Athletics Carnival 2013

On Monday 4 March the annual house Athletics Carnival was held at Nunawading athletics track. The day started off smoothly with the hurdles events, luckily having only having very few falls or injuries. As the day went on and the temperature heated up, the competition and house spirit also heated up with the always exciting 100m sprints and various field events around the track. It seemed to be a field of green as Collinson took out most of the 100m events – of course not forgetting outstanding performances by Delarno Pharoe, Peter Sio and Jason Tran for their respective houses.

With the help of staff and other volunteers the field events spread out around the track and ran successfully, enabling the day to run more smoothly and enjoyable for the competitors. Outstanding field event performances included Jordan Ziebell in the Shot-put, Connor Perkins in the High Jump, Jason Tran in the Triple Jump and Nabil Tedjokusumo in the Discus event.

As the boys started to tire, their hunger for house points did not. The 200m and 400m events were exciting as they have ever been as competitors ran their heart out to get the maximum 8 points for their house and build their tally for the overall house cup.

As it became time for the relay events, houses in all year levels gathered a team of 4 to compete in the 4x100m event. The Year 7 Students Relay had a special competing team which consisted of the 4 school leaders; Mr Brennan, Mr Visentin, Mr Carter and Mr Rodezno. They started off extremely well, but were eventually caught and finished a respectable 3rd behind 2 year 7 house teams. The Year 12 4×100 race also included another teacher team who have been unable to defeat the Year 12’s until now. As the race started off, all the students watched closely as Mr Groves had a habit of dropping the baton. This was not to be, and the group of P.E. staff went on to dominate the students and take out the race with 20 odd metres to spare.

As the day wrapped up, the scores were tallied and Collinson was crowned the victorious house with a score of 908 points followed by Moroney then Savio and Annecy being in 4th place.

A huge thanks to all the staff and volunteers who helped with the events and other necessities such as recording results, first aid, canteen and set up/pack up jobs; you made the day run efficiently, enjoyably and on time.

Stuart Anderson
AFL Trainee Sport