Glen Innes High School students have excelled at the North West Athletics Carnival which was held in Tamworth on July 24. 15 students and two relay teams made the cut of first and second placings to make it into the North West team to compete at CHS in Homebush. 40 Glen Innes High Students took part in the North West Carnival in a variety of track and field events in wet and windy conditions after qualifying at school level. Students and their qualifying sports include: Eleanor Malone - 400m, Relay 15s Girls; Anna Sharman - Relay 15s Girls; Elizabeth Chard - Shotput, Discus, Javelin; Luke Kiehne - 800m, relay 13s Boys; Corey Kennedy - 800m, relay 13s Boys; Mark Law - relay 13s boys; Amy Byrne - 100m, relay 15s girls; Sarah Byrne - 100m, 200m, long jump; Evan Byrne - long jump, relay 13s boys; Mikielee Snow - 100m, 200m, relay 15s Girls; Charlie Smith - 800m; Matthew Campion - 3000m, Steeple Chase, 1500m; Stella Grieve – discus; Nick Alley - steeple chase, 800m, javelin and Connor Maxwell - High jump, Long Jump. Sports Coordinator Kirstie Fuller wishes to congratulate these students for their success in very trying conditions. “Your dedication and efforts have paid off and we wish you the best of luck when representing Glen Innes High School at the state level,” she said. The group ranges from 12 to 16 years with Ella and Luke both preparing for their first athletics state trip. The three Byrnes siblings will also all be competing in variations of running, sprinting and jumping events. The group agreed that it was a great effort for a small country school. The relay teams are ready to start training together and several of the group do their own out of school training and several take part in school group training in the cross fit and NFL programs. The general consensus of the boys was to win gold medals all round; the girls were slightly more reserved and were hoping to compete well in their respective events.