Homestead 2, Homestead Athletics Champs!
The Homestead Athletics Carnival occurred at Casey Fields Athletics Track on Monday, 27 March. The sky may have been grey, but our Senior Campus students brought big colour vibes for the Junior Homestead Athletics Carnival.
The noise of support was loud as students ran, threw, and jumped for glory in a hotly contested competition that saw Homestead 2 make it back-to-back victories, with a narrow 5-point win over the gallant Homestead 3 crew. The novelty events saw some great battles take place, with an epic Tug-of-War battle seeing Homestead 4 out-muscle Homestead 7 in the final. The Sack races were evenly contested, with those demonstrating the best changeover technique having the most success. The mixed hurdle relays had it all this year, with great athleticism - and some falls - as the competitors pushed themselves to the limit.
Congratulations to the following students who set new Homestead Athletics Carnival records:
· Owen Clark (HS 2) broke the Year 8 Boys Shot Put record with a throw of 13.23 meters.
· Owen Clark (HS 2) also set a new record in the Year 8 Boys Discus with a throw of 29.41 meters.
· Issy Hammock (HS 2) eclipsed the Year 9 Girls Long Jump record, which had stood since 2005, with a jump of 4.70 meters.
100m Invitational Sprint Championship
These races pit the fastest two male and female sprinters from each year level against each other to determine our fastest Junior Homestead runner. Students qualified for the finals based on their times in the 100m age group races earlier in the day. Making the final of this race is an achievement in itself. The boys’ race was won by Harry Holder (Year 10), followed by Zahn David (Year 9) and Bailey Medlin (Year 9) in third. Issy Hammock (Year 9) was victorious in the girls’ race, with Juliette Whinney (Year 8) and Luda Hobby Hughes (Year 8) running great races to fill the minor placings.
1500m Middle Distance Championship
Well done to all athletes who put their hands up to compete in this event. This race determines the best middle-distance runners on the day. The boys’ race was won by Orlando Clark (Year 9) ahead of Harvey Bedford (Year 9), with Miller Virtanen (Year 10) finishing in 3rd place. The girls’ 1500m race was won by Daisy Black (Year 9), with Moriah Elphinstone (Year 8) in second and Isla Goding (Year 9) in third.
Homestead 2 was victorious overall, and also took home the Year 7 award. Homestead 3 won the Year 8 and Year 9 awards and finished second overall. Homestead 4 won the Year 10 award.
Year Level Awards
Director of Sport