Mr Tom Bradbury | Assistant Director of Co-curricular Activities
QCIS ATHLETICS CARNIVAL
Congratulations to all on the fantastic effort on Monday at the QCIS Athletics.
In the Aggregate, we finished a creditable third place above Downlands College and Concordia College. We were just 42 points behind TAS in second place with the overwhelmingly strong ATC and Brigidine combination just too strong for us all in first.
This fantastic effort in the Aggregate made it easy for us to take the Average trophy with the smallest school population in the competition – a great effort from all to secure this title. Next year our eyes will be fixed on toppling TAS in the Aggregate race.
We congratulate the following students for their record breaking performances in their respective age group events as follows:
Hayley Wainwright – 200m, Long Jump, High Jump
Nicholas Denny – 200m, 100m, Long Jump, Shot Put
Beau Kendall – Javelin
Samuel Wainwright – Long Jump, Triple Jump
Kira Holmes – Javelin
William Gilmore – Discus
Again, thank you to all those who contributed to our success and congratulations on our collective and your individual triumphs.
Border District Athletics
The busy week of events continued on Thursday with the Border District Carnival held at Warwick SHS. The day brought success across several events with outstanding individual performances recorded in all age groups.
In the race for the Aggregate Trophy, Warwick State High School took out the title with 463 points. We were close behind on 420 points with Assumption bringing up third place some distance back. Allora pipped us for the Average trophy this year, but all was not lost with our individual students figuring in the Age Championship results as listed below.
Harry Mayall and Samuel Wainwright shared a three way tie for the 13 years Age Champion. Cooper Seng was Runner up in the 15 years Boys Age Championship. Shona McFarland dominated with her sheer weight of events and dogged determination to take the 16 years Girls Age Championship. Finally, in the Senior Age Championship Caitlin Skaines and Samuel Proudlove both took the top honour to round out a superb performance from what was a reasonably small team.
Other individuals to shine on the day included Ewan McFarland and Zara Kruger in their respective 3000m events, while Mackenzie Mayall was outstanding dominating many track events in the 15 years age group. Harry Mayall was a standout performer in the 13 years 100m, 200m and 400m but really shone as a last minute substitution in the Open Boys Relay, who were narrowly defeated by WSHS on the line. Shona’s PB in the High Jump was one to behold, and Chloe Wainwright was a leading light for the 15 years’ girls.
The greatest highlight for me as team manager was seeing so many of our great students chipping in and having a go to fill vacated spots due to illness or injury. This selflessness and service to their school is what SCOTS PGC is all about and I thank all for the part they played.
Finally, a huge thank you goes out to our Gap students Jeremy, Scott, Alyssa and Sophia for their work as team managers and track officials and to Mr Wilson and Mr Campbell for their support and work with the team and out officiating the shot put.
Queensland School Sport 10-12yrs Track and Field
In news from the State Championships in Brisbane, Nicholas Denny has pulled off the performance of the year to grasp the bronze in the 12 years Boys 100m Final, whilst Bailey Harm has finished 6th in the 11 years High Jump.
Hayley and Riley Wainwright sit reasonably placed in the Combined event after the 100m and Long Jump and will contest the Shot Put and the 800m tomorrow to finalise this event.
Tanner Henley and Ellyse Kruger were yet to throw in their events at the time of compiling this report so we eagerly await their results.
Warwick All Schools Athletics
Next Thursday 22 August, SCOTS PGC hosts the 2019 Warwick All Schools Athletics involving Year 7-12 students in the 12 years to 17/18 years age divisions. Pre events will be held on Wednesday afternoon commencing at 3.45pm and the main day commences at 9.00am Thursday. Spectators are welcome and a canteen will be in operation.
SWQ All Schools Touch
On Sunday 18 August three SCOTS PGC Touch Teams will take on the best of the South West schools in the annual Touch Carnival at Kearneys Spring, Toowoomba. We wish the Under 15 Boys, Under 15 Girls and Under 18 Mixed Teams all the very best at this event. With positions in the Open Mixed Team for Queensland All Schools at stake all players will be trying their best to impress. Games commence at 8.45am and the team is departing at 7.00am.
Due to dwindling numbers on Monday and Tuesday mornings the Gym will be closed until warmer weather brings out our gym goers once again. The Gym will remain open on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings for the remainder of the term.