The Interhouse Athletics Carnival was held on Friday 24 June, a perfect winter’s day. Despite the persistent rain in the lead up, Friday of Week 9, Term 2 provided perfect conditions for athletics.
During the morning session, students moved between events in their PC groups, competing in the 800m, shot put, long jump, and two Tassie Devil novelty events. This provided an opportunity for all students to participate to the best of their ability. The afternoon session held the traditional, nomination-based events. We were able to witness the talents of Emmanuel students in the 100m, 200m, 400m, High Jump and 4x100m relay.
The Walk-The-Talk Event also ran in the afternoon session. This provided an alternative option for students to stay physically active and socialise with their peers while walking laps of the soccer oval. It was great to see so many students enjoying the sunshine and music on the soccer oval while walking with their friends.
This year Lisieux House completed the rare ‘double’, taking out both the Tassie Devil award and the Champion House Shield! Lisieux just edged out Teresa House by 39 points on the day, which is a sign of just how close the competition was.
Along with the Champion House Shield, points are also allocated to individuals. Below is a list of the Individual Champions, Runners Up and Third Place winners.
There were multiple records broken throughout the Carnival. Congratulations to the following students:
Asher Mills (Year 7, Lisieux) – Javelin – 28.70m
Imogen Greig (Year 11, More) – High Jump – 1.43m
Abbey McKay (Year 11, Siena) – Javelin – 28.97m
William Russell (Year 11, More) – 1500m – 5:15.00
Annabelle Stokes (Year 12, Siena) – Shot Put – 11.46m
It was great to see so many students involving themselves in the day and participating in events with a smile on their face. This was the Year 12 students last Emmanuel Athletics Carnival and their effort to dress up and enthusiasm was great for the younger students to see. The Year 12 parade at the beginning of the Carnival set the tone for the day and gave the students a chance to show off some very creative dress-ups.
A massive thanks to all staff for their assistance throughout the day. This carnival requires lots of moving parts to function smoothly and I must thank everyone for carrying out their role on the day. A special mention must go to the PE staff and maintenance staff for their hard work in the lead up to the Carnival and the hospitality staff and students who supplied staff with morning tea and coffees throughout the day.
The Athletics Carnival is a whole school effort and a fantastic day for the school community to get together. It was great to see many parents at the event which was also live streamed for those that couldn’t attend.
Once again, well done to all the students and staff for creating such a fantastic atmosphere and making the 2022 Athletics Carnival one to remember!
Mr Sean Bradley
Head of Sport