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This weekend, the Ignatius athletes competed across two days of competition to earn the right to represent South Australia in the National All Schools Competition in December.

On Saturday, the day started well with Isabelle Cherry winning the U14 Discus with a throw of 28.27m. Tehan Arachchi Appuhamilage Don ran a great 100m in 12.69, narrowly missing a spot in the final. Lily Whiteman was also unlucky to miss the final with a great 100m in 14.41. Isabelle Cherry also competed in the High Jump (1.40m) and the Javelin (19.81). Lily McBain made her debut in competition at this level and threw 15.37m. The hurdles events saw the Ignatius athletes shine with Eva Di Iulio winning the bronze medal in the 100m Hurdles and Isabelle Cherry just beating Lily Whiteman on the line to win bronze in the 80m Hurdles. Lily Whiteman finished her day of competition with a solid result in the long jump finish 6th from 18 athletes with a distance of 4.49m. Tehan jumped strongly in the U15 Long Jump, placing 6th out of a field of 15 athletes. Ella Sloan won Silver in the U15 High Jump after clearing 1.55m and the result going to a count back. Tiana Cetta ran strongly late in the afternoon to win the silver medal in the U18 1500m with a personal best time of 4.44.

On Sunday, the Ignatius athletes experienced more success despite the terrible weather. Tehan competed well in a strong Triple Jump field finishing 6th and ran well into the head wind during his 200m. Eva Di Iulio had a sensational morning at the track taking gold in the 400m Hurdles by 0.6 of a second and silver in the Triple Jump. Tiana Cetta and Tom Kavanagh battled the conditions to record great results in the 3000m events. Tiana took home the gold and in a tight race, Tom took out silver. Lily McBain returned to the track and ran well in her 200m while Hannah McBain recorded a pleasing season opening jump of 9.34m. Lily Whiteman competed strongly in the Triple Jump taking home a bronze medal with a jump of 10.02m. Isabel Cherry finished her weekend of competition with a distance of 9.85m in the Triple Jump and silver in the Shot Put with a throw of 9.25m.

These results secure positions in the State Track and Field team for a number of Ignatius athletes. We wish them all the best when they represent South Australia at the All Schools Track and Field Championships in early December.

Miriam Doyle
Kostka Middle Years House Leader

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