NSW All Schools Triathlon Championships
Congratulations to Hannah Moloney (Year 9) who achieved a superb combined race at the All Schools Triathlon Championships. Hannah led the whole field out of the water during the swim. She then pushed hard on the bike leg, which left her in second place at its completion. Hannah then finished strongly during the run leg that led her to victory and being crowned the NSW All Schools Junior (12-14 Years) Triathlon Champion.
Hannah has been selected for the NSW team to compete at the School Sport Australia Triathlon Championships in Hervey Bay, Queensland from 18–21 April.
Emily Moloney (Year 7) and Lilli Harris (Year 10) also represented PLC Sydney at the NSW Championships. Both girls were very competitive at this high level with Emily achieving an outstanding run leg and Lilli dominant in the swim with her first ever Triathlon.
Following the individual NSW Triathlon Championships, nine teams took part against almost 3000 other competitors.
The Junior team consisting of, Samarah Melia, Swim (Year 9), Hannah Moloney, Cycle (Year 9) and Emily Moloney, Run (Year 7), combined to be crowned NSW All schools Junior Teams Champions.
Above: Hannah Moloney and Emily Moloney receiving gold after winning the NSW All Schools Junior Teams Event (Samarah Melia absent); Hannah Moloney on the bike leg of her NSW All Schools Triathlon Victory.
IGSSA Swimming Carnival
Congratulations to the PLC Sydney Swimming team who won the 2016 IGSSA senior points score trophy at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on Friday 11 March.
After losing the title to Abbotsleigh by just six points last year, the team prepared thoroughly and with calm determination in the weeks leading up to the event.
The winning team consisted of 32 swimmers, with great support from Mrs Karen Stephenson, Ms Lee Capes and Ms Anna O’Brien and coaches Mr Pancha Thambo and Mr Frank Preston.
Thank you to our Swimming Captains, Emily Racki and Vivian Zhu, who represented the team superbly, leading by example in the pool and being a great support to both their peers and the younger swimmers on the day.
Special mentions also go to our amazing Senior Relay teams who won both gold medals and broke both IGSSA records. The team of Emily Racki (Year 12), Deborah To (Year 12), Sarah Kemp (Year 11) and Chloe Yoo (Year 11) broke the Senior Medley Relay record, with Emily, Deborah, Sarah and Vivian Zhu (Year 12) breaking the Senior Freestyle Relay Record.
The Intermediate Medley Relay team comprised of Megan McConnell (Year 11), Karli Musarra (Year 10), Olivia Morris (Year 10) and Mariah Moshovis (Year 9) also broke the IGSSA record with their gold medal swim. Mariah Moshovis also set a new record for the 15 years 50m Breaststroke with an amazing time of 33.41 secs.
It was a wonderful team effort with many individuals forgoing individual events to strengthen the relays, and gain the school maximum points. Whilst we did not win a single individual award, both our Junior and Senior Teams won their point scores:
1st: PLC Sydney (Juniors 139, Intermediate 127, Senior 151 = 417 points)
Runners-Up: Abbotsleigh (Juniors 118, Intermediate 139, Senior 144 = 401 points)
Above: (front row) Swimming Co-Captains, Emily Racki and Vivian Zhu; (second row) Deborah To and Monique Rae.
IGSSA Diving Carnival
Congratulations to the PLC Sydney Diving team who finished second in the Division 1 IGSSA Diving Carnival. It was a close race with only five points separating first and second places. Of the 16 strong team 12 divers made it through to CIS. A highlight of the day was Eloise Cain (Year 8) taking out the Intermediate Champion at just 13 years of age.
Thank you to Diving Captain, Elizabeth Macarounas, who supported coaches Marlee and Michelle so well. She has been an excellent role model and a great inspiration to all the divers in the PLC Sydney Dive team over the past couple of years.
Australian Junior Athletics Championships
Four students competed recently at the 54th Australian Junior Athletics Championships. This competition brings together all the elite junior athletes within Australia. With limited places up for grabs for the IAAF World Junior Championships to be held in Bydgoszcz, Poland, the level of competition was very high.
Congratulations to Abigail Stevanovic (Year 9) Hannah Moloney (Year 9), Taylor Porter (Year 9) and Clementine Landels (Year 12) who represented NSW at the six-day long competition held in Perth from 8 to 13 March.
Competing in the under 15 age group, Abigail Stevanovic finished 2nd in the 200 metre hurdles, 3rd in the 90 metre hurdles, 4th in the 400 metres and 6th in the 200 metres. Hannah Moloney finished 5th in the 1500 metres and 16th in the 800 metres.
Taylor Porter competed in the under 16 age group and finished 7th in the 2000 metres steeplechase and 19th in the 800 metres. Clementine Landels finished 12th in the under 18 100 metre Hurdles.
Congratulations to all athletes for representing NSW and performing so well against some of the best athletes in Australia.
National Rowing Championships
Ten senior school students represented PLC Sydney at the National Rowing Championships last week in the highly competitive Schoolgirl Coxed Four and Schoolgirl Coxed Quad events.
The Senior Four, coming off their thrilling win at the NSW Schoolgirls Head of the River, qualified their way into the B Final of the Schoolgirl Coxed Four event to place a very close fifth in a well-fought battle.
The Senior Quad just kept getting better and better with each race they had at the National Championships. It was a fantastic experience for this crew and a well-earned seventh place in the C Final of the Schoolgirl Coxed Quad event.
Congratulations to all girls for your great effort and dedication to your crew, coach and PLC Sydney Rowing.
Above: Senior Four (from left) Jacinta Kendall, Emma Vey-Cox, Lexe Meyer, Emily Ryan, Jan Reodique (cox); Senior Quad (from left) Taylor Ly, Ruby Watters, Izzi Hooton, Grace Entwisle, Stella Shannon (cox).