Wet and windy conditions did not hamper the efforts of the athletes with three records broken at the Northern SATIS athletics carnival at the Penguin Athletics Track on Thursday.
Marist Regional College’s Charli Kay was the star of the carnival and broke the under 14 girls records for the long jump with a jump of 4.86m and the javelin with a throw of 33.59m.
The other record to fall was in the open 100m girls with St Patrick’s College’s Cynthia Echetama in a time of 12.71 seconds.
In the battle for the NSATIS shields, it was Launceston powerhouse St Patrick’s College which dominated with victories in eight of the nine shields.
Marist Regional College was the only school to hold St Patrick’s College out of holding all nine shields with victory in the junior girls shield with a total of 352 points, three points ahead the powerhouse.
St Patrick’s controlled all three co-ed shield, claiming the senior title from Launceston Church Grammar, the junior title from Launceston Church and the aggregate title comfortably from Launceston Church.
The domination of St Patrick’s continued in the boy’s shields, win the junior title from Launceston Church and Marist, the senior title from Scotch Oakburn and Launceston Church and the aggregate title from Launceston Church and Scotch Oakburn.
St Patrick’s rounded out their victories with the girls senior shield from Launceston Church and the aggregate title from Launceston Church.
The control of the shields by St Patrick’s translated to success in the age group pennants, with six outright victories in the boys under 13s, under 14s, under 15 and under 16s and the girls under 13s and open division, while tying for the girls under 16 shield with Launceston Church.
Launceston Church was the second strongest school in the age group pennants, winning the girls under 15s and the boys open division.
Marist claimed the final pennant in the under 14 girls division.
Scotch Oakburn finished consistently in the placings, while being unable to win one and Launceston Christian School claimed two third-placed finishes.
The best athletes from the Northern SATIS carnival will travel to Launceston on September 22 for the state championships.