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Zarren zings in winning 100m scoot at NSW championships

Zarren Gogos had jaws dropping with a slashing 100m time running into head winds.
Zarren Gogos had jaws dropping with a slashing 100m time running into head winds.

SPRINTER Zarren Gogos left sideline watchers open-mouthed with a blistering 100m dash at the NSW Country Athletics Championships in Newcastle.

The 17-year-old competitor with Coffs Harbour Athletic Club ran a great time of 11.81 sec to take out his division.

But what made the run more remarkable was the seven-metre headwind in his face.

To understand the comparison, the world record run is 9.58 sec, held by Usain Bolt.

Zarren spent a memorable weekend at his first Country meet.

He also claimed a silver medal in the 200m race contested in driving rain in a personal best time of 24.13 sec and then took bronze in long jump with a leap of 5.33m.

Matt Berrington again was a major force and started his campaign with a gut-busting 5000m event on day one and finished third in 17:02.59.

He backed this up the next day with a bold run in the 1500m.

With the final 400m to go, Matt made a bold burst and held on for the first of two gold medals, winning in 4:09.13.

His third event returned gold when he broke the two minute barrier in the 800m.

With rain belting down, Matt cut the tape with a PB of 1:59.22.

Another gold went to Harry Ward, 9, in the shot put with a lift of 7.71m.

Coffs Harbour club sent 14 athletes to the championships for a collective bag of 24 medals.



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