Four Lowesdale Public School students have been run off their feet - but in a good way.
The students recently represented the Riverina in the NSW Primary Schools Sports Association (PSSA) athletics staged at Olympic Park, Sydney on October 19.
Students were competing for the Norman and Elizabeth Austen Trophy in the small schools under 25 students mixed 4x 100m relay team.
The event has previously been won by Lowesdale in 1989, 1990 and 1998.
Lowesdale competed against 24 other schools, finishing fourth in NSW and improving in each race and beating their personal best for the heat, semi-final and the final.
Running at one minute and three seconds, the students’ claim to fame was that they missed out by 24 milliseconds off coming in third place, which would have taken them to nationals to be held in Adelaide in December.
They were excited and proud to have achieved so much.
The students’ highlights were travelling to Sydney, sightseeing and exploring the Olympic arenas and infrastructure built for the 2000 Olympic Games.
They all agreed that it was much easier to run on a professional and smooth track, unlike the rough surface they were used to back home.
The four students have been doing really well in athletics and cross-country events over the past few years, representing their school and making it to Riverina level.