Great efforts bring rewards at sports carnival
SYBRAND DeKilerk may be new to town but is already one of the fastest runners at school.
Coming from South Africa eight years ago, Sybrand's running style has him up on this toes and running fast.
Nine-year-old Sybrand said he was happy his family is calling Mundubbera home.
"We have recently moved to Mundubbera from out at St George because my dad works at the grape exchange, I think he is a 'grape-ologist'," Sybrand said.
"I am enjoying living in Mundubbera and I hope we can stay."
Sybrand was the winner of the 100m sprint, the 800m and 200m at last week's sports carnival.
"I feel that I am a very fast runner and my third place in the long jump was enough to get me over the line as age champion," he said.
The Mundubbera zone sports carnival was combined with the North Burnett Small Schools Carnival last Friday and was held at the Mundubbera State School grounds.
Monogorilby schoolgirl Rachael Plant said she was exhausted after her run in the 800m.
"I think I went too fast in the beginning of the race and I got puffed out," she said.
"I was not feeling very well when I started the second lap but I still managed to win the race and that's what matters now."
Health and Physical Education teacher Lisa Whelan said the day went like clockwork.
"We started on time and we finished on time," she said.
"The teachers did a marvellous job and the students were on their best behaviour.
"The effort put in by the athletes on the track and in the field events was extremely pleasing.
"Not everyone can be a winner and the sportsmanship shown to each other after each race is wonderful."
Ben Kelly 12-year-old boy
Sophie Zipf 12-year-old girl
Zane Kyle 11-year-old boy
Liz Gleich 11-year-old girl
Lane Beutel 10-year-old boy
Chelsie Larner 10-year-old girl
Travis Larner 11-year-old boy
Ivy Wernecke 11-year-old girl