Two of our most dedicated Spartan Athletes competed at the final stage of the Queensland All Schools Athletics Championships on the weekend. Both girls won Gold Medals in their respective age divisions, bringing our overall medal tally at the Championships to 4 x Gold; 4 x Silver and 2 x Bronze.

Stephanie Sprague won the U18 women’s Pole Vault with a leap of 2.70m (Equal PB) and retained her title from last year. Stephanie is our Spartan Athletics Captain and is always out there doing her best for the school. She is a dedicated athlete with an outstanding work ethic, and this is reflected in these great performances. Well done Stephanie.

Kassia Brown, a newcomer to the event, has been working hard at the track with myself and on the pole vault pit with Howard Arbuthnot our outstanding school Pole Vault coach to compete in her first ever pole vault event. She did not disappoint and was rewarded with a Gold Medal in the U14 women’s event with an outstanding leap of 2.40m.

Having Howard as our specialist Pole Vault coach at Somerset College is a privilege as he is one of Australia’s leading coaches and former elite pole vaulter himself. We are very lucky to have Howard available to our students. If you are interested in trying out Pole Vault and training with Howard, please contact me to discuss, or just drop by the track on a Tuesday afternoon from 3.30pm to 5.00pm and come and meet him for a chat.

Both girls, along with a strong group of other athletes from Somerset, will now prepare to compete in the Queensland Multi Event State Championships in December. If you are interested in competing in this competition entries are still open, so please contact me for further details.

Congratulations to all our State Champions and representatives!

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