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Laura Nicholson ready to go at Devonport

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1 Laura Nicholson ready to go at Devonport on Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:33 pm

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Laura Nicholson trains in Launceston this month in
preparation for the carnivals.


Nicholson a big fan of Devonport Carnival
BY PHIL EDWARDS
The Examiner
29 Dec, 2010


LAUNCESTON sprinter Laura Nicholson loves the Devonport Carnival.

"I just like performing there because the crowd is so close and it's under lights and there's a lot better atmosphere," she said.

Nicholson had a successful 2009 carnival series with five wins and was runner-up as the Tasmanian Athletic League female sprinter of the year.

She also finished second in last year's Burnie Gift.

But she was expecting a tougher carnivals campaign this time around having been pulled back one and a half metres over 120-metre gift distances this year.

"I was very surprised I did that well last year," she said.

"I don't have really high expectations this year because my mark has decreased since last year because of winning carnivals - but I will just try and go out there and do the best I can.

"I'm looking forward to it."

Nicholson will again concentrate on the 70m, 120m and 200m sprint distances during the carnivals.

"I feel like I'm running better than what I was this time last year but because of my handicap it's hard to compare - but time-wise I'm running better," she said.

She said she would love to one day win a Burnie Gift because of the status it holds.

"I think everyone wants to win Burnie because it's the most prestigious but I don't know if it will happen this year," she said.

"Hopefully I'll be able to aim for that in years to come."


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