Stu­dents make new heights at ath­let­ics in Townsville

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

LAST Fri­day the North Queens­land Sec­ondary Schools Ath­let­ics tri­als were held in Townsville, and stu­dents from the Proser­pine schools per­formed very well at the event. Strong winds buf­feted the track, how­ever some Proser­pine’s best per­for­mances came in run­ning events.

Heidi Moore fin­ished a very close sec­ond in the 400m with a huge per­sonal best time of 62.85s. In mid­dle dis­tance, Lloyd Clode-Roberts ran sec­ond in the 1500m with 4m 34s.

In the 800m, 13-year-old Jack Kearns came sec­ond and Zaden Shanks came fourth, Keely and Ash­lee Stock­well were first and third re­spec­tively, and Katie Camp­bell came first in her age group. Katie had a very suc­cess­ful day with a 5.15 long jump one of sev­eral strong per­for­mances.

Se­nior field event ath­letes Natisha Morsch-Ivey and Jac­inta Win had good re­sults in the throws and jumps re­spec­tively. Con­di­tions made con­trol­ing the dis­cus and javelin dif­fi­cult, how­ever Bradley Bar­beler threw a ter­rific qual­i­fy­ing dis­cus of 36.95.

Good dis­cus and javelin throw­ing came from Kumya Gabey’s pow­er­ful arm while Zane Kennedy im­proved by over 4m in the javelin. Whit­sun­day Chris­tian Col­lege stu­dent Alice Bren­ton soared to new heights with a 1.48 high jump. Char­lie Kin­der put St Cather­ine’s on the map also in the high jump. Eight lo­cal kids were se­lected for North Queens­land in the state ti­tles at QE11 in Oc­to­ber, in­clud­ing Bradley Bar­beler, Katie Camp­bell, Lin­coln Dougherty, Heidi Moore, Jac­inta Win, Ge­or­gia Haak, Natisha Morsch-Ivey, Lloyd ClodeRoberts.

GREAT WORK: Heidi Moore fin­ished sec­ond in the 400m and achieved a per­sonal best time while com­pet­ing in Townsville.

LO­CAL STAR: Lloyd Clode-Roberts was at the top of his game while com­pet­ing at an ath­let­ics car­ni­val in Townsville.

FO­CUSED RUN: Jac­inta Win was one of eight lo­cal ath­letes se­lected for the North Queens­land state ti­tles in Oc­to­ber.

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