Homestead Athletics Carnival
After missing out last year, the Homestead Athletics Carnival returned on Wednesday, March 30. This year's event was held at Casey Fields Regional Athletics Centre in Cranbourne.
It was amazing to see so many students decked out in Homestead colours, cheering loudly, with wonderful levels of participation and support for one another. The track and field events were hotly contested, and credit is due to all students who took part and gave it their best shot. There were many highlights on the day, Homestead 7 taking on all comers and winning the Tug of War event, the thrills and spills of the Sack Race, and the first-time experience for both Year 7 and 8 students at this carnival, to name just a few. Special mention to the Homestead 4 Year 10 Tutor Group, who have gone through four years undefeated, winning the Tutor Group award at all Homestead Swimming and Athletics Carnivals.
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 sprinter. Students qualify for the race based on their times in the 100m age group races earlier in the day. Both races were showcase events with all students involved impressing. The boys' race was won by Tahran Holmes Y10, followed by Kieran Marshall Y10 and Harry Holder Y9. Marlo Jones Y10 won the girls' race impressively, having also won the event in 2020. Issy Hammock Y8 and Juliet Whinney Y7 filled the minor placings and showed that they will be hard to beat in the years to come.
1500m Middle Distance Championship
This event is open to all middle-distance runners, with the top three finishers across Years 7-10 awarded medallions. The girls' 1500m was the race was dominated by Year 7 & 8 students, with Daisy Black Y8 finishing first, ahead of Aggie D'Antoine Y7 and Lucy Laverty Y8. The boys' fought out a terrific race, with Orlando Clark Y8 getting the better of Harvey Bedford Y8 and Max MacGowan Y9 in the concluding stages.
It was very exciting to see Homestead 2 come out on top this year and break a ten-year drought. When the results were announced, the entire Homestead raced down to collect the trophy and share in the moment. Well done to Mr Macindoe and all of Homestead 2.
Director of Sport