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Homestead Athletics Carnival

The Homestead Athletics Carnival was held at Casey Fields Athletics Track on Tuesday 25 February. Typical Melbourne weather conditions were on show as we saw all four seasons in one day (even a brief delay and duck for cover due to torrential rain). Despite this, the majority of the day ran smoothly and the efforts of the students were phenomenal. The novelty events saw some great battles take place, with Homestead 1 proving victorious in a fierce Tug of War bout with Homestead 2. The Sack races were evenly contested with those demonstrating the best changeover technique having the most success. The mixed hurdle relays proved a lot of fun; with competitors pushing themselves so hard that a few exciting tumbles occurred.

Record Breakers

Congratulations to the following students who set new Homestead Athletics Carnival records: 

  • Morgan Storm (HS7) broke the Year 10 Girls Javelin record (by 1.22 metres) with a throw of 23.17 metres.
  • Luke Reynolds (HS2) continued his excellent jumping, recording 11.30 metres in the Year 9 Boys Triple Jump (breaking the previous record by 50cm).

100m Invitational Sprint Championship

The two fastest male and female sprinters from each year level competed against each other to find our quickest Junior Homestead runners for 2020. Students are selected from the individual times in the earlier 100m races and are then asked to compete in what is the highlight event of the day. The boys’ race was once again won by Callum Lee-Smith (Year 10), followed by Lachie McComb (Year 10) and Hugo Brunton (Year 9) who finished third. Year 8 student Marlo Jones ran incredibly well to take out the girls’ race with Summer Johnson (Year 10) and Darcy Close (Year 9) rounding out the minor placings. 

1500m Middle Distance Championship

The Middle Distance Championship is the first event of the day and it was an excellent performance by all athletes who participated in these 1500m events. The boys’ race was won by Benny McConnell (Year 10) with Rhett Clark (Year 10) and Hugo Brunton (Year 9) placing second and third respectively. The girls 1500m was won by Amelia Evenden (Year 9) for the third year in a row as Imogen Tabacco (Year 8) and Lucy Black (Year 8) rounded out the minor placings.

Overall Results

Homestead 3 were victorious overall, they took home two of the four year level awards with the Year 7 and 9’s from Homestead 4 winning the others.

Year Level Awards

Year Level

1st

2nd

3rd

7

4

3

6

8

3

6

4

9

4

2

3

10

3

7

4

Overall

1st

Homestead 3

1012 points

2nd

Homestead 6

822 points

3rd

Homestead 4

793 points

RHYS ELMI
Assistant to the Director of Sport