600 students likely at meet
CAPRICORNIA'S Secondary Schools Track and Field Championships in Rockhampton on September 1 could host about 600 students.
At the Rockhampton district trials last week Thursday's competition ran smoothly before rain washed out Friday's events, meaning students must now nominate suitable qualifying times and distances.
Emmaus College student Daniel McLean found the winning touch on Thursday, setting a Rockhampton district record in his boys 13 years and under 90m hurdles (13.62s) equalled the 100m dash record (11.88).
Other record breakers were Rockhampton Grammar School's Rachael Cullen (15.35, 17 girls 100m), Rockhampton State High School's Tim Moss (8:56.58, 17 boys 3km run) andNorth Rockhampton's Jane Merry (59.71, 15 girls 400m).
Field event record breakers were Rockhampton High's Kayla Dargel (1.56m, 17 girls high jump) and Alex Beitzel (10.15m, 13 girls shot put), Emmaus' Matt O'Grady (6.50m, 17 boys long jump) and Callan Buchholz (16.95m, 15 boys shot put) North Rockhampton's Jessica Platen (9.34, 14 girls shot put), Glenmore's Ashley Hickson (48.40m, 15 boys discus), Mount Morgan's Courtney Lewis (33.04m, 17 girls javelin), Rockhampton and Grammar's Jamie Keehn (63.22, 16 boys javelin).