NAROOMA High School had five athletes competing at the NSW CHS athletics championships held at Homebush on the September 5 to 7.
Lilly Bennett competed extremely well in six of the 13 years girl’s events and achieved the following outstanding results:
She was second and received the silver medal in the Long Jump with a jump of 5.02m; fifth in the High Jump with 1.45m; 12th in the 100m with a time of 13.58; 12th in the 200m with 28.85; 14th in the 80m hurdles with 15.66.
Connor Griffiths competed in the 13 years boys Long Jump and came fourth with a jump of 5.29m which was another outstanding result.
Unfortunately the 13 years girls relay team consisting of Jessica and Chanelle Doyle, Kellie Watt and Lilly Bennett, ran well on the day but were disqualified for receiving the baton outside the change zone on change one.
Lilly and Connor went on to represent Narooma High School at the NSW All Schools carnival on October 10- 13. This was strong competition with the best athletes from NSW private schools and public schools all vying for a position in the top two of their events. First and second in each event were an automatic qualifier for the Australian All Schools carnival.
Lilly competed in four events in the 13 years age group with the following results: 11th in the Long Jump with 4.68m; 15th in the High Jump with 1.30m; 14th in the 200m with a time of 27.78 and 11th in the 100m with 13.48.
Connor competed in two events in the 13 years age group with the following results: 10th in the 100m with 12.50 and fifth in the Long Jump with 5.14m.
Narooma High would like to congratulate these students on their success in 2013 and thank the student’s families for their efforts in helping to achieve these wonderful results.