Singleton High School's speedy quartet set for state champs

Singleton High School’s speedy quartet – Alix O’Bryan, Lilly McNamara, Ava Simpson and Ella Schofield –pulled off an exciting win at the recent 2018 Hunter Schools Sports Association (HSSA) Secondary Athletics Championships.

SPEEDY: Lilly McNamara, Ava Simpson, Alix O'Bryan and Ella Schofield.

SPEEDY: Lilly McNamara, Ava Simpson, Alix O'Bryan and Ella Schofield.

Held at the Hunter Sports Centre at Glendale from Wednesday, August 1 to Thursday, August 2, the awesome foursome came home in front of their more fancied rivals to win the final of the Girls 13yrs 4 x 100m relay.

“We just beat the Hunter Sports High team,” explains an excited O’Bryan.

A result they were not expecting and are all very pleased with.

As a team the year seven students will now head to the state athletics championships in September at Sydney Olympic Park.

Here, McNamara is also set to compete in both 100 and 200m sprint events but she is no stranger to competing at this level.

The season rep made it through to the equivalent event in the primary school arena last year – and the 2018 Little Athletics State Track and Field Championship.

While O’Bryan has qualified for the long jump after achieving a personal best of 4.53 metres at Glendale.

But wait for it, this jump is a massive 30 cm improvement on her previous efforts.

This comes as quite a surprise as she has been focusing on her swimming since Little A’s finished up.

Conversely,  McNamara has been in training and the focused young athlete travels to Newcastle three-times-a-week where she trains with Gerrard Keating.

The NSW Combined High Schools Sports Association Secondary Athletics Championships are from Wednesday, September 5 to Friday, September 7.

All the best girls!