Denny hits gold at school titles

MATT Denny won a gold medal and set a new record in discus in the 14 years age group at the Queensland Secondary School Track and Field championships at the Queensland Sports and Athletics Centre at Nathan on Saturday.

The Allora State School student threw 58.99 metres. One of his throws would have broken a record of former Allora student Greg Holmes in the 15 years age group but it was a foul.

The medal gave Denny a tally of one gold and two silver at the championships.

Brodie Sharman was third in long jump yesterday morning in the 14 years age group and was only a centimetre or two off second.

Warwick High student Stephanie O’Brien was fourth in the final of the 17 years shot put yesterday with a distance of 10.9 metres.

She was eighth in 17 years discus on Saturday.

Amanda Politch, of Warwick High, was fourth in the final of the 100-metre hurdles yesterday in a time of 15.96 seconds.

The Southern Downs athletes now have the chance to nominate on line for the two Queensland Heat Athletics team positions in the nationals in Doncaster, Melbourne, in early December.


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