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Junior Invitational Athletics Meet at Emmanuel College 2020




Somerset Times Edition

Week 8, Term Three, 2020

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Spartan Junior athletes shone at the Junior Invitational Athletics Meet at Emmanuel College on Wednesday 26 August. Competing against Emmanuel College, All Saints Anglican School, Saint Stephen's, King's Christian and Coomera Anglican colleges, this was our Junior School athletes' only opportunity to compete at inter school level.

A Squad of 37 Spartans participated in the event, in what was a fun day of competition and a great chance to display the effects of their training over the past few months. A limited programme of events was held, consisting of the 100m, 800m, Long Jump, Shot Put and Mixed 4x100m Relay (2 boys and 2 girls from each year level).

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Overall, there were many Personal Best's (PB’s) and a wonderful team spirit amongst the squad. As the Head Coach, I was really impressed with the sportsmanship displayed by our Spartans throughout the day. We had so many excellent performances and the following athletes achieved a Top 3 place in the A Division of their respective events.

First Place (7)

  • Jackson Smith 10yr Boys 100m - 14.44sec
  • Taneesha Dawson 9yrs Girls Shot Put – 6.16m
  • Lucas Defenti 9yr Boys 800m – 2.59min
  • Jacob Moir 10yr Boys 800m – 2.49min
  • Daniel Klasseen 9yr Boys Long Jump – 3.46m
  • Aden Webber 11yr Boys Shot Put – 13.25m
  • Relay 11yr Mixed 4x100m – 1.01min

Second Place (8)

  • Ella Carson 9yr Girls 100m – 15.76sec
  • Daniel Cowling 9yr Boys 100m – 15.83sec
  • Brianna Peardon 10yr Girls Shot Put – 6.74m
  • Daniel Dawson 10yr Boys Shot Put – 7.96m
  • James Hartley 12yr Boys Long Jump – 4.35m
  • Zac Moir 12yr Boys 800m – 2.37min
  • Jackson Smith 10yr Boys Long Jump – 3.69m
  • Relay 9yr Mixed 4x100m – 1.09min

Third Place (8)

  • Daniel Klaassen 9yr Boys 100m – 15.95sec
  • Sophie Colahan 10yr Girls 100m – 14.90sec
  • Samuel Carson 11yr Boys 100m – 14.31sec
  • Evie Wilson 9yr Girls Shot Put – 5.14m
  • Ethan Hu 9yr Boys Shot Put – 5.89m
  • Ella Carson 9yr Girls 800m – 3.08min
  • Declan Partridge 12yr Boys Shot Put 7.65m
  • Relay 12yr Mixed 4x100m – 57.53sec

Of the 42 Events contested it was very pleasing to finish in the Top 3 in 23 of them. There were also three Outstanding Athlete Awards presented on the day and the Somerset Spartan Squad watched on as our own Aden Webber won the Male Outstanding Performance of the Meet with his massive throw in the Shot Put of 13.25m. Congratulations to Aden!

Athletics training continues throughout the remainder of the school year and during the upcoming holidays. Please check the Athletics Schoolbox page for Training Schedules.

A big thank you to Kate Webb for her outstanding organisation and liaising with Emmanuel College to ensure this was a great event. Thank you also to Issy Garland and Charlotte Chant for all their help on the big day.

Congratulations to ALL the Somerset Junior Spartans for their outstanding performances - Spartans on the Rise!

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