On Thursday 17 September, the Emmanuel Athletics Team competed at the WA State Athletics Stadium in B-Division for the first time in our College history. There was a sense of excitement and nervousness as we know this division was renowned for being the most competitive out of all of the carnivals. On arrival our Athletics Captain’s Daniella and Braedan took the team for their warm up and final brief before the event started.
We embraced the challenge and it was special to see our Year 12 students in their final carnival and our Year 7 students, the next generation of ECC athletes, in their first. It was a very warm day, coming out of winter, the sun had a bite. From the start of the day, we were caught on the hop and it looked like it would be a hard day. Year 12 student’s Indiah, Ethan and Angus led from the front with their effort and enthusiasm in every event. This filtered down the rest of the team with many students performing exceptionally well in all events. As we say every year, your one throw, jump or run makes a difference giving the team important points, and our reserves that were called upon to compete in an event are vital to the team.
The College couldn’t be more happy as our athletes worked so hard throughout the day, and doing so in such a positive manner. Our work ethic and attitude was tested as students reached the 400m events, which are known as the most difficult track events. Competing all day and coming towards the end of the carnival, it was going to take a huge effort from our runners to dig in and get us some important points to avoid relegation. These events were our strongest of the day as our athletes performed well race after race. The staff at the carnival could not be more proud of this effort.
We fought hard until the end and finished in 7th place. A great achievement for all the hard work our athletes put in and the chance to have another crack at B-Divison next year.
1st Place – Lake Joondalup (1689 points)
2nd Place – All Saints’ (1641 points)
3rd Place – Nagle (1633 points)
4th Place – John Septimus Roe (1629 points)
5th Place – St Marks (1626 points)
6th Place – Prendiville (1546 points)
7th Place – Emmanuel Catholic College (1499 points)
8th Place – St Norbert (1394 points)
A special mention needs to go out to the following students that excelled at the carnival. These students have finished in the Top 3 of their Age Group Division.
- Riley U/14 Male – 2nd Place
- Charles U/16 Male – 3rd Place
- Riley U/16 Male – Champion
- Tahlia U/16 Female – 3rd Place
A huge thank you to all of the Physical Education Staff, Prac Students, Ms Kerry Randall Jessie Burke who coached the team throughout Term 3. Also a thank you to the student officials completing various student official roles on the day. It is terrific to have such committed and helpful students.
We hope many of you tuned into the live stream as many students did back at the College, supporting their peers. Below is the stream of the event, enjoy watching the events and some exceptional performances throughout the day.
Mr Jarrod Parry – Head of Sport