Fourteen records were set at this year's Eastern Riverina Zone Athletics Championships, including a dozen by under 17 athletes.
Zone coordinator Judith Fuller said 174 athletes took part in last Sunday's successful carnival at Wagga's Jubilee Park athletics track.
Kooringal-Wagga, Lockhart, Temora, Tumbarumba, Tumut, Wagga, West Wyalong and Young little athletics clubs were represented in some 700 track and field events held in unseasonably cold and windy conditions.
The top placegetters in events have qualified for next year's regional championships, to be held at Lake Illawarra Athletics Centre in Shellharbour in February.
But it was athletes in the senior age division who really left a mark, with 12 records set by under 17 competitors, including five that had stood for a decade.
Kooringal-Wagga's Harriet Priest (3000m), Gerard Okerenyang (high jump), and Kippy Langat (triple jump), Wagga's Leyla Liakatos (1500m) and Tumut's Jack Gould (400m) all eclipsed records set at least 10 years ago.
Gould also won the boys 200m, 800m and 1500m in record time.
Young's George Fuller broke the under 17 boys long jump record while Temora's Sophie Bowley set a new mark in the girls 300m hurdles and equalled the high jump record.
Ethan Hilton (Wagga) in the under nine boys high jump and Lani McCrone (Temora) in the under 10 girls high jump were the other record-breakers at the carnival.