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ACC 'A' Division Athletics Carnival Report & Results

ACC ATHLETICS SQUAD PERFORMANCE – 4TH OVERALL


The ACC ‘A’’ Division Athletics Championships are a highlight of the year and the pinnacle of the School’s Sporting Calendar. I would like to congratulate and emphasise how well all of PMACS student athletes performed at the ACC ‘A’ Division Athletics Carnival held last week. The competition in ‘A’ Division is of an exceptionally high standard and it is rightfully highly competitive. To finish with the 4th Overall position is another fine achievement in only our fourth year in this Division; we certainly maintain our reputation as a force to be reckoned with!

All our students performed to the best of their abilities, many of whom attained Personal Best’s following the course of Term 3 training with some superb individual performances. The heart and spirit of our students were superb once again and our results come against schools that have significantly higher student populations than ours. All our student athletes exhibited our ACC core values of ‘Hardwork, Dedication and Ambition’ and the commitment, comradery, cohesiveness and spirit of our students were clearly evident to see from which we believe success results.

It was very pleasing to see the students take their coaches feedback seriously, conscientiously and listening to the guidance given; this was demonstrated by a number of the students tactically running, throwing and jumping. 

The ACC Athletics Squad did themselves, their School, and their coaches proud and I am confident that with the culture within the Squad, we will be highly competitive once again in ‘A’ Division in 2019. We have now placed 4th Overall in ACC Athletics & 3rd Overall in ACC Cross Country this year amongst over 70 affiliated ACC Schools. We have also been named Champion Winter Coastal Associated School Sports School. We also won ACC Swimming to gain promotion to ‘B’ Division. A super year all round!

Overall School Scores

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The School once again defeated a number of Schools which have been in this Division for some time. Notably, this result was also attained with the smallest School population in this Division.

The philosophy that has been reiterated to students is that “a champion team will always beat a team of individual champions” and this was highlighted at the ACC Athletics Squad briefing, photograph and BBQ the day before Carnival.

For most of the day the School battled for second or third position with Chisholm and Corpus Christi; however, a few ‘0’ scores recorded across the 230 events ultimately just placed us 4th by a mere 4 points which is still a superb result. Our 400m runners were especially successful at the end of the day.

When the ‘Virtual Carnival’ results are released which combine the results of the 77 ACC Schools, representing over 48,000 students, I am hopeful that the School will rank amongst the Top 5 Co-Educational Schools in Perth for Athletics with a number of students in contention for Sports Colours, Sports Honours, ACC Letters, or recommendation to compete at the WA All Schools Athletics Championships in Term 4 for their best event/s. 

Every single student involved, whether they competed in one or five individual events or were a  member of a relay team or were a travelling reserve who was called upon or who were acting as a Student Marshall or a Sports Leader were all integral parts of the Squad and shared equal importance in the Squad’s success.
I am immensely proud of all ACC Athletics Squad members for their valued contributions; it has been a pleasure to coach our student athletes once again this year!

The following is a summary of the impressive performances of our student athletes on the day:
 
Under 13 (Year 7’s)

• Captain Mieké Grobler also ran two personal bests in the Division I 1500m to beat her target time & backed this up placing 2nd in the Division II 800m with a diligent approach to regular training. Mieké exhibited our ACC Values of ‘Hardwork, Dedication & Ambition’ throughout the Term. 
• Captain Anya Dalglish lead from start to finish in the Division II 100m, won the Division II Long Jump, ran superb Division II 400m to narrowly place 2nd & then anchored the 4 x 100m Relay Team. Anya also exhibited our ACC Values of ‘Hardwork, Dedication & Ambition’ throughout the Term.
• Captain Herman Strydom, competing U14, was impressive placing strongly in the Division II 200m with 2nd & 5th in the Division I 100m with a highly coachable & competitive approach to training.
• Captain Jack Shepherd threw well in all disciplines leading from the front all day.
• Gracie-May Russell placed 3rd in Division II Hurdles, 4th in Division I Shot Put with a good work ethic.
• Michelle Matsvororo placed 4th in Division I Hurdles, 3rd in Division II 200m having improved immensely.
• Annabel Bennett ran a personal best in the Division II 1500m to beat her target time & exhibited our ACC Values of ‘Hardwork, Dedication & Ambition’ to develop personally.
• Kate Hopkins ran a personal best & beat her target placing 4th in Division II 800m.
• Finley Oakes smashed his personal best placing 1st in Division II 1500m with an impressive time as result of overcoming his nerves – well done indeed!
• Aidan Arthy placed 3rd in Division I 1500m in a very competitive race, 2nd in the Division I 800m & topped it off with 4th in the Division I 400m.
• Sophia Tarman was exceptional running in the U15 Division II 1500m, setting a huge personal best as consequence of constant training attendance, ultimately being the overall fastest Year 7 Girl in the 1500m placing 5th in her race. Sophia also exhibited our ACC Values of ‘Hardwork, Dedication & Ambition’ throughout the Term having now competed at all three ACC Carnivals this year and demonstrating a superb work ethic and coachable demeanour!
• Evuné Nel set a new personal best in Division I High Jump placing 2nd, also 3rd in Division II Shot Put.
• Thomas Alderson placed 4th in Division II Long Jump.
• Brock Jodrell placed 3rd in Division I Long Jump, 4th in Division II 200m.
• Olivia Webster was excellent placing 3rd in Division II 200m & 4th in Division I 100m.
• Jared Marriott placed 3rd in Division I High Jump in wet conditions.
• Lori Hockey was 4th in Division I Discus.
• Olivia Colotti threw well in Division II Discus to place 4th.
• Jazlyn Lihou was superb in the Division I 400m finishing 2nd & placed 3rd in Division I Long Jump.
• Mason Parke ran a personal best & beat his target placing 3rd in the Division II 800m.
• Luke Foster ran strongly to a new personal best in the Division II 400m to place 3rd following great improvement due to regular training attendance.
• Bailey Holding placed 4th in Division II Discus following his big brother footsteps.


Under 14 (Year 8’s)

• Captain Sophie McCorkindale was a standout performer, running superbly winning the Division I 1500m & 800m, 4th in Division I 200m & rounded out with 2nd in Division I 400m whilst anchoring the 4 x 100m Relay Team. Sophie may be named to the ACC Honorary All Star Team. Sophie always exhibits our ACC Values of ‘Hardwork, Dedication & Ambition’.
• Captain Maddison Taylor was led by example Impressive in comfortably winning Division II Javelin, 5th in Division II 200m & ran a superb Division II 400m to place 3rd. Maddison always exhibits our ACC Values of ‘Hardwork, Dedication & Ambition’.
• Captain Keir Liddell placed 4th in Division II Hurdles followed shortly after by placing 3rd in Division I 1500m. He rounded out the day by winning the Division I 400m in impressive fashion. Keir always exhibits our ACC Values of ‘Hardwork, Dedication & Ambition’. Keir has now competed at all three ACC Carnivals this year, being integral to all!
• Captain Kayden Vearing ran to a personal best placing 4th in the Division I 800m following regular attendance & great improvement at training once again! Kayden always exhibits our ACC Values of ‘Hardwork, Dedication & Ambition’.
• Keeley Oakes was as stand out on debut for the School, placing 1st in Division I Long Jump, 1st in Division II Shot Put & Discus, 4th in Division I Hurdles. Keeley may be named to the ACC Honorary All Star Team.
• Olivia Williams was superb due to consistent training attendance, placing 1st in Division II 1500m & 800m setting two new personal bests in very good times. Oliva has exhibited our ACC Values of ‘Hardwork, Dedication & Ambition’ throughout training.
• Travis Woolley was excellent as ever finishing 2nd the Division II 1500m & 5th in the 800m.
• Mitchell Graham, on debut, placed 4th in Division II Long Jump with a personal best as a consequence of regular training and great improvement and confidence development.
• Kimberley Kilgallon placed 1st in Division I Shot Put & also 2nd in Division II High Jump & also backed up with 3rd in Division I Discus.
• Max Erkan was 2nd in the Division II Shot Put.
• Leon Zahos threw well to place 4th in Division I Shot Put.
• Ben Brown, following a commitment to training, was superb running strongly with a new personal best in the Division II 400m. He also jumped superbly to 3rd in Division I Long Jump.
• Bobby Yang jumped well in High Jump.


Under 15 (Year 9’s)

• Captain Jordan Woodman placed 3rd in Division I Discus & 1st in Division I Shot Put. Jordan may be named to the ACC Honorary All Star Team. Jordan always demonstrates our ACC Values of ‘Hardwork, Dedication & Ambition’ & helps younger students.
• Captain Madeleine Hopkins competed in a multitude of events & placed well, but none more so than the Division II 400m which she won.
• Captain Sam Holroyd ran fantastically in the Division I 1500m winning, with what was close to an ACC Record. He backed this up in superb fashion in the Division II 200m & 100m winning both in style whilst also being part of the winning U14 Boys 4 x 100m Relay Team demonstrating our ACC Values of ‘Hardwork, Dedication & Ambition’ throughout the Term. Sam maybe be named to the ACC Honorary All Star Team.
• Captain Daniel Mann was a standout, battling a back complaint had a super day, placing 1st in Division II Hurdles, 1st in Division II 800m & topped it off with a new personal best in his Division I 400m to place 2nd which was the highlight of his day. Daniel was also part of the winning 4 x 100m Relay Team & demonstrated our ACC Values of ‘Hardwork, Dedication & Ambition’.
• Mekhi Adams placed 2nd in Division II Long Jump & 1st in Division I Hurdles.
• Cameron Dalglish won his Division I High Jump & placed 3rd in Division I Long Jump.
• Lachlan Gallagher placed 1st in Division I Discus, 2nd in Division II Shot Put & 4th in Division I Javelin.
• Abigail Graham was excellent as ever being a stand out performer, winning the Division I 1500m, 800m & 400m Division I events where she placed 2nd. Abigail may be named to the ACC Honorary All Star Team.
• Louie Oakes demonstrated outstanding performances winning both the Division II 1500m & Division I 800m in a fine time whilst backing this up placing 2nd in the Division II 400m admirably. Louie may be named to the ACC Honorary All Star Team once again. Louie clearly gave 100% with a recently sustained injury.
• Ruby Leggett threw well in Division II Discus placing 2nd.
• Amy MacDonald was 4th in Division II 200m & 5th in the 100m whilst having a busy programme of events.
• Dian Nel sprinted superbly to win the blue ribbon Division I 100m & 200m combination in impressive new personal best marks whilst anchoring he victorious 4 x 100m Relay Team. Dian may be named to the ACC Honorary All Star Team.
• Alexandra McCormack threw well to place 2nd in Division II Shot Put.
• Kiana Bennett-Tamati threw Javelin well to place 2nd in Division II.
• Jack Hathaway, competing U16, ran to a very impressive 2nd place in the Division II 400m after waiting patiently all day.
• Jay Solly, completing the triple of competing at all three of the ACC Carnivals this year, ran well up an age group in the highly competitive U16 Boys Division I 1500m & 800m.
• Ellie Lyons, returning from a slight injury, ran well in the Division II 800m, now also completing the triple of representing the School at all three ACC Carnivals this year.


Under 16 (Year 10’s)

• Captain Hannah Sivic, on debut, was impressive placing 3rd in the Division I 1500m in a fine time & backing this up in the Division I 800m with 5th. Hannah has now competed at all three ACC Carnivals this year, being integral to all!
• Captain Nicole Bothma placed 3rd in Division I Shot Put & 4th in Division I Javelin. Nicole always demonstrates our ACC Values of ‘Hardwork, Dedication & Ambition’ & helps younger students.
• Captain Daniel Holding placing 4th in Division I Shot Put as well as throwing Discus & Javelin.
• Captain Adrian Van Den Berg ran to a new personal best in the fast Division II 800m on debut a following a diligent approach to training.
• Shiven Appasamy was impressive in all the throwing disciplines, but none more so than placing 4th in Division II Shot Put.
• Madison Kingston was 2nd in Division I High Jump, placed 2nd in Division II Long Jump, 2nd in Division I Hurdles & 4th in Division I 200m whilst also competing in the Division I 100m in a successful return to the ACC Athletics Squad his year.
• Jessica Buckingham was 3rd in Division II Discus.
• Ella Packer was consistent & reliable as ever placing 3rd in the Division II 1500m & 5th in the 800m. Ella has now competed at all three ACC Carnivals this year, being integral to all results once again!
• Struan Horne hurdled well to 3rd in Division I whilst also sprinting & jumping well.
• Grace Monteiro was impressive across a multitude of events, but placed well in the Division II 100m in 4th.
• Matthew Corrigan was 3rd in Division II 100m after also sprinting the 200m.
• Jake Minear was impressive, placing 4th in the Division I 100m & finishing exceptionally strongly in the Division I 400m to place 4th in a return the ACC Athletics Squad.
• Ethan Syme ran well in the 1500m Division having also represented the School at ACC Swimming & Cross Country this year!


OPENS (Year 11 & 12’s)

• Captain Caitlin Chase was one of the stand outs of the day. She placed exceptionally narrowly 2nd in the Division I 200m & won the blue ribbon Division I 100m in a fine time. Caitlin may be named to the ACC Honorary All Star Team once again meaning she achieves the ACC LETTERS AWARD which she thoroughly deserves. She also competed in Division I Long Jump.
• Captain Katie Robertson hurdled very well placing 3rd in Division I & also backed this by placing 2nd in the Division I Javelin. Katie always demonstrates our ACC Values of ‘Hardwork, Dedication & Ambition’ and helps younger students.
• Captain Seth Adams lead from the font running fine times as ever in the Division I 200m & 100m as well as backing up with 3rd in the Division I Long Jump. Seth has represented the School at Athletics every year since Year 7, always demonstrating our ACC Values of ‘Hardwork, Dedication & Ambition’.
• Captain Nathaniel Ettrick was consistent as ever in the Division II 200m, 100m & Shot Put. Nathaniel has represented the School at Athletics every year since Year 7, always demonstrating our ACC Values of ‘Hardwork, Dedication & Ambition’ & helps coach the younger students.
• Katelin Bertolami ran well in Division II 1500m placing 3rd & backed up with 2nd in Division II 800m.
• Georgia Bertolami sprinted well in the 100m and has now competed at all three ACC Carnivals this year, being integral to all once again!
• Lucy McCorkindale, reliable as ever placed 5th in Division I 800m. Lucy always demonstrates our ACC Values of ‘Hardwork, Dedication & Ambition’ every year.
• Dakota Hurihanganui threw well to place 3rd in Division I Shot Put.
• Arnav Sinha ran to 4th in the fast Division I 1500m & 5th in the Division I 800m.
• Jake Durning ran well in both the Division II 1500m & 800m.
• Luke Kelly placed 4th in Division I Discus & 5th in the Division I 400m in another good time
• Ella Tudor Roberts was 3rd in Division II Javelin & 4th in Division I Discus.
• Lidia Jones, once again, ran to 4th in the Division II 400m attaining her target time after great training attendance & improvement!
• Keith Solly ran well in the highly competitive Division II 400m running a good time & has now competed in every single ACC Carnival this year, instrumental in all! Keith always demonstrates our ACC Values of ‘Hardwork, Dedication & Ambition’ & helps coach the younger students.

These are just some of the highlights of which there were many!

This year’s result bodes extremely well for the future & I am confident our ACC Athletics Squad will continue to be highly competitive in the future. Should your son or daughter wish to continue with Athletics during the Summer Season, please look to become involved with the Ridgewood Little Athletics Centre who are currently taking registrations for the forthcoming Summer Season: http://ridgewoodlac.org

For the moment, let us celebrate another memorable day & most enjoyable!

Full & final results can be found at the ACC Webpage: http://www.accsport.asn.au/car...

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the following parents who are assisted on the day:

• Track Marshall – Mrs. Woolley
• Track Umpire – Mrs. Buckingham
• Trackside Recorder – Mr. Moore
• Finish Judge Recorder – Mrs. Oakes
• High Jump Judge – Mr. Banks
• Shot Put Judge – Mr. Strydom 
• Javelin Judges – Mrs. Oakes and Delaney Smith
• Student Supervision & Escort McGillivray Oval – Mrs. Williams

Without volunteer assistance these events would not be able to run successfully and your help and support is was very much appreciated. I would also like to add a special thanks to the following who have regularly assisted coaching our student athletes over the course of Term 3. 

• Savannah Steinbach – Alumni
• Delaney Smith – Alumni
• Louise Rao - Ridgewood Little Athletics Centre
• Ray Orchison – RunEtics

The PE Department also invested a large amount of time preparing and coaching the students before and after school, so I extend my thanks to the following staff coaches for their outstanding contribution to this year’s success. Thank you to Mr. Hall, Mr. Fussell, Mr. Carr, Mr. Hollingsworth Mr. West, Miss Oxley, Mr. Croot and Mrs. Branley who attended the day and helped coach the students.

Please contact Mr. Streeter at school on 9403 5500 or bstreeter@petermoyes.wa.edu.au if you have any queries or interest in the Inter-School Athletics program or would like to assist in coaching the Squad in 2019.

All ACC Athletics Honours and Colours will be awarded in Term 4 when individual performances have been analysed across all ACC Divisions.


Written by Bernie Streeter
Director of Inter-School Sport
ACC Athletics Head Coach

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