Katanning’s Ella Maesepp and Zavier Potter score family victory at WA Rogaining Championships
Katanning mother Ella Maesepp and her son Zavier Potter have taken out the WA Rogaining State Championships.
The pair took out the family division at the 24-hour event in Collie on June 11, having navigated their way through 49.3 km.
“We are stoked with our performance,” Mrs Maesepp said.
“We competed really hard and it’s awesome to come out with that result.”
The duo finished 12th of 95 competitors across all categories, competing for 18 of the 24 hours allocated.
“We knew we were capable of winning, especially when it’s a 24-hour event,” Mrs Maesepp said.
“So much can go wrong in that time so we would always be a chance if we persisted.”
At only 11 years old, Zavier’s efforts were lauded by his mother and gave her a memory to cherish.
“The highlight for me was watching Zavier be able to hold his own at that level,” she said.
“It’s awesome as a parent to watch.”
The event was far from smooth sailing, with inclement weather providing them constant pressure.
“After nine hours straight and then three hours of rain which destroyed us,” she said.
“That really knocks you and it took a lot of digging deep.”
“The pair are eager for next year’s event and keen to flex their muscles again.
“We will participate next year, we have a title to defend.”
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