Young athletes Sophie Jones, Tamzin Arnold and Max Hollister took out track and field age group doubles at this week’s Queechy High School athletics carnival.
Hollister was one of three grade 7 boys to set a new school record, running a 4:54 1500m to break a 14-year-old benchmark and share glory with Jaxson Stone (13.26m in shotput) and Liam Johnson (1.63m high jump).
Jacob Miller set a new best in the grade 10 boys’ high jump (1.9m) while Regina Blair’s 9.5m was a new record in the grade 8 girls’ triple jump.
In the aggregate shield, McLeod house defended its title with a 137-point buffer over last year’s runner-up Miller.
Field champions - G7 girls: Stella Reid, G7 boys: Max Hollister, G8 girls: Tamzin Arnold, G8 boys: Elijah Agaiava, G9 girls: Sophie Jones, G9 boys: Jack Adams, G10 girls: Ellie Woods, G10 boys: Jacob Miller
Track champions - G7 girls: Zahlia Arnold, G7 boys: Max Hollister, G8 girls: Tamzin Arnold, G8 boys: Lachie Jackson, G9 girls: Sophie Jones, G9 boys: Sam Adams, G10 girls: Eleanor Renton and Harmonie Ballard, G10 boys: Tarkyn Coppleman
McLeod – 2416
Miller – 2279
Grace – 1929
Allen – 1855