Marcus Nolan was the star of the show for North West at the NSW CHS Championships, the Binnaway Central School teen bringing home four gold medals and etching his name in both the CHS and national record books.
After winning two gold on the opening day of the three-day meet Nolan, who has a hearing impairment, took out the junior boys multi-class 800m on Thursday and the 100m on Friday to add another two gold to his tally.
In winning the 800m, Nolan broke the CHS record, with his time of 2 minutes, 25.99 seconds equating to 90.7 per cent of the world record for his age division and category.
Earlier in the week Nolan set a new national and CHS benchmark in the 200m.
North West manager Greg Allen said the officials down in Sydney had verified it as a national record and given him the paperwork to send away.
He said it was a very impressive effort, Nolan showing his versatility by also winning the long jump.
Farrer's Adam Williams was also crowned state champion after winning the 14 years 1500m in a time of 4mins 25.99secs.
"He paced it quite well," Allen said.
He did at one stage have a bit of a stumble coming around a bend but recovered and won "fairly comfortably" in the end.
The North West team's distance runners performed particularly well with Oxley High's Paige Levingston winning silver in the 16 years girls 800m in a time of 2mins 19.25secs while William's school-mate Coben Battle ran his way to bronze in the 13 years 800m with 2mins 17.25secs.
Coolah Central School's Dylan Power meanwhile jumped 1.83m to win bronze in the 15 years boys high jump.
Allen noted that for the "first time ever" the zone entered teams in the 4x400m relays. Both a boys and girls team took to the track, the girls just missing out on a medal, coming fourth, while the boys finished seventh.
- North West is this week hosting the NSW PSSA boys softball carnival in Tamworth. Thirteen zone teams from all over NSW will be participating for the championship trophy and vying for selection into the NSW PSSA team. Matches are being played at the Carter Street Softball Complex with play scheduled to commence at 8.45am on Tuesday.