Allora athletes win gold at titles
ALLORA State School pair Jack Bannister and Brodie Sharman have both won gold medal at the Darling Downs Secondary School Athletics titles.
Bannister won the 13 years discus with a record-breaking throw of 50.30 metres. He won the shot put with 13.75m and qualified in both events for the state championships. Bannister was also second in javelin.
Brodie Sharman won the 15 years 100m in 11.4 seconds, a personal best by .3 of a second.
He was second in the shot put with 14.41m, second in discus with 49.13m and is in all three events at the state championships.
Former Allora State School student Matthew Denny, a boarder at Toowoomba Grammar School, won the 15 years discus with a throw of 69.93m, which broke a record set by Olympic shot putter Justin Anlezark. Denny also won the shot put, hammer and javelin.
Scots PGC College students Matthew Kanowski (first place) and Clare Kanowski (third), who live at Allora, both qualified in discus.
Allora teacher Roy Nott paid tribute to the work of Paul Bannister, who coaches four of the five in field events.
"His record speaks for itself," Nott said.