Sports day antics in Thallon

SPORTS DAY: Age champions from Thallon State School: (Back row, from left) Shayla M, John F, Clancy W; (middle row) Skyla C, Beau B, Joseph M, Mikayla B, Claire W and Noah P; (front) Chaise Z, Kate W and Ruby H.
SPORTS DAY: Age champions from Thallon State School: (Back row, from left) Shayla M, John F, Clancy W; (middle row) Skyla C, Beau B, Joseph M, Mikayla B, Claire W and Noah P; (front) Chaise Z, Kate W and Ruby H. Contributed

ATHLETICS: Students from Thallon State School took to the track on Thursday, June 15, to battle it out for their interhouse sthletics championships.

The discus events were held on the previous day and Clancy W broke the discus record for 12-year-old boys.

That morning both teams started the day with a march past which was judged by local police officer Josh Price and school bus drivers James and Janna Speirenberg.

Sprints were next on the agenda, with all students participating.

They displayed great sportsmanship and a highlight of the sprint was Chloe J, while placing well in her sprint, stopping and going back to help a fallen friend.

After morning tea, 800m events were run with all children aged 9-12 years taking part.

There was no time to rest with the students quickly into field events, viewed by a keen crowd.

After lunch, students participated in the 200m races, ball games and finished with relays.

Students gathered eagerly for the naming of age champions:

5/6 years - Kate W and Chaise Z;

7 years - Ruby H;

8 years - Mikaela B and Noah P;

9 years - Claire W and Joseph M;

10 years - Skyla C and Beau B;

11 years - Shayla M and John F; and

12 years -Clancy W.

Overall champions were Shayla M and Clancy W.

Moonie captains John M and Brieyce V were presented with the shield for the champion house.

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