The District Athletics Carnival involving athletes from 11 independent secondary schools was held at the university athletics track in windy conditions this term. GCCC was represented by a talented group of athletes that certainly made an impact over the two days of competition.
On both days we had some excellent results with top three placings across 31 separate events. Andrea Little put in a standout performance with the javelin and discus throws. In the process of taking out first place, she also broke the 16 years girls long standing records with a throw of 28.78m for javelin and 25.03m for discus. Ella Mickelson is also to be commended for breaking the 16 years girls triple jump record with a jump of 10.62m.
GCCC this year is able to boast district age champions in Joshua Pederson and Daniel O’Farrell. These two athletes were able to record successful performances over a variety of events throughout the day. A special mention should also be made for Andrea little who finished runner up, as well as Ella Mickelson and Jesse Snelling who both finished in third place behind the 16 years age champion.
Other commendable results are as follows…
|Joshua Pederson||1st Triple Jump, 1st Long Jump, 3rd Shot Put, 3rd 100m, 3rd 200m|
|Daniel O’Farrell||1st Triple Jump, 1st Long Jump, 2nd 200m, 3rd Shot Put,|
|Andrea Little||1st Javelin, 1st Discus, 2nd Shot Put,|
|Ella Mickelson||1st Triple Jump, 2nd Long Jump, 2nd 400m, 3rd 200m, 3rd Javelin, 3rd 100m|
|Natasha Hoeksema||2nd 800m, 2nd 1500m, 3rd 3000m|
|Jacqueline Roach||1st 1500m, 2nd 3000m,|
|Daniel Mitchell||1st 100m,|
|Rebekah Atkins||1st Javelin|
|Jesse Snelling||2nd Javelin|
|Jillissa Thomas||2nd Javelin|
|Sean Nalty-Leal||3rd High Jump|
|James Proud||3rd Long Jump|
|Jayme-Lee Groer||3rd High Jump|
|Jack Brander, Daniel Mitchell, Sean Nalty-Leal, Daniel O’Farrell||2nd 7/8 Boys 4x100m Relay|
Congratulations to all Athletes that represented GCCC at this event. It was fantastic to see every team member compete to the best of their ability and we are very proud of your efforts.
Matthew Beattie, Head of Sport