Cassidy Ferris and Laura Vobr showed their class on the track and in the field at the Glasshouse District Primary Schools Athletics Championships becoming nine and ten year District Age Champions respectively. GCCC took a team of 59 of our best Primary athletes who competed with determination and pride over two days of competition. The team gained twelve top three placings but unfortunately several students placed in the most frustrating spot, 4th, just missing out on points and selection for the Regional team. GCCC ended the competition in fifth overall behind Glass House Mountains State School who won the title for the first time in many years.
Nine year old Cassidy Ferris sped away from the opposition in the 200m event and then followed that up with convincing wins in her heat and final of the 80m sprint. Cassidy anchored the nine year girls’ shuttle relay team who ran hard and finished second by a very small margin.
Laura Vobr showed superior technique in both the 10 year girls discus and shot put events putting almost two metres further than her nearest rival and also convincingly winning the discus. She looks forward to competing at the Regional Championships with an opportunity to improve her personal best distances.
Noah Woolston and Damian Tomokino both showed their strength to beat everyone in their respective shot put and discus events. Both boys are now training hard before the next competition. Amity Roser and Bradyn Bell also ran well in their 200m races finishing second and qualifying for the Regional competition.
The eleven year old girls’ relay team combined well with smooth baton changes to win their relay event. Jaylah Daunt anchored the team really well despite recovering from a recent injury. Sophie Trevan, Amber Weatherburn and Maya Amendolia established a great position throughout the race.
There were some really tight competitions especially in the high jump and long jump events with several team members finishing in third and fourth position. It was great to see students supporting fellow competitors whilst not competing themselves. The support from parents was fantastic and everyone had a great two days of competition.