Burnett athletic skills on display
MUNDUBBERA State School held its annual primary school athletics carnival on June 17.
For Year 5 student Sybrand de Klerk, the day paid off as he was 10-year-old boy age champion.
“I was quite nervous most of the time, but I’m quite pleased with myself,” Sybrand said.
“I love sports; it’s kind of my passion.
“I love the training; it takes a lot of work to master the techniques and stuff.”
Sybrand will go on to compete in the district carnival early next term.
“Last year I was the age champion for the district as well,” he said.
Prep student Ben Evans said he enjoyed spending the day with his friends and having a go at the different events.
“High jump (is my favourite),” Ben said.
“Because I like to jump high.”
For organiser Lisa Whelan the event was a culmination of weeks of work.
“It went very well, I’m very happy with it,” Mrs Whelan said. “Probably a couple of weeks’ worth of work, quite a few hours and weeks goes into organising it. Thankfully the weather held out.”
TRACK AND FIELD FUN: Lane Beutel, Ellasea Thorburn, Dylan Robertson, Georgette Emmerton, Sybrand de Klerk, Jo Kassulke, Tayleigh Fry-Allan and Raymond Loakes at the Mundubbera Athletics Carnival.
Matilda Yarrow at the Mundubbera Athletics Carnival.
ABOVE AND BELOW: Relays at the Mundubbera Athletics Carnival.
Shot put at the Mundubbera Athletics Carnival.
The under 10 boys’ race in the 800m at the Mundubbera Athletic s Carnival.
LEFT: The U10s race in the 800m at the Mundubbera Athletics Carnival.
Relays at the Mundubbera Athletics Carnival.
High jump at the Mundubbera Athletics Carnival.
Montana Rea at the Mundubbera Athletics Carnival.