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Young sports stars Tower above

The Mount Gambier High School Ian Gould Interhouse Athletics Shield was won in scintillating form recently by Tower for the fourth consecutive year.

After winning the 2021, 2022 and 2023 Ian Gould Interhouse Athletics competitions, Tower once again proved too strong for their opponents with 1914 points.

Gambier came second with 1802 points followed by Lake on 1604 points and Mount in fourth with 1572 points.

Mount Gambier High School special sports coordinator Abbey Duncan said while there was plenty of great competition and rivalry, the support, sportsmanship, behaviour and positive energy students displayed is exactly aligned with what the school stands for.

“These types of whole school events are a fantastic opportunity to see students in a setting outside the classroom, but it is just as valuable for students to see their teachers out of the classroom too,” she said.

Students made positive comments about the carnival with one saying it was “enjoyable and a fun way to build school culture”.

“Very enjoyable and overall, a great day with my mates,” another said.

“Fantastic! Great engagement from the students that were there and the culture of our students to celebrate each other was excellent,” said a third.

The weather primed a perfect two days of competition for the carnival.

This year the novelty events were a success with high participation numbers across all of the age groups and the newly created B.A.T Dance Battle added an exciting energy to the day.

It was again pleasing to see the Year 7 students getting involved in their first Athletics Carnival and they must be commended on their efforts over the two days of competition.

Bennett Moy won the Craig Elliott Perpetual Award for his effort in the Boys 16 years 100m Hurdles with a time of 16.20 seconds.

This award recognises the Most Outstanding Individual Performance of the Carnival.

This Friday, Mount Gambier High School will compete in the 79th Annual South East Zone Athletics Carnival hosted by Tenison Woods College.

The athletics team will also compete in the SSSA Athletics Carnival in Adelaide in week 10 of this term.

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