FAST FEET: Malachi Blow from Nanango State High School congratulates his friend Joven Gyemore from Murgon State High School who beat the long-standing 100m record.
FAST FEET: Malachi Blow from Nanango State High School congratulates his friend Joven Gyemore from Murgon State High School who beat the long-standing 100m record. Laura Blackmore

41-year-old South Burnett record broken at district carnival

ALL eyes were on one student as he crossed the finish line in record time at the South Burnett District Athletics Carnival on Wednesday.

Murgon State High School student Joven Gyemore ran the under 15 boys 100m race in an impressive 11.55 seconds, beating the long-standing record of 11.70sec which was set in 1978.

Gyemore travelled with the Murgon track team to compete at the district carnival, which was held at Nanango State High School.

After six years of running at state level in Tasmania, the young athlete only moved back to the South Burnett in March and is looking forward to building on his athletic abilities.

"I am hoping to go to state for athletics this year,” Gyemore said.

"I also competed in the long jump here today and came first in the triple jump.

"It's been a great day at the carnival and I'm stoked to have broken a record.”

With a strong history of athleticism in his blood line, Gyemore said he had the backing of his family.

"My older brother Tyrece Gyemore plays footy for the South Burnett Eagles,” he said.

"Our mum is really proud of us and wants me to be a sportsman like Tyrece.

"She either wants me to play NRL or compete in athletics.”

As the carnival wrapped up, the young athlete said he was excited to prepare for the Wide Bay carnival in Hervey Bay later this year.

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