Southern region ramps up SAPSASA activities during Term 3

GREAT PRIZE: Winners at the athletics championships were the 10-year-old girls relay team.

GREAT PRIZE: Winners at the athletics championships were the 10-year-old girls relay team.

The second half of Term 3 was one of the busiest with four carnivals for the Southern region to compete.

Year 4/5 basket carnival was again held at Morphett Vale Stadium and was the districts biggest carnival to date with eight schools and 20 teams involved.

In the Division 1 Boys Victor Harbor came out on top to win by a single basket in a high standard game. In the Girls Division 1 Encounter Lutheran defeated Victor to win. In the Division 2 Investigator Boys won and Easter Fleurieu School Langhorne Creek Campus girls were unstoppable all day.

The Southern Fleurieu Athletics day was held at Victor Harbor R -7 and had all schools participating.

An amazing 17 records were broken on the day. Two of the most successful athletes on the day were Lily Baxter from Encounter Lutheran, who broke three records in the Under 11 girls and Emily Scott from Mount Compass Area who broke two in the 10 girls.

Encounter Lutheran came out on top at the end of the day to win the overall shield.

Athletic gems Emilie and Mathilde.

Athletic gems Emilie and Mathilde.

Myponga Primary won the Handicap Shield. From this event each winning athlete and the first four in the 100m were invited to represent Southern Fleurieu at the State Country Athletics Carnival.

State Country Athletics Championships were held at Santos Stadium for Southern Fleurieu athletics. There were many medallists on the track, but three students excelled winning individual medals and also medals in the relay.

They were Sam White from Investigator who won three individual silvers and a gold in the relay. Lotti Pehi from Victor won an individual gold and a silver and a gold in the relay and Emily Baxter from Encounter won an individual gold and silver and a bronze in the relay.

The relay training again paid dividends with seven of eight teams making the finals. The 10 year old both took gold. The 11 year girls won bronze, 12 boys silver and the 13 boys gold.

Overall Southern Fleurieu came fourth of all the country zones. If you wish to check all results including times and distances go to www.education.sa.gov.au/teaching/sport. Many thanks to the South Coast Little Athletics for the use of their equipment and their support with training afternoons. 

Taama Iwao shows off his athletics medal.

Taama Iwao shows off his athletics medal.

Medallists were: Lily Baxter – Encounter: Gold Discus, Silver Shotput, Bronze Relay, Lottie Pehi – Victor: Gold High Jump, Silver Long Jump, Bronze Relay, Sam White – Investigator: 100m Silver, 200m Silver, Long Jump Silver, Gold Relay, Charlie Hill – Victor: Silver 100m, Gold Relay, Emilie  Campaign- Burns – Mount Compass: Silver Long Jump, Bronze Relay, Trent Leach – Encounter: Bronze 100m, Silver Relay, Kai Iwao – Investigator:  Gold Long Jump, Taama Iwao – Investigator: Gold Long Jump, Sacha Zarins - Investigator: Gold Long Jump, Jack Pettman – EFS: Silver High Jump, Jett Reid – Goolwa: Silver 200m, Madi Koch – Goolwa: Silver Discus, Mathilde Parnis – Investigator: Bronze Discus.

Athletics star Lottie Pehi.

Athletics star Lottie Pehi.

Southern Fleurieu AFL Girls 9A side carnival will be added to Southern Fleurieu SAPSASA. At the inaugural 9A side girls football carnival last month four schools were involved, with six teams competing.

The Victor Harbor girls came out on top on the day, defeating Eastern Fleurieu 1 in the grand final of the round robin competition, but as they say, football was the real winner.

Athletics stars: Ten-year-old boys relay team with their medals.

Athletics stars: Ten-year-old boys relay team with their medals.