6 April, 2023
This week saw the SATIS Athletics held in immaculate conditions at the Northern Athletics Centre, St Leonards. With the NSATIS athletics postponed until Monday 8 May, we headed into the SATIS carnival with the element of the unknown. With the number of students involved in athletics, it is our biggest College team we take to competitions each year and students were excited to get the opportunity to compete after the cancellation of the SATIS athletics in 2022. As a College, we can hold our heads high in knowing we filled every single event, with many competitors out due to injury and illness. I would like to praise the efforts of our reserves, Mackenzie Buck, Anna Day, Angus Scott, Freddie Saxton, Ava Corbould, Emily Knaggs and Nandun Harry Peiris. A number of these reserves also assisted in the College’s allocated events in Discus and Shot Put. We had eight students participate in over four individual events and I thank these students for their selfless attitude giving their all for the team.
Success at both NSATIS and SATIS carnivals isn’t decided by our standout performers, but rather by the students that push themselves at training to improve and make up five or six positions when competing. The atmosphere and support all our students gave each other was excellent to experience and I would like to congratulate our team captains Kate Atherton and Charlie Skipper for helping build a positive culture in the program. Thanks to athletics coaches AJ Creak, Kim Badcock and Cale O’Keefe for their assistance with students so far this season, along with our volunteers Hugh Baird, Orysia Petterwood, Tanya and Charles Beaumont and Gill Mau for assisting on both the Shot Put and Discus events.
Our SATIS event winners were as follows:
Girls Under 16 Discus (1Kg) Fitzallen, Blaise Scotch Oakburn College – 26.77
Boys Under 15 High Jump (Pit 1) Randall, Kai Scotch Oakburn College – 01.75
Girls Under 16 Javelin (500gm) Berlese, Abbey Scotch Oakburn College – 33.15
Girls Under 16 400m Dash Berlese, Abbey Scotch Oakburn College – 1:01.23
Boys Under 16 Javelin (700gm) Atkins, Oliver Scotch Oakburn College – 42.70
Girls Under 14 1500m Run Horsman, Chloe Scotch Oakburn College – 5:27.64
Girls Under 14 Shot Put (3Kg) Petterwood, Macie Scotch Oakburn College – 10.40
Girls Under 16 Shot Put (3Kg) Berlese, Abbey Scotch Oakburn College – 10.54
Boys Open 1500m Run Parker, Cameron Scotch Oakburn College – 4:17.36
In the team results, Scotch Oakburn finished second in the Girls Aggregate Shield, Girls Junior Shield and the Co-ed Junior Shield. We finished third overall in the Co-ed Aggregate Shield along with winning the Under 16 Girls Pennant. Well done to the whole team for their efforts.
The team have two final sessions left on Thursday 27 April and Thursday 4 May leading into the NSATIS carnival 8 May.
A full list of event, shield and pennant results can be found on the SATIS website as well as on the Athletics dash page.
Head of Sport