Innisfail's Montanna is a good sport in every field
SHE has killer instincts on the running track, football field and vigoro pitch, but don't ask Montanna McAvoy to decide which sport she likes best there are just too many of them to choose from.
The 12-year-old rising star from Innisfail has been named the Peninsula region's primary school athlete of 2012,
after a stand-out year that included representative honours in track and field, soccer, touch football and vigoro.
"It's really good and I'm very honoured," shesaid of the award, which was presented at a school assembly yesterday.
Now in Year 8 at Trinity Anglican School, Montanna has represented Peninsula for track and field, cross country, touch and soccer.
And she's made the Queensland side for all of her sports.
From a sporty family of eight, Montanna was active as soon as she started school.
"I started soccer and little athletics when I was six and I loved it," she said. And Montanna has no plans to slow down now she's in high school.
"I'd like to keep going with all my sports."
Montanna will travel to Brisbane this month as one of the Queensland Future State Greats, a program that previously spotted early talent in one of Montanna's heroes Sally Pearson.
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Medals galore: Montanna McAvoy has been named the region's top primary school athlete of the year. Picture: STEWART McLEAN