Neveceral siblings live life in fast lane
PACIFIC Coast Christian College student Tynan Neveceral is making his mark in junior athletics after claiming two state titles at the Christian Independent Schools (CIS) New South Wales Championships in Sydney last week.
Tynan, 11, dominated his age-group in sprinting, bringing home first place in the 100 and 200 metres and will now move on to the All Schools State Championships in October.
Prior to the CIS championships, Tynan blitzed the Christian Schools Sporting Association state championships (CSSA) by finishing first in the 100, 200, 400 metres and long jump, on his way to being crowned age champion.
Older brother Kytelan, 16, is another budding track star at the school.
He dominated the Christian Schools’ regional titles in Coffs Harbour in July but was forced to miss the CSSA titles due to the flu.
Although Tynan was healthy for the CSSA championships, like Kytelan, he also contracted the flu and was hospitalised just two weeks prior to the CIS championships, leaving him less than 100% leading into competition.
Although he missed the CSSA titles, Kytelan will join his younger brother in the All Schools State Championships in October after qualifying previously.
With their achievements, it would be very easy to get ahead of themselves, but mother Shenny Neveceral said her sons were humble and shared their successes equally.
“They don’t have a rivalry,” Mrs Neveceral said.
“When one gets the glory, the other supports and vice-versa, they are very supportive of each other.”
Mrs Neveceral said a big part of the boys’ attitude and success was the grounding and training they received through school.
They have started training on Wednesday afternoons in Kingscliff external to their school program, but until this point, were fully nurtured and developed by the college.
“They’ve got a coach, Malcolm Muir, at the school who is a specialist track and field coach and a teacher,” Mrs Neveceral said.
“They’ve been doing training at school for all their events before or after school, as well as during school.”
Mrs Neveceral said the school was focussing on sport and had helped fund Tynan’s recent trips to Sydney.
Building on that support, this marks the first year the school will fund sending athletes to Sydney for the All Schools Championships.
Both have been accepted into the Sports Excellence Program at Palm Beach-Currumbin High School, tp which Kytelan will be moving next year.