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Inter-House Athletics Carnival 2020

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Week 3, Term Three, 2020

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This week wrapped up the final Inter-House Athletics Carnival for 2020. Pre-Prep to Year 2 rounded out the three events, with our Year 3 to Year 6s competing after our Seniors, who led the way in breaking records and showing House spirit.

Senior Inter-House Athletics Carnival

Starkey House took out the overall points trophy with a formidable victory at the Senior Inter-House Athletics Carnival. There were many outstanding performances throughout the day in what was perfect weather for competing and generally having a great time. Due to Covid-19 our event was live-streamed the entire day. Many people tuning in from countries around the world. Viewer numbers peaked at 150 watching at one time during the day.

The Age Champion medals are always hotly contested, and this year was no different. There were so many outstanding performances that is was a shame that only the Top 3 receive medals.

Senior School Age Champions

17yrs Boys – Felix Jackson-King
17yrs Girls – Emma Lekich
16yrs Boys – Kye Reynoldson
16yrs Girls – Jessica Nguyen
15yrs Boys – Kade Reynoldson
15yrs Girls – Georgia Daly
14yrs Boys – Jake Giltrap-Good
14yrs Girls – Alex Halloran
13yrs Boys – Michael Klaassen
13yrs Girls – Rio Burns
12yrs Boys – Ethan Grocott
12yrs Girls – Steph Aguinaldo

There were also many NEW Records achieved on the day which was a great indicator of the training so many of the students had been completing during the Covid-19 lock down period and into the lead up to the Carnival. Over the mid-year holidays, we had more than 290 students attend training which is very encouraging for the school athletics programme.

NEW Records achieved (Total of 21)

Girls – Steph Aguinaldo 12yrs Shot Put 9.50m, 100m 14.27; Diaz Henry 17yrs 100m 12.35; Mia Richards 13yrs 200m 28.30; Britney Ingr 15yrs 100m 12.30sec, 200m 25.17, 400m 1.01.74, Long Jump 5.27m; Starr Scott 16yrs 400m 1.01.86, 800m 2.19.11, 1500m 4.57.38; Erin Shepherd 13yrs 800m 2.39.27; Girls 15yrs 4x100m Relay (Laver House) 57.02. Boys – Felix Jackson-King 17yrs Triple Jump 14.20m, High Jump 1.96m; Jake Iles 14yrs 100m Hurdles 15.38; Prosper Nwoko 17yrs 100m 10.95; Elijiah Hill 13yrs 800m 2.23.47; Bradley Shepherd 15yrs 800m 2.11.01; Jake Giltrap-Good 14yrs 800m 2.14.38, 1500m 4.31.93.

Standout athletes on the day were many. Multiple record breakers achieved some impressive performances spread throughout a very long day. Felix Jackson-King, our Senior Athletics Captain led by example winning the 17rs Age Champion and breaking both the High Jump and Triple Jump records. Jake Giltrap-Good also achieved the same winning the 14yrs Age Champion and breaking records in both the 800m and 1500m. for the girls it was the record breaking performances of Britney Ingr 15yrs 100m, 200m, 400m and Long Jump and Starr Scott 16yrs 400m 800m and 1500m that really shone through.

Congratulations to the students, the coaches, and our wonderful school staff members for ensuring the day ran smoothly. Thank you to Mr Bassingthwaighte for giving the green light to run the Carnival and a big thank you to Stephanie Opperman, Kate Webb, Issy Garland and our Director of Sport Candice McKenna for making the day happen and being such a success.

For all the results of the day, please look on the Athletics page on Schoolbox. Our next event is the Somerset College Invitational Athletics Meet on Wednesday 19th August. Best of luck!


Junior Inter-House Athletics Carnival

Thursday 23 August we held an excellent day of Inter-House Athletics where a lot of fun was had by all involved. Veivers House took out the overall points trophy with a strong display of depth and teamwork. There were many outstanding performances throughout the day, in what was perfect weather for competing and generally having a great time.

Due to Covid-19 our event was unfortunately ‘parent free’ however thanks to all the Somerset staff we were able to deliver an amazing livestream of the entire day which went out to many countries around the world.

The Age Champion medals were highly sought after by the athletes who have been dedicated to their training with 10 out of 10 of the Champions being keen members of the regular Athletics Training Squad. There were so many outstanding performances that is was a shame only the Top 3 receive medals.

Junior School Age Champions

12yrs Girls – Selina Chen
12yrs Boys – James Hartley
11yrs Girls – Isabel Chudzinski
11yrs Boys – Samuel Carson
10yrs Girls – Jorja Grocott
10yrs Boys – Jackson Smith
9yrs Girls – Ella Carson
9yrs Boys – Daniel Klaassen
8-9yrs Girls – Willow Truscott
8-9yrs Boys – Henry Georgeson

There were also several NEW Records achieved on the day which was a great indicator of the training so many of the students had been completing during the Covid-19 lock down period and into the lead up to the Carnival. Over the mid-year holidays, we had more than 290 students attend training which is very encouraging for the school athletics programme.

New Records Achieved (Total of 4)

Girls - Ava Webber 8 to 9yrs Discus 12.06m; Kasia Pitura 8-9yrs High Jump 1.06m.

Boys – Aden Webber 11yrs Shot Put 13.36m, Discus 33.83m; Liam Seymour 8-9yrs Shot Put 6.77m.

Congratulations to the students, the coaches, and our wonderful school staff members for ensuring the day ran smoothly. Thank you to Mr Bassingthwaighte and Ms Rebecca Collie for giving the green light to run the Carnival and their as always, wonderful support. A big thank you to Kate Webb, Stephanie Opperman, Issy Garland and our Director of Sport Candice McKenna for making the day happen and being such a success.

For all the results of the day, please look on the Athletics page on Schoolbox.


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