Our Lady of Mercy College | Catholic Independent Girls School Parramatta

Stanley Wins 2017 Athletics Carnival

On Friday May 26 the annual Athletics Carnival was held at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre Warm Up Track. The College community, once again, entered enthusiastically into the spirit of the day. The track and field competitors enjoyed participating at the arena in glorious conditions.

It was great to see the OLMC spirit overflowing with enthusiasm with the wonderful House shirts and many of the “colourful” outfits on display.

A special thank you to the Sports Leaders, Mikayla Mestousis and Jessica Grubba, and all the House Leaders for their help in preparing for the carnival, and their enthusiasm and leadership illustrated on the day.

Congratulations to Stanley on their success as House Champion and to Clare as Spirit Cup Champion for 2017. All Houses should be congratulated, as the results were all extremely close.

Congratulations also to the following girls on their efforts and achievements at the Carnival and, as a result, being crowned Age Champions:

17+ years Abigail Newton
16 years Sofie Meier
15 years Sophie Elliott
14 years Annie Gittany
13 years Hannah Mathews
12 years Amelia Polley

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