This last term was one of the busiest ever, with all athletics held in Term 2 due to Darwin hosting the State Championships.
The Southern Fleurieu Athletics Day was unfortunately postponed and it was a massive effort for all schools to re-organise to be able to attend the re-scheduled day.
At the end of the day an amazing 14 new records were set or equalled. The end result for the overall shield was one of the most hotly contested in memory, with four schools ending up within nine points of each other.
Victor Harbor R-7 came out on top to win the overall shield and Rapid Bay won the Handicap Shield. Each winning athlete and the first four in the 100m were invited to represent Southern Fleurieu at the State Country Athletics Carnival.
The state country athletics championship was held at Santos Stadium and Southern Fleurieu athletics excelled.
There were seven individual gold medallists, three silver and seven bronze, however four students really stood out, winning individual medals and also medals in their relay.
Sam White from Investigator College won three individual medals - a gold and two silvers and a gold in the relay. Monique Doyle from Mount Compass Area School also won three individual medals - two gold and a silver as well as a gold in the relay.
Riley Kemmis from Eastern Fleurieu won two individual gold in the 100m and 200m. Madi Koch from Investigator won two gold in Shotput and Discus.
Souther Fleurieu Athletics relay teams did well, with six of the eight teams making the finals, with four taking out gold. In a great result, Southern Fleurieu came second out of the 20 country zones that competed.
To check all results including times and distances go to www.education.sa.gov.au/teaching/sport.
Southern Fleurieu Cross Country event was held at Kent Reserve in Victor Harbor. There were good numbers of competitors in each race. It was also pleasing to have Mount Compass students involved this year, with quite few of them among the medals. Victor Harbor completed a rare double winning the Cross Country Shield to follow on from their Athletics triumph.
State Cross Country Day at Oakbank saw most of Southern Fleurieu's top six runners in their age take on the best from the rest of the state. There were some great results in fields of close to 200 competitors. The two top performers were Charlotte Collins form Eastern Fleurieu coming in 12th and Taama Iwao 19th.
After being successful in 2018, Southern Fleurieu were up to Division 1 in 2019 at the state football carnival, which historically has been a challenge. Unfortunately it was the same again this year, but the boys demonstrated great fighting qualities to be competitive in most games.
Best players were Jai Sanders, Ashton Hoffmann, Elliot Towk and Tyson Roberts from Eastern Fleurieu, Cooper Lindsay from Mount Compass and Harry Pearce from Victor Harbor.
Two teams from Southern Fleurieu participated in the state netball carnival and both teams enjoyed the carnival and like the boys were excellent representatives for Southern Fleurieu and their schools.