Over the past few weeks we have had several students compete at high levels in their chosen sports in out of school competitions.
Indiana Gosbell-Smith and Hunter Smith competed at the Queensland Gymnastics Championships recently and gained some fantastic results. Indiana placed fourth in the State for both her Aerobics and Tumbling. Hunter won his Tumbling event and placed fifth in the Aerobics event. Hunter’s score for the aerobics was high enough to make the Queensland Team to compete in the Artistic Gymnastics at the Australian Championships in September which are being held in Bendigo this year. Hunter is very excited about this fantastic opportunity.
Jaymes Roser and Josh Moore competed in the Qld Swimming Short Course Championships last weekend. Jaymes swam Personal Best times in every one of his seven events and Josh swam three PBs! Jaymes smashed his 200 IM time by eight seconds and 100 IM by four seconds. There were about 50 competitors in each event and Jaymes’ placings were: 50 Fly 6th , 100 IM 7th , 200 IM 8th, 50 BRST 10th, 100 Free 11th, 50 Free 11th, 50 Bk 16th. Jaymes has been training hard over winter and will also compete in New Zealand before having a break before the summer season starts.
Josh gained top ten placings for three of his six events which was a great effort as he was quite sick while competing at these championships. Caitlin Moore also competed in six events getting some great PBs and all top 20 finishes. She placed 15th and 16th in the 200m and 100m backstroke events respectively. What a great effort from these students.
Bronte Brannigan gained entry into the Ekka this year and competed in the equestrian events where she placed fifth and seventh in the Hunter and Show Horse competitions from a field of 30 competitors. This is the first year she has competed at the Ekka and she loved this exciting experience.
Tyler and Lily Short also competed in the Beerwah Charity Sports Day along with many other young riders from around the area. Tyler did amazingly in the junior sports ring and he ended up winning champion rider in the 9/10 years age group. Lily came runner up in her age group.
They also competed in showjumping where Lily placed 5th in the 60cm and Tyler placed 4th in the 80cm. To finish the day, they competed in the junior open events against riders 17 years and under where 10 year old Tyler came first in bending and 8 year old Lily came first in barrel racing!