2018 Athletics Carnival
Autumn, and early Winter have been very dry in Sydney but this was a bonus for the 2018 St Patrick’s College Athletics Carnival. It enabled us to have a successful day and contributed to a high participation rate. Thanks to Mrs Franke and Mr Kelly who co-convened the carnival, their efforts to manage the track and field were appreciated, as the College had a very tight time schedule to complete all events on the day. We were grateful for the five Athletics NSW staff who assisted us at the carnival. Thanks to all the teachers in managing the track and field events, as well as crowd control in and out of the grandstand; it is very much appreciated.
A special thank you to the House Captains who generated spirit. It was a successful day with a lot of colour, cheering, competition and the motivation to gain points for their House. It was also a highlight for Year 12s to show their musical, dancing, costumes and cheering skills in the House Cheers competition and set the tone of the carnival. The 'get up and have a go' attitude with their House students was great to see.
Mr Livesey and his team of Year 10 IT students did a wonderful job with computerised data entry. They were inundated with over 300 events on the day and completed all entries, despite the timeline pressure, to an exceptionally high standard.
Congratulations to Nagle House for winning the House Champions. Nagle is traditionally a powerhouse in swimming but this is the second time since 1997 that they have won the Athletics Carnival. There were 9 records broken - congratulations to the following students: Thomas O’Brien in 12yrs boys 800m, 1500m and high jump, Alexis Dimon in 17+ yrs girls shot put and discus (held since 1992), Casey Mood in 14yrs girls 1500m, Michael Mackey in 16yrs boys shot put, Iram Palma in 16yrs boys triple jump and Brittany Robertson in 16yrs girls javelin (held since 2002).
Mr Rick Joyce, Internal Sports Coordinator