On the day there were NINE records broken. Claudia Griffiths added to her tally of names in the book and Addison Funcke proved a force to be reckoned with in all throwing events.
Congratulations to Meyer who came out in top spot, with a special mention to Meyer’s house captains Hayden Geddes and Shannon McMillan for leading by example. I would like to give a big thank you to all of the staff, House captains and students for devoting their time to make the day run smoothly. A special thankyou to Hayden Geddes and Aaron Schofield who were at school before 7.30am to help set up the events.
Thanks also to parents for coming along to cheer and support all students involved– even if it was from the comfort of their cars!!
Claudia broke the girls Open yrs 800m with a time of 2:34.49, breaking Meg Cashin’s record of 2:38.75.
In the girls 17yrs long jump, her jump of 4.46m smashed Louisa Adams’ long standing record of 4.24M from 1996.
She also broke the girls 17 yrs 200m with a time of 29.52, taking the title from Phoebe Roberts’ record of 30.72s that has stood since 1998.
Addison broke three records:
Girls 14 years Javelin with a throw of 18.68 previously held by Lily Brennan-(17m)
Girls 14 years Discus, previously held by Emersyn Gowlett 22.20 in 2020
Girls 14 years Shotput with a throw of 9.18m previously held by Keiarah Brooks (9.37m).
The other records broken on the day were:
Girls 16 years Shot-put, Alexa Cameron broke her previous record (8.60m) with a throw of 9.18m.
Girls 15 yrs High Jump, Arli Geddes,with a clearance of 1.49M, beating the previous record held Christine Walsh (1.45m) that has been standing since 1995.
Girls B Grade sprint 17 yrs, Zoe Grigsby (16.31), breaking the record previously held by Angel Sy (17.13)
There were some exhilarating scenes shown throughout the day, including one of the highest individual points seen with 75 (2 off the highest possible) to Will Burke and many other record s close to being broken.
Jeffcott = 553.5
The age group champions were as follows, and are
12/13 YRS– Addison Funcke & Baxter Donnellon
14 YRS- Scarlett Funcke & Indy Gill
15 YRS- Johanna Griffiths & Logan Geddes
16 YRS- Sim Singh & Will Burke
17 YRS- Claudia Griffiths & Hayden Geddes
OPEN- Shae Coats & Beau Griffiths