Things were a little different at Green Point Christian College’s 2015 primary school athletics carnival.
“For the first time in several years, pre-selections were not held before the carnival,” said acting head of Green Point Christian College junior school, Ms Julie Stowe.
“This meant that on the day, our students could go in any event they chose, instead of qualifying for it beforehand,” Ms Stowe said.
“This made for a great atmosphere, with a rainbow of house colours covering all of Mingara as the children went in as many events as possible.
“As the competition was as fierce as ever, the results were very impressive, with some track records nearly broken on several occasions.
“These track records were set by extremely experienced runners and for some students to nearly break them is a credit to their talent,” she said.
At the carnival, Charlotte Tadman broke the 12 year old record for the 11 years girls’ shot put.
“It was set in 2003 by Monique Byrne, when she threw an impressive 7.25m. “Charlotte had her eyes on this record and threw a whopping 7.38m.
” The 2015 age champions were: eight year girls Millie Pettiford (first), Lainee Pembroke (second) and Mackenzie Mikkelsen (third place).
First place in the nine year old girls’ age group went to Emma Duggan, Mikalah Strickling came second and Ella Busch third.
In the 10 year old girls’, Lotus Grant won first place, Glori Pembroke achieved second and Loren McMenamie third.
Bianca Fourie was 11 year old girls’ champion with Kitty Masters achieving second place and Eliana Bootes coming third.
Charlize Lloyd-Philips was 12 year girls’ age champion for 2015.
Second place in 12 year girls went to Eden Matterson and Emma Cooper gained third place.
The eight years boys’ age group was taken out by Clinton Fourie with Elfie Piper coming second and Talan Pearce third.
Tristan Byrne was the nine year old boys’ champion with Austin Milne gaining second spot and Jaxon Shelley coming third.
In the 10-year-old boys age group, Bryn O’Grady- Cousins topped the table, Noah Evans was second and Jaydan Weston-Byrnes third.
In the 11-year boys’ age group, Peter Read came first, Colby Step second and Benjamin Dufficy third.
First place was achieved by David Spragg in the 12 year old boys’ age group.
Ben Meany was second in the 12 year old boys and Michael Drake came third.
The Eagles sporting house gained the most points on the day, beating the Hurricanes in second place, Warriors in third and Breakers in fourth.
“This is another superb effort by the Eagles who have not only won the athletics carnival, but they also won the swimming and cross country carnivals.
“This is a clean sweep and the first clean sweep where a house has won all three carnivals since the Breakers in 2009,” Ms Stowe said.
Newsletter, 28 May 2015
Julie Stowe, Green Point