Six students from Moree Public School have qualified for state athletics in Homebush.
The talented youngsters will head to Sydney on October 18 and 19 to compete in their respective age groups.
To mark off his fourth year at Homebush, Kye Boland will compete in the 100-metre sprint.
“I was a bit surprised I made it this year, but I am excited,” he said.
Charlie Grant will compete in the 100 and 200-metre event, while Darcy Brazel is ready for the 200-metre sprint.
Aftewards, both Grant and Brazel will join Connor Ross and Sam Custance for the junior boys relay, an event they’ve been training hard for together.
“We’ve been working on starts and handovers, as well as running in your own lane,” they laughed.
As an Australian Multi-Class Athlete (AMCA) Jesse James will compete in the 100, 200 and 800 metre events in Homebush.
All students started their athletic journey by placing first, second or third at their local school carnival on the last day of last term.
From there they were invited to the district carnival, Heferen Shield on where they also had to place in the top three spots to advance to regionals.
On September 1, the students travelled to Tamworth for the North West regionals to compete for a spot at state.
Brazel, Grant, James, Ross, Custance and Boland all placed well and qualified to the October competition.
Until then, the boys have been hard at training.
“I guess I’m a little nervous but I’m also excited to compete and go to Sydney,” Grant said.
Best wishes to these local athletes.