There are many students at GCCC involved in a wide variety of club sport which is fantastic. Some have told us of their recent success and we would like to share their successes.
Caitlin Moore swims for Pelican Waters Swim Club and competed at the State Sprint Championships recently in 50m Backstroke, Butterfly and Freestyle events. Caitlin qualified for these championships by meeting qualifying standards. She finished in the top third of the field for all events swimming personal best times in the 50m backstroke and 50m Freestyle. Swimming is very competitive and requires a huge commitment to training, so Caitlin has done really well to achieve these results.
Many of our students are members of the Glasshouse District Little Athletics Club and competed at the Regional Trials last weekend for selection into the State Little Athletics Championships. Shelby Daunt has taken up race walking and showed her style winning her 10 year 1100m event by almost 100m and without a single warning from judges. Laura Vobr won the 11 year girls Discus, Shotput and Javelin throws and Jaylah Daunt also qualified in the Discus, Shotput and Triple Jump events. Jaylah jumped a PB of 8.02m in the triple jump during a very hectic day of competition.
Surf Lifesaving – Nippers is another sport students are involved in. Amity Roser won Branch title in the Beach Sprint and Swim at the recent competition at Dicky Beach. She will represent the Sunshine Coast at the Qld State Championships on the Gold Coast next month. Her brother James also won sprints and swim titles but is too young to compete at state level.
Tom Dwan showed his all-round skills and qualified for the State Titles in the Under 15 Pentathlon. Stephanie Ferris competed well in spite of have having an injured shoulder and still placed 2nd to gain selection in the U13 Shotput event. 10-year-old Cassidy Ferris is one tough competitor and placed 2nd in the 400m and 3rd in Shotput and also qualified in the 200m race.
Andie Little also had a huge weekend of competition and won gold in the 90m hurdles, bronze in the 200m hurdles and silver in the pentathlon competing in seven events on Sunday. Ella Mickelson competed at Regional’s too and placed second in Long Jump and Triple Jump. All these students will travel to Cairns in March to represent the Sunshine Coast Region at the Queensland State Championships.