Olympians inspire students

Alison Burrill and Jarrod Walker of Warwick State High School with their trophies.
Alison Burrill and Jarrod Walker of Warwick State High School with their trophies.

WITH Australian athletes competing for gold in London our school-age sporting stars took to the track and field as part of the annual Border District Athletics Carnival.

The event of the sporting season was held at Stanthorpe State High School (SSHS) on Wednesday with 260-300 students from 10 high schools participating.

Border District convener and SSHS sports co-ordinator Robert Yates said the carnival proved to be a great success.

"Things went really well, it was a great day weather-wise and the carnival ran smoothly and on time," Yates said.

"The students really enjoyed the day and I have had plenty of positive comments from all teachers involved.

"Allora SHS took out the Champion Small School, and Warwick SHS took out Champion Overall School and champion boys and girls trophies.

"The students all displayed great sportsmanship and manners as well."

SSHS vice principal and announcer for the day Glenn Smedley agreed with Yates's assessment.

"Competition was very fierce amongst the students," Smedley said.

"Performances were good across all ages though."

Two new records were set with Zoe Phillips from Goondiwindi SHS raising the 14-year-old girls high jump mark to 1.57m and Jack Bannister from Allora SHS setting a new 14-year-old boys discus record of 53.58m.

New record lists were also started with weight changes to the shotputs and javelins used.

FINAL POSITIONS

Warwick State High School

Stanthorpe State High School

Scots PGC College

Goondiwindi State High School

Assumption College

St Joseph's School

Allora State High School

Texas State High School

Killarney State High School

Inglewood State High School

Topics:  athletics, london olympic games, school sport



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