Diocesan Athletics Carnival 2019

Talented athletes from schools in the Upper Hunter, Lakes, Manning, All Saints, North and Central regions competed recently in the Diocesan Athletics Carnival. 

Diocesan Primary Athletics Carnival

More than 400 athletes attended the Diocesan Primary Athletics Carnival at Hunter Sports Centre, Glendale.

Several diocesan records were broken on the day, and a 1500m event was staged for the first time resulting in some outstanding times.

A strong team will represent the Diocese at Polding in Sydney on October 18.

Diocesan Secondary Athletics Championships

Many records were broken at the Diocesan Secondary Athletics Championships, also held at Hunter Sports Centre, and a strong team was selected for the NSW Combined Catholic Colleges meet next month at Homebush.

We look forward to some very promising results at the NSWCCC.

Torrie Lewis’s record in the 14yrs 100m was faster than any age group. She now holds the 12yrs, 13yrs and 14yrs 100m records, so a bright future beckons for Torrie.

Some students will have a busy day at NSWCCC representing the Diocese in four or more events. They are Grace Baker from Booragul, Alexander Browne from Adamstown, Luke Marco from Aberdeen, Ebony Newton from Maitland and Thomas Webster from Booragul.  

NSWPSSA Athletics Trials

Seven students from the Diocese competed at the NSWPSSA Athletics Trials at SOPAC on Thursday, August 8, including Anita Olie from St Joseph’s, East Maitland, Piper Bowen from Holy Name, Forster, Sienna Newton from St John The Baptist, Maitland, Aurelia Russell from St Patrick’s, Lochinvar, Phoebe Doran from St Joseph’s, Charlestown, Sam Govender from St Mary’s, Warners Bay and Liam Martin from St Paul’s, Gateshead.

  • Anita Olie qualified second fastest for the final of the 10yrs 100m.
  • Liam Martin performed well in the discus, finishing fourth.
  • Sam Govender performed extremely well all day. He qualified for the final in the 200m where he improved greatly on his heat time to finish second. He also qualified third fastest for the 12yrs 100m, maintained his speed, and finished third in the final. Sam also finished fifth in the long jump. He will now represent NSW as part of the NSWPSSA team that heads to Darwin in September for the School Sport Australia National Championships.

The Diocese is very proud of all students’ outstanding achievements.