SCHOOL SPIRIT: Getting into the spirit of the Mater Dei Catholic College swimming carnival is (back from left) Molly Byrnes, Briar Phyland, Alex Daly, Madison Blackburn, Jaymee McPherson, Bridget Fitzpatrick, (front) Kayla Barber, Rosemary Howarth, Meg Hines.A WHOPPING 24 records were broken at a highly successful Mater Dei Catholic College swimming carnival.
Nine athletes broke records in 17 individual events before seven relay records were broken to finish the carnival on a high at Oasis Regional Aquatic Centre last Thursday night.
The 13 years age champion Rhys Mooney and fellow young gun Nicholas Murphy led the way by breaking three records apiece.
Other swimmers to set new times were Molly Devries, Ella Finemore, Jeremiah Maslin, Timothy Murphy, Billy Nicholson, Sharni Salau and Tom Whiting.
Mater Dei Catholic College sports co-ordinator Nathan Irvine said it was an outstanding effort by the students.
“After such a successful carnival in 2013 where nine athletes broke records in 18 individual events it was hard to see this being topped,” Irvine said.
“In spite of this the records continued to tumble in 2014 with nine athletes breaking records in 17 individual events, whilst there were seven new records in the relays.”
Irvine said participation and school spirit were highlights of the night.
“It was another hot day, which saw students keen to get in the pool in diving, championship and novelty events,” Irvine said.
“House pride was on the line and the house co-ordinators and captains led the way with a highlight of thenight, the house chant, taken out by Rosarie.”
Diving again featured at the carnival with Millie Himmelberg, Henry Jenkins, Lana Duffy and Harrison Himmelberg prevailing in each individual division.
Rosarie proved the champion house, finishing with 1087 points, in front of Sherrin (950), Webber (889), Kennedy (876) and Carroll (676).
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