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Senior Sport News - Week 3




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Week 3,
Term Three, 2016

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This week in sport we prepare for Summer Season sports trials and move towards the 10 August APS Athletics Carnival.

Senior School House Athletics Carnival: Friday 22 and Saturday 23 July

Last weekend, we hosted our Junior-Senior School combined Inter-House Athletics Carnival. With over 1,100 students competing in 350 races and 112 field events throughout the whole carnival (over 13,000 jumps and throws), it was a busy schedule. Congratulations to Franklin House for their victory in the Senior School. Starkey took out the Bassingthwaighte Cup for the Junior and Senior Schools’ aggregate.

Warm weather, excellent parent support and typical Somerset Spartans spirit made it a great day. The Saturday commenced with all students (8 years to 18 years) running 100m before breaking out to field events. Our typically high participation rates kept the level of performance at an impressive level with many records being broken, particularly on the new tartan track.

Many thanks to all those parents who attended, staff who officiated and most of all our students, who always manage to turn these days into memorable ones. Selected students now continue to prepare for the APS Carnival on 10 August at Somerset.

Senior Results:

  1. Franklin
  2. Veivers
  3. Laver
  4. Starkey
  5. Andrews

Gold Coast Rugby

Josh Radcliffe (Year 7), Will Lynch (Year 7) and Jake Sherrington (Year 8) were selected to play on the Under 13s Gold Coast Cyclones team at the recent Queensland Rugby Union Junior State Championships held at TSS on 1 to 3 July.

Ava Luxford, Cheerleading

Ava’s team placed 2nd in the Open Level 3 Co-ed division of the Cheerleading World Titles in Hawaii over the holidays. It was an excellent result from an Australian team. They placed second to the California All Stars who are incredible to watch. That particular squad have team members who audition for their spot. They come from all other America and have a full time professional choreographer.

Kirsty Williams (Class of 2014 and current Somerset Throws Coach), Athletics World Titles

Kirsty was selected to represent Australia at the Under 20 World Athletics Championships in Poland in July and was ranked 1st in Australia in Under 20 Discus and 3rd in Open.

Kirsty delivered Australia’s second medal on day three at the 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships in Poland after a third round personal best of 53.91m secured the second spot on the podium.

“It was pretty incredible to hit a personal best, with that I grab the Queensland under-20 record, so I couldn’t be any happier with my competition,” Williams said. “I came out with a silver and a personal best, everything I said I wanted to do. My first aim was top eight and to come away with this it’s just amazing.”

A second attempt foul didn’t deter Williams who on her third round throw produced the silver medal winning mark.

“My first throw was good, high 49’s, then the second throw didn’t quite get it and was a foul. That put me back a bit. My third throw could have been my last so I just went for it, got a personal best and the fourth one got taken by the wind, still happy with it."

Week 3

Friday 29 July

  • APS Summer Season Sports Trials (1 of 2)

Week 4

Friday 5 August

  • APS 1500m and Javelin Events at All Saints Anglican School: 1.00pm to 3.00pm
  • APS Summer Season Sports Trials (2 of 2)
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