Host of records tumble at in­ter school ath­let­ics car­ni­val

AGE GROUP CHAM­PI­ONS

Shepparton News - - SPORT -

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.

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