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Senior Sport News - Week 2




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Week 2,
Term Two, 2016

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This week we play APS Winter Season Round 2 versus All Saints Anglican School and all results of Wednesday’s Inter-House Cross Country Carnival will be on Schoolbox.

Toby Wilson, Ocean Swimming

Congratulations to Toby, Year 12, for winning Gold in the Men's 2km Ocean Swim Championship at Mooloolaba earlier this week.

Tenyka Chapman, Athletics

Tenyka has been recently chosen on the Under 15 National Little Athletics Target Talent programme for the 1500m race walk in which she has been invited to attend a training camp being held in Canberra at the Australian Institute of Sport in September.

Charlotte Sly, Equestrian

Representing Somerset in Equestrian, Charlotte competed in a showjumping competition last Sunday hosted by Aquinas College at Nerang Pony Club. This was a State qualifier event. Charlotte came third overall in her secondary class after three rounds of showjumping out of a field of 11 competitors, managing to beat competitors from Emmanuel College, Aquinas College and others.

As a result, she has also managed to qualify for the State Championships to be held later this year in showjumping. Charlotte will be competing in another State qualifier event in three weeks in the discipline of dressage to hopefully qualify for the State Championships for that event also.

Somerset Triathlon News

Last term our squad, led by coach Belinda Vardy, finished with the Kingscliff race where most of our members completed the enticer event.

BIG KIDS RACE: 200m swim, 6km ride, 1km run

  • Oskar Vardy: 2nd Place (first out of the water, 1st on the bike, 2nd by seconds in the run)
  • Troy Turman: 19th Place

TEMPTA: Swim 300, Ride 10km, Run 2.5km

  • Ryan Vardy: 5th Place (1st out of the water, 3rd fastest bike) - 12 to 15 boys
  • Caleb McMahan Jones: 11th Place - 12 to 15 boys
  • Ben O’Boyle: 14th - 12 to 15 boys
  • Daffyd Evans: 15th - 12 to 15 boys
  • Jemma Clements: 7th - 12 to 13 girls
  • Holly Clements: 5th - 14 to 15 girls

The final race of the season was 10 April in the Luke Harrop Memorial Race Gold Coast. This is one of the biggest races on the calendar as most athletes use it as their final hit out. There were over 2,000 competitors in the race. It was also an ITU world Championship race with Australian’s vying for an Olympic spot to Rio. The course was hot and fast.

Ryan Vardy was selected as one of 40 Junior athletes as a “ rising star “ triathlete and as a result got to train for a few hours with selected athletes from all over Australia as well as coaches from the AIS. The selection was based on Ryan's results over the season with him placing in the top 6 of his age group in every race.

The final results for the race were:


  • Oskar Vardy: 2nd
  • Georgi Cornford: 16th

Enticer Rising Stars Boys 13 to 15

  • Ryan Vardy: 14th/24

Enticer - Boys 13-14

  • Troy Turman: 21st
  • Ben O’Boyle: 23rd

Enticer Girls

  • Holly Clements: 5th - 14 to 15 girls
  • Jemma Clements: 9th - 12 to 13 girls

Somerset Sport Policy

All policies and procedures are outlined in the Senior School Sport page of Schoolbox, under “Sport Policy and Dates”. All students and parents are encouraged to familiarise themselves with these.

Cross Country

Morning Cross Country Sessions
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, meet at the Ray Basketball Courts at 7.00am.

Cross Country Track Speed Sessions
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 3.30pm to 4.45pm, at the Track, meet Ms Oppermann for speed work to prepare for Cross Country.

Park Run: Cross Country Practices
Students are invited to participate in a 5km Park Run located in Darcy Doyle Park, Somerset Drive Mudgeeraba each Saturday morning at 7.00am. The Park Run is a free event for every one of all fitness levels to participate in. All details about the Park Run can be found on their website.

Please make sure you register on the website, print out your unique barcode and bring it along to the race (so your times can be recorded!) Ms Oppermann will be available to meet the group before the run to take them through a warm up/team talk however the children will be there under their parents/guardians supervision.

Key Season Dates

  • Queensland All-Schools Cross Country, Kedron: Saturday 30 April
  • APS Cross Country (1.00pm to 3.00pm): Tuesday 17 May

Week 3

Monday 25 April

  • ANZAC Day holiday

Wednesday 27 April

  • Compulsory Sports Practices continue

Friday 29 April

  • 1.15pm to 3.20pm: Winter Sports Round 3 versus Trinity Lutheran College (fixture on Schoolbox)

Saturday 30 April

  • Queensland All-Schools Cross Country, Kedron

Week 4

Monday 2 May

  • Compulsory Sports Practices

Wednesday 4 May

  • Compulsory Sports Practices

Friday 6 May

  • 1.15pm to 3.20pm: Winter Sports Round 4 versus King's Christian College (fixture on Schoolbox)
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