No sibling rivalry on track
ALEXIS Carey will compete for a third year in the Darling Downs Primary Regional Athletics Carnival later this month.
The Warwick East State School student is part of two sets of siblings sharing age championship and runner-up awards this term.
All won medals at the Southern Downs Sports at Allora late last month.
Like many students at Warwick East, Alexis has been training hard for the past three months and hopes to crack it into the Darling Downs team this year to compete in the state championships.
“We are all aiming to do personal bests,” Alexis said.
“My best event is the long jump where I have a best of 3.5 metres.”
Her younger sister Hayley said the 80 metre sprint was her pet event.
The Piovesan brothers are both in the Southern Downs team for the first time to compete at the regionals.
Jordan won the 12 years high jump with a personal best of 1.3 metres at Allora while Kyle was victorious in the nine years 80m.
“My ambition this year is to win a medal at the Darling Downs championships,” Jordan said.
As for his favourite athlete, he reckons Jamaican sprint star Usaim Bolt was a bit special.
Warwick East State School teachers Trevor Nelson, Neil Burley, Marty Harris and Michael Sullivan together with PE teacher Phil Willing take turns at training the athletes in various track and field disciplines.
There is some training going on each lunchtime at the school. A Southern Downs team of 76 was selected after the Allora sports to compete in the Darling Downs regional carnival at Harristown State High School on June 21 at 8.45am.
The Warwick East representatives in the team are the Piovesan brothers, Alexis Carey, Thomas Fu, Malikah Woodbridge and Jessica Ryan.