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Primary schools' athletes do battle

Friday, 13th August, 2010

* The boys off to a flying start in the 100 metres. * The boys off to a flying start in the 100 metres.

Morgan Street was victorious yesterday at the city's combined primary schools athletics carnival.

Burke Ward, Alma, North, Morgan Street, Railway Town, School of the Air and Sacred Heart all took part. Based on school numbers, Sacred Heart was second with Burke Ward third.
Organiser Julianne Highwood from Burke Ward said it all ran very smoothly despite the cold wind that had students rugging up and most parents watching from the warmth of their cars.
Students from years two to six competed, with the best going through to the next Barrier athletics carnival in Buronga.
"First, second and third in their race now go down to Buronga near Mildura," said Ms Highwood.
The best athletes from the Barrier carnival then go onto the final carnival in Sydney.
Field events were held on Wednesday due to the organisers not being able to fit both events into one day.
Folu Komolafe (SH), Maisie Ullrich (SH) and Lily Dart (BW) were the junior age champions at yesterday's event.
Rourke Turner (Nth) and Jasmine Simmons (MS) were the 11 years champions, and Ester Colley (Nth) and Tom Ragenovich were the senior champions.

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