The weather was perfect for the recent Far South Coast Primary School Sports Association's (PSSA) Zone Athletics Carnival on August 2. So was the performance of over 30 Merimbula Public School students who travelled to the carnival. The students excelled in many events. Ella came 3rd in the Junior Girls Shot Put. Stoney came 3rd in the 8 Year Old Girls 100m Sprint event and Will came 1st in the 100m Boys event, with Amellia coming 3rd in the 10 Year Old Girls 100m event.
The 11 Year Old boys from Merimbula managed a trifecta, with Jake coming 1st, Mattee coming 2nd and Jedd coming 3rd in the 100m. They were so fast that everyone was excited to see the relays.
Kiarna came 2nd in the 11 Year Girls High Jump and Chloe won the Senior Girls High Jump. Success ran in the family that day, with Blake soon coming 2nd in the 800m race for his age group. Jacob also came a close 3rd in the 800m race.
The 11 Year Boys 800m event saw Jedd come 1st and Joel place 2nd, a massive effort for both students.
Star runner Jake then managed to win the 11 Year Boys Long Jump Event, with team-mate Mattee coming 2nd.
Merimbula Public School students dominated the relay races also. The Junior Boys Relay Team came 1st, as did the Senior Boys and Senior Girls. The Junior Girls also came a close 3rd.
Jake's efforts in the sprint events, long jump and relay were enough to secure him the title of 11 Year Old Boys Champion. He will now travel to the Regional Athletics Carnival at the Australian Institute of Sport to compete in 7 events on Friday, August 23. Joining him will be many of his team-mates, including Mattee, who was awarded the title of 11 Year Old Boys Runner Up, and Jedd who came 3rd overall when the 11 Year Boys event scores were totalled.
We are so proud of our students. The collaboration of parents, caregivers, school staff and local sporting organisations has once again resulted in high achievement for our school sports stars.
Our school came second overall across the Far South Coast after the final points were tallied. We wish all of our students luck at the Regional Carnival in Canberra and hope that they enjoy the experience of competing at the Australian Institute Of Sport.
The students will now keep training until they next compete. We would like to thank Assistant Principal Mr Hughes and Teacher Mrs Mutch for Managing the Team, and Mrs Mutch for training the Relay Teams after school.