Seven diocesan records were broken on the day!
Molly Salvador from St Paul’s Catholic College, Booragul, broke a record that has stood since 1988 in the 12 years 400m with a time of 1:05:45. Molly also broke the record in her 1500m event with a time of 5:12:52.
Dakota Thomas, also from St Paul’s, Booragul, broke the record in the 17+ years shot put with a throw of 11.76m.
Dakota’s brother, Kane Thomas, also broke a record in the junior triple jump with a jump of 10.64m.
Alkira Johnston from St Pius X High School, Adamstown, broke another junior triple jump record to land 9.67m.
The lightning speed of Torrie Lewis was on display on the day, with Torrie setting a record time of 12.74 in the 13 years 100m.
A relay record was also broken on the day by the St Pius X, Adamstown junior girls with a time of 56:37.
Over 115 of these skilful athletes will now head to the Sydney Athletic Centre in Homebush to represent the Diocese at the NSW Combined Catholic Colleges Athletics Championships next month, with some athletes competing in three or more events.
We wait in anticipation to watch these gifted, young athletes perform at the next level.
- Leroy Reid (St Mary’s Catholic College, Gateshead) - 16yrs - 100m, 200m, 400m, Javelin and discus
- Dakota Thomas (St Paul’s Catholic College, Booragul) - 17yrs - 100, 200, javelin, long jump and shot put
- Ebony Newton (All Saints’ College, Maitland) - 13yrs - 100m, 200m, 400m, and long jump
- Karlia Bramble (St Pius X High School, Adamstown) - 12yrs -100m, 200m and Long Jump
- Taylah Bryde (St Pius X High School, Adamstown) - 16yrs - 100m, shot put and discus
- Jordan Edmonds (St Joseph’s College, Lochinvar) - 12yrs - 200m, long jump and discus
- Hugh Higgins (St Joseph’s High School, Aberdeen) - 17yrs - 400m, 800m and Long jump
- Liam Kelly (San Clemente High School, Mayfield) - 12yrs - 100m, 200m and shot put
- Molly Salvador (St Paul’s Catholic College, Booragul) - 12yrs - 400m, 800m and 1500m
- Thomas Webster (St Paul’s Catholic College, Booragul) - para athlete – 100m, 200m, shot put, discus, long jump.