Students battle for sport glory
STUDENTS from across the district braved the wind and rain to battle it out for glory at yesterday’s Warwick All Schools Sports carnival.
Director of Activities for The Scots PGC and event organiser Andy McGregor-Lowndes said the day went off without a hitch, with four schools from across the district competing.
Students from Assumption, Warwick State High School, Allora State School and The Scots PGC braved the poor weather to run, jump, throw and hurdle throughout the day.
“We had a high level of participation in all of the events, with about 200 students competing between the four schools, which is really good given the weather,” Mr McGregor-Lowndessaid.
“At about 6am, when we were here setting up, it was so windy we didn’t even know if it would go ahead.”
He said he was impressed with all of the schools especially since there were a high number of students.
“We had no issues at all with behaviour, which is why we ran ahead of time,” Mr McGregor-Lowndes said. “We had three good records broken, which is a really good result.
“I just want to thank all of the staff and students who made the day happen.”
The Scots PGC was awarded the overall average trophy, which took into account the population of the school.
Overall there was a tie between The Scots PGC and Warwick State High School.
The Scots PGC’s13-year-old Emily Bass broke a 15-year-old triple jump record, leaping 9.72m, two centimetres more than the previous record holder.
Thirteen-year-old Jack Bannister from Allora State School did away with a record which had stood for the past decade, hurtling a discus 46.09m to break the old record by nearly five metres, and Ella Tregurtha beat a 10-year-old record in the girls’ 15-year hurdles, finishing the 90m track in 16.4 seconds, 0.8 seconds faster than her predecessor.