Two Scots All Saints College students have taken home medals at the CIS Primary Athletics Championships at the Sydney Olympic Park earlier this month, earning themselves qualification to the the NSW PSSA State Championships in November.
Izaak Scott claimed a gold medal in the Boys 8-10 Discus Throw 500g after throwing his discus for 29.23 metres.
Scott's throw was 53 centimetres clear of Zac Barton, from the Lakes Grammar, who had thrown his discus for a distance of 28.70 metres.
Marcus Kalyvas, from St Spyridon College, claimed the bronze medal after he threw his discus for 28.48 metres.
Scott also featured in the Boys 8-10 Shot Put 2kg but finished but finished 17th with a distance of 7.39 metres.
He also finished 15th in the 1500 metre run in a time of 5:15.19 in the Boys 8-10 1500 Metre Run.
Scott is a member of the Oberon District Little Athletics according to Scots All Saints College co-coordinator of sport K-8 Kay Nelson.
"He has had coaching from a number of different sources and trains with his sister Laura," she explained.
"Last week Izaak was awarded the Perpetual Trophy, the highest award at the Oberon District Little Athletics. President Kristy Rusten said that this was a well deserved award for an athlete with tremendous potential."
Ashley Mullins was the other Scots All Saints College student that claimed a medal at the championships, winning a bronze in the Girls 11 Year Olds Discus Throw 750g.
Incredibly, first and second threw their discus over two metres more than Mullins' throw.
Tayla Moore, from Loreto Normanhurst, won gold after she threw her discus for 29.91 metres, 69 metres ahead of Tallulah Prentice, from Presbyterian Ladies College.
Mullins also competed in the Girls 11 Year Olds Shot Put 2kg but finished 18th with a distance of 6.35 metres.
"Ashley is a member of Bathurst Little A's but also trains with Karyn Di Marco and Bree Clement and their training squad in Sydney once a month," Nelson said.
"Ashley is also a regular at the local discus nets perfecting her craft on a regular basis. She blends throwing training with sprint training working on her fast twitch fibres and her capacity for explosiveness."
Nelson said the school is proud of the achievements of both Scott and Mullins.
"It's incredibly difficult to get to the state level through the independent system as they only take three representatives for each event from all independent schools across the state," she said.
"Both of these athletes have shown that hard work, perseverance, determination and a passion for throwing are the key qualities for success."
With the medals, the two Scots All Saints College will now compete in the NSW PSSA State Championships which will be held at the Sydney Olympic Park on November 6 and 7.
For more information on the upcoming event, visit the PSSA website at app.education.nsw.gov.au/sport/Events.