MELVILLE Senior High School took home the Meritorious Shield at last week’s A Division Interschool Athletics, also coming second overall.
The winner of the carnival on 1530 points was Churchlands, a school with nearly double the number of students. Melville received 1422 points and Rossmoyne came third with 1408 points.
The day became exciting when Melville, which was coming fourth before the relays, placed in the top four with nine of its relay teams, including first place for the Year 7 boys, Year 8 boys and Year 11/12 girls teams.
The after-school baton change practice seemed to give the green and gold teams the edge.
Individual Melville champions were first Year 7: Athanase Sibomana; second Year 10: James Gallaugher; third Year 10: Megan Hooper; Second Year 11: Abu Dulleh and third Year 12: Smith Jessica
Individual Performances included the following first places:
100m: Boys – James Gallaugher 10A, Basil Thomas 9A, Tashinga Chisenga 9B, Benjamin Harper 7B, Miles Davis 7C. Girls – Kirsten Young 11 /12C, Amir Hazrin 8B, Athanase Sibomana 7A, Natashia Jorgensen 7C
200m: James Gallaugher 10A, Tashinga Chisenga 9B, Athanase Sibomana 7A, Benjamin Harper 7B
400m: Abu Dulleh 11/12 A
800m: Athanase Sibomana 7A
High Jump: Dieudonne Sumail 8B, Hooper Megan 10A
Long Jump: Boys – Forgol Zinub 11/12A, James Gallaugher, 10A, Cameron Foley 10B, Miles Davis 7B. Girls – Nicole Robson 7B
Shot Put: Elissa Grubelich 10A
Triple Jump: Tashinga Chisenga 9A, Prince Cooper 10B, Talei Chadderton 8B