School Sports WA track and field competition sees Fremantle and Cockburn schools dominate

School Sports WA track and field competition sees Fremantle and Cockburn schools dominate

STUDENTS from Fremantle and Cockburn’s five public high schools showed their running, throwing and jumping prowess in the School Sports WA track and field competition.

The only local school competing in Division A, John Curtin College of the Arts performed well against the best athletics schools in the state.

Abby Parkertook out the Year 8 champion girl award after first place finishes in the 80m hurdles, 200m sprint and 100m sprint, while Sasha Zhoyawas named Year 9 champion boy after winning the triple jump, long jump, high jump, 100m sprint and discus competitions.

Ebonique Pacientecame third in the Year 7 champion girl tally board after winning the 100m sprint and long jump and securing top four performances in the 80m hurdles and 200m sprint.

Atwell College dominated the Division C competition, with Lochlan Bloomer, Brandon Hodges and Madison Copelandcoming home with the Year 7 boys, Year 9 boys and Year 9 girls champion trophies respectively and sharing eight first-place finishes between them.

Atwell’s Brandon Wilmanalso finished strongly, polling third in the Year 10 champion boy tally.

In Division D, Lakeland Senior High School’s Alla Parnovcame equal first in the Year 7 champion girl tally after winning the 80m hurdles and 200m sprint, while classmate Aimee Flajtwas just behind her in second.

Courtney Hodderwon the Year 10 champion girl after big wins in the 100m, 200m and 400m races.

Hamilton and South Fremantle senior high schools went head to head in Division E, with Hamilton’s Elana Archerwinning the Year 8 champion girl and Matthew Wardthe Year 11 champion boy, while Ella Wardpolled third in the Year 9 champion girl.

South Fremantle’s Liam Brandisalso polled well, making the top three in the Year 7 champion boy tally.