Posted on 22 June, 2017 in Partnerships, Sport, Students, Teachers

Australian Masters Athletics Championship Success

Australian Masters Athletics Championship Success

Darwin High School staff and students volunteered at the recent Australian Masters Athletics Championships held earlier this month in Darwin.

Chairperson of the local organising committee and Darwin High School teacher Mr Steve McGugan said 

The School's involvement was another example of its community based focus and the wonderful abilities of both students and staff. I cannot praise their efforts enough!

Almost 700 athletes competed in over 800 events. Among the competitors there were 156 Territorians. Congratulations to the eight members of Darwin High School staff who competed, including Kit Bunting, Kylie Urlich, Clare Labowitch and Ian Grazioli who all won medals in their fields. Special mention to Ian, the school’s very popular gardener, on winning two gold, a silver and a bronze in throwing events.

This was the first time the Australian Masters Athletics Championships has been held in the NT. Twenty eight Championship records were set including fourteen national records and one world record. 

Darwin High School contributed with student photography led by teacher Dinah Mcquillan who said

We had approximately twenty students involved over four days. In addition to taking photographs the students created the webpage, of the images for the athletes. It was a fantastic real world learning experience for all involved.

Darwin High School students and staff also assisted with officials, administration, the construction of display boards, transport and entertainment.

Image below captured by DHS Photography student Oscar Warner-Collins of the 5000m track event and the image above was taken by DHS Photography student Alan Jones of an athlete in the hurdles event.

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