Race to the fin­ish line

Stu­dents end term with cross coun­try

Tablelands Advertiser - - NEWS - Bron­wyn Wheatcroft

MA­REEBA High’s McKin­klay house has come out on top in the school’s cross-coun­try run­ning event to set up a bat­tle royal for 2018 over­all sport­ing hon­ours.

Ma­reeba State High School stu­dents ran four kilo­me­ters in their an­nual Cross Coun­try event last Thurs­day.

Prin­ci­pal Scott Why­bird said McKin­klay had set the stan­dard for other houses.

“They are the win­ning sports house. All of the other houses are go­ing to have to start step­ping up,” he said.

He said the course changed this year due to weather and fly­ing foxes in the area.

“We wanted to make sure stu­dents were safe,” he said.

“I want to thank the stu­dents in­volved and all the stu­dents that par­tic­i­pated.”

He said the school has a tra­di­tion af­ter pre­sen­ta­tions where stu­dents and teach­ers come up against each other at the Ma­reeba Swim­ming Pool.

As part of their last day and to cool off, stu­dents and teach­ers com­peted in a round of canoe polo. The school’s Ath­let­ics Car­ni­val will be held on the the last two days of term 2.

Pic­ture: Bron­wyn Wheatcroft

Sec­ond-placeget­ter Josh Cous­ley and over­all win­ner Jeremy Baupua con­grat­u­late each other af­ter the Mareeba State High School Cross Coun­try.

Han­nah MacLeod strides clear in first place.

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