These kids can really jump
WHOEVER wrote the film White Men Can't Jump had obviously never met Joel Fraser.
The Kadina High School student produced a mighty 12.65m effort in the triple-jump on the way to winning the North Coast Combined High Schools senior boys age champion.
Joel set a personal best of 12.57m earlier in the competition, only to smash it later in the day.
He also set a new personal best of 6.25m in the long jump.
Joel was one of nine local athletes to excel at the championships at Riverview Park, South Lismore, last week.
Richmond River's Jessica Powers and Byron Bay's Sequoya Rawson-Smith were age champs in the 12 years division.
Jessica finished first in the 800m (2.43.35); first in the 80m hurdles (16.01); second in the long jump (4.37m); third in the 100m (14.84); and third in the 200m (29.97).
Lucas Burston of Alstonville was the 13-years boys' aged champion.
Ruby Morris of Richmond River was the 15 years girls' champion after winning the discus (35.44m) and shot put (11.36m) and finishing second in the javelin (24.57m).
Southern Cross K-12's Paige Single and Simon Oeding of Alstonville took the honours in the 16 years division.
In the athletes with a disability category, Mullumbimby's Harley Chapman and Cameron Chapman were the junior and senior champions respectively.
Lismore High School's Aiden Alcorn jumped 1.59m to finish second in the high jump.