Two Marian Catholic College students have performed well at the NSW All School Championship with one student selected to take part in the Nationals event in Adelaide later in the year.
Year 8 student Delroy Kasawaya and Year 7 student Ethan Donetto travelled to Sydney recently to represent their school after a strong showing in the lower levels.
After breaking records at the local carnival and then again in the Border Independent Secondary Sports Association (BISSA) carnival the pair were unstoppable in their respective events.
Ethan, who took part in the 400m, was pleased with his performance given it is the first time he had run this distance. He finished third at the NSW All School carnival with a time of 54.44 to only narrowly missing out on a position at Nationals.
“I wanted to make it to nationals, but I'm just going to have to train harder,” he said.
“Being in year 7 I have plenty of time to make it to that level and the more training I do, the better I will go.”
Delroy, who took part in the 800m, finished second in his final by the smallest margins of one-hundredth of a second to the current national champion and will have another chance to take him on at Nationals in Adelaide.
“I think if I continue to work the way I have I should be able to take him down,” he said.
I think if I continue to work the way I have I should be able to take him down- Delroy Kasawaya
In the lead-up Delroy is working hard almost every day of the week to ensure he is at the peak of his fitness.
“I have been training hard at the local track doing 400s and 800s, push-ups, sit-ups and then I go up to Collina and run up the hill,” he said.
“I do it four days a week now, and I'm looking to increase it to five in the lead up to Nationals.
“I would just like to thank Matt Moon for all the help he has given me in the lead up to the events. He has given me free access to the gym and the equipment which has been really helpful.”
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