Strong performances in the track and field events saw Arok (Year 3), Yar (Year 5) and Ajok Kuir (Year 6) winning their age group categories and taking home a bunch of ribbons and medals.
“They just love running,” proud mum Dabora told The Southern Cross.
Dabora and Ader, who arrived as refugees from South Sudan in 2008 and 2003 respectively, said their five children loved the sporting opportunities provided at Catholic schools.
The medal-winning sisters, who have a younger brother at OLV and older sister at Mount Carmel College, said besides running, taking on the hurdles, high jump and long jump, they loved playing other sports such as basketball and soccer.
Yar and Ajok also enjoy training at the local Port Adelaide Athletics Club and all three girls hope to one day become famous ‘sports stars’.
The Taperoo school had further reason to celebrate, as it was named the winner of the Section 6 Girls’ shield and was runner-up for the boys’ shield.
Darren Elliott, executive officer of the SA Catholic Primary Schools Sports Association, said 76 Catholic schools from around the State participated in the carnival program, which was staged over five days at the SA Athletics Stadium in Mile End.
“The competition brought together about 4000 students from around South Australia who showed some amazing sporting talent,” he said.