De La Salle Athletics Champions 2016
The ACC Athletics Team won the ACC Championship on Friday for the first time since 2002.
The College has a rich and proud tradition of success in athletics so many past and present students and members of our community are thrilled to once again be crowned ACC Athletics Champions.
It was the most tightly contested carnival in many years, with three or four schools in contention going into the final events of the day — the 4 x 100 metre relays. Our relay teams got off to an indifferent start with a 4th, 6th and 6th placing. However our senior teams turned it around, placing 2nd in the U/16s relay and then winning the U/17s and Senior relays to seal our victory.
Our age group winners included our U/13s, U/16s, U/17s and Senior teams who we were also awarded the Senior Cup. There were many outstanding performances throughout the day and several personal bests achieved.
Congratulations to the following 1st place winners on the day:
U/13: Lucas Liakakos — 200 metre, 400 metres
Angus Edgar — 80 metre hurdles
Joseph Walsh — high jump
U/15: Arki Konstandakopoulos — 100 metre hurdles
U/16: Jared Williams — 100 metres, 200 metres
Dalton Di Medio — 400 metres
Lachlan Menara — triple jump, long jump, high jump
U/17: Ulysses Urban — shot put
Jordan Brasher — discus
Aaron Trusler — long jump
Open: Christopher Ghersi — 100 metres, 200 metres, long jump
Will Clarke — shot put
Thank you to Mr Damien O’Shea for assisting with coaching and preparation of the team along with staff members Kaila Hutchison, Peter Larsen and Elizabeth Phibbs, who assisted me with coaching the team.
Overall a wonderful day for the boys in blue and gold and all squad members can be proud of this mighty achievement. Go De La!
Mr Jon Edgar
Director of Sport
- Kristoff Soliven, Year 9, for winning the Under 16 section of the Northern Junior Golf Open 2016 with a gross score of 68 pts.
- Ryo Hayashi, Year 5, who swam 50m Butterfly (10years old boy) in SSV Swimming State Championship this week and came 2nd place. His time was 36.01 (his personal best).
- Lachlan Menara (Year 10, Leo’s), who at the end of Term 1 competed in the Australian Junior Championships in WA. Lachlan competed in the under 17 age group for both triple and long jump. In both events he managed to record a PB and ended up in 4th place.