Today, 12 TPPS students headed to Aquarena to participate in the Manningham Division Athletics Carnival.
First events were the 4 x 50m Freestyle relays, in which TPPS had two teams. The 12 year old boys team, consisting of Jack M (6L), Cooper E (6L), Evan H (6M) and Jaxon V (6M), started off well, with Jaxon swimming home hard to bring the boys into second place. Not to be outshone, the 11 year old boys team, including Max H (5A), Matt K (5Y), Abraham L (5A) and Alex C (5K), were equal to the feat and also finished in second place. Alex also showed his prowess in the individual races, taking out first place in the 50m butterfly and freestyle events, whilst Cooper came third in the 50m backstroke. To conclude the day, we had two teams compete in the 4 x 50m Medley relays. The boys team of Abraham, Cooper, Alex and Jaxon finished off strong and finished in a commendable fourth place, just getting touched out by third. The most nail biting event of the day was last, with Katie J (6M), Olivia V (6M), Davinia F (6M) and Sahra C (6L) coming from behind to finish a close second in the Girls Medley Relay.
Well done to all the boys and girls for their efforts. Students who finished in the first two places will be swimming at the Eastern Metropolitan Swimming Championships on Friday 17th March.