Term 3 has seen every boy at Lindfield represent Kingswood or Rydal at the Combined JP and Prep Athletics Carnivals held at our Stanmore campus and at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre.
The term began with the Primary Carnival at SOPAC in Week 1. It was a spectacular day with the sun shining down on our athletes as they all competed in 100m and 200m Sprints, Long Jump, Discus or “Javelin” (Vortex) and Shot Put. The 800m and High Jump events were completed late in Term 2 to allow the compilation of the individual point scores and the House Points. Special congratulations to both Lachlann Mosely who won the 10 Years Age Championship and Oscar Newman who won the Runner-Up Age Championship in the 11 Years age group.
Following the prep carnival, 21 boys were selected to represent Lindfield at the IPSHA Athletics Carnival. In the couple of weekends leading up to the IPSHA Carnival, these boys enjoyed the change to compete at both the Newington and South Harbour Invitational Carnivals, using these mornings to refine their sprints, jumps, throws and relay changes. On Monday 29 August the boys were back at SOPAC for the IPSHA Carnival. Despite the rain, almost all the boys came home with a ribbon from their heats including both our Junior and Senior Relay teams! Connor Mosely ran a brilliant 800m race to qualify for the NSWCIS Athletics Carnival.
The next carnival was another great day of competition at Stanmore for our Kindergarten, Year 1 and Year 2 boys. The boys moved around the different stations with the Wyvern boys in the same age groups and competed in Sprinting, Relays, Sack Races, Discus, Shot Put and Vortex. The Lindfield boys demonstrated some great skills that we look forward to further development as they move into the Primary Carnivals.
The sixth and final Carnival for most of the boys was the Quad Carnival which was held at Narrabeen Athletics Track today. The Quad Carnival is an opportunity for boys from Kindergarten right through to Year 6 to enjoy strong competition with Mosman Prep, Pittwater House and Coogee Prep. Congratulations to all the boys who were selected to compete today.
Thank you to all the parents who have travelled around Sydney to support the boys at the various carnivals! The skills developed through athletics are so beneficial to almost every other sport, so it has been great to have all the boys involved over the course of the term.
Eliza Larkin – Sports Co-ordinator