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Sun shines on Barrier carnival

Saturday, 3rd September, 2011

HIGH JUMP: Eliza Cumming from Morgan Street in the high jump at the Barrier Athletics Carnival. HIGH JUMP: Eliza Cumming from Morgan Street in the high jump at the Barrier Athletics Carnival.

The Barrier Athletics Carnival was held in warm and sunny weather yesterday, much to the delight of the organisers.

Primary school students from across the Murray-Darling region competed at the Picton Oval.

They came from Gol Gol, Buronga, Wentworth, Dareton and Euston and went up against students from the local public primary schools, Menindee and the School of the Air.

Carnival organiser, Carol Muir from Morgan Street Public School, said about 100 children attended the carnival for the track and field events.

“It is good, we are running really smoothly and getting through the events really quickly. The events are straight out finals,” Ms Muir said.

After enduring some stormy weather for the recent PSSA carnivals, she said she was happy to have the day turn out so nicely.

“It is a lovely day for it - third time lucky,” she said.

“We’ve been blessed with good weather, no horrible head winds the kids were running into last time. We’ll hopefully see some better times.”

She also thanked the Burke Ward P and C for running the canteen.

Students who qualify at the carnival will attend the PSSA State Carnival in Sydney next month.

 

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