Many of our students have been involved in State Championships in their chosen club sports over the past few weeks. Students gain valuable experience in sporting skills but also sportsmanship and working as a team.
The Queensland Junior Surf Life Saving Championships were held on the Gold Coast in huge surf and Amity Roser and Patrick McKenzie competed for their club Dicky Beach. Amity made history for the club as her Under 11 year girls relay team won the gold medal in the Beach Relay against clubs from all over Queensland. Patrick also competed well and his Under 12 year Beach Relay team placed 4th. There were 32 clubs at the competition. Congratulations to both these students.
The Queensland Little Athletics Championships were held in Cairns last weekend and GCCC students competed as part of the Glasshouse and District Little Athletics Club.
There were some outstanding people who did not get placed but who just went out there and tried their hardest but, there were two people in particular who stood out and they are Tom Thow and Andie Little.
Tom showed his strength and placed 3rd in shot put and Andie ran some awesome races and placed 1st in the 90m hurdles, 2nd in the 200m hurdles and 4th in her first ever pentathlon. What a great effort from both these athletes. These are their first state medals. They had a great time in Cairns and wished they could have stayed longer but were glad to get home.
Shelby Daunt raced exceptionally well in her first State titles and placed just out of the medals in 4th place in the Under 10 1100m Race Walk. Laura Vobr also had a fantastic carnival also placing 4th in the 11 yr girls Discus competition. She threw a personal best distance so was very happy with her performance as she was just 40 cm behind 3rd place. She also threw a personal best distance in the javelin and competed in the shotput. Jaylah Daunt was also in the discus competition and placed a very creditable 8th. Jaylah also competed in Triple Jump and Shotput.
Cassidy Ferris was also busy competing in the shotput, placing 9th, and she raced in the 200m and 400m finishing in the middle of the field. Stephanie Ferris threw the shot and Tom Dwan competed in the Pentathlon event.
15 yr old Natasha Hoeksema has trained hard and had a busy weekend competing in the 800m and 1500m events. She ran a personal best time in the 1500m race placing 6th and was just 1 sec outside her best in the 800m event where she placed 7th. Thanks to Andie Little for her contribution to this article.
Caitlin Moore has had a great swimming season and was named the Sunshine Coast Champion 10 year female swimmer.
Noah Woolston has had an awesome season of cricket playing for his club U12 team at Caboolture. Noah received three trophies at the Caboolture Snakes cricket presentation for his achievements over the season. He won the trophy for the most number of runs for the season, another for the most number of wickets taken over the season and also a team trophy. He certainly is a talented all round player.