School top athletes take on the region
Childers athletes heading for Wide Bay selection trials
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