The 10-year-old Semaphore South siblings have created history by becoming the first ever set of twins to finish first and second in a race at the annual SAPSASA Cross Country Championships.

Madison, who was born two minutes before her sister, again took line honours in the under-10 race when she finished eight seconds ahead of Chloe after two laps of the Oakbank Racecourse on June 5.

“I was really tired at the end,” Chloe says.

“I gave it everything but couldn’t catch her.

“We are best friends and look after each other so I’m not too disappointed to finish second to my sister.”

Madison said she had to dig deep to beat Chloe.



“I had to keep checking where she was because she kept getting close.”

The Schwarz twins, who also compete for West Lakes and Districts Little Athletics Club, represented the Port Districts team at the SAPSASA meet, which finished third overall.

The West Lakes Shore School R-7 students also qualified for the SA primary school team to compete in the interstate athletics championships in Tasmania starting on November 27.

For Madison, who is two minutes older than Chloe, long distance running is a passion.

“Dad took us along to running one day and we’ve just kept doing it, I love it,” she says.

Chloe, who prefers sprinting, holds the under-10 state 60m hurdles record.