It was a calm and mild winter’s day that marked Lindisfarne’s final Years 3 to 12 Athletics Carnival — student numbers are growing so much that the event will need to be split in future — with an emphatic victory on the day by St Stephen House.

House spirit was high and excitement palpable as students jumped, ran and threw themselves into a variety of sporting activities. The March Past was, once again, very entertaining viewing, and first place taken out by St Andrews House.

The coveted 100m Invitational Championship races saw the eight fastest boys and girls determined throughout all the earlier 100m heats called upon to run against each other. The winners, who have had their names etched forever etched on the perpetual trophy, were Owen Reardon and Caillie Eriksen.

Congratulations go to St Stephen House who won the day on overall points — more than 300 points in front of their nearest rivals. Head of St Stephen House, Mrs Cathy Myers, said she was extremely satisfied with the victory, and noted it was the first time that the green brigade had tasted victory in her tenure.

The day culminated in the 4 x 100m house relays, which were fiercely contested. The relays are a concept that we want to grow as part of our athletics carnival traditions — adding to the house spirit for the day. The School has kept times from this year, which will stand as records until they are broken by future relay teams.