Tigers triumph in the pool after long wait
BURNETT State College's Tarumbal house has returned to the winner's podium at the school's swimming carnival after a hiatus of almost a decade.
The Tarumbal Tigers, swaddled in their house colour blue, finished on 398 points, clear of the green Allindarra Rangers on 374.
The red Wandarang Devils, typically a powerhouse at the swimming carnival, finished on 363.
Students were awarded one point for each 50m lap completed, five points for an individual win, and 10 points for a relay win.
Proud Tarumbal captains Jeremy Corfield and Sophie Scanlan were able to hoist the shield for the first time any student can remember.
Only teachers approaching their long service leave could remember when Tarumbal previously hoisted the shield.
Sports co-ordinator Chris Rodwell was among those who recognised what a massive achievement the win was for the beleaguered house.
"It was great to see Tarumbal break it's nine year losing record across all sporting carnivals,” he said.
"The number of students who participated in the whole team swim as well as the war cry chants was the reason that Tarumbal took home the trophy.
"Well done to all students who participated from all houses.
"It was a great day filled with laughter and a healthy mix of competition and fun.”
Aggregate champions were Sophie Zipf and Cadence Webster in the girls, and Kaiden Ratcliff, Connor Cherry, James Robertson and Hamish Driver in the boys.
Age champions listed below.
Swimming carnival age champions 2019:
U12: Cadence Webster
U13: Abigail Driver
U14: Sophie Doyle
U15: Trinity Darrow
U16: Sophie Zipf
U17: Claire Thompson
U19: Zoe Rolls
U12: Jackson Kreis
U13: Kaiden Ratcliff
U14: Connor Cherry
U15: James Robertson
U16: Hamish Driver
U17: Blake Bechly