Hindmarsh sprints to State selection

ROCKHAMPTON'S Greg Hindmarsh has been selected in the Queensland Primary Schools athletics team for this year's Pacific School Games in Melbourne.

The Rockhampton Grammar School student was one of three athletes from the Capricornia team to gain selection after last month's 86th annual State Track and Field Championships in Brisbane.

He joins Moranbah State School's Raymond Haim and Ubobo's Tim Lockyer in the Queensland team.

Hindmarsh won gold in the 11 years boys' 200m race and claimed silver in the 100m sprint at the State titles.

Parkhurst State School's Brianna Swanson was another star performer, taking out bronze in both the 11 years girls' 100m and 200m events.

Thangool's Ernest Nardoo also led the Capricornia medal hunt, winning silver in the 10 years AWD (athletes with disabilities) discus, while Biloela's Jarred Mundy collected bronze in both the 11 years AWD long jump and discus events.

The Capricornia team finished with 20 medals ? six gold, six silver and eight bronze.

Capricornia also filled another 14 final positions, including all six 4x100m relay teams progressing to the finals.

Capricornia's athletes with disabilities produced 14 medals ? five gold, four silver and five bronze.

Out of the 12 regions, Capricornia finished third in the boys, eighth in the girls and seventh overall.

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