Athletics for everyone

26 Feb 2019

Perfect conditions produced best performances and brought out a crowd of enthusiastic supporters at Athletics Day. It was all about speed and distance, flying javelins and flying bodies, as College athletes ran, leapt and threw their way to glory. Healthy House rivalry prevailed, and a buzz of conversation, punctuated by cheers and applause, reflected the friendly community atmosphere, as boys and spectators alike became immersed in the events.

New records were set in the Junior 1500m and 3000m track events by Year 11 student Sam Idiens, on the field in the Junior hammer by Year 10 student Jack Smith, and by Corfe House in the U14 4x100m relay.

For MiC Athletics Graeme Christey and his team of willing helpers, Athletics Day is the culmination of several weeks of competition and one of the biggest days on the College calendar. Graeme was delighted to see more boys than ever choosing to get involved, as he believes there is an event for everyone in athletics and that physical activity is an essential aspect of wellbeing.

Athletics Day was held on Friday 22 February on Upper. For full results, click here.

Overall House Champion

1st – Harper
2nd – Somes
3rd – School

House Field Events Champion

1st – School
2nd – Somes
3rd – Harper

House Relay Champion

1st – Somes
2nd – Corfe
3rd – School

House Non-Championship Trophy

1st – Flower’s
2nd – Harper
3rd – Rolleston

U14 Individual Championship

1st – Lachlan McVicar
2nd – Joseph Nash
3rd – James Lange

Junior Individual Championship

1st – Sam Idiens
2nd – Hendrix Taylor
3rd – Benji Ward

Intermediate Individual Championship

1st – John Wells
2nd – Samuel Kirby
3rd – Kyle Houston

Senior Individual Championship

1st – Jordy Annand
2nd – William Prentice
3rd – Matias Biraben-Clough