Runners race at Kalka Shades

Tayla Campbell from St Mary’s School won the 11-years girls.
Tayla Campbell from St Mary’s School won the 11-years girls. Chris Ison

MORE than 420 primary school students took up the challenge of running around the Kalka Shades course at Wednesday's primary schools cross-country championships.

Students from about 20 regional schools ran for a chance at the upcoming Capricornia trials.

Races were divided into age groups from 10-year-old to the 12-13 class.

The 11 and 12-year age groups tackled the 3km distance, while the nine-year and 10-years ran 2km.

Top five runners from each age qualified for the Central Queensland championships at Yeppoon on June 6.

Winners in each age group included Cassidy Knuth - RGS - 9:48, Joseph Milburn - RGS - 8:38 (10-years), Tayla Campbell - St Mary's -13:23, Jacob Spark - RGS - 11:45 (11-years), Julia Becker - RGS - 12:28:41, Sam Gray - Marlborough - 11:20:11(12-years) and Britney Lohse - St Paul's Gracemere - 13:32, Nick Hooper - Crescent Lagoon - 13:30 (13-years).

Qualifying students - 10 Yrs: Shyanne Morris, Rhianna Whouley, Renee Sweeney, Tara Daniels; Henry Gray, Harrison Green, Zahn Rothery, Harrison Hooper, Liam Zahra.11 Yrs: Amy Hoffman, Alexis Williams, Sophie Bartlem, Ashleigh Howkins; Ty Hartwell, Eamon Christensen, Lawson Mills. 12 Yrs Corriina Gasler, Gabrielle Norris-Kvikne, Emma Burgess, Natalia Greany; Kahlil Ganter, Jakeb Weber, Jack Bauer. 13 Yrs: Matila Phelan, Taylor Parkinson, Josie Carol, Renae Hamilton; Maurice Murray, Codie Burke, Raymond Hallam, Zac O'Donnell.

Topics:  athletics cross country kalka shades

How a simple 'cold' almost killed a new mum

WITH THANKS: Jeff Bellert, Dr David Austin, Dr Jaco Poggenpoel, Kate Bellert, Amanda Nugent, as Kate leaves Rockhampton Hospital.

NEW mum Kate Bellert has been to hell and back

GALLERY: Reader's photos for this week's cover image

Rainbow Falls at Blackdown Tablelands

Amazing array of photographs were submitted this week


HALLOWEEN: Sloane Bridges dressed as Chucky at O'Dowds Irish Pub, one of the local venues offering some spooky specials this weekend.

HERE'S your spooky guide to the weekend's Halloween events.

Local Partners

Scenic Hwy repairs at Statue Bay underway

MOTORISTS are advised the Scenic Highway at Statue Bay has closed while construction works to repair the road take place.


OKTOBERFEST: Rachel Driemel, Tori Clayson, Naomi Clayson, Emily Garner and Proll at the Emu Park Oktoberfest last year which is on tomorrow at Bell Park.

LOOKING for something to do this weekend?

WATCH: NASA space station is live, see the view from above

In this picture taken from NASA's International Space Station from April 2015, the SpaceX Dragon is captured with the 57.7-foot-long Canadarm2 robotic arm before its installation to the Harmony module.

See the world from a new perspective as space station passes Rocky

LISTEN: Headbangers Halloween Hellfest lineup for Rocky gig

LEGENDARY: Odysseus Reborn hail from Bundaberg and will play the Headbangers Halloween Hellfest on October 29.

Four bands on the bill for metal core music gig this Friday night

MacBook fires up: New "touchbar" will include emojis

COULD emojis help the MacBook again deliver a laptop revolution?

Angus T. Jones got miserable on Two and a Half Men

Child star's misery while shooting 'Two and a Half Men'

Bachelorette shock: "This isn't how it's supposed to go!"

Georgia Love pictured in a scene from The Bachelorette finale.

GEORGIA chooses Lee and leaves Matty J heartbroken.

Radio presenter's shocking joke about Dreamworld victims

Images from the scene after four people died on a ride at Dreamworld at the Gold Coast

Radio host taken off air after tactless Dreamworld joke

The Bachelorette fans rally around devastated Matty J

The Bachelorette runner-up Matty Johnson.

CALLS for reality dating show's runner-up to be the next Bachelor.

The Bachelorette finale: Georgia declares her love for Lee

Georgia Love with The Bachelorette winner Lee Elliott.

MATTY J left heartbroken in emotional grand final.

Want to own one of Australia's best restaurants?

TOP GONG: Mooloolaba Spice Bar has been named in TripAdvisor's Top 10 Australian restaurants for 2016.

Here's your chance to pick up one of the Coast's favourite eateries

Coast biggest rental drop in Qld

Vacancy rates for the September quarter.

Vacancy rates on Coast a promising sign

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Low rent helps teen get ahead

Yeppoon Real Estate principal and owner Esme Coren at one of their rental properties in Yeppoon.

Low rent great for tenant, not for owner

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance