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24 June, 2024

Sports day wraps up end of term

MAREEBA State High School’s underdog sports team,  Gregory has been named the overall house winner at the 2024 athletics carnival held last week.

Winning house Gregory.
Winning house Gregory.

Hundreds of students took to the school oval for two days of running, jumping and throwing events, donning their sports house colours. 

Sports coordinator Olivia Stanley said students competed hard, especially 12-year-old Mia McGowen, who broke her age group’s 100m sprint record by 64 milliseconds to set a new record of 13.960 seconds. 

“Seeing the students give everything they have to get those key few points for their houses was amazing, every single student gave events they usually wouldn't do a crack and they did it with the biggest smile on their face. Couldn't be prouder of our students here at Mareeba State High,” she said. 

“Some highlights of the day would be the teacher's vs students alien race, Shane Dyer reaching the record for high jump and the whole school macarena on the oval to finish the day.”

Age champions: 

– 12 yrs Girls - Mia McGowan 

– 12yr Boys - Mason McGowan 

– 13yr Girls - Shontaya Hobbler-Wells 

– 13yr Boys - Dima Kravchenko 

– 14yr Girls - Leksi Mukadi 

– 14yr Boys - Daetonah Walton 

– 15yr Boys - Jerry Pausa 

– 16yr Girls  - Raychelle Srhoj/ Taykeisha Brickey 

– 16yr Boys - Charles Rose 

– Open Girls - Ally Macleod 

– Open Boys - Steven Young 

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