Achilles Cup (Issue 6 2017)
Written on the 19 October 2017
Achilles Cup 2017
On Thursday 28 September, the Sacred Heart Boys Athletics Team headed to the SA Athletics Stadium to compete in the Achilles Cup Carnival. There were numerous successes throughout the day as the boys put their athletic skills on the track for all to see.
Lartrell Stuart, Kareem Aitken, Tristan Camilleri, Jake Geyer and Christian Wright hit the 100m and 200m track with impressive pace. Tristan took first place in the U16.1 100m, 200m, and Hurdles, while Christian and Kareem took first place in the 200m U16 and Open, respectively. Tyreece Conway (Under 15 Hurdles) and Brandon Smith (Under 14 400m) performed magnificently to win their events.
In the jumps, Hayden Meakes, an U16 athlete, showed his diversity (usually a state basketballer) by placing first in the U21.2 High Jump (1.70m). Michael Charles placed second in the U16.2 High Jump but it was 'jumping' Jack Downey who impressed the most! Jack secured a win in the U16.1 High Jump (1.89cm), the U16.1 Pole Vault (4.15m), U16.1 Triple Jump (11.2m) and a win in the U16.1 Long Jump (5.92m). Xavier Robins and Connor Norbury were the two impressive Middle School students in the U15 events, taking out the high jump in div 1 and 2 on the day!
The distance track saw Patrick Goodwin step up to take a comfortable win in the U21.1 1500m in 4 min 26 sec. Noah Pearce and Edward Faulkner won the U15 and U14 1500m, respectively.
While in the throwing events, Isaac Varcoe (U14 div 2 Javelin) was our only winner on the day.
Our only relay team to take first place was our U16 team made up of Jack Downey, Jake Geyer, Christian Wright and Tristan Camilleri. Together they executed the race superbly in a time of 47.32s.
The students were sensational all day long and worked hard to produce a wonderful team effort. Our students compiled a huge score on the track, however were not as strong in the field events. An area of improvement for the coming years to allow us to move back up into the 'A' Division. Well done to the U16 boys who won their age group, and to all involved who contributed to achieving a third place finish overall!