AFTER being named the 2011 Mitsubishi's Service Advisor of the Year, Toowoomba woman Carla Smith was a bit nervous walking into this year's annual skills competition.
but the 25-year-old need not have worried – she was crowned Mitsubishi's Service Advisor of the Year for the second successive year.
"I was really shocked to win this year. It was more technical-based than it was last year," mrs Smith said.
"there were more than a few late night cram sessions after putting the kids to bed."
mrs Smith said she had to answer multiple questionnaires online and by phone and answer a mystery phone call, before travelling to the motoring headquarters in Adelaide with the other state winners, where she then took part in a two-hour essay and spent an hour role-playing.
"It's a bit full-on for a day," she said.
"but I feel good. I'm really excited to have won again."
mrs Smith was also named State Service Advisor of the Year in 2008.
She has been working at Len Patti's Mitsubishi Toowoomba for nine years.
Published on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 12:05 AM PST
Patti McGarvey/Special to the SunOver the weekend the Broncs track team competed at the 53rd annual East Bakersfield Invitational competing against 23 teams.These schools included, Arvin, Bakersfield High, Cesar Chavez, Centennial, Delano, Foothill, Frontier, Garces, Golden Valley, Highland High, Independence, Liberty, Mira Monte, North, Ridgeview, Shafter, South High, Stockdale, Tehachapi, Wasco, West and East High. in the 1600 meters Tanner Cargile (5:04), Kyle Flynn (5:52), Chris Connolly (5:58). no places were given for these athletes, but they were running with 30 plus runners.former Kern River Valley resident and student at Kern Valley High, Connor Fisher now running for Stockdale High came in first.in the 3200 meters Connolly (12:56). in the 300 meter hurdles Rusty Muncy clocked at 41.08 placing him third overall.for the Frosh/Soph Boys’ Long jump, Sam Armbruster jumped 11’2”.for the Varsity Boys’ Long Jump Muncy jumped 20’11.5” taking first place overall. in the High Jump Cargile jumped 5’, Jeremy Lawson 5’6” placing him in sixth place out of 22, and Muncy ‘s jump at 5’8” placed him fourth out of 22 competitors.“Our athletes got a lot of good experience against the best competition in Bakersfield,” said head coach Brian Christianson.last week on March 1, the boys track team participated in their first track event of the season in Ridegcrest. there were five schools competing, Burrough High, Hesperia, Tehachapi, Trona and Kern Valley. Representing the Broncs were 24 athletes.“This was a good first meet for us. we saw areas where we are doing well and areas that we need to improve upon,” said Christianson.in the 1600 meter race Cargile (5:09) came in third place, while Connolly crossed the finish line at 5:57.Ryan Hinkey finished at 6:15, Chad Walker at 6:31 and Joseph Montez finished at 7:33.in the 400 meters Muncy took first place with his finishing time at 55.60, Daniel Morgan placed third with his time at 59.18, and Julian Deems took fifth at 61.81.in the 800 meters race for junior varsity, Kyle Flynn placed first, his time 2:38.“I was surprised. I truly surprised myself. This is my first time to run track,” said Flynn.for the Broncs in the 3200 meter race, Cargile took second finishing at 11:18.in the 100 meters, Matt Rielly took fifth in a time of 12.10.in the jayvee, race Sam Armbruster clocked at 13.16, Shane Deaver 13.19, Matt Mack 13.19 and Braeden Grimsby 13.59.in the 4×100 relay race teaming up for the Broncs were Muncy, Reilly, Morgan and Travis Gibson. they were disqualified due to not being able to exchange the baton between the second and third runner.Muncy took a large leap in the 300 meter hurdles earning him the first place spot. He clocked the finish line at 43.90. Austin Yunt finished at 54.00.in the 110 meter high hurdles Gibson took first place, his time was 16.90. Shane Russell’s time was 20.35 and Yunt clocked in at 21.87.Dylen Atkinson participated in the Shot put event, his best throw of 34’1” placed him fifth and Edgar Tapia placed sixth with his 33” 8” toss.Michael Wooley threw 32’ 2”, Yunt 26’ 2” and Evan Smith 32’ 1”.Wooley also competed in the Discus event. his threw it 81’ , while Smith threw 76’ 1”. Dustin Yunt’s toss went 69’ 8”.in the Long Jump, Reilly went 14’ 5”. The high jump found several from Kern Valley competing.Gibson took second place with a leap of 5’8”. Gibson actually tied for first place, but was awarded second on having more misses at previous heights.Russell, Cargile, and Cody Rankin all competed but none of them cleared 5’2”.“we have a strong team this year, and we are looking forward to winning league,” said Reilly.Tomorrow Kern Valley will travel away to compete against the Rosamond Roadrunners.
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