Warrnambool's Layla Watson says she's running "10 times better" than she was at this time last year.
Watson took out the under 18 girls Ballarat Gift for the second year in a row on Sunday.
The 14-year-old finished with an adjusted time of 13.93 seconds off a marker of 11.25 metres at City Oval.
"I've definitely improved a lot since 12 months ago," she said.
"Just my overall training, I'm turning up and getting faster with each run."
Watson qualified for the final with the fastest overall time.
The Warrnambool College year nine student had been working on her starts in the lead up to the Gift.
Watson, who trains with the Duynhoven Perry Sprinting stable, has the Keilor Gift this weekend.
The teenager has her sights sets on performing well in the famous Stawell Gift in April.
She is doing a variety of training because she also runs 300m and 400m.
"Training for that is completely different to 100s and 200s," she said.
She cheered on her teammates who also performed well in Ballarat over the weekend.
Warrnambool's Grace Kelly was also in the under 18 girls final.
Carl McMeal finished second in the 300m masters final.
Jacob Taylor made the restricted 120m final and finished fifth.
Warrnambool export Hannah Duynhoven made the open women's final.
Grace Carter, who trains with the Warrnambool-based Inner Speed and Power, made the Little Athletics and under 18 120m final.
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