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College students on path to international glory

Faith Lutheran College’s outstanding athletes Josh Stockill (left) and Cassie Purdon.
Faith Lutheran College’s outstanding athletes Josh Stockill (left) and Cassie Purdon. Jim Nicholls

TWO of Faith Lutheran College's sports stars are aiming high and have their sights set on Olympic glory.

400 metres hurdler Josh Stockill and high jumper Cassie Purdon have done their school proud in recent athletics carnivals.

Anthony Jeffes, Faith's head of sport, said the two 16-year-olds are outstanding athletes.

Cassie was named Queensland's number one competitor at last month's state athletics championships.

"Cassie broke the district record with a jump of 1.76 metres, while Josh came first in his age group for the 400 metres hurdles," Jeffes said.

"They have caught the eye of renowned Ipswich coach Bailey Pashley who acts as our part-time athletics coach and who believes strongly in their potential."

Jeffes said Faith Lutheran College won all of the district's athletics trophies contested throughout the year.

Josh wants to represent Australia at the upcoming Youth Olympics in Sydney.

"From there, I'll see what develops," he said.

"We are so lucky to have Mr Pashley passing on his experience as our coach."

Cassie was just as glowing in her praise, saying her coach has encouraged her all the way.

"He is a great coach and believes it is not unreasonable for me to aim for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro," she said.

Topics:  cassie purdon, faith lutheran college, ipswich junior sport




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