TOP LINE-UP: West Moreton Anglican College athletes (from left) Hayley Patrick, Annie McGuire, Madison Wells, Helena Andrews and Casey Bell were under 15 winners at the Schools knockout competition.
TOP LINE-UP: West Moreton Anglican College athletes (from left) Hayley Patrick, Annie McGuire, Madison Wells, Helena Andrews and Casey Bell were under 15 winners at the Schools knockout competition. Contributed

WestMAC girls race to knockout

A TEAM of five West Moreton Anglican College middle and senior school students joined forces to win the recent junior girls section at the annual Athletics Queensland Schools Knockout competition South Queensland Final.

It was held at the University of Queensland.

The win means WestMAC's under 15 team of Helena Andrews, Casey Bell, Annie McGuire, Hayley Patrick and Madison Wells has qualified to participate in the prestigious National Schools Knockout final in Melbourne on December 7.

The Schools Knockout Competition is a short, sharp and fun event that gives students an opportunity to participate in an inter-school, teams based, athletics meet.

All competitors have two individual events and also contribute to the relay.

WestMAC Director of Sport Mathew Ellis said the girls' achievement was a credit to their hard work preparing for and at the event.

"These students competed against quality opposition such as Emmanuel College (Gold Coast), Summerville House, Moreton Bay Girls College, St Aidan's and St Margaret's to name a few," Ellis said.

The girls are excited but nervous for the Melbourne competition.

"The students know they will need to be on their game and achieve impressive results in Melbourne, as they are competing against state and national student champions from all over Australia," Ellis said.

Principal Geoff McLay said the whole WestMAC community was behind the students.



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