Seven athletics records have been broken by Canterbury College at The Associated Schools Track and Field event recently.
Canterbury competed against schools including John Paul College, Calvary, Redeemera and The Springfield Anglican College at the Queensland Sport and Athletics Centre and finished with overall aggregate champions and overall girls champions.
In the discus 12-year-old Jade Arbuhtnot broke the record for her age group, while the Kia sisters excelled in shotput and discus with Felila representing the 13-years girls and Talosaga in the 15-years girls.
Champion runner Brian Foster took out the 14-years boys 400m and the 13-years girls 4x100m relay team consisting of Shavarn Wheatley Maki, Felila Kia, Gemma King, Lara Atanda broke their event record.
The school took home five team age championships in the 12, 13 and 16-years girls and the 13 and 14-years boys.
Individual age champions awards went to 12-year-old Jade Arbuthnot, 13-year-old Felila Kia and 13-year-old Campbell Gray.
Director of Sport Glen Walker said the coaching staff were very happy with the achievements of the students.
“This is our best ever placing and coming from third last year to first this year we have improved a lot,” he said,
“All of our athletes put in their best efforts and they had a great team spirit cheering on the rest of their team.
“The last events were the relays and the points score was so close, so it all came down to our performance in those races.”
Walker said the relay races showed the depth of the squad and the number of talent athletes at Canterbury.
“They all train at school with our coaching staff and so we were quietly confident coming into the interschool competition,” he said.
“We didn’t get ahead of ourselves and we made a mark on this fairly prestigious event.”
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