Each year HDLAC hold a Septathlon Event to encourage athletes to try their very best in all events during the morning’s competition. Please check Season calendar for the date of event. The Septathlon is the only stand alone event which has awards allocated to athletes, with placings determined using the LANSW State Multi Event scoring system. This event encourages all round performance.
Septathlon Awards: Medals are awarded to the boys and girls in each age group for first, second and third place in the Septathlon. To help ensure a competitive event in age groups with smaller numbers, the U14 to U17 age groups are combined for the Septathlon; with first, second and third awarded to the highest scores across the age groups per gender. To make sure this remains fair, the combined age groups will be competing in the same event program but we will be applying the appropriate points system for each age group – making sure that the younger athletes are not disadvantaged.
Junior Septathlon Champion: This trophy is awarded to the athlete in the U6 to U11 age groups who achieves the highest points score in the Septathlon. For age groups that do not complete a full seven events, average scores will be considered on a discretionary basis.
Senior Septathlon Champion: This trophy is awarded to the athlete in the U12 to U17 age groups who achieves the highest points score in the Septathlon.
The conditions and events for each age group are as follows:
Under 6 Must compete in all four defined events – 100m, 300m pack start, Long Jump and Shot Put. An optional 50m has also been included in the program, should the group wish to do another event, and a novelty obstacle course will be set up at the Tiny Tots area whilst siblings are waiting for older groups to complete their full events.
Under 7 Must compete in all six defined events – 70m, 100m, 500m pack start, Long Jump, Discus and Shot Put. An optional 200m has also been included in the program, should the group wish to do another event
Under 8 to 17 Must compete is all seven events with the lowest score being dropped to give an overall point score.
For athletes to be eligible to receive a Septathlon Award, the above conditions must be complied with. Normal competition conditions will apply on Septathlon day and all performances will be eligible for:
- Personal Best (PB)
- Centre Records
- End-of-Season Centre Best Awards
- Any other Centre performance-based assessment
Normal rules apply to each event, i.e. during field events, if an athlete fails each of three trials will not in itself, disqualify an athlete from receiving Septathlon points. It will simply give them 10 points (the minimum for any event) and could be the seventh event that is not considered in the overall points accumulation (under 8 to 17 age group).
The only condition that will preclude an athlete from receiving a Septathlon award will be that they do not comply with the above conditions set out for age group. So the onus is on each athlete to be at the oval at the correct starting time so they are able to complete in all the events for their age group.
Medals are awarded to each age group boy and girl for first, second and third place achievement for athlete with most points in age group.