First victory for house in decade
FOR the third year in a row, a different winner has claimed the Warwick Central State School athletics carnival held last Friday in fine and windy conditions.
Canning house captains Jack Hine and Tanisha Brown accepted the Evan Pfeffer Trophy for champion house from principal Chris Dolley.
Canning has not won the trophy since its inception in 2000.
Final points: Canning on 814 points; Lyndhurst on 771; and Risdon on 547.
Monica Gai was one of the day’s star performers setting new marks in 13 years 200 metres, held previously by Rebecca Gill (1990), and 13 years 800 metres, held by Bree Merrell (1994).
Leanne Littler lowered the 12 years 100 metres record, held since 1992 by Rebecca Dawes.
Lyndhurst house sprinted away with the senior girls’ relay in a time which broke the 1992 record.
Age champions: Nine years – Sharni Baker and Shakeam Saunders-Walker; 10 years – Rebecca Coolwell and Joshua Beard-East; 11 years Shaye Hippi and Tanna Alldridge; 12/13 years – Monica Gai and Ioane Coolwell.
Pupils are now focusing on the Southern Downs Primary Schools carnival to be held at The Scots-PGC College on Tuesday, August 10.