Race to the finish line
Students end term with cross country
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.
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.