Six of our most talented athletes qualified to compete at the Queensland Schools Athletics Championships held recently in Brisbane. This was the largest number of students we have had compete in State Championships.
Amy Trevan showed confidence and steel nerves as she jumped her way into 4th equal place in a very close competition in the 11 year girls event. The top eight competitors were well clear of the other jumpers with 5 girls finishing on 139cm with Amy. Amy has been training hard so these results reflect the effort she has put in.
Dain Milo also shone at this carnival. Dain had a very busy two days as he competed in the Tetrathlon which is a multi event requiring athletes to race 100m and 800m, put the shot and jump long jump. Dain was sitting in third place at the end of day 1 after a fantastic 100m race and long jump. He ran a very brave 800m at the end of two very hot days of competition and finished the whole event in 4th place. What a great result against top athletes from all over the state.
Ebony King competed in the 12 girl’s high jump and equalled her personal best jump to finish in 14th place with a 6th equal height. She has only been jumping the flop for a few months so this was a fantastic effort.
Cassidy Ferris competed in the 12 girl’s long jump event where she jumped close to her best and placed 18th with a jump of 4.33m. Her second attempt was a big one but unfortunately her toe was just over the front of the board and the jump was disallowed.
Josh Pederson and Laura Vobr also competed with Josh finishing 16th in the long jump and Laura placing 17th in the 13 girls discus event.
We are very proud of these six athletes and know they learned a lot from the State competition experience and they are keen to represent the Sunshine Coast again next year.