Renjo’s sprint double tops record-beating performances

SIX records tumbled at the Hunter Primary Athletics Carnival at the Hunter Sports Centre at Glendale last Friday.
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Denman’s Renjo James put his name into the record books twice when he won the sprint double. Competing in the 13 years boys’ 100 metres, Renjo ran 12.67 seconds to eclipse the previous record of 12.90s. This followed his performance in the 200m where he ran 25.61s to break the record set by Zac Walpole in 2003.

Another 200m record broken was in the 11 years boys’ event. Kahibah’s Hugh Sharman ran 26.69s to break Daniel Izzard’s mark set in 1995.

Caves Beach’s Kayne Gilmore set a record in the junior boys’ discus last year and added his name to the 11 years’ event with a throw of 33.66m to break the previous mark of 30.90m.

His training partner, Ashlyn Blackstock, from Jewells, also set a record in the 11 years girls’ discus. Ashlyn’s throw of 32.32m easily broke the previous mark set by Bella Ferfoglia in 2013.

And Charlestown’s Imogen Petrie erased Stephanie Scigala from the record books in the 11 years girls’ shot with her effort of 11.02m. This gives Imogen her second regional record after breaking the junior discus record last year.

The NSW PSSA Championships are at Homebush on October 14 and 15.

■ Hunter won back the NSW Combined High Schools trampoline sports trophy after the championships at Niagara Park last week.

The Hunter team scored 330 points to take the title back off Sydney West, who finished with 315 points.

Belmont High retained their title as the champion school and Whitebridge finished third behind Endeavour Sports.

In individual competition, Flynn Lanz (Lambton) won the 13 years boys’ age championship while the 14 years boys’ champion was Kaiya King (Merewether High).

Flynn went on to compete in the prestigious Champion of Champions event where he finished fourth.

Other students to medal were Paris Wright, Charlie Haigh, Harrison Civas Jack Cutajar and Nicholas Considine from Belmont, Dayna Garside and Lachlan Croker (Lambton), Sam Shortland, Jackson Beer and Kye Condon (Whitebridge) and April Carpenter (Francis Greenway) and Sean Boswell (Cardiff) in the athletes with a disability category.

■ San Clemente Mayfield intermediate boys’ basketball team had success at the NSWCCC Basketball Championships at South Windsor last week.

San Clemente made it to the semi-finals by downing rivals ASC St Peter’s Maitland 65-32 in the quarters before going down 55-35 to Holy Spirit College Bellambi.

Other schools to compete were ASC St Joseph’s Lochinvar (intermediate boys), St Paul’s Booragul and ASC St Peter’s Maitland (intermediate girls), ASC St Peter’s Maitland and St Pius X Adamstown (junior girls) and ASC St Joseph’s Lochinvar (junior boys).

■ More than 90 students from across the Maitland-Newcastle Catholic secondary schools attended a diocesan golf day at Newcastle Golf Course last Friday.

Iain Morrissey, from San Clemente Mayfield, convened the day which has grown in numbers over the last three years. The more able golfers played an 18-hole tournament while the novice and beginners played a nine-hole ambrose tournament.

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