Wulguru come out on top in carnival
WULGURU State School have finished as champions of the Townsville Primary School Athletics D schools carnival.
Wulguru claimed a near clean sweep of the titles at the Townsville Sports Reserve, winning the overall aggregate, girls aggregate and overall average titles, with St Joseph’s Mundingburra finishing as the boys overall aggregate champions.
There were some fine efforts across the day’s events, with Wulguru’s April Major throwing her way into the Townsville record books.
The young athlete threw a hugely impressive 8.96m in the 12- year- old girls shot put, smashing the old record by almost 90cm.
She was joined in the record books by St Joseph’s Mundingburra duo Lili Hughes and Declan Esling.
Lilli broke the 10- year- old girls 200m record with a great time of 30.63 seconds while Declan broke the nine years boys shot put record by throwing 6.63m.
In the E schools carnival earlier this week Railway Estate State School finished as the overall and girls aggregate champions.
Shalom Christian College also had success as they finished with the best average scores and Townsville South won the boys aggregate.
Shinnean Parkinson from Shalom broke a record in the 10 years girls shot put after throwing 8.26m while Townsville South’s 6.58m throw in the nine years boys was also a record effort.
Townsville West State School also enjoyed success this week, winning the overall, boys and girls aggregate at the F schools carnival, with Woodstock State School claiming the best average score.
A trio of Townsville West shot put stars managed to break records on the day with Jahnali Levi ( 10 years girls, 8.95m), Perynne Bryant ( 11 girls, 7.74m) and Brook Ngatupuna ( 9 girls, 7.53m) all impressing on the big stage.
The carnivals continue every day this week, with the action wrapping with the A schools carnival on Friday.
From the carnivals students will be chosen to represent the district at the state titles.