Two Bathurst High Campus students had a fantastic showing at the NSW Athletics Junior Championship, their performances at the meeting enough to qualify them for the Australian Athletics Championships this year.
Year 12 student Zen Clark put in a massive effort in the under 20s 200-metre sprint, claiming gold and making him one of the quickest runners at his age in the state.
Clark also won bronze in the under 20s long jump, at a distance of 6.74 metres.
Elsewhere, year 11 student Kane Simmons won silver in the under-18s javelin, throwing for 54.91 metres, at the tournament, which ran from from February 22 to 24.
Clark said he running into a -2.1 head wind, which slowed down his time in the 200 metres, which he won in a time of 22.25 metres.
"The wind was running at us but I wasn't feeling [the wind] at the time with all the adrenaline going through me," he said.
"At the start of the line, I felt like I was going to cry because of jelly legs. I didn't think I was going to compete, but I pushed myself and got the win."
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When Clark began his training in the school holidays, he ran a time of 21.78 seconds with little preparation and with a tail wind, showing the difference head wind can make.
In Clark's 100 metre race, he finished in a time of 10.94 seconds, just a 0.05 of a second separating him and first place.
"It was so close," he said.
"It looked as if we all crossed the line at the same time."
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Simmons throw in javelin was just 41 centimetres short of Forster Athletics Club's Graham Nathan, who threw for a distance of 55.32 metres.
Simmons said he doesn't do too much preperation for javelin but does compete in archery.
"I do a few training sessions down town, but not much else," he said.
"I'm a bit of archer. You use the same back muscles, the ones behind the shoulder blades. Besides that, I just play in the school sports."
Henry Palmer, Evan Smith, Aaron Houston also represented Bathurst at the NSW Athletics Junior Championship, with Houston, a T/F20 para-athlete, winning gold in the under 16s 200, 400, 800 and 1500 metres.