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Busselton Dunsborough Times
Isabella Bidesi is gunning for a position on the Little Athletics State Championship team
Camera IconIsabella Bidesi is gunning for a position on the Little Athletics State Championship team

More than 400 regional athletes from all over WA tested their track and field skills at Bunbury Athletics Arena last weekend for the Athletics West State Country Championships.

The mass of participants came from as far as Geraldton, Karratha, Port Hedland, Broome and Esperance to compete in more than 300 events over three days.

West Australian Institute of Sport pole vaulters also competed at the event to vie for their Olympic qualifications. 

Dunsborough athlete Isabella Bidesi was one of the many athletes representing Bunbury Little Athletics Club at the event, snagging the top place in the 1500m and 400m track and bringing home silver in the 200m.

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Bidesi is working hard to pick up a place on the State track and field team at the Athletics Senior State Championships this month as well as the Little Athletics State Championships in March.

And athletics is seemingly a family affair for Bidesi and her siblings Sienna and Cooper who also had a successful time at the event with both of them qualifying for the State championships.

Other athletes Mila Devereux, Lakey Thompson, and Charlotte Prentice took home a huge array of medals as they represented the Bunbury Little Athletics Club.

The up and coming athletes are reportedly looking forward to tough competition at the February State championships set to be held in Perth later this month.

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