Outstanding Individual Achievements (Issue 2 2018 Sport)
Written on the 12 April 2018
Benjamin Excell (Year 8), Bailey Giles (Year 9) and Scott Goodwin (Year 11) have been selected to represent School Sport SA at the forthcoming School Sport Australia Triathlon Championships. These Championships will be held in Penrith, NSW from 24 - 27 April. We wish you all the best!
Lachlan Brain (Year 9) and Sam Sanderson (Year 12) have been selected to represent School Sport SA at the forthcoming School Sport Australia Tennis Championships to be held in Brisbane from 28 April - 6 May. Good luck boys!
Daniel Hildyard, Lachlan Smith (Year 6); Joseph Chigwidden, Charlie Hildyard, Lachlan Scannell, Jake Underwood (Year 8); Brandon Smith, Jack Whelan (Year 9) and Max Underwood (Year 10) travelled to the Stawell Gift in country Victoria over the Easter weekend. The Stawell Gift is an iconic Australian footrace and provides athletes from all over the world an opportunity to run with the best. The competition is fierce and professional. The SHC contingent performed strongly with wins in three of the four Junior races. Congratulations to Joe Chigwidden who won the 400m, Charlie Hildyard who won the 100m and Brandon Smith who won the 800m. The other team members also performed admirably over the weekend and contributed meaningfully to a very strong team orientated ethos. A fantastic achievement from all the athletes and congratulations to coaches, Luke Hildyard and Mark Williams.
Addison and Aysha Snell (Year 6) recently qualified to compete in the State Individual Championships for Junior Athletics. Aysha placed 7th in the 400m final, running a PB. Addi also ran two PB's on the day. In February, Aysha was also part of the Flinders 4x 100m relay team who won a bronze medal at the State Relay Championships. At the same event, both girls helped win the Gold in the 4x 200m relay but the team was sadly disqualified on a technicality. Well done on a successful season girls.
Sienna Robinson (Year 7) was selected to represent the South West Region in the SAPSASA Swimming Championships recently. She won Gold in the U13 Butterfly final, Silver in U13 50m Freestyle final and her South West team got Bronze in the 50m Freestyle relay. Well done Sienna, a great achievement!
Sarah Goodwin (Year 8) has been selected to represent to select South Australia at the National Triathlon Championships in Penrith, NSW in April. Sarah won the Under 15 girls Triathlon at the SA School Triathlon Championships earlier in the term as well as coming second in the Schools Cycling Time trial in March. She also won several first places at the Catholic School Girls Athletics Carnival. Well done Sarah!
Eloise Rowe (Year 9) is currently training with the U19 Australian Women's Lacrosse Squad for selection in the team that will compete in the World Cup in August 2019 in Peterborough Ontario, Canada. During the Easter break, a training camp was held in Adelaide, after which some cuts were made to the squad. Eloise made it through, so the Aussie Campaign continues. Eloise has a fitness and strength and conditioning program to attend to, as well as her club trainings. We wish you well Eloise!
Sachi Matta (Year 6) and Tysa Miles (Year 7) recently competed in the Diving SA State Championships. Both girls qualified in various events for the Australian Age Diving Nationals, which will be held in Melbourne this month. Next came SAPSASA with Sachi coming 2nd on Springboard, 3rd on Platform and 2nd in Synchronised and Tysa coming 2nd on Springboard and 1st in Synchronized for their respective age groups. Good luck for Melbourne!
Cooper Strachan (Year 6) has recently participated in 2 events with tremendous results. He competed as a member of the Seacliff SLSC, in the SLS State Championships and he had some great results - Gold in the 1k team run and Gold in the sprint relay. Cooper then competed at Santos in the State Champs for Little Athletics and he performed really well - Gold in the 1500m, Bronze in Javelin and Bronze in High Jump. Congratulations Cooper!
Cooper Bobridge (Year7) and Ashton Moir (Year 8) were selected to play in the U14 State development basketball team for South Australia. They travelled to Melbourne in January and played 8 games of basketball in 4 days against some of the best U14s in Australia. It was a great experience for both on and off the court.
Sophie King (Year 10) has had a busy start to the year! On 4 February she participated in the First SA Trial, then between 17-18 February, she flew to Melbourne for an Invitational Competition and came home with a Gold medal. On 10 March Sophie participated in the Second SA Trial and received the highest score of the whole comp and qualified for the Aerobic Gymnastics National Championships. 24 March was the Final SA Trial and her aim was to improve her score. Sophie will be travelling to Bendigo, VIC with the Aerobic Gymnastics State Team to represent SA and compete at the Australian Aerobic Gymnastics National Championships from 30 April - 4 May. Good luck Sophie!
Jordyn Lee (Year 11) has been selected to represent School Sport SA at the forthcoming School Sport Australia Softball Championships. These championships will be held in Cairns, QLD from 19 - 26 May. Good luck Jordyn!
Hayden Meakes (Year 11) was a team member of the Australian Basketball Crocs who comprehensively beat China 91-67, to claim the gold medal at the FIBA U16 Asian Championships. The gold medal has ensured the team has also qualified for the U17 World Cup later this year.
Flynn Luders (Year 11), Joe Gluyas and Austin McClure (Year 12) have been selected to represent School Sport SA at the forthcoming School Sport Australia Triathlon Championships. These championships will be held in Adelaide from 29 April - 5 August. We wish you all the best boys.
Emma de Broughe (Year 12) recently competed in Tasmania as part of the SA State Hockey Team in the National U18 tournament. At the Nationals, Emma was selected as 1 of 9 girls (and the only South Australian) in the Australian Youth Olympics Team. Emma will be competing in Papua New Guinea this April against 5 other countries to qualify for a place in the Youth Olympics held in Argentina in October this year. Congratulations Emma.
Leah Jones (Year 12) and Abbey Jones (OS 2013-2015) last February completed the Rottnest Channel Swim - a 20km race from Cottesloe to Rottnest Island - in a time of 4:37 placing them as the second female duo in a field of thousands of swimmers. They were too quick for the 5m great white shark which stopped the race for many swimmers!
Jack Downey (Year 11) and Tristan Camilleri (Year 12) from 14-18 March, competed at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney at Olympic Park. Jack got Silver in the U18 Pole Vault and U20 Pole Vault; and Tristan got Bronze in the U18 5000m Race Walk. Congratulations boys!
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