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Matilda is all smiles at the Olympic Stadium after qualifying for the NSW PSSA team to go to the nationals.

Mullumbimby athlete Matilda Vial has qualified for the NSW Primary Schools Sports Association state team after running her best times at the national qualifiers.

Competing at Sydney’s Olympic Park Matilda came fourth in long jump with a distance of  4.46 metres.

She followed this up by winning the 100m sprint with a PB time of 13.30 seconds.

Matilda also ran fastest in the 200m with another PB of 27.06 seconds.

She has qualified to be part of the NSW PSSA team to compete at the 12 Years and Under National Track and Field Championships in Darwin in September.


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