College’s athletes dictate
GIRL power ruled last week as Burnett State College’s female athletes set new records, and dominated on overall points.
Leading the charge was 14 years age champion Taylor McCosker.
Taylor’s record-breaking long jump of 5.13m broke Melissa Clem’s record which had stood for 19 years.
Taylor, who does “barely any training”, named the 200m sprint and long jump as her favourite events.
By mid-morning, Kate O’Brien was well on the way to becoming 16 years age champion.
Kate placed first in discus with a 20.45m throw, and first in high jump clearing the bar at 135cm.
She later got her “running pattern going” cutting almost one second off the girls’ 16 years’ 3000m record set in 2000.
“I like endurance (races) – the longer, the better,” Kate said.
Rounding out the record-breaking performances was Cyrelle Mitchell’s 11.3m record for shot put, breaking the girls’ 17 years record set by Rachael Duncan last year.
Boys champion Kedron Pointon, who scored a mighty 79 points, “decided to participate because it’s my last year at high school”.
“Javelin is my favourite event; I suppose I always liked throwing sticks and stuff.”
The event brought out the best in Wandarang house which scored 1057 points against Allindarra’s 545 and Tarumbal’s 477.