All-rounder Dylan selects athletics
By RICHARD A FORBES, Star correspondent
FOLLOWING his string of successes, Kadina High School's Dylan King is looking beyond making a name for himself in the area of local sport.
Dylan represented Goonellabah Public School at softball in 2003-2004, represented North Coast in swimming in 2004, represented at State athletics, and was the 2004 senior boys athletics champion.
At the Kadina swimming carnival in February this year, Dylan was just 12 when he entered the 14 years relay. He almost effortlessly broke the record for the first lap, but his real strength lies in athletics.
In July, he made his mark at the North Coast Regional Carnival at Kingscliff, where he won the 200m, came third in the 400m, won the 100m, came fourth in 800m, and second in the long jump.
The Year 7 student, with no formal athletics training, was named Kadina's junior boys athletics champion in Term Three this year.
At the NSW CHS Athletics Carnival, held at Homebush in September, he took bronze in the 13 years 100 metres final and then gold in the 200 metres final.
Next week he will attend the Aboriginal Indigenous Special Carnival at Newcastle.
"I feel pretty confident that I'll do OK there," the 13-year-old said.
"There's a scholarship up for grabs and I'd really like it. If I do get it, I'll move to Newcastle with my family, so I can go further with my athletics."