Records tumble at athletics day
FIVE records were broken at the district primary athletics competition contested between Gayndah State School and St Joseph’s Primary School.
Gayndah State School shaved 1.3 seconds off the open boys’ relay record.
Both schools blitzed the boys’ 9-10 relay and girls’ 9-10 relay records, with Gayndah State School triumphing in the first and St Joseph’s in the second relay.
As both Year 6 and 7 students will become part of high schools next year, the 12 years records will be frozen.
Callum Evans pulled out all the stops in the 12-year boys’ 800m to win in a record-breaking two minutes 27 seconds.
Callum said the 800m was his favourite “because I’m one of those people that can push myself”.
The girls’ open shotput record achieved by Ellisa Bell will also be frozen.
Ellisa also came first in discus for her age group after a 21-metre throw using the half-spin technique.
To throw it further, “some people say you’ve got to get angry”, she said.
St Joseph’s Primary School took home the C. Ping Memorial Shield for marching, while Gayndah State School took home the shields for track events, field events and most points.
WELL PUT: Ryan Johnson throws his shotput, while Harrison Kemp and Matt Roth check his style, at the district primary athletics competition in Gayndah.