Emma Klasen's star continues to rise with remarkable results at the All Schools championships

Jacob McArthur
By Jacob McArthur
March 3 2018 - 8:00pm
STATE'S FASTEST: Emma Klasen, 14, is setting the pace for 200-metre sprinters in NSW and she is now tuning up to take on the 16-year-old division at the national titles in 2017. Photo: Peter Hardin 251016PHB036

Tamworth has a strong pedigree producing athletes and youngster Emma Klasen is certainly capable of taking the baton and running with it. The teen sprinter has made a name for herself on the track posting blistering times in state finals over a number of years. She doesn’t take a step back identifying the sporting dream she’s chasing down. As she explains, donning the fabled green and gold in the Olympics is a numbers game.

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Jacob McArthur

Jacob McArthur is a producer for The Canberra Times. As part of production team, he helps the people of Canberra and beyond get the stories they need, when they need them across a range of platforms, while helping maintain a high editorial standard. Before moving to Canberra in 2020, he started with Australian Community Media in 2015 as a journalist for The Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth. He kept a close eye on Tamworth Regional Council, as well as the public health system, writing extensively about water security, the need for better palliative care services, and medicinal cannabis. Jacob was also the co-host of ACM's Water Pressure podcast where he and Jamieson Murphy took a deep dive on issues and key decisions arising during one of the region's worst droughts on record.

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