Split Seconds Between Runners
This year, our Middle and Secondary students competed for the Inter House Athletics Shield at our annual College Athletics Carnival. The event commenced with the 800 metre races followed by fierce House war cries in the grandstand, setting the tone for a fun day of competition.
The 100 metre sprint finals were exciting as many races had only split seconds between runners, captured through photo finish technology. Well done to Newton Kabengele who had the fastest 100 metre dash for the day (12.9 seconds) and to Amy Ike who broke one of the longest standing records (since 2012) with her long jump of 4.98 meters. Other events of note included the boys 17 years and open 400 metre race, which was a close showdown between Jeffery Rehder and regular record breaker, Ethan Mooney; Jeffery clinching victory with a final surge on the home stretch. Top performers in field events included Guy Sowden with a gigantic javelin throw of 32.12 metres and Solei Toganivalu who threw a distance of 9.25 metres in shot put.
While we celebrate individual achievement at Brisbane Christian College, we also aspire to excellence in teamwork and leadership. It was fantastic to see the camaraderie between friends and Houses on the day, and great leadership was shown all round, especially by students who helped with the running of events. In true Athletics Carnival style, we ended the day with the open relay 4×100 metre race which was won by Newton, followed closely by Carey and Pascal.
Well done to Newton House who scored the most points for the carnival and to Pascal for the best war cries of the day. Congratulations to all students who achieved records, personal bests or tried an event for the first time. Thanks again for the hard work of the maintenance crew, teachers and parents who came along to support. We look forward to our Athletics Carnival 2020.
Ms Lauren Bardin