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Athletics (Issue 2 2016)

Written on the 16 June 2016

On April 2, the Sacred Heart Girls Athletics Team headed to SA Athletics Stadium to compete in the A-Grade Catholic Girls Athletics Carnival. There were numerous successes throughout the day as the girls put their athletic skills on the track for all to see.

Georgia Corcoran, Grainne Henry, Sarah Chigwidden, Sian Bradley, Alice Priestly, Chloe Baldwin, Emma Drew and Sarah Mills hit the 100m and 200m track with impressive pace. Alice Priestly took home first place in the 200m and a 2nd in the 100m, while Georgia took 1st place in the 100m and Emma Drew 2nd in her 200m. The 400m saw Alice Priestly, Isabelle Odea and Sarah Mills all dominate their divisions taking out 1st place.

The field events were well represented with Sarah Mills, Bridget Burghardt, Portia Whitridge and Georgia Corcoran hitting the sand in the Long and Triple Jump. Sarah was impressive winning the U16 division triple jump with a jump of 9.16m. Across at the High Jump, Georgia Corcoran finished in 1st place in the Open division with a jump of 1.4m while Emma DeBroughe took out the U16 division with a 1.41m jump.

In the Shot Put, Luana Kidney took out the Open division with 9.32m while Jac Dignam took home 2nd place in the U16 division. Bec Allchurch continued her success from 2015 and again took home first place in the Open Javelin with an impressive throw of 31m as well as the Open Shot Put with 8.46m. In the Discus, Luana Kidney was again impressive taking 1st place with a throw of 22.91m.

The distance track saw Renee Hanley step up in the 3000m, and Sophie Agostino in the Open 800m. A huge run in the Open 1500m from Emma DeBroughe saw her take home 1st place in 5:49:76.

To finish the day, our girls combined their sprinting talents to partake in the relays taking home a 1st in the Open event and 2nd place in the U16. Well done ladies.

The girl's talents and efforts saw SHC earn overall 4th place for the day. Well done to all the girls in the team on this fabulous result. A big thank you to Judy O'Dea and Luke Hildyard for assisting with the team and to the SHC students who attended to officiate for the day.

Alex Penhall

 

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