On Wednesday, October 2nd, a team from Monaro High School took part in the A.C.T. Secondary Schools' Sports Association carnival at Manuka Oval.
Owing to some misunderstanding the Monaro team did not arrive at the oval until the carnival was about to start and this left our athletes little time for warming up for the early races.
The schools taking part were: Canberra Girls' Grammar, Canberra Boys' Grammar, Telopea Park High, Canberra High, Queanbeyan, St. Edmunds, Monaro High and Captain's Flat. The Monaro team was accompanied by Miss Pryor and Mr. Gaut.
The results were better than we had expected. Doug McGufficke put us off to a good start by coming second in the first event of the day, the senior 880 yards. The placings were as follows:
Boys' senior 880 yards: D. McGufficke 2nd.
Boys' under 14 Broad Jump: G. Cole 3rd with 15' 6 1/2" (winner 16' 4").
Boys' senior 100, Div. 1: J. Andean 10.4 secs.; Div. 2: R. Chalker 2nd, 10.4 secs.
Boys' 14 yrs. 100, Div. 1: T. Alias 2nd, 11.4 secs.; Div. 2: G. Alien, 4th.
Girls' under 15 1/2 yrs. 100 yds.: S. Hine 3rd, 12.1 secs.
Girls' under 13 1/2 yrs. 100 yds.: M. Alias 1st 13.2 secs.
Boys' under 14 High Jump: I. Loutkovsky 3rd with 4' 8".
Girls under 13 1/2 yrs. 75 yds.: M. Alias 4th.
Girls under 15 1/2 yrs. 75 yds.: S. Hine 2nd.
Boys' senior 220 yards: J. Andean 3rd 23.8 secs.; Div. 2: R. Morton 4th 24 secs.
Boys under 16 220, Div. 1: T. Alias 4th.
Boys under 14 220, Div. 1: P. Panos 4th; Div. 2: I. Loutkovsky 4th.
Boys' Senior Mile: D. McGufficke 4th. Time 5 min. 2 secs.
Boys under 14 100, Div. 1: P. Panos 4th; Div. 2: D. McGregor 5th.
Boys' senior 440, Div. 1: R. Worley 3rd; Div. 2: A. Stolz 2nd.
Girls under 13 1/2 yrs. Relay: Monaro 5th, 57.5 secs.
Boys under 14 Relay: Monaro 4th.
Girls under 15 1/2 yrs. Relay: Monaro 4th.
Boys under 16 Relay: Monaro 5th, time 48.8 secs.
Boys' Senior Relay: Monaro 2nd, time 47.3 secs.
Senior High Jump: A Stolz 2nd with a jump of 5' 3", winner 5' 4".
The day was a notable one for all who attended. Although Marie Allas was our only winner, Monaro High School gained many places. However, all athletes learned from this experience and all, no matter where they came earned for Monaro High a name for sportsmanship and good bearing.