Col­lege’s ath­letes dic­tate

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

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.

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