Most 16-year-olds worry about homework. Keely Small's assignment this week, however, might be the toughest of all.
The Canberra teenager will attempt to block out all of the hype, excitement, nerves and hope of being within touching distance of a Commonwealth Games dream.
The year 11 St Clare's College student has taken a week off school to focus all of her energy into chasing the 800 metres national championship title on the Gold Coast this weekend.
"But I just want to get out there, treat it like a training session and have fun," Small said.
"I want to make the Commonwealth Games team, there's no question about that. But at the same time I know I'm still 16.