Piranhas win athletics carnival



THE PARNKA Piranhas ripped through their opposition to win the 2005 Gladstone State High School Athletics Carnival on Monday.

In a very-close contest, which was only decided in the dying events, Parnka scored 1829 points to collect the inter-house crown. House captains Mark Panes and Hayley Moran collected the trophy, last won by the Piranhas in 2002.

Last year's winner Tyalan pushed the winners right to the wire, but had to settle for second spot finishing with 1750. Kougari finished third, while Damala brought up the rear on 1500 points.

A couple of the team highlights came in the relays where the Kougari 14 years and Parnka open 4 x 100m teams set new records.

From an individual point of view, Gladstone Sharks volleyballer Christie Naumann set a new record of 34.05 metres in the open girls javelin, while teammate Emily Tooker managed 31.98 in the open girls discus.

Port City Power women's player Nicole Just showed her talents aren't restricted to the basketball court, rewriting the 14 years high jump record.

The Gladstone Gift again proved a massive highlight of the day as the fastest 100 metre runners from each age group battled it out in a special handicapped event.

Fifteen-year-old Jeda Grambauer took out the girls' event, while Scott Gibbs edged out an unlucky Dyllan Chapman in the boys' race.



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