Host of records tumble at inter school athletics carnival
AGE GROUP CHAMPIONS
Notre Dame College claimed the overall school champion award at last week’s inter school athletics carnival.
Ten Goulburn Murray division schools competed with Nore Dame finishing just ahead of Wanganui Park Secondary College overall as well as in the male and female aggregate trophies.
Antonio Vaitohi was at his brilliant on new synthetics athletics track, clocking 11.77 in the 100 m sprint time to beat Kubilat Karhan’s record, just one of 13 to fall for the day.
It has taken 23 years to outrun the four by 100 m female relay record, but Notre Dame proved clinical, winning in a time of 56.29 seconds.
Wanganui Park’s Kyle Murphy sprung into action last Thursday setting records in the long jump, triple jump, and high jump disciplines to help his school finish second.
Convener Paul Cornelius was delighted with the event and the spirit in which athletes competed in.
‘‘It was a terrific day of highquality competition and the students really enjoyed running on the new track,’’ Cornelius said.
‘‘The talent coming through from GMD students in athletics is very strong, which is highlighted by the number of records broken, some of them very long standing records.’’
Students who finished in the top two of each event will compete again at the Hume Regional Carnival in Albury on October 12.