Following on from an excellent NAS Athletics meeting on 24 August, the ACC squad was primed and ready to go on Wednesday 15 September in the ‘A’ Division carnival at WA Athletics Stadium.
The talk from the camp was that the Chisholm squad had the potential to improve on last year’s result and make it into the Top 3.
The day started well under a bright blue sky, with our athletes showing focus and calmness under pressure to put some early points on the board. Our girls’ team were looking very impressive throughout the age groups with some excellent performances.
As the carnival progressed Chisholm, Newman College and Peter Moyes were in a closely fought battle for 3rd place overall with Sacred Heart and John XXIII pushing out in front. Leading into the final events Chisholm was placed 4th overall with the relays to come. With the relay events worth double points on the scoreboard, a good performance here could lift Chisholm onto the podium in 3rd overall. Some outstanding 4x100m relays from Chisholm brought the carnival to an end. All the hard work in training had paid off. But the question remained, had we done enough to get on the podium? We certainly had. Chisholm finished 3rd overall behind John XXIII and the winners Sacred Heart. A wonderful effort from the athletes!
Furthermore, in the girls’ competition, Chisholm were overall winners of the Girls Aggregate and took home the trophy for the first time in over 10 years.
A wonderful day! Well done to all those that have been part of the Chisholm Athletics community this term. I hope to see you all again as we push further in 2022.
All results from the carnival can be found here:
Mr Ralph Heyes
Director of Sport