TALENT clearly runs in the blood for the Negus family.
St Patrick’s students Sarah and Noah Negus have both been honoured with NSW PSSA selection for the forthcoming SSA Athletics Carnival in Brisbane.
The pair was given the nod after raking in the medals at last week’s state athletics carnival, held at Olympic Park in Homebush.
Months of training with older sister, Emily - herself a keen athlete - have paid off for 10- year-old Sarah, who won gold in the 800m, silver in the 200m, long jump, shot put and discus, and bronze in the 100m.
These efforts saw Sara presented with the Most Outstanding Athlete With A Disability Trophy at the carnival - the same award Noah, 12, won just two years ago.
Noah also brought home some medals, with a silver in the 800m along with bronze in the 100m and 200m.
“I’m very proud. It was Sarah’s first year and she was over the moon,” mum Lizl said.
“But on the first day, Noah was a bit edgy because Sarah’s event was before his and she made it into the state team before him.
“He was saying ‘I hope I make it too, I hope I make it too,’ because he had a lot more competition with four heats.
“But he’s pretty ecstatic too – it’s his third year in a row.”
The Negus siblings weren’t the only St Pat’s students to excel at the state carnival, with the school’s senior boys relay team of Jacob Rizzeri, Nathan Febo, Samuel Scarfone and Jackson Austin performing exceptionally.
The quartet ran second in their heat, fourth in their semi-final and ended up taking out seventh place in the final.