Wul­guru come out on top in car­ni­val

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

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.

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