On Friday 25 May, over one hundred St Leonard’s College students travelled to Lakeside Stadium to compete in the annual ACS Athletics Championships.
With a roaring crowd of students, parents and staff, we witnessed some fantastic events including a nail-biting 7 points separation from St Leonard’s and two other schools. After taking a close lead following the final individual events of the day, the 800m, due to some excellent middle distance running (top 2 places to: Amelia Bingley, Aiden Velten, Jessica Rolleman, Ben Crofts, Emily Dare, Sam Howard), it came down to the true team events – the relays.
The students entered the 4x100m relays with solid teams, and we had to get clean changeovers to have a good chance. Well, the students were inspirational – after 14 sprint relays, great team efforts to win 7 of this event, three 2nd places and four 3rd places! Our best ever relay results.
At the end of the day, St Leonard’s College claimed victory by 125 points. Congratulations to the girls teams for winning the overall aggregate, and to the following team efforts to win pennants in:
- Year 7 girls
- Year 8 girls and year 8 aggregate
- Year 9 girls and year 9 aggregate
- Year 10 girls and year 10 aggregate
- Year 12 aggregate
Also, congratulations to the following students for breaking St Leonard’s College records for performances at an ACS carnival:
- Emily Dare (Year 12) – 800m & 1500m
- Jordynne Orb (Year 10) – long jump & triple jump
- Jessica Milat (Year 8) – 100m, 200m & 400m. Jessica also won a 3-way tie for female athlete of the meet.
- Liam Murphy (Year 8) – 200m & 400m
- Zoe Roberts (Year 8) – 1500m
- Jessica Rolleman (Year 8) – 800m
St Leonard’s College took out the Overall Aggregate trophy for the first time in four years and the Aggregate Girls Trophy, also last won by the College in 2016. The students had set themselves the goal of winning and their commitment to that goal has seen these excellent results. What a fantastic achievement for our students as they displayed great sportsmanship, commitment and determination to break records and win titles. Well done to all involved!
To view the full results, visit the ACS website by clicking here.