Shaun Lee and Liam O’Brien have been nominated for the Future State Great Program.
Shaun Lee and Liam O’Brien have been nominated for the Future State Great Program. Renee Pilcher

James Nash athletes recognised

JAMES Nash State High School long distance running machine Shaun Lee and javelin thrower Liam O’Brien have been nominated for the Future State Great Program.

The pair has been nominated for the program out of all eligible athletes in secondary schools from the Cooloola region.

James Nash State High school physical education teacher Scott Davies said the nomination was in recognition of the athletes’ talent.

“The program is run by the Queensland School Sport Foundation and involves one secondary and one primary nomination from each region,” he said.

Simply being nominated is a major achievement in itself and the recipient of the program, announced in two weeks, receives a cash prize to help their burgeoning career.

Lee said he expected to find out who would win the prize in two weeks time.

“Not many got selected so it’s really exciting to be acknowledged this way,” he said.

“I’ve had a good year and I never imagined I would have achieved the things I have just over two years ago when I started running.”

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