2024 Secondary Athletics Carnival results

Denifle/Jarrett have staged another come-from-behind victory to claim their fourth Secondary Athletics Carnival trophy in four years.

Burke/Lacordaire might well have thought an upset was on the cards, topping the points score after the school-based 3000m run and javelin lead-up events.

However, the might of Denifle/Jarrett again proved too strong, going on to take the win at the Bridgestone Athletics Centre.

Final points score

  • Denifle/Jarrett – 2243
  • Aquinas/Horten – 2085
  • Burke/Lacordaire – 2034
  • De Vitoria/Lagrange – 1663

Old scholar Sean Tasker (BPS’85) was our special guest to present the Father John Neill Athletics Trophy to Captains and Vice Captains of the winning Houses.

A member of the Crows’ inaugural 1991 side, Mr Tasker was recruited from North Adelaide and debuted for Adelaide aged 23.

Capable of playing forward and back, Mr Tasker kicked five goals against Sydney in 1992. He finished his football career with Glenelg and Sturt in the SANFL.

Blackfriars old scholar Sean Tasker (BPS’85) with Denifle Vice Captain Nathan Bishop and Captain Eli Scharfbillig and Jarrett Captain Harrison Smith and Vice Captain Alan Manoj and Principal David Ruggiero.

Formerly a teacher, including for one term at Blackfriars in 1992, Mr Tasker is now National Head of Education for NeuroFlex, a brain-health company that measures and monitors the impacts of head knocks using virtual reality.

Thank you to Head of Health, Physical Education and Experiential Programs Bradley Baldacchino and all the teachers and staff members for a terrific day.

And, to finish, a little Athletics Carnival trivia …

Did you know?

  • Collingwood 2023 Premiership player Oleg Markov (BPS’13) still holds the Open long jump record (6.80m).
  • Continuing the AFL theme, Collingwood’s 2006 best & fairest Alan Didak (BPS’00) also remains in the record books for the U14 shot put (3kg), with 14.38m.
  • The oldest record dates back to 1978, when Mark Arens (BPS’79) set a new U16 800m record (2:03.02). The following year, he set records in the Open 800m (1:58.06) and Open 1500m (3:52.09) – records that still stand today.
  • Lewis Saint (BPS’21) hold the highest number of records – six.
Denifle/Jarrett celebrate their victory.

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