On Wednesday 11th October, the Rosebowl Athletics team lined up for the annual Intercol Carnival. While the pressure was more so on the boys to pull through for the overall Rawson Cup, the girls were also hoping that they could win the Athletics Cup back from St John’s.
Alex Finlay-Jones and Maddie Owens got us off to a great start in the hurdles (minus a technical mishap which saw the John’s competitor win without a full set of hurdles to jump). Next up were our 800m runners, who came up against some strong competition from Sancta and Women’s. Regardless, both girls did themselves proud, with Alex Raine finishing 3rd in A division and Airlie Blackman finishing 1st in B division.
Our sprinters then took the helm, and they did an incredible job. Maddie McCathie and Molly Sanders both won their respective heats in the 100m, cracking the 13 second mark, and Neive Roebuck and Tamara Best nailed their 400 races. In the meantime, some great results were filtering through from the field events, with Holly Gavin and Jess Hunter recording strong throws in javelin and Emma Seaton and Neive tying 1st place in triple jump. Kate Atwell comfortably won high jump, and Izzy Payne backed her up with a solid 3rd place in her division.
By the halfway point the girls were performing incredibly well, but we needed to keep the momentum going before the relays, which are double points. So, on came the distance runners for the 1500, including myself and Airlie. Airlie did a very commendable job on some very tired legs to place 2nd in B division, while I managed to win the A division. Sophie Saunders and I backed it up for the 3km, where we both ran well to secure 1st and 3rd in our divisions.
To wrap up the individual events, Emma Bills and Maddie McCathie ran a blistering 200m to win both their heats, and we recorded great throws in discus and shotput thanks to Jess and Antonia Jandrek. Massive congratulations to Talor Hamilton, who won long jump in her last ever Rosebowl event.
Finally, our relay runners consisting of Molly Sanders, Emma Bills, Maddie McCathie, Susannah Cooke and Tamara Best absolutely blitzed both the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 relays to secure the win for the girls.
Congratulations to all the girls for their win. It’s the result of a lot of hard work since Week 4 of this semester, and each session the girls gave it their all. I’m very proud of you all.
- Liv Peck (fr 2016)