Local swimmers finish tops
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.