Students enjoy good conditions for carnival

THE Horsham City Primary Schools Sports Association athletics carnival took place at the city’s Dudley Cornell Park on Friday.

Students from Horsham West Primary School, Horsham Primary School, Horsham’s Holy Trinity Lutheran School, Ss Michael and John’s Primary School and other rural schools all competed in various track and field events.

Horsham West Primary School physical education co-ordinator Cary Davidson said it was a fantastic day.

“There was a great crowd turnout to support the students,” he said. “It is great to see the schools come together on days like these.”

Overall points for schools are no longer kept for due to the unbalanced representation. Three records were broken on a day which saw students run, jump and throw their way through 110 different events.

Horsham West’s Sarah Netherway broke the 12-year-old girls 800 metre record.

The Horsham West 10-year-old boys set a new mark in the 4x100 metre relay. Ss Michael and John’s Primary School’s Daisy Sudholz broke the record for the 11-year-old girls 800 metre race which had been set in 1991.

“You usually get a couple of records each year but it depends on the conditions,” Davidson said.

“Last year the wind was blowing pretty hard and it made it difficult for the students. Daisy is an outstanding distance runner at every level and is often a chance to break some records.”

The next stage for students is the Little Desert carnival in September.