest athletes to compete in the under 18s division but also stepped up and ran in the opens women’s competition against much more seasoned athletes in the relay’s and said she will better for the experience.

“I definitely want to go back because I’ll be older and stronger and hopefully better equipped to gain podium finishes,” she said.

Jodie, Mikielee and Tony Snow

“I reckon considering my age I ran really well in Fiji and I am very happy with my results, but I know I will do better now that I have had this experience.

“Things like training in sleet and cold weather and then running in very hot tropical conditions has taught me a thing or two about preparation.”

Mikielee’s father Tony said that her coach has discussed starting weight training now that the Fiji competition has concluded.

“Her coach and I think that a small weight regime will help Mikielee with the power she needs to win races against older girls,” he said.

“She nearly always keeps up with her opponents out of the blocks but falls behind slightly in the middle stages of a race, in the transition phase.

“This type of training is part of the plan to grow with Mikielee as she grows.”

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