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Magnificent seven qualify for nationals

Warwick State High School students (back, from left) Jay Carrie, Josh Ryan, Michael Hoppe,Tim Collins, Brodie Quirk, (front) Jordan Siebenhausen and Ty Gardner are heading to the nationals in knockout track and field.
Warwick State High School students (back, from left) Jay Carrie, Josh Ryan, Michael Hoppe,Tim Collins, Brodie Quirk, (front) Jordan Siebenhausen and Ty Gardner are heading to the nationals in knockout track and field. Gerard Walsh

A TEAM of seven boys from Warwick State High School has qualified for the nationals in the track and field knockout.

Warwick High only contested the state event for the second time last weekend and was fifth in Queensland.

Each athlete competes in a minimum of one or maximum of three individual events. Points are allocated for times and distances, just like the decathlon.

Warwick High qualified 11th in Australia for the nationals on December 3 in Launceston, Tasmania.

All seven students were in the top 10 in their events at state level.

Jordan Siebenhausen won the javelin with a distance of 52.75m.

Ty Gardner was second in shot put; he also contested the long jump and javelin.

Six of the seven are in year 11 at Warwick High and are joined in the team by year 10 student Tim Collins who contests the 200m, 800m and relay.

The relay is a Swedish form of the event with four distances.

Brodie Quirk runs the 100m, Jay Carrie the 200m, Gardner the 300m and Collins the 400m.

Carrie also runs the 100m and 200m in individual events, Michael Hoppe contests the high jump and Josh Ryan the 800m.

Gardner said the event was a bit of fun for all the boys.

"It is all about teamwork," he said.

Coach Robert Stewart said the aim was to finish in the top-eight at the nationals.

In a sport where many drift away after Year 12, the Warwick High seven said they were all keen to look at athletics past Year 12.

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