Next stop: State championships
ATHLETICS: Granite Belt residents can be proud of the children who competed at the Darling Downs regional athletics championships.
Granite Belt athletics team manager Pat McCormick said the whole Granite Belt team performed extremely well at the
Darling Downs championships and several students produced personal best performances.
The enthusiastic group of supporters had much to cheer about with Noah Mackenzie, Jacob Kent, Alex Waterworth, Katie Jansink, Luther Gainer, Caitlyn Springborg, Harry Wren, Jordan Waterworth, Aleisha Rogers and Ethan
Mackenzie showing off their athletics skills.
“To make a final or to place in any event at the Darling Downs athletics is an impressive achievement but for so many of our competitors to achieve outstanding results at this level is unusual,”
“Our team performed to the best of their ability and they displayed fine standards of sportsmanship at all times.”
McCormick thanked the supporters who travelled to Toowoomba (10–12 years) and Warwick (13–19 years) to watch the athletes compete.
“There was a very social family atmosphere in our team area and the competition was enjoyed by all,” he said.
Noah (100m, 200m, 12 years), Katie (shot put, 10 years), Luther (shot put, 11 years) and Caitlyn (discus, 10 years) performed so well in their sections, they were selected for the 10–12 years Darling Downs team to compete at the Queensland state athletics championships from October 10–11 in Brisbane.
Asbjorn Gaskell and Georgette Forbes made it to the Darling Downs 13–19 years squad and will compete on October 12–14.
Stanthorpe State High School student Asbjorn, 17, ran the 1500m race in 4:18minutes claiming first place at the Darling Downs championships while Georgette, from St Joseph’s School, finished the 13 years girls 200m sprint in 27.86 seconds to claim second place and qualify.
BIG SMILES: (Back, from left) Caitlyn Springborg, Noah Mackenzie, Georgette Forbes, (front) Katie Jansink and Luther Gainer will represent Darling Downs at the state championships in October.