On Your Marks, Get Set, Go!
Sunshine, sneakers, music, and house spirit can only mean one thing: Interhouse Track! This Saturday, the school gathered on the rugby field sporting their house colours for the last Interhouse event this year - the last one ever for our beloved Grade 12s. With the year-long Interhouse race nearly tied up, success at Track would ultimately decide the victor of the 2021-2022 school year.
Privett-Hope, was off to a good start with Sebastien M, Privett ‘22, winning the boy’s 1500m by a long shot, but Whittall-Alex proved they were here to race with Sam B & Connor W, both Whittall ‘24, winning both junior boy’s 400m heats. Mack-Ellis strode to defend their Interhouse victory streak by winning the junior and senior girls 400m (Katie L & Jensa NG) with Liam F, Ellis ‘22 also running a very speedy 400m. The races, which also included 100m and 200m sprints and 4x400m and 4x100m relays, continued to go back and forth between houses all afternoon.
Only a small percentage of our students run track competitively for Brentwood, so this event was a chance for all student athletes to showcase their cardiovascular strength. “I’ve always really enjoyed Interhouse Track and Field” said Jocie L, Mack ‘22 and Assistant Head Prefect for Athletics. “It’s a great way for the school to come together and showcase their house pride one last time.” There was definitely a feeling of support in the air with people rushing on the track after races to congratulate their teammates and many staff cheering on their houses with their families.
“It was an amazing afternoon,” remarked Ms Warner, who brought her whole family along to support Alex House. “I’m so proud of all of the girls who stepped up to participate.” After nearly three hours of sprints, relays, and long distance, the event concluded with tug-of-war. Houses crowded around the rope and nominated their strongest members from each grade. Many blisters and hoarse voices later, Rogers-Allard proved to be the strongest house, giving them something to celebrate after a tough day on the track.
There was plenty of fun had all around, and now the students eagerly wait to hear the final standings of the Interhouse race. Stay tuned for the official results!
Thanks to Ms Ramsey and her team of staff who ran the event: Ms Manton, Mr Flynn, Ms Barnes, Mr Cowie, Mr Johnston, Mr Prokopchuk, Ms Napier, Mr Ganley, Mr Miller, Mr Skardal, Ms Reynolds, Mr Burton, Hanno Fourie, Mr Pettit, Mr Minckler, Ms Coulson & Mr Branchflower to name just a few.
Maxine P, Alex ‘23