School top ath­letes take on the re­gion

Childers ath­letes head­ing for Wide Bay se­lec­tion tri­als

Isis Town and Country - - Front Page - Jodie Dixon Jodie.Dixon@isistc­news.com.au

A STRONG and de­ter­mined team of 41 Isis stu­dents made the an­nual pil­grim­age to Gayn­dah for the North Bur­nett Ath­let­ics car­ni­val.

The com­pe­ti­tion was fierce on the track and field be­tween schools from Monto, Eidsvold, Mun­dub­bera, Gayn­dah and Childers.

Strong re­vivals Bur­nett State Col­lege and Isis Dis­trict SHS through­out the day chal­lenges their team by swap­ping the lead on points.

School sports co-or­di­na­tor Analee Clewes said when all points were tal­lied, Isis emerged vic­to­ri­ous with 440 points, 36 points ahead of the com­pe­ti­tion, Bur­nett State Col­lege.

As team cap­tain, Year 12 stu­dent Thak­danai, col­lected the shield and gave a heart-felt speech thank­ing all the stu­dents for work­ing to­gether to win the tro­phy.

On the day, there were many great per­for­mances, with mul­ti­ple stu­dents record­ing per­sonal bests.

Cheered on by their peers from the side­lines, the stand-outs were Cameron break­ing a 10-year-old North Bur­nett shot put record with a throw of 13.68m.

Five of the stu­dents (pic­tured above) claimed age cham­pion ti­tles for the school.

The stu­dents se­lected from this event will now travel to Kin­garoy for the Wide Bay se­lec­tion tri­als on Septem­ber 12–13.

The stu­dents suc­cess­ful in gain­ing Age Cham­pi­ons for North Bur­nett are: Tom Cole, Shonelle McFarlane, Chris Gibbs, Thak­danai Din­muang, Josh Maroney and Chad Booker.

Act­ing prin­ci­pal Chris Gill said 30 Isis high stu­dents were se­lected in the North Bur­nett team and would at­tend the Wide Bay School Sport 13–19 years Track and Field Cham­pi­onships next Mon­day and Tues­day in Kin­garoy.

“Stu­dents suc­cess­ful will then rep­re­sent the Wide Bay at the Queens­land School Sport 13-19 years Track and Field Cham­pi­onships in Oc­to­ber. Our stu­dents will rep­re­sent the school with dis­tinc­tion, we look for­ward to see­ing the re­sults upon their re­turn to school.”

WIN­NERS: Tom Cole, Shonelle McFarlane, Chris Gibbs, Thak­danai Din­muang, Josh Maroney and Chad Booker. PHOTO: ISIS HIGH SCHOOL

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