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Week 3, Term Three, 2017

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This week we prepare our APS Athletics Team for the Javelin and 1500m events at All Saints. We will also complete our final APS Summer Sports trials.

Kimberley Diamond- Jiu Jitsu

Kimberly competed at the Kids World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships in California over the holidays and won the world title. She is also the Queensland, Australian and Pan Pacific Champion. Congratulations to Kim on an amazing achievement.

Hamish Boyd- Tetrathlon

The world’s most versatile teenage athletes are going for glory in Prague. Somerset's Hamish Boyd is there, competing at the Under 19 World Tetrathlon Championships.

He has had three fabulous weeks at the training camp in Hungary in preparation for the World Championships. The team ran 80km a week and had access to world class fencing coaching and training partners. They met other teams from around the world also preparing for the Prague event and are now collaborating with the US team to host a training camp at the Gold Coast and to attend a reciprocal event in Colorado.

Hamish competed in the Men's Individual Qualifier on Friday. Hamish knocked an incredible 27 seconds off his PB for the 200m swim and managed eight victories in his fencing. There was 90 athletes who competed for 36 places in the final, and while Hamish and his team didn't make the final, he did have a fantastic experience. He commented, that it is a first for Australia to have a team at the world youth championships, they are just the beginners there and will be using the experience to learn and improve. Hamish competes again tonight in the mixed relay.

Tetrathlon is a variant of the modern pentathlon, without fencing. Thus it comprises the four disciplines of shooting, swimming, riding and running.

Casey Wilson

Casey competed in the Queensland Surf Lifesaving Pool Rescue Championships at Southport Aquatic Centre on Saturday 22 July 2017.

The Year 9 Laver was one of 470 surf lifesavers from around Queensland competing.

Casey achieved great results finishing:

  • 2nd in the 200m U14 Male Obstacle;

  • 2nd 14 to 15 Male 200m Obstacle Relay; and

  • 3rd 14 to 15 Male 4 x 50m Medley Relay

Athletics Season Practices

Students meet at 7.00am at the Track and practices are daily:

  • Monday & Wednesday: SS Track, JS Jumps/Throws

  • Tuesday & Thursday: JS Track, SS Jumps/Throws

  • Friday: All events

Students of all abilities and experience are welcome and all events are catered for with excellent coaches. Come and join Somerset’s biggest team.

Sport this week:

Athletics Practices: Every day 7.00am at the Track

  • Wednesday 26 July - Track Meet v PBC 1 (3.30 to 5.00pm) -60m, 150m, 300m, 600m, 1K

  • Friday 28 July - Summer Sports Trials 1/2 (1.00 to 3.15pm)

Sport next week:

Athletics Practices: Every day 7.00am at the Track

Friday 4 September:

  • Summer Sports Trials 2/2 (1.00 to 3.15pm)

  • APS Javelin & 1500m events (All Saints - 12.00 to 3.00pm)

  • House Chess (12.00 to 3.00pm)

All sporting details are posted on Schoolbox on the Sports page.

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