2022 House Athletics Carnival

On Thursday 17 February, the annual Whitefriars House Athletics Carnival took place at Bill Sewart Athletics Track, and it promised to be one of the best yet. The day began with the College gathering as a community to celebrate with the Welcome to Country and a prayer.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, everyone retreated to their House areas and watched closely as the first events (1500 metres and Hurdles) began, hoping for a prized blue ribbon to make its way back to their House. As the day progressed, it became clear that it was going to be a tight contest, with many houses in contention to win the overall trophy.

The last lot of events, the 4×100 metre relays, required a united team effort and the last opportunity to bring valuable points to your House, and they were watched with high anticipation. As a tradition, the Tom Kelly Fastest Friar was the last event of the day, a 100-metre sprint between the fastest twelve individuals across all year levels.

After all the events had concluded, everyone waited for the points to be tallied and presentations to begin. Reigning champs Soreth were looking good to go back-to-back with some excellent results throughout the day. However, it was the mighty Avila that took out the overall House carnival trophy, much to the delight of their House Leader Mr Tom Stafford.

Overall, it was a very enjoyable day, with an event or activity for everyone, and it was great to see so much determination and spirit on display. Lastly, a huge thank you to all the staff that contributed throughout the day and the sports department for making this day possible and allowing for it to run as smoothly as it did.


Mr Kristan Height

Sport Co-ordinator



Overall Results

Champion House Avila
Runners Up Soreth
3rd Place Brandsma
4th Mantua
5th Stein
6th Lisieux
7th Trinity
8th Corsini


Junior Cup

1st Place Soreth
2nd Place Mantua
3rd Place Stein


Senior Cup

Champion House Avila
Runners Up Brandsma
3rd Soreth


Tom Kelly Fastest Friar

1st Place Matt Parrott
2nd Place Sweeney Thorburn
3rd Place Noah Wright
4th Zac Szymakowski
5th Ryan O’Neil-Parker
6th Oscar Seegets
7th Jacob Vippond
8th Liam Loverso
9th Hamish Hopkins
10th Alex Macrokanis
11th Dean Morgan
12th Zac Schaffer


Whitefriars Records

Congratulations to the following students who broke a Whitefriars Athletic record:

EVENT AGE GROUP First Name Last Name Year Time/Dis/Height
200m U/17 Matthew Parrott 2022 22.72
400m U/13 Oscar Wright 2022 59.33
800m U/13 Oscar Wright 2022 2.19.40
Long Jump U/17 Matthew Parrott 2022 6.46m
High Jump U/14 Sam Devers 2022 1.74m


See photos here