Ry­ley smashes 16.14s off 800m

Ath­letes con­grat­u­lated on their sports­man­ship

Central and North Burnett Times - - SPORT -

THE high­light of the Biggen­den and District Ath­let­ics car­ni­val last Thurs­day was the chil­dren’s be­hav­iour.

Biggen­den State School prin­ci­pal Ros Rack­e­mann con­grat­u­lated all their chil­dren on their fan­tas­tic sports­man­ship.

“The day is not about win­ning but par­tic­i­pa­tion,” she said.

“Ath­letes sat be­side the high jump stands and cheered every­one’s at­tempt.

“This is a big tick item of a sports day.”

Grand­par­ents who had been at­tend­ing for many years also com­pli­mented the prin­ci­pal on the chil­dren’s be­hav­iour.

The only record on the day was by Ry­ley Gibbs, who smashed the nine years boys’ 800m when he ran 3:18.37 min­utes, break­ing Mathaniel Cuth­bert­son’s record of 3:34.51m set last year.

At the Ajax-Milo in­ter­house car­ni­val, Ry­ley also broke Jye Treloar’s record.

At Thurs­day’s district car­ni­val Ry­ley said he “had an inkling” he had bro­ken the record.

“I thought I had as I ran a pretty good race,” he said.

“Af­ter run­ning three laps, I sprinted down the main straight to the fin­ish line.”

Ry­ley said he didn’t do any train­ing for the sports.

He gets plenty of ex­er­cise with his footy train­ing.

“I play for the Bund­aberg Brothers Blues,” he said.

Ti­mothy Geissler, Dustin Fawck­ner and Corey Smart were the only com­peti­tors in the 12 years age group.

Ti­mothy took home the age cham­pi­onship af­ter win­ner 100m, 200m, 800m, shot put, dis­cus and high jump. Dustin won the long jump and shared the other plac­ings with Corey.

Tim said it was good to com­pete against each other.

“We egged each other on,” he said.

Ri­ley Gibbs

thought I had (set a record) as I ran a pretty good race

PHO­TOS: ERICA MURREE

AGE CHAMPIONS: (From left) Jye Treloar, Abbey Gibbs, Mathaniel Cuth­bert­son, Ti­mothy Geissler, Ry­ley Gibbs, Ge­or­gia Hawkes, Ab­bie Gar­rigon and Cather­ine White.

1. Made­line Radel. 2. Ti­mothy Geissler, Dustin Fawck­ner and Corey Smart. 3. Luke Cooper, Tracey Geissler and Si­mon Treloar. 4. Fel­low com­peti­tors watch Ab­bie Gibbs in the dis­cus. 5. Ben Cooper. 6. Rafe Fawck­ner and Ja­cob Bed­dows. 7. Ry­ley Gibbs. 8. A re­lay race be­gins. 5

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Fel­low com­peti­tors watch Ab­bie Gibbs in the dis­cus at the Biggen­den and District ath­let­ics car­ni­val.

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