Emma named QLD Cyclist of the Year
WHITSUNDAY cyclist Emma Hannigan has been named Queensland Cyclist of the Year in the under 13 female track cyclist division.
The 12-year-old athlete blitzed the field after making it into the top three in the state.
Emma couldn't make it to the awards ceremony on the weekend in Brisbane because of prior commitments to compete at the Fujifilm Hamilton Island Triathlon.
Emma's mum Michelle Hannigan said they found out Emma had won via the Queensland Cycling website.
"We were very excited when we found out," she said.
For someone as young as Emma to receive such an outstanding award is credit to her hard work and commitment to training and the tireless efforts of her parents to drive her to Mackay each week for training at the Walkerston velodrome.
Emma only took up cycling one year ago.
She will then be travelling to Townsville this weekend for a competition, Rockhampton next weekend for another and then Perth to compete in the National Junior Track Series.