On Thursday 14th of April, the sun was shining for Galen to hold its annual Athletics carnival. The standard was once again high this year. The new Year 7 students had an awesome start to Galen Athletics with Charlie Young breaking the 1500m, Kelsie Wilson breaking both the 13yr old 100m and high jump record, and Thomas Johnstone had a great day on the track, breaking the 13yr old 100m, 200m, and 400m records. Year 9 student Talia McLaurin, showed how practice can pay off, breaking the 14yr old high jump. Chloe Elliot, 17yr old, broke the Shot Put record from 1984. And Will Robinson equalled the 20yr old record held by Peter Hoggan from 2001, jumping 1.85m.
As always, the final two events on the day were the Galen female and male Mac Hill Memorial Gifts. These gifts are an opportunity for the 8 fastest females and males over 100m to compete against each other, and they are hotly contested.
The female field was strong with fastest qualifiers being Alice Hales, Madison O’Keefe, Mikaela Trethowan, Brylee Wilson, Chelsei Boyer, Kelsie Wilson, Meg Allen and Jessica Gillies. In a close race, Year 7 student Kelsie Wilson managed to hold off her rivals winning the event. Well done Kelsie!
The male field was equally strong with the eight fastest being Will Robinson, Lachlan Moore, Lachlan Austin, Pat Milner, Nick Richards, Josh Crawford, Cam Nolan and Riley Petts. Riley Petts was the winner of the event.
A great effort and a terrific event to watch!
Congratulations are also in order for our age group champions. These are the best performers from each age group, males and females, on the day. Each age group champion will be presented with a medallion at an upcoming assembly.
13 Year old Kelsie Wilson
14 Year old Meg Allan
15 Year old Chloe Storer
16 Year old Mikaela Trethowan
17 Year old Kate Reiter
20 Year old Gemma Enever
13 Year old Thomas Johnstone
14 Year old Jace McQuade
15 Year old Adam Enever
16 Year old Lachlan Moore
17 Year old Eli Holland-Dean
20 Year old William Robinson
All students who won track and field events have qualified for the Upper Hume athletics team which will compete in Albury on the 28th of April. The overall house results are below. McKillop’s house captains Will Nolan, Isaac Waite, Gemma Enever, Alysha Ismale were proud, winning by a significant margin. Chisholm and Champagnat followed in second and third place, and in forth place was Delaney.
McKillop – 806
Chisholm – 665
Champagnat – 635
Delaney – 626
Thanks to all staff, house captains and students who helped with various duties before and on the day.
And finally well done to all who were present for creating such an enthusiastic and enjoyable atmosphere.