2015 SSATIS Athletics Carnival – 22 Sep 2015

A5D_6478In what can only be described as trying weather conditions the SSATIS Athletics Carnival was run at the Domain Athletics Centre on Tuesday 22 September.  With a forecast high of only 10 degrees and showers it was touch and go as to whether the event would proceed but the decision was made to persevere and it proved worthwhile.

Four records were broken throughout the day.  Biniyam Hagos from GYC smashed the Boys Open 3000m event by 15 seconds to record a time of 9.13.28.  Jack Hale from GYC broke Troy Bennett’s longstanding Boys Open Long Jump record of 6.70m set in 1986 with a jump of 7.38m.  Ebony Webb from Calvin Christian School ran a very strong 1500m race in the Girls Under 15 event to post a new record of 4.52.51.  Oliver Burrows-Cheng from the Hutchins school ran the Boys Under 14 Hurdles in 13.80 seconds, a fantastic effort given the windy and cold conditions on the day.

A5D_6024Many thanks must be extended to all competing schools for their resilience and willingness to participate and compete admirably despite the harsh weather conditions.

The day would not have been possible without the tireless work of Athletics South Officials and Brian Roe from Athletics Tasmania.

Thanks must also go to the organising schools – Hutchins, Collegiate, Sacred Heart, MacKillop Catholic College, Calvin Christian School and Guilford Young College.  Without all of these people working together to ensure all facets of organisation were covered the event would not be possible.

An extra special thanks to Terry Moore and Nick Lahey for their commentary on the day.  Their knowledge of the events and athletes and enthusiasm over the microphone helped make the atmosphere a lot more enjoyable and lively.

A5D_6016We now look forward to the SATIS (State) Athletics Carnival at St Leonard’s in Launceston on Saturday 17 October 2015.

Trophy and pennant winners can be found below:


Under 13         Girls     St Mary’s College                  Boys The Hutchins School

Under 14         Girls     Fahan School                         Boys The Hutchins School

Under 15         Girls     St Mary’s College                  Boys St Virgils

Under 16         Girls     Fahan School                         Boys The Hutchins School

Open                Girls     Guilford Young College        Boys Guilford Young College

A5D_6171Aggregate Trophies

Junior Boys –                                        St Virgils College

Junior Girls –                                        St Marys College        

College Boys –                                     Guilford Young College

College Girls –                                     Guilford Young College

Junior Co-educational –                       MacKillop Catholic College

College Co-educational-                     Guilford Young College

Aggregate Boys –                                The Hutchins School

Aggregate Girls –                                Fahan School

Aggregate Co-educational –               The Friends School

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Adrian Broughton (SSATIS)2015 SSATIS Athletics Carnival – 22 Sep 2015

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