Records tumble at Cobar High’s annual athletics carnival

Hannah Carroll was well out in front in all of her Under 14 years track and field events at Cobar High School’s Athletics Carnival last Wednesday at Ward Oval. In addition to winning all nine of her events, Hannah also set three new school records. Photo courtesy of Anika Koller Photography

Cobar High School held their annual Athletics Carnival at Ward Oval last Wednesday with multiple records broken on the day.

Under 14 girls competitor Hannah Carroll broke three records at the carnival as well as winning all of her nine events.

Hannah’s Shot Put throw of 10.39 metres broke a long standing school record of 9.59m set by Casey Martin in 1999.

Hannah also broke the Discus record set by Josephine Anderson in 2010 of 23.42 metres with a huge throw of 30.92m, which was 7.5 metres better than the old record.

Jaimee Cohen’s 2006 Javelin record of 15.9m is also gone after Hannah improved that by a further 9.55m.

The new record now stands at 25.45 metres.

Among other records broken on the day was Carmel Poulter’s 2004 record in the under 15 girls 100 metres Sprint.

Juliet Awuku set a 100m new time of 14.46 seconds. (Carmel’s was 14.47.)

Brennah Aumua equalled Hollie McBride’s under 15 girls High Jump record with a jump of 1.43 metres.

Thomas Bradley beat Andrew Rorke’s under 13 boys High Jump record. Andrew set the record in 2012 with a jump of 1.40 metres, and Thomas bettered the record last week by one centimetre, when he jumped 1.41 metres.

Luke Grey also broke Jade Martin’s 17+ years High Jump record that was previously set 17 years ago in 2000.

Jade had jumped 1.67 metres and Luke set the new record at 1.785 metres.

A team of 38 athletes who excelled in their events on the day will now represent Cobar High School at the Western Area Secondary Athletics Trials.

The carnival’s overall winning School House of the day was Chesney.