Soreth ends thirty-one year Athletics drought

On Thursday 20 February, the annual Whitefriars House Athletics Carnival took place at Tom Kelly Athletics Track – promising to be one of the best yet.

The day began with the College gathering as a community to celebrate with the Acknowledgement Of Country and a prayer. At the conclusion of the ceremony, everyone joined their House areas and watched closely as the first events (1500 metres and Hurdles) began, hoping for a prized blue ribbon. 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 for points. 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. With a competitive field ranging from Year 9s to 12s, the stage was set. It was over in a heartbeat, with Year 12 Andrea Sticca going back to back narrowly defeating Jackson Bowne (2nd) and Flynn Maguire (3rd) in a time of 11.27s.

Trinity and Avila were the favourites of the day and having held pole position throughout the day. However, it was the mighty house of Soreth that took out the overall House carnival trophy for the first time in 31 years!

Overall, it was a very enjoyable day, with an event or activity for everyone, and so much determination and spirit on display.

I would like to send 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

Learning Leader – Sport



Overall Results

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

Junior Cup

  • 1st Place Trinity
  • 2nd Place Avila
  • 3rd Place Stein


Senior Cup

  • Champion House Soreth
  • Runners Up Brandsma
  • 3rd Stein


Tom Kelly Fastest Friar

  • 1st Place Andrea Sticca
  • 2nd Place Jackson Bowne
  • 3rd Place Flynn Maguire
  • 4th Xander Tassell
  • 5th Trent Seegets
  • 6th Sweeney Thorburn
  • 7th Lachlan Parrott
  • 8th Tristan Devers
  • 9th Lachlan Lotter
  • 10th Matthew Parrott
  • 11th Matthew Wallace
  • 12th Callum Tham