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Kyabram Free Press - - WEDNESDAY EXTRA -

20 years ago A TEAM from St Au­gus­tine’s Col­lege has won its sec­tion of the Tour­na­ment of the Minds at the re­gional heats stage in Shep­par­ton re­cently.

The team of Daniel Hearn, Jayne Lil­ford, Kate Liv­ing­stone, Jac­qui Vo­ges, Paul Wagstaff, Michael Phillips, Abby Lyle and Ge­orgina Man­ning has earned it­self a place in the state fi­nals at Mel­bourne’s Monash Univer­sity to­mor­row.

The judges at the re­gional heat com­mended the team on its ob­vi­ous teamwork, hu­mour, creativ­ity and look­ing at the is­sue of racism through their pre­sen­ta­tion.

At Monash Univer­sity, the stu­dents will work for three hours in a locked room. They are set a new prob­lem and given a va­ri­ety of things to use as props, etc.

They make their pre­sen­ta­tion to this prob­lem in 10 min­utes in a three-me­tre by three-me­tre space.

A spokesper­son for the school said the stu­dents have worked very well and un­der­stand the im­por­tance of teamwork. They are used to work­ing across ages, for the Rock Eisteddfod, pro­duc­tions and the Spi­der­webs Youth Group have helped form this team.

They are con­fi­dent pre­sen­ters and be­lieve in them­selves.

The pur­pose of the Tour­na­ment of the Minds is to give stu­dents the op­por­tu­nity to en­counter chal­leng­ing prob­lems which de­mand ex­per­i­ment­ing and work­ing as a group. 40 year ago KYABRAM’S vet­eran run­ning mar­vel, Keith Mar­shall, is set to slice an in­cred­i­ble four days off the Syd­ney-Mel­bourne in­ter­cap­i­tal run­ning record.

Bar­ring un­forseen mishaps, Mar­shall will reach the Mel­bourne Town Hall just af­ter mid­day to­mor­row.

This will mean he has cov­ered the 667 miles be­tween the cap­i­tals via the Princess High­way route in 13 and a half days - an amaz­ing four days quicker than the record set by Tony Raf­ferty.

Yes­ter­day morn­ing, Mar­shall set out from the tiny town­ship of Rosedale in Gipp­s­land to com­plete the fi­nal stages of the run. Rosedale is 119 miles from Mel­bourne.

Mar­shall hoped to run 50 miles yes­ter­day and 47 miles to­day to reach Dan­de­nong in prepa­ra­tion for the fi­nal 27 miles run to the Mel­bourne Town Hall to­mor­row to com­plete the marathon run.

Mar­shall’s man­ager Mr John Clark re­ported from Rosedale yes­ter­day morn­ing that the 51-year-old fa­ther of three was still go­ing strong and in fact feel­ing fit­ter than he was.

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