Gross claims silver at national titles

April 17, 2024 7:42 am in by Andrew Johnston
Mia Gross in action during the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. (Image: Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images.)

Geelong sprinter Mia Gross has taken a big step towards her Paris dream at the National Athletics Championships.

Gross – who turns 23 on Thursday – picked up a silver medal at the Australian Athletics Championships in Adelaide in the 200m.

She finished the race in a time of 23.38, finishing just shy of her P-B of 23.26.

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Gross ran a 23.50 in her qualifying race to make the final, coming up against national 200m champion Torrie Lewis in the final.

Lewis claimed the win with a time of 23.05, with Gross second and Olympian Riley Day finishing third in 23.65.

The 2024 Olympics in Paris start on July 26, with Gross being talked about as a possible selection for the national athletics team.