Little Fingal scores big result
IT may be tiny, but Fingal Public School is showing that it is a big fish in the swimming pool, upsetting all of the bigger schools in the Murwillumbah district.
The small school, spearheaded by an amazing performance from Oliver Illingworth ? who scored 42 points on his own ? blitzed the field to win the annual Murwillumbah District Primary School Sports Association Swimming Carnival at Murwillumbah Pool on Friday.
Fingal finished with 104 points to beat powerhouse big schools Murwillumbah 94, Murwillumbah East 91, Bogangar 87 and Pottsville 58.
Four records fell on the day with Oliver winning the Open boys' 100m in record time, while Murwillumbah East's Maddison Buchanan captured records in the junior girls' 50m backstroke and junior girls' individual medley.
The other record fell to the 4x50m small schools relay team of Oliver Illingworth and Hayden Kydd, from Fingal, Jake Tangata-Toa (Dungay) and Brent Whittaker (Crystal Creek).
The champions titles were spread around the schools, with Uki's Nick Myler winning the junior boys' and Murwillumbah Easts' Maddison Buchanan taking the junior girls'. Crystal Creek swimmer Brent Whittaker and Murwillumbah Primary's Jake Vickery shared the 11-years boys' title, while Samantha Moores of Bogangar won the girls' title. Oliver was of course the senior boys' winner, while Michelle Bowley, of Murwillumbah, took the senior girls'.
nMeanwhile, the Tweed District Carnival was held last week at Club Banora, with Banora Point the big winner. Banora Point finished with 288 points, with Terranora in second on 121, Kingscliff third on 77, Bilambil on 45, Centaur 37, Tweed Heads 26, Cudgen 13 and South Tweed on 5.
Banora also dominated the championship winners list. The junior girls' award went to Moesha Johnson (32 points), of Banora, with Kingscliff's Jayden Foad (26) taking the boys' title.
The multi-talented Ashlee Jaeger, of Banora Point, also a runner, won the 11-years girls' award with 35 points, while Banora's Ryan Cook (14) took out the boys' award. Terranora's Angie Piper (42) took out the 12-13 years title, while Jordan Kammel (21) of Banora took out the boys' title.