South Grafton student is a real flyer
THERE are not too many Clarence Valley kids that can run 200 metres in under 26 seconds.
South Grafton High's Damian Duroux can.
Duroux won the 200m at the NSW Combined High Schools athletics championships in 25.40 seconds, a time which South High teacher Matt McKee said could have been a new school record.
"It wasn't at the school carnival so it wouldn't count in local records but it's a bloody quick time," McKee said.
Year 7 student Duroux has been running competitively for the about four years, which is no surprise when you consider his state achievements.
He finished second in the 100m by only 0.09 seconds as well. Fellow student Tylah Barry added two medals to his collection as well, with a gold in the long jump and silver in the 800m.
Barry competes in the 12-15yrs AWD (athletes with a disability) events, and is a genuine all-round athlete who has represented the region in various track and field events, and cross country.
"Tylah always gets through to North Coast competition," McKee said.
"He's always competed and was great all through primary school."
Barry has his sights set on the All Schools competition on October 10, with the top finishers gaining entry to the All Australian championships in Townsville later this year.