Mathoura athlete smashes three records

By Ivy Jensen

MATHOURA Public School’s Jemika Cooper smashed three long-standing district records at the Deniliquin and District PSSA Athletics Carnival recently.

On her path to age champion for the second consecutive year, Jemika beat the high jump record by an impressive 13cm, as well as records in discus and 100m sprint.

CJ Wilson also racked up an impressive number of ribbons and points to walk away with age champion.

CJ and Jemika, along with Luke Moorse, Matilda Eddy, Ryder Douglas, Briana Bydder, Remi Baulch and Shaleah Cooper, qualified to represent the Deniliquin and District in the PSSA Riverina Athletics Carnival, which was held in Albury on August 30.

‘‘Impressive effort and athleticism were displayed by all Mathoura Public School athletes on both the track and field,’’ principal Janice Eddy said.