Wooli quartet wins gold

IN THE MOMENT: Wooli Public School’s relay team of Ossian Dobra-Garrett, Jonas Waern, Angus Waern and Noah Armstrong celebrate winning the PPS Relay at the NSW PSSA Athletics Championships at Homebush. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED
IN THE MOMENT: Wooli Public School’s relay team of Ossian Dobra-Garrett, Jonas Waern, Angus Waern and Noah Armstrong celebrate winning the PPS Relay at the NSW PSSA Athletics Championships at Homebush. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

WOOLI Public School's fabulous four has done it again.

This time twins Jonas and Angus Waern and Ossian Dobra-Garrett in Year 6 and Noah Armstrong in Year 5 have won a gold medal at the NSW PSSA Athletics Championships.

The boys headed to Sydney Olympic Park brimming with confidence for the 4x100 PPS Relay for small schools with between 26 and 51 enrolments.

Angus - fourth, final and considered the fastest runner - was the only one with previous experience at state - part of the team who finished ninth in the same event three years ago.

"I wasn't that nervous, I'd been before," the 11-year-old said from Paddy's Markets in Sydney yesterday.

"I was thinking we can do this and gave it all my best."

In a field of 27 to qualify for Thursday's event, the Wooli quartet broke the minute barrier for the first time in winning the third of three heats in 58.17 seconds. But it was no fluke, qualifying fastest for the final in a semi-final time of 58.14s.

The final was actually their slowest of the day, but 58.73s was enough to see them home with Hunter's Mitchells Island (58.85s) second and North West's Kentucky (59.37s) third.

"They nearly caught up but Angus kept going and won," Ossian, the team's second runner, said.

A NSW Small Schools Soccer title already safely locked away, principal Heather Wright will need to do another reshuffle of the school's ever-growing trophy cabinet."

"It's just amazing," Wright said. "The boys were super motivated and another brilliant effort."

"Four super athletes and to put them all together is a match made in heaven."

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