PERSONAL bests have been the theme for two Orange Christian School athletes as they progress through the athletics ranks.
Tiana James and Andrew Romano will compete in the NSW Combined Independent Schools (CIS) track and field championships this month after consistently improving.
The 10-year-olds have celebrated wins and personal bests at the school, Far West Christian Schools Sports Association (CSSA) and NSW CSSA events in the shot put.
“I’ve been to zone before but never been to state. This is my first time,” Romano said.
“I’ve never made it this far before,” James added.
Romano has shown steady improvement at each level throwing 7.36m at the school carnival, 8.38m at zone and 8.59 at NSW CSSA to win the boys’ event.
James delivered a 4.86m effort at school, before throwing 7.60m to break the zone record, and then 8.27m to win the girls’ title at NSW CSSA.
The NSW CSSA win for James was made more memorable as she had to overcome an injured wrist.
The NSW CIS championships will be held on September 12 at Homebush.
Should the Orange pair record top three finishes in their events, they will qualify to compete at the NSW Primary Schools Sports Association championships.
Romano said he was nervous about the next step in the competition.
They’re both training and hoping to deliver more personal bests in Homebush.