PICTURES: Students sweat it out

ABOUT 140 students swapped books for a sweat session as part of their year 11 physical education studies last week.

Warrnambool, Brauer and Emmanuel college students participated in an annual triathlon at Warrnambool’s foreshore on Thursday. Brauer’s James Neville produced a race record time in winning the boys’ section.

He completed the 500m swim, 4km bike ride and 2km run in 22 minutes and 53 seconds — about three minutes better than the previous record. He was about three minutes ahead of second-placed Dom Moloney from Emmanuel College while his classmate Luke McLeod was third. Warrnambool College’s Adam Dowie said 97 boys tackled the course while a field of 40 girls took to the water and then the roads.

Brauer College’s Kimberly Leach was victorious in the girls’ section, beating home Warrnambool College pair Mikayla McLaren (34.43) and Maya Hetherway (35.00) in a close finish.

“It’s part of unit one studies looking at body systems,” Dowie said. “It’s a culmination to the term and it’s about being able to link with the theory and classes.” He said the Warrnambool Triathlon Club had helped organise the day.

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