Our 2020 Athletics Carnival was a massive success and easily one of the best we have had in recent years. After the disappointment of having to cancel our carnival in Term 2, there were plenty of people who assumed that we would not be able to have one this year. However, we have been very lucky throughout Term 3 and we were able to have a wonderful carnival last Friday.
As our school has grown over the past few years, so have the point scores of each house, however our previous records were smashed this year. Last year was the first time a team had passed 800 points, but this year all three houses surpassed that mark. However, it was the Endeavour Lions that came out on top and became the first house to top 1,000 points in a carnival.
The Lions convincing victory came on the back of a large participation rate, with the Lions having highest number of students in attendance on the day and the highest event entry rate. There were also a number of outstanding performances with Chloe Amery, Jasmine Collier, Bella Gould, Kyra Bracamonte, Laura Cabban, Josh Barnard, Jack Greenland and Clare Amery having big wins in their age groups.
There were also some excellent efforts from Arabella McCutcheon, Samuel Quince, Lachlan Unger, Riley McMaster, William Westcott and Peter McIntyre who took out their age groups, while the most outstanding performance of the day came from Ruby Wilson who scored 48 out of a possible 50 points, meaning she won every event except one, which she finished second in. Lachlan Unger, Samuel Quince and Chloe Amery scored 46 points, with Lachlan setting new records in 8 out of his 10 events.
Special mention must be made of Steven Unger who cleared 1.70 metres in the 15 years boys high jump. This height would have been enough to place second at the CSSA State Carnival in 2019.
A big thank you to all the staff and students who helped make the day such a wonderful success and we look forward to being able to have parents back at our carnivals in 2021.
More photos will be up on facebook this week.
Mrs Wilson and Mr Ballantyne