Athletics action to continue
M U N D I N G B U R R A S t a t e School have finished on top of the Townsville Primary School Athletics B schools carnival.
After some great efforts from all the students involved at the Townsville Sports Reserve yesterday Mundingburra won the overall and girls aggregate as well as having the best average scores.
Athletes from St Clare’s Catholic School also did well, with the Burdell school achieving the best boys aggregate score while their eight- years girls four by 80m relay team also starred with a record time of 55.14 seconds.
Mundingburra’s Cai Benfield jumped his way in to the record books when he soared for 3.56m in the nine- years boys long jump while the school’s seven- years four by 60m relay team also set a new record with their time of 42.89 seconds.
Kelso State School’s Dean Williams was another high achiever, throwing a record 6.85m in the nine- years boys shot put and Belgian Gardens’ Chloe Parenti set a new mark in the nine- years girls high jump with a 1.09m jump.
On Wednesday Calvary Christian College and the Cathedral School showed their prowess with great showings at the C schools carnival.
Calvary were the overall and boys aggregate champions while Cathedral were on top of the girls aggregate and average sections.
Calvary’s eight- years boys relay team, Elizabeth Horne ( 10- years girls 800m — 2.54.46) and Uwezo Lubenda ( eight- years boys 80m — 12.47 seconds) all ran their way in to the record books. Bluewater’s Jack Heatlie also set a record with a 3.58m jump in the nineyears boys long jump, as did Oonoonba’s Mackenzie Gilchrist in the nine- years girls long jump ( 3.03m).
The championships have been running all week and will wrap up with the A schools carnival today.