ELLENBROOK Secondary College’s athletics team has confirmed its place among Perth’s elite schools and will compete in A-division for the first time next year.
The team finished second in the School Sport WA Interschool Track and Field Carnival recently, a result that pushes the team to A-division next year.
The result was even more impressive considering traffic on the way out of Ellenbrook delayed the team’s arrival and prevented them from entering six events.
Only six years ago, the track and field team was competing in the lowest division.
Consistently strong results saw the team climb a division every year except one since 2010.
Principal Peter Havel said the great achievement would not have been possible without the hard work of the school’s phys-ed teachers.
Next year, the athletes will compete against the likes of Shenton College, Churchlands Senior High School and Melville Senior High School for top athletic school in the state.
Ellenbrook SC’s squad was 99 competitors strong, with only a few finishing Year 12 students not fulfilling their spots.
They finished 54 points clear of third-placed Willetton Senior High School.