Regional Athletics AIS Stadium Canberra: Narooma High

OFF TO STATE: Athletics finalists Narooma High School students Connor Griffiths, Lilly Bennet and James Hurley have qualified to compete at the NSW CHS championships at Homebush in September.

OFF TO STATE: Athletics finalists Narooma High School students Connor Griffiths, Lilly Bennet and James Hurley have qualified to compete at the NSW CHS championships at Homebush in September.

ON Friday, August 1, 27 Narooma High School athletes travelled and competed in extreme weather conditions in our nation’s capital. Throughout the day they had to endure sleet, rain and snow for a chance to compete at the NSW CHS championships at Homebush in the first week of September. To qualify for state, athletes needed to place in the top two of their events.

There were many outstanding performances and personal bests achieved on the day; as a result we have three students who have qualified for state.

Lilly Bennett in the 14-years girls placed first in the high jump and long jump, second in the 200m and third in the 100m.

Connor Griffiths in the 14-years boys placed second in the long jump.

James Hurley in the 12-years boys placed first in the high jump.

Other stand out performances included:

Connor Griffiths third in the 14-years boys 100m.

Marcus Lonsdale-Patten third in the 13-years boys 200m.

Jake Morris third in the 16-years boys’ triple jump.

Nathan Schaefer third in the 17+ boys’ javelin.

Blake Zideluns third in the 13-years boys 100m.

Top 8 finishes included:

Emma Arnold eighth in the 13-years girls’ discus.

Chloe Carlson sixth in the 13-years girls’ long jump.

Madelyne Czubara sixth in the 17 + years girls 800m, seventh in the discus and fifth in the javelin.

Connor Griffiths sixth in the 14-years boys 200m.

James Hurley fourth in the 12-years boys discus.

Marcus Lonsdale-Patten fifth in the 13-years boys’ 100m and fifth in the high jump.

Nicole Negus seventh in the 17+ girls’ long jump.

Georgia Poyner sixth in the 14-years girls’ 800m and eighth in the 400m.

Hayden Ryan seventh in the 15-years boys’ high jump.

Dylan Southern-Reid fifth in the 17+ boys’ shot put.

Rory Spurgeon eighth in the 12-years boys 800m.

Jodie Symons fourth in the 17+ girls’ long jump and fifth in the triple jump.

Blake Zideluns seventh in the 13-years boys’ long jump.

The relays were run at the end of the day in driving snow and rain. Despite the atrocious conditions, our four teams competed extremely well. The 13-years girls came sixth overall, the 14-years boys were third, the 15-years girls were fourth as were the 17+ girls.  We would like to extend our thanks to Oscar Zideluns. He was a late addition to the 14 years boys relay at 5.30am on the morning of the carnival, due to another member’s inability to compete due to sickness. This team narrowly missed out on qualifying for the state carnival.

Narooma High School would like to congratulate and thank all of the students who attended this carnival. We would also like to wish Lilly, Connor and James the best of luck for the CHS championships. We look forward to hearing about their performances.

Melissa Cafe

Narooma High School PDHPE Department

Eurobodalla Zone Manager

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