Gordon International students enjoy athletics carnival

Over 500 students from Gordon International School in Port Moresby participated in their annual inter-house athletics carnival yesterday, August 5 at the Sir John Guise Stadium.

Despite the dull weather and light drizzle, the students put on an impressive performance for their teams.

They showcased their athletic skills and talent in running the 50m, 100m and 200m sprint events.

Overall, green team Kokomo did exceptionally well finishing first on 657 points, the blues Kumul finished in second place on 642, yellow team Tarangau finished third on 623 followed by red team Muruks on 618.

Physical Education teacher Alex Rangrang said the day was a success and the students performed well despite most running over two races each. 

Rangrang said they also used this event to select a train on squad for the inter-school carnival later this year.

“We tried to at least give everyone the opportunity to run and have a feel of the new track used during the 2015 Pacific Games.

“We will be selecting a train on squad from this event and from there we will do a selection again to get the final team to represent the school at the inter school carnival,” Rangrang said.

The students ended the day with a 4x4 100m relay which was very entertaining for the crowd of parents and guardians who were present to cheer them on.

Quintina Naime