Four records fall at school ath­let­ics

Bush Telegraph - - FOCUS ON DANNEVIRKE - By DAVE MUR­DOCH

Wedged be­tween days of rain, the Dan­nevirke and Dis­tricts Pri­mary School Ath­let­ics com­pe­ti­tion got through in per­fect weather at the Dan­nevirke Do­main Wed­nes­day Novem­ber 21.

The day ran like clock­work, with Huia Range the host­ing school. Eight schools were in­volved: Huia Range, South, We­ber, To¯ tara Col­lege, Te Kura Kau­papa, St Joseph’s, Ruahine and Norse­wood.

Each age-group ro­tated through four field and two track events with suf­fi­cient time to give all par­tic­i­pants a go.

Four records fell, two to Jodie Kent — the Se­nior 100 me­tres and Long Jump, Leevi Tukaki — Se­nior Boys Long Jump and Emma Ho­gan Se­nior Girls Dis­cus.

Dan­nevirke South took out two of the re­lays the In­ter­me­di­ate and Ju­nior with St Joseph’s win­ning the Se­nior by a lunge from Huia Range.

A large group of chil­dren per­formed at their best in front of their peers, teach­ers, coaches and fam­i­lies.

The day was all wrapped up by 2.15pm and a thun­der­storm burst about 3pm.

Se­nior re­lay win­ners, St Joseph’s. From left: Tay­lor Jef­feries, Ri­wai Car­son, Kasey McKenna and Tyla Doyle-Nikora.

Josh Au­gus­tine win­ning the Se­nior Boys High Jump.

Billy Bran­don is air­borne in the In­ter­me­di­ate Boys Long Jump.

Heat one of the In­ter­me­di­ate Girls 100 me­tres ready to start.

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