Wednesday 07 September 2016

Ivanhoe Girls Dominate Athletics Championships

In a dominating performance, the Girls’ Athletics Team won the AGSV Athletics Championships by a remarkable 55 points. This was truly a whole school effort as girls from all year levels contributed to the win.

The Girls’ team placed first, with 318 points, a staggering 55 points in front of their nearest rivals. The performance was a team effort, from a 72 event program; however, three individual performances of note were Charly Rouch (Year 9), Alessia Wynne (Year 7) and Chloe Jacobi (Year 7). Charly and Alessia were in five events and won each of their five events.

Alessia set two new AGSV records in the process. Chloe won four of her five events and it took an AGSV record breaking performance to beat her (Chloe’s time, 0.06secs slower than her opponent was also quicker than the previous AGSV record). Tahnysha Salanoa was another stand-out breaking the record in Shot Put.

The Boys’, although finishing 6th again, put in a much improved display compared to 2015. The total score of 376.5 was only 2.5 points behind fifth and a 30 point improvement on last year. The highlight was the performance of our U13 boys’ athletes, particularly Zak Marin, who won the 100m, 200m and anchored the 4 x 100m relay team.

Congratulations to Mr Branigan, Mr Dalton, Ms van Beek, Ms Parodi and Mr Verrocchi for their untiring efforts in preparing the team, alongside all the external coaches who provided expertise in the various disciplines.

Well done to all students who competed so valiantly for the school.