St Mary’s Catholic School, Manly and Corpus Christi Catholic School, St Ives are running high on school spirit with their relay teams having successfully competed at the NSW All Schools Athletics Championships. It was a long road for both teams, having initially won locally before progressing to Broken Bay, then Polding and finally to the state championships at Homebush.
The St Mary’s junior girls team was made up of Jazmine Hartman, Lily McLean, Mia Tehmane and Lara Williams and the Corpus Christi junior boys team included Lachlan Bannigan, Kieran Fabjancic, Dylan Bouwer and Joel Austin.
With approximately 40 state-wide relay teams competing for a place in the finals these talented athletes were up against some tough competition and it was quite an achievement for both teams to secure a spot.
The boys from Corpus Christi finished an incredible 8th place and the girls from St Mary’s one place higher in 7th.
Their success was attributed to true dedication and team spirit, with teaching staff and families extremely proud of their results which now ranks them within the top 10 in the state for all schools – a fantastic result.
Look out Rio 2016 – there are some high achievers on the run!