GOING UP: Assumption College student Ben Fischer cleared 1.53m to win the open boys' high jump at the school athletics carnival at Hamilton Oval.
GOING UP: Assumption College student Ben Fischer cleared 1.53m to win the open boys' high jump at the school athletics carnival at Hamilton Oval. Gerard Walsh

Victory leap for Assumption College student

SCHOOL SPORT: Ben Fischer has finished first in his best event, high jump, at the Assumption College athletics carnival

The Year 12 student was in a two-way battle with Jarrod Grayson on day one of the carnival on Thursday. Both jumped 1.5m before Fischer cleared 1.53m with his last attempt to win.

He took two attempts to break the record of 1.69m held by Nick Gardner and, despite good attempts, finished the competition with a best of 1.53m.

Fischer, who is more than 1.8m tall, used his height well in the high jump.

He recalls winning the high jump when attending primary school at St Mary's.

"I was second to Tom Bell at Assumption last year,” Fischer said.

He showed plenty of pace to finish second in the 400m behind Sam Ogden.

The carnival wraps up today.

League final

A WINGER in rugby league, Fischer played from under-12 to under-15 age groups at Collegians before taking a break when he started working each afternoon at Mirror Finish, in Kenilworth St.

This season, he is playing school footy for Assumption and will play in next Wednesday's Johnathan Thurston Trophy final against Dalby State High School at Glenholme Park, in Toowoomba.

While he doesn't play club footy, Fischer has it all worked out what his team has to do to win the trophy next week.

"We need a good start and must execute well, it is a game we can win,” he said.

"Sam Ogden is going well at outside centre and the forwards are doing their job.”

He also is in the Assumption College rugby league team which will head to Bundaberg for a week of Confraternity Shield rugby league during the first week of the school holidays.

See more news on the Johnathan Thurston Trophy final next week and at www.warwickdailynews.com.au.



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