94th IGSSA Athletics Championships
On Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 August, the 45 strong PLC Sydney Athletics team came together to compete at the 94th annual IGSSA Carnival. Led by captain, Kendall Lane (Year 12), the team had earlier prepared for this final carnival by competing in four Friday night twilight carnivals. These meets provided girls with the opportunity to develop their race fitness and competition strategy.
📷: Abigail Stevanovic (Year 10) competing in the 15 Years 90m Hurdles at the 2017 IGSSA Athletics Carnival.
The team finished the competition a very credible 6th place (only four points behind 5th place).
Some of the standout achievements include the following victories:
- Sarah Clifton-Bligh (Year 8) 12-19 Years Para Athlete 100m, 200m and Discus
- Jasmine Higgs (Year 8) 14 Years Shot Put
- Abigail Stevanovic (Year 10) 15 Years 90m Hurdles and 200m
Abigail Stevanovic was also crowned Champion Intermediate Athlete of the meet following her two victories above and 2nd in the 100m.
A group of around 15 students are expected to be named in the IGSSA team to compete at the CIS Carnival on 20 September. We will make an announcement on our facebook page so keep an eye out.
Up next for the Athletics team is the Schools Knockout event on Thursday 31 August where the top teams across NSW are selected to compete at the Australian Teams Championships in Adelaide during December.
Congratulations to all our students involved in the IGSSA Carnival for your outstanding representation of the College.
Water polo at a representative level has been feverish over the past month.
📷: Abbey Simshauser (Year 11) and Emily Gralton (Year 10), along with their NSW Blues team, won gold at the 2017 Sydney Youth Festival.
Abbey Simshauser (Year 11) and Emily Gralton (Year 10) represented NSW in the ‘NSW Blues’ team in the top division of the Sydney Youth Festival, played at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre.
Opposition included teams from New Zealand, Thailand and Queensland with Abbey’s and Emily’s team winning the gold medal. Abbey was also awarded highest goalscorer of the tournament. Congratulations girls, a terrific achievement.
Also taking part in the Sydney Youth Festival tournament, representing the ‘NSW Waratahs’, was Lilli Harris (Year 11) and Georgia Smith (Year 10). Congratulations girls on your efforts.
Lilli and Georgia then headed off to Hawaii with their club team ‘Drummoyne Devils’ where they won silver in the U16 division of the 2017 Hawaii International Water Polo Tournament. Year 8 students Jasmine Higgs, Annabel Smith and Rose Bouwman won bronze in the U14 division, with Annabel and Rose also being part of the U16 silver winning team.
📷: Georgia Smith (Year 10), Annabel Smith (Year 8), Rose Bouwman (Year 8), Jasmine Higgs (Year 8) and Lilli Harris (Year 11) competed with their club teams at the 2017 Hawaii International Water Polo Tournament.
Winter School Report
📷: (Left) Winter School students keeping up with their studies. (Right) Chelsey Johnson (Year 9), Isabella Hutton (Year 10), Phoebe Glenn (Year 8) and Imogen Howell (Year 8) with X-Games Gold medalist Jarryd Hughes.
At Winter School we eat, sleep, ride and repeat. This year, we were fortunate enough to have a huge dump of snow just as we arrived at our lodge in the Beautiful Crackenback Resort. A typical day starts at 7.00 am, where we get ready then leave the house by 8.00 am for a big day on the slopes. Training is tiring but fun as we all saw an improvement in our skills over the two weeks. We learnt how to push ourselves and to try new things.
One of the events we competed in over the two weeks was the Australian Junior Series for Snowboarding. Competing in Boarder X, Slopestyle and Half-pipe, Tara and Paige Jones (Year 7) competed and dominated in all three events. The purpose of our training is to prepare for the State Interschool Championships which began on Tuesday 22 August.
Winter School is a great experience. Living in a house full of girls from different years was fun and we all got along so well. We learnt to cook and do our own washing. Thank you to the school for supporting us in our training, our teachers for supplying us with school work and our Winter School staff: Ms Johnston, Ms Capes and Miss Thompson.
Phoebe Glenn, Imogen Howell (Year 8) and Halle Smith (Year 7).
Evandale Athletics Carnival
After some very heavy rain the night before, the Evandale Athletics Carnival went ahead on Friday 1 August and was a great success. The girls enjoyed the warm weather and the fun competition with Parents and younger siblings participating in additional family races and novelty games. Photos of the day can be found at anthonykhouryphotography.com.au. Simply enter your details or request access.