There were eight records broken at Cobar High School’s athletics carnival at Ward Oval last Wednesday with four of the records dating back more than 16 years.
Luke Grey smashed the oldest standing record which was in the Under 16 years boys’ high jump setting a new height of 1.77 metres.
Jade Martin had held record of 1.64m since 1999.
Grey also set a new record in the 200m sprint of 27.61 seconds to narrowly snatch the record of 27.62 set by Luke Hiller in 2011.
Zane Taylor now holds the record in the Under 12 boys’ 400m sprint with a time of 1.19.79 bettering the time set by Todd Lumber in 2000 of 1.20.25.
Hannah Kriz broke a 16 year standing record in the Under 16 years girls’ shot put with a throw of 9.37m. (The old record was 8.8m.)
Joanna Awuku now holds the girls’ 17+ years 200m sprint record with a time of 29.86sec after beating Zoë Harland’s 2005 record of 30.22.
Hannah Carroll set three new school records in the Under 13s discus, shotput and javelin events.
Her new discus record of 33.49m was almost 12 metres better than Josie Anderson’s record of 21.66m set in 2005.
Hannah also took Josie’s shot put record (8.42m) with her throw last week of 9.13m.
Hannah’s third record for the day in Javelin of 21.85m is going to be hard to beat in future years. The previous record holder in this event was Annie Mugugia with 18.61m.
In addition to the eight broken records, Thomas Bradley also equalled a record in the boys’ Under 12 high jump.
Thomas matched Todd Lumber’s record of 1.20m set in 2000.