Records tumble at district athletics championships
YOU couldn't help but marvel how much young sporting talent there is on Fraser Coast.
Under clear blue skies, more than 300 of the region's finest track and field stars jumped, threw and ran for glory during the Fraser District Secondary Schools Athletics Championships.
Many records tumbled during the two-day meet that wrapped up at Maryborough Amateur Athletics Club yesterday, including some records that were set more than 20 years ago.
Carnival convenor Andrew Hinks said there was an excellent level of commitment, achievement and school spirit shown by all students.Track and field stars shine
"Participation was really great for the two days and it was good to see a large amount of schools take part," he said.
"The quality was fantastic."
Twelve schools were represented in this year's championship, but Xavier Catholic College was the dominant school and made a clean sweep of all the team awards.
Judging by the performances of athletes during the past two days, Hinks expected the Fraser Coast to excel at next month's Wide Bay regional trials in Bundaberg.
13 years girls: Hayley Nicholson (Aldridge State High School)
13 years boys: Angus Mahoney (Riverside Christian College)
14 years girls: Lilly Callaya (Aldridge)
14 years boys: James Jeffery (Fraser Coast Anglican College)
15 years girls: Gabbi Wilcox (Urangan State High School)
15 years boys: Matt Hauser (Xavier Catholic College)
16 years girls: Kirsten Fuller (St Mary's College)
16 years boys: Mitch Cassell (Xavier)
17 years girls: Corinne Crook (St Mary's)
17 years boys: Riley Watts (St Mary's)
19 years girls: Brooke Willis (Xavier)
19 years boys: Ryan Behrendorff (St Mary's)
Overall junior champion school: Xavier
Overall senior champion school: Xavier
Percentage award: Xavier