Assumption again takes top trophies
IT WAS a case of history repeating itself at this week's Warwick All Schools Swimming carnival when super fish Dimity Brackin and Anthony Bannister dominated the winners' board.
The Assumption College students won the coveted Robert Reid Memorial trophies for the most outstanding female and male swimmers for the second consecutive year.
Dimity finished the night with the 15-years age championship title on 60 points, while Anthony was named 17-years and over age champion with a total of 58 points.
Yet when the events were finished and the scores averaged out across student numbers, it was Allora State who took home the prestigious Allora P&C Overall Average School Trophy for the second year running.
However it was Assumption College swimmers, who dominated the girls' events, who claimed the three major trophies on offer: the Nell Foote Cup for 15-years and under aggregate, the EJ Portley Memorial Relay Trophy and the Nell Foote Trophy for 16-years and under aggregate.
In the boys' events, Scots PGC College took home two of the three trophies on offer for the male swimmers claiming the Barnes Cup for 15-years and under and the EJ Portley Memorial Relay Trophy.
But Warwick High School made the 16-years boys events their own, winning the Barnes Trophy for 16-years and over aggregate, before a strong finish by their senior relay teams secured them the prestigious Merv Lancaster Memorial Shield.
For Assumption College's new sports co-ordinator and this year's carnival organiser Andrew Skipper, it was a noisy but successful induction into the competitive Warwick All Schools arena.
"I was really happy with both the participation of the swimmers and the support from the sidelines," Skipper said.
"It all added to the atmosphere to make for a very competitive carnival."
2013 age champions
Girls: 13 years, Kelsey Hogert (WSHS); 14 years, Paris Milburn (ACW); 15 years, Dimity Brackin (ACW); 16 years, Shenee Coleman (WSHS); 17 years and over, Codie Brackin (ACW).
Boys: 13 years, Lochie Henry (ACW); 14 years, James Gilmore (Scots PGC); 15 years, Brayden Fearby (WSHS); 16 years, Dan Watson (WSHS); 17 years and over, Anthony Bannister (ACW).