On Wednesday 12th April the Faith Athletics Team travelled to the South Australian Athletics Stadium to compete in the Secondary School Sport SA Athletics Championships.
After an early start the team arrived at the stadium to be greeted by perfect weather and began to soak up the atmosphere, warm-up and move off to prepare for events. All students involved are to be congratulated on the manner in which they competed, with many outstanding individual and team results.
The Girls team finished 7th and the Boys team finished 7th (from 9 schools).
This would normally mean a combined placing of 7th, however, due to some extraordinary results from one of the other schools Faith’s final combined placing was 8th.
With SSSSA’s promotion/relegation system this means that next year the team will compete in the B1 division.
Although the team was a little disappointed with the final placing, it does not diminish the many outstanding individual performances and the fact that we are all very proud of there efforts.
It also gives a great incentive for students to join the quest for promotion in 2018!
Well done to all the students involved for their effort and commitment to being involved in the team.
Particular thanks must go to a number of students who put their hand up to fill in events due to injuries and illness of other students.
Thank you to the 3 students who volunteered to assist with Faith’s formal officiating duties on the day:
Track Recorders – Rachael Matthews, Tilly Hadden, Holly Cook.
Thank you to all the parents and caregivers that travelled to support the team. Your support is much appreciated.
A big thank you also goes to the PE staff for their hard work in organising the team and officiating on the day.
Sports Coordinator, Ashley Clarke