The records tum­ble at in­ter­school ath­let­ics

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

THE weather was su­perb, the dis­play of sports­man­ship from all stu­dents was out­stand­ing, tremen­dous ath­leti­cism was shown, records were bro­ken and all the stu­dents, staff and spec­ta­tors had a great day at the Dou­glas Dis­trict In­ter­school Ath­let­ics Car­ni­val at the High School on Fri­day.

Stu­dents from all the schools around the re­gion in­clud­ing Port Dou­glas, Moss­man, Miallo, Wonga Beach, Ju­lat­ten, Dain­tree, Alexandra Bay, St Au­gus­tine’s and Moss­man State High School gath­ered at the high school to bat­tle it out in a range of events in­clud­ing 100m and 200m sprints, shot put, high jump, long jump and 800m.

Alexandra Bay came away win­ners in the over­all Av­er­age Track and Field tro­phy fol­lowed closely by Moss­man State School. Moss­man State School also won the Ag­gre­gate Track and Field (no re­lays) tro­phy and the MSPS Ladies Aux­il­iary Tro­phy (with re­lays). It was a day for records to be bro­ken with four records smashed and one record be­ing equalled. These in­cluded:

Tyson Crees – 10 year old boys 200m sprint – pre­vi­ous record 29.48s – new record 27.22s ; Jamaica Seare – 12 year old girls High Jump – pre­vi­ous record 1.24m – new record 1.28m; Rea­gan Crees – 12 year old boys 200m sprint – pre­vi­ous record 27.98s – new record 25.47s; Rea­gan Crees – 12 year old boys Long Jump – pre­vi­ous record 4.95m – new record 5.02m; Beryl Gib­son – 11 year old girls 200m Sprint – equalled the record of 29.47s.

In­di­vid­ual ef­forts were awarded with the age cham­pi­onship tro­phies an­nounced at the end of the day: 10 year old girls age cham­pion – Lahni Hawk­ing (Wonga Beach State School); 10 year old boys age cham­pion – Tyson Crees (Moss­man State School); 11 year old girls age cham­pion – Beryl Gib­son (Moss­man State School); 11 year old boys age cham­pion – David Neller (Wonga Beach State School); 12 year old girls age cham­pion – Shakara Gore (Moss­man State High School); 12 year old boys age cham­pion – Rea­gan Crees (Moss­man State ).

Some stu­dents have now been se­lected to rep­re­sent our dis­trict at the Penin­sula Ath­let­ics Car­ni­val be­ing held in Cairns on Sun­day and Mon­day Au­gust 14-15.

In­ter­school ath­let­ics masters pa­rade the sil­ver­ware

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