Ashley Hare, 11, during Saturday activities at the Gladstone Athletics Club, held at the CQ TAFE oval.
Ashley Hare, 11, during Saturday activities at the Gladstone Athletics Club, held at the CQ TAFE oval. Luka Kauzlaric

Athletic twins hope to bewilder rivals at regionals

TELLING Georgie and Ashley Hare apart is near impossible.

Twins who are both on the same oval running at around the same speed, one can only be certain after seeking clarification.

Having been in Little Athletics together for half a decade, the Hare sisters may be similar in appearance but have begun to differentiate in terms of event preference.

While Ashley prefers throwing events, discus, javelin and shot put, Georgie is more of a track athlete, competing in the walk, 400m and 200m.

At the February 8-9 regional carnival in Bundaberg, the 11-year-olds will add hurdles and high jump, in which they will compete against each other, to round out their five-event schedule.

It will not be the first time the twins have competed at regionals.

Each has fond memories of even progressing to state titles on a number of occasions.

"For the walk I have been first at regionals, not last year but the year before," Georgie said.

"For states, I have been seventh in the walk, in the 700m."

While Georgie's biggest success has been the walk event, Ashley can't pick which is her best.

Finishing high in all of her choices is a strength which she is confident will continue this season.

"We have been to states since under 9s ... I usually come between 8th and 15th," Ashley said.

"I am pretty confident for javelin and high jump, I do ok in discus and shot put too."

Ashley is keen to get to the regionals while, Georgie is more subdued, hoping to surprise herself.



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