Tweed?s Commonwealth Games representative (clockwise from right) Melissa Rollison.
Tweed?s Commonwealth Games representative (clockwise from right) Melissa Rollison.

OUR FAB FIVE

By Tania Phillips

TWEED runner Melissa Rollison will wear the green and gold of Australia at next month's Commonwealth Games after blitzing her rivals in the qualifying trials at Sydney yesterday.

Rollison dominated the 3000m steeplechase at the Australian Athletics Championships and in doing so became the fifth Tweed athlete to write their name on the team sheet to compete at the Games in Melbourne starting March 15.

"I just want to get out there and run," Rollison said of her Games bid.

Rollison, who has only recently returned to the track after waging a three-year battle with injury, clocked 9.35.46 to finish ahead of Tasmanian Donna MacFarlane (9.40.06) and New Zealander Kate McIlroy (9.40.20).

The 22-year-old joins Kingscliff-based swimmers Sophie Edington and Tayliah Zimmer, South Tweed lawn bowler Kelvin Kerkow and hockey star Nathan Eglington on the Australian Games team.



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