Lo­cal swim­mers fin­ish tops

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

MORE than half a dozen stu­dents from three lo­cal high schools made it to the podium at the re­cent School Sport WA swim­ming com­pe­ti­tion.

John Curtin Col­lege of the Arts was one of eight schools com­pet­ing in the B Di­vi­sion com­pe­ti­tion and had two stu­dents fin­ish in the top three of their rel­a­tive in­di­vid­ual cham­pi­onship age groups.

Isla Tedds fin­ished sec­ond in the Year 7 girls cat­e­gory af­ter sec­ond-place fin­ishes in the 50m freestyle and 50m back­stroke and a third-place fin­ish in the 50m breast stroke.

Jamie Luff fin­ished sec­ond in the Year 11 boys cat­e­gory, touch­ing the wall sec­ond in the 50m freestyle, but­ter­fly, breast stroke and back­stroke swims and third in the 100m freestyle.

John Curtin fin­ished third of the eight schools.

Both South Fre­man­tle and Lake­land se­nior high schools com­peted in the E Di­vi­sion com­pe­ti­tion.

South Fre­man­tle had six stu­dents take to the podium but none per­formed bet­ter than Shayla Hodzic, who took out the Year 9 Girls in­di­vid­ual cham­pion award af­ter fin­ish­ing first in all five of her races.

Fel­low stu­dents Ri­hari Iki (Year 11 and over boys) and Korey Hill (Year 10 boys) fin­ished sec­ond in their re­spec­tive cat­e­gories, while Blaze Nor­lin (Year 9 boys), Sarah Baines (Year 7 girls) and Thomas Fer­gu­son (Year 7 boys) fin­ished third.

For Lake­land, Milla Bick­more fin­ished third in the Year 11 and over girls cat­e­gory, while Blake Rat­ten­bury fin­ished third in the Year 10 boys.

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