Students make new heights at athletics in Townsville
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.