Next stop: State cham­pi­onships

Stanthorpe Border Post - - SPORT -

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,”

McCormick said.

“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.

PHOTO: KIM MICKE

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.

PHOTO: FILE

As­b­jorn Gaskell.

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