On Tuesday 13th August, Wantirna held its annual Athletics Carnival at the Knox Athletics Track. We were lucky enough to avoid the predicted rain for the day. After reintroducing the house program in 2018 it was great to see the students filled with house spirit and wearing their house colours as they arrived on the day.
The day was jam packed with many fun filled activities and some great competitive racing. As well as a wonderful array of costumes from the year 12 students. The events on offer for the day were track events such as the 100m, 200m and 1500m and field events including long jump, triple jump, shot put and discus. A huge congratulations and thank you to all students who attended and actively participated throughout the day. Our house results for the day were Collier in first place with 1956 points, followed by Rees in second with 1662 points. Third place went to Mason with 1382 points and lastly in fourth place Byrne with 1328 points.
Congratulations to the following students who were our age champions:
13Yr Female Champion Ava LAWLER
13Yr Male Champion Rico GOJAR
14Yr Female Champion Elleshia CALVERT
14Yr Male Champion Xander CHAN
15Yr Female Champion Elise CARBERY
15Yr Male Champion Ulysses RIGANO
16Yr Female Champion Ashleigh PAPIC
16Yr Male Champion Rorey WRIGHT
17Yr Female Champion Mia WARD
17Yr Male Champion Sami LUTUI
20Yr Female Champion Abigail GOJAR
20Yr Male Champion Regan MOODIE
Congratulations to the following students who were our record breakers:
15Yr Female Shot Put Elise CARBERY COLLIER
New Record: 10.58m Old Record: 10.55m
16Yr Female Shot Put Sana LUTUI MASON
New Record: 11.93m Old Record: 9.29m
16Yr Female Javelin Sana LUTUI MASON
New Record: 29.39m Old Record: 20.77m
Well done also to all place getters – especially to our main race winners. These students will now be representing the college at the Knox Division Athletics on Friday 11th October. Good luck to those students who will be representing Wantirna.
Finally, I would like to thank the many others students who volunteered on the day, as well as the main officials who worked tirelessly in cold and windy conditions to ensure a smooth running carnival. A final thank you to the staff of Wantirna, as it is them who make the carnival a success and without them the event would not be possible.
Leader of Sport