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Central Downs Athletics Carnival



The Central Downs Athletics Carnival is the next event on the athletics calendar. The dates for this event are Monday 6th August and Friday 10th August. The first of the 2 days is a half day for students born in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 and consists of 200m heats, 800m events and some field events.

The CD athletics carnival does not involve all students, as schools are only permitted to nominate 2 competitors for each event.

On top of this, not all age groups compete in all events.

10, 11, 12 and 13 year old students (born 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999) are able to compete in all events (800m, 200m, short sprint, discus, shot put, long jump and high jump),

9 year olds (born 2003) are able to compete in everything except discus and shot put,

5, 6, 7 and 8 year olds (born 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004)  are only able to compete in short sprints.

All ages compete in relays.

To be selected to compete in an event, students need to have finished in the top two places at yesterday’s Interhouse athletics here at school.

Students involved in the CD carnival will receive a letter today indicating which events they have been selected for.

It is important that selected students are committed to their events and the day. Students who have finished in 3rd and 4th place miss out on the opportunity to compete and many would relish the chance. If your child is unable to attend the day, please let the school know at your earliest convenience so that a replacement competitor can be organised.

Parent transport is required for both days due to time constraints of bus companies.