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Trent sails over his fifth record

Tuesday, 3rd August, 2010

* Local high jumper Trent Barraclough has broken one long standing city record and four Willyama HS records in the past four years. * Local high jumper Trent Barraclough has broken one long standing city record and four Willyama HS records in the past four years.

A local student has broken five records in the four years he has been participating in high jump.

Trent Barraclough, a student at Willyama High School, has been high jumping since he was 10, breaking four school records as well as a long standing city record.
Trent swapped approach sides after he found he wasn't jumping all that well, and on the first try on his left, he broke a school record.
The 13 year old also broke a long standing Junior Boys Broken Hill record in 2007, a record that had been previously held for 34 years.
The most recent record he's broken was at the Willyama Athletics Carnival this year, by jumping 1.5 metres.
Trent said he was "pretty happy," with his achievements in the field event and he's hoping to continue on with the sport, but said he wouldn't pursue it at an elite level.
"I play footy mostly; I just do it for fun and just having a go at it," he said.

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