Warwick State High School students Matt Carey and Mitchell Siebenhausen at the start of their 110m hurdles event at the Darling Downs Secondary School Athletics Championships.
Warwick State High School students Matt Carey and Mitchell Siebenhausen at the start of their 110m hurdles event at the Darling Downs Secondary School Athletics Championships. Scott Thompson

WHS athletes succeed at Downs

AMANDA Politch continued her outstanding athletics form at Darling Downs level to win two gold medals at last week’s Darling Downs Secondary School Athletics Championships in Toowoomba.

The Warwick State High School student won the 17-19 years long jump with a leap of 4.71 metres and the 100-metre hurdles in 15.5 seconds.

Libby Brown was among eight Warwick High students to make the Darling Downs team for the October 21-24 state championships, after winning the 13 years 1500m walk in nine minutes, 22 seconds. She was third in discus with a throw of 24.9m.

There was more success for Warwick High in the 13 years age group with Nalahni Jerome winning the javelin with 29.16m.

Ty Gardner was second in 14 years shot put with 13.13m and Brooke Price second in 15 years high jump with 1.51m.

Track events were held on Thursday on the tartan track at Glennie and field events on Friday at O’Quinn Street Oval, Toowoomba.

Other Warwick High students in Darling Downs team: Jay Carrie 5th in 14 years 100m 11.9; Joel Eddiehausen 5th 15 years 200m 24.4; Steph O’Brien 4th in 17-19 years shot put 11.59, 6th in discus 29.42.



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