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APS Athletics Carnival

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Week 9, Term Two, 2019

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We recently hosted the Annual Associated Private Schools Athletics Carnival over two days. The great weather turned on a fantastic day, 12 June for the Juniors and on Monday 17 June the Seniors was held.

Junior School

Perfect weather conditions made for a great day of competition.

Overall our Somerset team finished in fourth place which was an outstanding team achievement by all of our competitors. In our pre-carnival pep talk we discussed the goal of wanting to come in the top four this year and the students did exactly that, putting their everything into each race and into every throw or jump in the field events and I could not be prouder.

Congratulations to the following students with some amazing individual achievements and these age groups for great team achievements:

Aden Webber - 10 years Boys 3rd place Age Champion
Darcy Halloran - 11 years Boys 3rd place Age Champion

  • 9 yrs girls- 4th place overall
  • 10yrs girls- 4th place overall
  • 10yrs boys- 4th place overall
  • 11yrs boys- 2nd place overall
  • 12yrs girls- 4th place overall
  • 12yrs boys- 4th place overall

Our Girls came in 4th place overall and our Boys finished in 3rd place overall!

Lastly, a big thank you must go to our staff members who helped on the day, Mr Troy Zernike, Mrs Natalie Nugent, Mrs Kate Grigg and Mr Andrew Halloran, as well as Mrs Candice McKenna and Miss Stephanie Oppermann for their continued support.


Senior School

Somerset’s APS Track and Field Squad competed in the APS Athletics Championships here at Somerset. On a testing tough day of competition, the team placed fourth overall, scoring 4287 points. Congratulations to all team members.

Highlights from the Championships included the 15 years and 17 to 19 years Open Female teams placing first in their respective age groups.

Outstanding performances included Samuel Reeve breaking Alex Beck’s (alumni) record in the 200m, 22.20 and Britney Ingr breaking the Long Jump record (5.55).

Individual highlights included Britney Ingr’s 200m record (25.44) and 100m record (12.47) as well as Prosper Nwoko new record in the 100m (11.21).

Other individual highlights included Chad Brodbeck placing first overall in the 17 to 19 years events and Jude Taylor placing first overall in the 15 years events as well as Kade Reynoldson overall third in the 14 years division and Samuel Reeve runner-up overall for the 17 to 19 years.

Congratulations to our Spartans who smashed the APS record in the open male relay with a time of 44.88: Sam Reeve, Chad Brodbeck, Marcus Milosevic and Sam Dalton.

We thank Mr Scott Walsh, Mr Mark Ladbrook, Mr Phill Newton, Mr Murray Goodwin, Ms Jenny Wood, Mr Howard Arbuthnot, Mr Harry McMaster, Mr Pula Kolokihakaufisi, Mr Hamish Boyd, Ms Oppermann, Mr Glauber Correa, Ms Kate Grigg, Ms Leah Simpson and Ms Natalie Nugent for their assistance with coaching and training. We look forward to your continued involvement in the future.

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