Jones Russell, Oscar Gianniotis and Lauren Morris multiple record breakers at Wagga Christian College swimming carnival

SET OF SIX: Jones Russell on his way to another record in the 50m backstroke at the Wagga Christian College swimming carnival. Picture: Les Smith
SET OF SIX: Jones Russell on his way to another record in the 50m backstroke at the Wagga Christian College swimming carnival. Picture: Les Smith

Gun swimmer Lauren Morris went out with a bang in her final swimming carnival at Wagga Christian College, on the same day that two emerging stars at the school stamped themselves as names to watch.

Morris was the 18+years female age champion after a performance which included records in the 50m and 100m freestyle and 50m butterfly. 

“She’s been an absolute fish every year and she broke three records, which is a great way to finish her career at the college,” sports coordinator Timothy Bacon said. 

Morris can hand the baton over to primary students Jones Russell, 9, and Oscar Gianniotis, 12.

Russell set six new records and Gianniotis broke records in four events on the way to securing their age championships. 

Lindner (yellow) was the winning house, upstaging the strong West house this year. 

Bacon said the school couldn’t have been happier with the way the carnival went off on a hot summer’s day when the pool was the place to be. 

“It was a fantastic day, we were pretty blessed with the weather and the cloud cover that came over,” he said. 

“It allowed a lot of participation and we had quite a number of kids jumping in throughout the day. And the pool were amazing, even the staff ended up joining in with some of our novelty events.”

  • Wagga Christian College Swimming Carnival
  • PRIMARY AGE CHAMPIONS 
  • 8yrs: Tobiah McMartin, Pollyanna Russell
  • 9yrs: Jones Russell, Sophie Buchtmann
  • 10yrs: Joseph Jarratt, Lillian Ward and Harleigh Lang
  • 11yrs: Youssef El Sanabary, Emmaley Chen
  • 12+yrs: Oscar Gianniotis, Elsie Russell
  • SECONDARY AGE CHAMPIONS
  • 12yrs: Loro Charles, Tanita Tuilau
  • 13yrs: Thomas Exton, Jemima Nugent
  • 14yrs: Samson Lucas, Aimee Redway
  • 15yrs: Joseph Skewes, Stacey Delamay and Isobel Moane
  • 16yrs: Matthew Redway, Cloe Hildebrand
  • 17yrs: Ari Karaoulis, Hayley Stevens
  • 18+yrs: Lachlan Pearce, Lauren Morris
  • OVERALL POINTS
  • 1st Lindner 1448 points
  • 2nd West 1241 points
  • 3rd Vincent 1063 points
  • 4th Rentoul 1015 points
  • 14 RECORDS BROKEN
  • Jones Russell, 9yrs Boys: 6 records (100m Free, 50m Free, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly, 200m IM)
  • Emmaley Chen, 11yrs Girls: 1 record (50m Butterfly)
  • Oscar Gianniotis, 12yrs Boys: 4 records (50m Free, 50m Breaststroke, 50m Butterfly, 200m IM)
  • Lauren Morris, 18+yrs Girls: 3 records (50m Free, 50 Butterfly, 100m Free)

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