Students line up for annual trials
STARTERS’ guns have fired across the North Burnett for the annual cross-country school races.
Burnett State College PE teacher Nic Banks said the aim for all students was participation.
While students were required to complete the distance for their age group, the set time should be sufficient for those who chose to walk the distance.
North Burnett manager for 10–12 years age group Caroline Holmes, of Biggenden, said the first five placegetters in each of the 10 to 19 years age groups from Biggenden, Gayndah, Mundubbera, Eidsvold and Monto will compete for a place in the North Burnett trials.
“From these trials a squad will be selected to compete at the Wide Bay titles on May 29,” she said.
Michelle Geary, convenor for the North Burnett and Wide Bay trials, said both courses would be held at Gayndah Golf Course.
For Coalstoun Lakes’ Max Corfield his combined training with the Biggenden Barracudas and the Central Burnett Brumbies added to his fitness.
“I like chasing Matty (fellow student Matthew Seabrook) but he sure left me behind on the day.
“It was a rather hot day and I was determined the kid behind me wasn’t going to beat me,” he said.
Matthew breezed in first place followed by Max and two seconds behind was Jaiden Jeynes.
Now selected in the North Burnett team, Max will look at training up and down Bellert’s Rd hill while his mum, Kim, walks.
Max has also been selected in the North Burnet AFL and U-11 rugby teams.
JUMPING FOR JOY: Ben Jacobi and Hayden Lailer kick up their heels crossing the finish line.
Jacob McGovern and Lane Beutel chase down Brodie Sene.
Shawna Pope goes the distance at the Mundubbera P-10 cross country.
Principal Peter Townsend revs up the 9-year-old boys at the start.