St Luke’s snap up shield at carnival

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St Luke's College sport captains Ailish Neeson, 17, and Darcey Collins, 16, with the interschool trophy.
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St Luke’s College won the Pilbara interschool swimming carnival held at the Karratha Leisureplex pool last Friday.

The St Luke’s team scored 351 points for the meet, enough to see them finish ahead of Karratha Senior High School (280) and Tom Price Senior High School (276).

The highlight of the meet was the open boys 50m freestyle relay, which came down to a fingernail’s difference on the final lap.

St Luke’s health and physical education head Kogi Govender said it was good to see healthy competition between the three schools.

“It was fiercely competitive and the kids gave their absolute best,” she said.

“These competitions foster quite good team spirit between the schools and the kids make good friendships as well. In addition to the competition, we want them to be able to make lifetime friendships from this.”

Ms Govender said it would be good to see more teams compete next year, after Hedland and Newman were late withdrawals last week.

Tom Price’s Drew Misiuepa won the open boys division and Jacynta Felix from St Luke’s won the open girls category.

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