Records tum­ble at ath­let­ics day

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT - Shirley.way@cnbtimes.com.au

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.

PHOTO: SHIRLEY WAY

WELL PUT: Ryan John­son throws his shot­put, while Har­ri­son Kemp and Matt Roth check his style, at the district pri­mary ath­let­ics com­pe­ti­tion in Gayn­dah.

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