Athletics (Issue 3 2017)
Written on the 31 May 2017
Co-ed Athletics Carnival
On 11 April 2017, the Sacred Heart Co-Ed Athletics Team headed to SA Athletics Stadium to compete in the B grade SSSSA Athletics Carnival for 2017.
Tristan Camilleri, Nathan Ryan, Lartrel Stuart, Madi Blight, Alice Priestly, Sarah Mills and Abby Thorne hit the 100m and 200m track with impressive pace. Tristan and Alice took 1st place in both their 100m and 200m, while Nathan won his 200m and Lartrel finished 2nd in his 100m. The 400m saw Harry Ruth run an impressive 54.05sec to take out 1st place in the Open Boys while Alice and Tristan were a close 2nd in their 400m.
The hurdles saw Jack Downey, Leo Brinkworth, Sian Bradley and Ash Pearce compete in their respective age groups but it was Jack Downey who stole the show, clocking a 14.18sec over the 100m Hurdles in the U16 and achieving a new record for the event.
The field events were well represented with Nathan Ryan, Jack Downing and Sarah Mills hitting the sand in the Triple Jump event. After taking second place, Jack continued across to the long jump to record another second placing. He was joined by Austin Edwards who took out the Open Boys long jump with an impressive 5.67m. Sian Bradley managed a 2nd place in the Open girls division.
Jack Downey, Liam Wisdom, Casey Archer and Lachlan Bull were impressive in the High Jump with Jack taking home the U16 boys win with a jump of 1.85m and Lachlan winning the U14 boys with 1.53m. Liam and Casey both finished 2nd in the Open boys and girls event.
In the Shot Put, Bec Allchurch took out the Open Girls with 8.48m and Kalesi Natadra took home 2nd place in the U16 with an impressive 8.78m. Bec continued her success and took home first place in the Open Girls Javelin with 30.66m, while Austin Quinn took out the Boys U14 Javelin with an impressive 26.36m. In the discus Lauren Reid took out 2nd place in the U16 girls division with a throw of 23.05m.
The distance track saw Patrick Goodwin, Nigel Chakabra and Edward Faulkner dominate in the Open, U16 and U14 Boys 800m all winning their race. Patrick and Edward continued their success taking out the Open boys and U14 boys 1500m in an impressive 4.08sec and 4.59sec respectively. Teancum Varcoe stepped up in the Open 3000m while Scott Goodwin represented SHC in the 2000m steeplechase.
To finish the day, our athletes combined their sprinting talents to partake in the relays taking home 1st place in the Open and U16 Boys event and 2nd place in the Open and U16 Girls event.
There were numerous successes throughout the day inclusive of a new record set and numerous 'Standards' awarded to SHC athletes. A Standard is a result that places the athlete in the top 5% of the state for their event.
The SHC athletic talent and efforts resulted in SHC winning the overall boys shield and a combined 4th place for the day. Well done to all the athletes in the team on this fabulous result. A big thank you to Ali Trewartha, Judy O'Dea, Luke Hildyard, and Adam Rice for assisting with the team and to the SHC students who attended to officiate for the day.