INSPIRATIONAL: The young athletes from Lismore High (back, from left) Teleisha White, Michael Ward, Brandan Harrington, Eddie Banham (and Mr Nathan Chadderton); (front from left) Josh Hann, Jacob King, Marc Phillips, Khandisha King and Avalon Grimson.
INSPIRATIONAL: The young athletes from Lismore High (back, from left) Teleisha White, Michael Ward, Brandan Harrington, Eddie Banham (and Mr Nathan Chadderton); (front from left) Josh Hann, Jacob King, Marc Phillips, Khandisha King and Avalon Grimson.

Eight athletes make state championships

A HIGHLIGHT from this year's Combined High Schools (CHS) regional athletics carnival in Lismore was the number of North Coast Athletes With Disability (AWD) qualifying for State.

Richmond zone manager for AWDs Nathan Chadderton said that eight AWDs from Lismore High qualified for the State Championships at Sydney Olympic Park in September.

This was a record number of AWDs from one school, Mr Chadderton said.

“Its been a wonderful achievement for the athletes, which has produced some really great changes at the school. One of the biggest things is that their academic enthusiasm has lifted quite markedly, giving them higher aspirations new goals,” he said.

“There has been a massive improvement in their overall schooling which, in turn, has had a positive effect on the whole school.”

The eight athletes will compete in 100m, 200m, 800m, discus, javelin, long jump and shot put.

In the regional athletics, Avalon Grimson was senior girls champion AWD; Khandisha King the junior girls champion AWD; and Michael Ward the senior boys champion AWD.

Another athlete, Marc Phillips, has also represented at State cross-country.



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