Brothers Gerard and Daniel Okerenyang will head back to Sydney this weekend in search of more state athletics titles just a fortnight after claiming gold medals at the NSW Junior Athletics Championships.
Daniel leapt to glory in the under 15 men's triple jump at the meet in Sydney earlier this month.
His winning jump of 12.51m was a full metre further than his previous best and 99cm beyond his nearest rival. He also finished fifth in the long jump (5.31m).
Gerard won the under 18 men's hammer throw with a 49.82m effort, beating fellow Kooringal-Wagga athlete Ryan Hilder (35.30m).
Gerard also took silver in the under 18 men's discus (46.01m), after leading for much of the event, as well as shot put (14.24m).
He's keen to push himself again, as representative track and field meets make a return after 2020.
"The hammer was five metres off my best. I haven't really got a coach at the moment so I haven't done too much training," Gerard said.
"Discus I was pretty happy with. I was winning for most of the comp and got pipped on the last throw but I was getting them out there so I was happy with that."
The boys have qualified for Australian Juniors next month in Sydney, along with older brother Godfrey who took silver in the under 20 men's long jump with a 6.91m effort.
It was Godfrey's first genuine competition in well over a year and, after moving to Sydney this year, he hopes to also qualify for nationals in the 100m at a meet this weekend.
Other Kooringal-Wagga medallists included Lilly Hewitt, third in the under 20 women's shot put (12.00m) and Mark Walker third in the under 16 men's 3000m walk (16.29.09).
Grace Krause led a great Temora effort, winning gold with a 5.29m effort in the under 15 women's long jump, and won silver in triple (10.94m).
Also from Temora, Emily Thomas took gold in the under 16 women's shot put (37.01m), Sophie Bowley was third in the under 18 women's triple jump (11.07m), and Lana Pike won her under 15 women's 800m heat in 2.28.55, and was ninth overall.
The state and national juniors meets are part of a separate pathway to Little Athletics, which this weekend is hosting its own NSW Youth State Championships for 13 to 17-year-old athletes.
Kooringal-Wagga and Wagga Little Athletics Clubs will both be represented by athletes at the event.
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