Our students on track for success at the nationals
ATHLETICS: Scots PGC College pair Will Gilmore and Lucy Bourke are two medal winners from Warwick who have qualified to compete at the nationals in Cairns on December 7-9.
Gilmore is set to compete in the 14 years hammer after winning a silver medal at the Queensland School Sport Track and Field Championships at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre.
He trains at home on the Southern Downs but has had some training sessions with Allora Olympian Matthew Denny at Nudgee College and the QSAC.
Gilmore was second in discus and third in hammer last year and said he wasn't keen to select between his two events.
"I like both,” he said.
As well as his state athletics medals, Gilmore has a bronze medal from the 50m butterfly in the Queensland swimming championships.
Lucy Bourke was second in javelin at Darling Downs and then won silver at the state championships.
She didn't train for the javelin believing her best chance of success at state level was in sprints.
"I didn't know I was going to throw a five-metre personal best in javelin at the state championships,” she said.
Two former Warwick High students won medals, Zac Caterson won a silver in javelin and bronze in discus and shot, and Larissa Vickers won silver in a walk. Brendan Hoffman had a fourth and fifth.
Scots PGC student Kira Holmes was sixth in women's discus and ninth in javelin.
Five Warwick High students, Zac Wall (4th in javelin), Sophie Follett 5th 3000m), Nikki Burraston (6th 100m hurdles), Teresa-Marie Poole (9th shot put) and Harry Colman (10th long jump) finished in the top 10.
Flynn Donaldson (Assumption) had a fifth in the 18-19 years 5000m, Meghan Carey was eighth in 400m, Kiah Murray 8th in triple jump and Cooper Seng a 9th in discus. Fairholme student Lucy Mantova from Clifton was fourth in hammer and 9th in 16 years discus.
Warwick State High School: Nikki Burraston 6th final 17yrs 100m hurdles,
Ryan Callow 5th heat 13yrs 400m, 21st 800m (PB).
Harry Colman 10th 13yrs long jump, 13th triple jump.
Anastasia Craig 6th semi 15yrs 100m (PB).
Sophie Follett 5th 17yrs 3000m (SB).
Ashlee Higgins 13th 15yrs long jump, 20th triple jump, 28th 100m.
Ben Lyons 22nd 15yrs high jump, 12th javelin.
Brianna Mullaly 22nd 16yrs 800m, 9th heat 1500m (PB).
Teresa-Mirie Poole 9th 17yrs shot put (PB)
Breanna Ragh 14th 17yrs javelin.
Zac Wall 4th 17yrs javelin (PB), 17th 17yrs shot put.
Scots PGC College: Will Gilmore 2nd 14 yrs hammer, 4th in discus.
Kira Holmes 9th 16yrs javelin, 6th 16 yrs discus, 12th shot put.
Lucy Bourke 14th 13yrs discus, 17th in 100m preliminaries, 2nd javelin, 4th 200m heat.
Ewan McFarland 13th 15yrs 3000m.
Samuel Proudlove 5th heat 16yrs 400m.
Assumption College: Morgan Byrne 19th 15 yrs high jump and hammer, 15th long jump and triple jump.
Cooper Seng, 16th, 14yrs triple jump, 26th 100m, 9th discus.
Kiah Murray 8th, 13yrs triple jump, 15th 13 yrs long jump
Jackson Pitstock 21st 13yrs 100m, 7th heat 200m, 5th heat 400m, 11th triple jump.
Flynn Donaldson 15th 17yrs 100m, 5th 18-19 years 5000m, 16th 100m, 11th 110m hurdles, 5th 1500m.
Meghan Carey 8th 14yrs 400m
Mackenzie Rutledge 16th 13yrs high jump
Cooper Tate-Roche 21st 16 yrs discus.
Fairholme/Allora: Molly Harm 20th 15 yrs high jump.
Fairholme/Clifton: Lucy Mantova 9th 16 yrs discus, 4th hammer.
Clifton High School: Tyler Gillam 16th 17 yrs triple jump.
BBC/Warwick: Zac Caterson 2nd in javelin, 3rd in shot and discus
Keebra Park/Warwick: Brendan Hoffman 4th shot, 5th in discus