THE region’s little athletes did their bit to help put the central west on the map, stringing together a host of strong results at this year’s NSW Primary Schools Sports Association athletics championship at Homebush.
Putting aside the stifling heat against the best primary school athletes in the state, St Joseph’s Blayney’s Stirling Farr was the best performed, making it through to the final of the eight years boys’ 100 metres.
Farr ran a time of 15.66 seconds to finish the event in 10th.
He was the only finalist, but a host of young runners made it to the semi-final stage of the carnival.
Jesse Ryan (Millthorpe) finished seventh in his 10 years boys’ 100m semi-final and eighth in the semi-final of the junior boys’ 200m, while Benjamin Norris (Catherine McAuley) finished sixth in his 11 years boys’ 800m semi.
Of the girls, Maddison Dittmar (Orange Public School) came ninth in her semi-final of the nine years girls’ 100m, Charlotte Stewart (Millthorpe) came ninth in her semi-final of the 11 years girls’ 200m and Annabelle Crisp (Calare) ended her 11 years girl’s 200m semi-final in seventh.
In the track and field events, Orange Anglican Grammar School’s Kate Elliot placed in the top 10 in the girls’ 12-13 years high jump.
Elliot leaped an impressive 1.40 metres to finish the event in seventh place.