Posted 21 October 2016 2:32pm

Twenty-three Canberra Girls Grammar School students braved the cold at the Woden Athletics Track to compete in the ACT Schools Knockout Athletics competition on Friday, 14 October -

Competing in teams – junior, intermediate and senior – our students did really well across the board. The intermediate team placed second overall and the senior team won their division, meaning both teams will continue on to the National Schools Knockout Championships in Canberra in December. Our junior team put up a strong fight against stiff competition but unfortunately did not place.

The competition comprises a range of events, both track and field, which must be covered by the members of each team - each athlete only allowed to participate in three events. Points are allocated to the team based on the placing each athlete achieves for their event.

The night finished with a relay for each age division – a 4 x 200m for the juniors, a Swedish relay (100m, 300m, 200m, 400m) for the intermediates and a medley relay (200m, 200m, 400m, 800m) for the seniors, with the CGGS teams winning both junior and senior relays and coming second in the intermediate category.

Huge congratulations to all who participated on the night, especially the Year 9 girls who came straight to the venue after returning from camp. A special thanks to Mrs Cubit for her help in organising the teams and her support during the competition and also to Mrs McGuiness for being there on the night.

Imogen Laing (Year 11)
Vice Sports Captain

A note from Teacher in Charge - Athletics

Congratulations to all the girls on the positive attitude and effort on Friday night. It was great to see the Intermediate and Senior teams qualify for the Nationals which will be here in Canberra in December. The teams will be reselected based on performances at both the ASC (Thursday, 27 October) and ACT Carnivals (Thursday, 3 November). Team members who competed on Friday night were:

Junior Team (U15): Holly Abbey, Adela Russell, Alexandra Krope, Maddie McGinness, Amber Essex and Zoe Melhuish

Intermediate Team (U17): Yvette Gibbon, Antonia Cholewick, Olivia Kinnear, Ellen Hosking, Rosie Schweizer, Anna Altenberg

Senior Team (U19): Annabel Laing, Imogen Laing, Catherine Barnsley, Steph Smith, Tara Melhuish, Georgia McDonald and Teah Kneipp

Thanks also to Vanessa Ryan (Athletics Captain) for her support of the team on the night.

Mrs Jo Cubit
Teacher in Charge - Athletics

Photo above: Annabel Laing (Year 12) competing in the in the U19 100m hurdles.

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