5 June 2024

School spirit real winner at WCC athletics carnival

| Cape York Weekly
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The Western Cape College 2024 age champions celebrate their success at the athletics carnival last week. Photo: Supplied.

While Evans lifted the silverware high as the winning house, participation and school spirit won gold when students competed in the 2024 Western Cape College athletics carnival on 30-31 May.

It was a sea of blue as the Crocs celebrated their house victory, with Mapoon claiming the event’s house spirit award.

Three new records were set during the two days of competition, with Marquez Guivarra (boys 9 years high jump – 1.14 metres), Eleighara Dau (girls 11 years 100m – 13.71 seconds) and David Kostecki (boys 12 years triple jump – 9.30m) inking their names in the school’s athletics history book.

Principal Dan Tonon praised students and the staff who worked behind the scenes to make the carnival a success.

“The engagement and support from parents and community members were invaluable, creating an atmosphere of unity and encouragement,” he said.

“It is just a wonderful couple of days to witness the spirit and sportsmanship on display of students from year 3 to year 12; it is a unique event to see our older students supporting and encouraging our younger students.

“I am immensely proud of the high levels of participation across all events, showcasing the diverse talents within our school community.”

Western Cape College 2024 athletics age champions

9 years: Beau Ison; Abbigail Sorbello and Jaynie Sashigunan.

10 years: Slayde de Tournouer; Eva Ginn.

11 years: Kairie Elia; Eleighara Dau.

12 years: David Kostecki; Tanna de Tournouer.

13 years: Jahvan Sandy; Teeahne-Rae Masso.

14 years: Afridi Bandicootcha; Phoebe Bani.

15 years: Max Lynch; Kalinda Enoch.

16 years: Akut Anau; Ashandra Bond.

17+ years: Kael Lawrence; Bessie Daniel-King.

Plenty of house spirit left no doubt as to who students were barracking for at the athletics carnival. Photo: Supplied.

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