Narrabri High School held its annual athletics carnival at the school oval on Wednesday, June 2, at which 17-year-old Year 12 student Dylan Williams broke three records in jumping events.

The Marara house athlete broke a 34-year-old record in the 17-years boys’ triple jump event with a new-best 12.56 metres, breaking the previous record (George Lousick, 1987) by 40 centimetres.

He also broke the 13-year-old 17-years boys’ high jump (Michael  Skillicorn, 2008) by just three centimetres with a 1.85-metre clearance as well as Will Morley’s 2017 17-years boys’ long jump record (6.22 metres) with an impressive 6.57-metre jump.

The winning house at the 2021 carnival was Currong, which was the defending champion after taking out the 2019 event.

There was no carnival last year due to COVID-19.

Currong’s senior girls’ relay team broke the only other record at the 2021 carnival The team included Martha Harvey, Holly Ford, Grace Hardy and Amalie Gosper who finished the race with a 56.04-second time – slightly quicker than the 2018 Marara team which held the previous record of 56.84 seconds.

Age champions at Narrabri High School’s 2021 athletics carnival are as follows:

12-years girls: Champion – Skye Manning, runner-up – Paganne Ryman.

13-years girls: Champion – Caitlin Evans, runner-up – Estelle Eather.

13-years boys: Champion – Rory Holman, runner-up – Henry Bakhus-Kison.

14-years girls: Champion – Ruby Stewart, runner-up – Zoe Watkins.

14-years boys: Champion – Nate Browning, runner-up – Noah Gordon.

15-years girls: Champion – Holly Ford, runner-up – Bridie Russell.

15-year boys: Champion – Isaiah Cochrane, runner-up – Lachlon Finnigan.

16-years girls: Champion – Grace Hardy, runner-up – Eliza Dampney.

16-years boys: Champion – Sidney Harvey, runner-up – Tim Shields.

17-years-and-over girls: Champion – Martha Harvey, runner-up – Cassidy Staines.

17-years-and-over boys: Champion – Seamus Hunt, runner-up – Dylan Williams.

House points: First – Currong with 1268, second – Marara with 889, third – Lowana with 772, fourth – Aranda with 672.

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