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Swimmers scoop State and National honours
Winning touch: Wheatley House captains (from left) Connor
Roberts (Vice Captain), Kyle White (Captain), Gina Hamilton
(Captain) and Gabrielle Matthews (Vice Captain).
After competing at the National
Junior Championships in
December 2015 placing 7th in
the 13 Years 80m Hurdles, Paige
Willett (Year 8) competed in
the Queensland Junior Athletics
Championships in Brisbane in
February where she won Gold in
the 90m and 200m Hurdles.
Layne Ivey (Year 9) placed 5th at
the National Junior Championships
in 14 Years High Jump.
The Senior Girls Basketball
finished runners-up in the
Rockhampton District Secondary
Schools Senior Girls Division after
a 53-38 loss to TCC. The boys
competition starts in Term 2.
(Year 8) will represent
Queensland at the Australian
in Melbourne in June.
Year 11 student Elne
Bezuidenhout was selected in
the Women’s U21 Queensland
Hockey Team to compete at
the National Championships
in Sydney in April.
At the National Rowing
Championships held in Sydney
in March, Briony Mueller
placed 6th in the Women’s U21
Lightweight Single Scull A Final
and was a Semi Finalist in the
U19 Women’s Double Scull.
Max Napper placed 6th in
the B Final of the Schoolboys
Single Scull and was 5th
in the Semi Final of the
Men’s U19 Double Scull.
The U17 Girls Quad of Julia
Becker, Bonnie Maynard,
Grace Sypher, Annalee
Godwin and Georgia
Henderson (coxswain) placed
7th in their Semi Final.
Julia and Grace placed
8th in their Semi Final of the
Schoolgirls U17 Double Scull.
The U17 Boys Quad of Lincoln
Hansen, Matthew Wright,
Jack Kinsella, Austin Cocks
and Luke Saunders (coxswain)
qualified for the Semi Finals
where they placed 8th.
Jack and Lincoln qualified
for the Semi Final of the
Schoolboys U17 Double Scull
where they placed 8th.
The RGS 15 Girls Rugby Union
team won their CQ Rugby
7s competition at Emmaus
College during February.
Over the holidays the First XV
toured New Zealand’s South Island
playing games against Rangiora
High School; Waimea College;
Westlands High School; Verdon
College and John McGlashan
College. Also, touring during
the holidays was the U15 Rugby
team playing in the Ballymore
Cup in Brisbane from 6-9 April.
SURF LIFE SAVING
At the Qld Youth Surf Life Saving
Championships held on the Gold
Coast, Jacob Spark (Year 10)
won Gold in the Rescue Tube
Race and Surf Race and placed
4th in Beach Flags. Darcy Milfull
(Year 9) placed 3rd in the Beach
Flags Race, Max Tapp (Year 9)
and Josh Kent (Year 9) placed
4th in the Beach Sprint Relay.
Year 11 student Hillary
Tjandramulia gained selection in
the Queensland Schools Team and
to compete in the National Pizzey
Cup in May at Albury-Wodonga.
Jessica Bourke ( Yea r 11)
played in the Queensland Open
Womens Elite 8’s Cowboys Team
that placed 3rd at the National
Touch League Championships.
Wheatley also wins on land
Wheatley Primary and Secondary school students combined to win
the RGS Cross Country in Term 1. Age Champions were (boy, girl):
6 years – Noah White, Lani Dunn
7 years – Harry Wright, Sophie Wright
8 years – Vesi Luva, Madeleine Green
9 years – Riley McDonald, Marlee Chopping
10 years – James Boicos, Maggie Tapp
11 years – Connor Mills, Kaitlyn Parker
12 years – Ulrich Kruger, Liezl Kruger
13 years – Jasper Boicos, Sally Adamski
14 years – Jayden Mills, Natalie Marks
15 years – Shreejal Poudel, Abbey Jewell
16 years – Sam Tollasepp, Gabby Norris-Kvikne
Open – Ty Lawrie, Briony Mueller
Right, combined forces: Wheatley Primary and Secondary captains (from left): Clay
Valigura, Kyle White, Gina Hamilton, Gabrielle Matthews and Emelia Stanke
Time to represent
RGS cricketers have more
on-field duties ahead after both
the First XI and Middle School
T20 teams qualified to represent
the Rockhampton district.
The First XI were crowned
after a strong win over St
Brendan’s College in the final.
RGS bowled St Brendan’s out
for 59 with Logan Whitfield
taking 2/7 (4 overs) and in
reply RGS scored the runs in
11.2 overs with Ged Moriarty
top scoring with 31 runs. Ged
joined a cricket tour of India over
the Easter School Holidays.
The RGS Middle School team
defeated The Cathedral College.
TCC scored 5 for 117 with
Patrick Chay taking 2/6. In reply
RGS passed the total losing just
one wicket after Joe Callanan
amassed 68 runs off just 70 balls.
RGS cricketers also
featured among the awards
at the Rockhampton Cricket
Junior Presentations for the
2015/2016 season capturing
the top three Rockhampton
Junior Cricket awards.
Logan Whitfield was awarded
‘Best Junior Playing Senior Cricket ’
and Jack Harris was awarded
‘Most Valuable Representative
Player’ and ‘Junior Cricketer of Year’.
Pictured: Logan Whitfield
makes a run out
Thrice is nice
RGS water polo teams won all
three titles in the Rockhampton
Water Polo Association Secondary
Schools Term 1 competition.
RGS Black won the Junior Division
with a 4-3 win over RGS Red, RGS
White won the Senior Girls division
with a 9-6 win over TCC while RGS
Goats scored a 13-3 win against
TCC to win the Senior Boys division.
(Junior Mixed) RGS Black 4
(Jeffrey Coleman, Kade Goudie,
Eve Thompson, Caitlyn Goudie)
d RGS Red 3 (Sean McDonald 3);
(Senior Girls) RGS White 9 (Lilly
Kel e 4, Meaghan Boyce 2,
Belinda Binnekamp, Gabi Norris-
Kvikne, Abbie Jewell) d TCC 6;
(Senior Boys) RGS Goats 13 (Sam
Tollasepp 3, Layton Morris
3, Will Etherington 2, Sean
McDonald 2, Aiden Torrisi, Pat
Luck, Sam Newsome) d TCC 3.
RGS water polo players Hannah
Boyce (Year 7), Lilly Cottam
(Year 7), Sam Newsome (Year
8), William Etherington ( Yea r 9),
Harrison Green (Year 9), Sean
McDonald (Year 9) and Kade
Goudie (Year 8) also represented
their respective Queensland
Country under-14 water polo teams
at national club championships
over the school holidays.
Pictured: RGS Gold’s Akadia Wedel
(Year 12) takes a shot on goal in
her team’s narrow loss to RGGS
in the play-off for 3rd and 4th.
RGS swimmers have been
scooping the pool at several
State and National swimming
championships in recent months.
At the recent Queensland
Secondary Schools State
Taryn Roberts (Year 5), Will
Salmond (Year 6) and Miranda
Chopping (Year 7) gained
selection in the Queensland
10-12 years swimming team.
Taryn won four gold and
three silver medals, Will won
five gold and one bronze medal
while Miranda, who was the
Capricornia team’s girl captain,
won a silver and bronze medal.
At the Queensland Secondary
Schools State Swimming
Championships (13-19 Years)
Jacob Spark (Year 10) won a
Silver medal in the 15 years 50m
Butterfly and 2 Bronze medals
in 50m Freestyle and 100m
Butterfly and Sam Tolassepp
(Year 10) won a bronze in the
16-19 male 800 freestyle.
Jacob gained selection in the
Queensland Secondary Schools
team to compete at the nationals
in Darwin later this year.
This followed the 2016
Queensland State Short Course
where Miranda won a Silver
medal in the 50m 11 Years
Breaststroke and Cameron
Clark (Year 8) placed 4th in the
13 years 50m Breaststroke.
Last December, Cameron
won two gold and two silver
medals at the Queensland
Swimming State Championships
where he was named Country
Swimmer of the Meet.
In open water swimming, Kade
Goudie (Year 8) placed 2nd in the
11-13 Years and Liam Richardson
(Year 8) placed 3rd in the 2.5km
swim at the National Open Water
Swimming Championships held
at Mooloolaba. Sam Tollasepp
placed 10th in the 5km event while
Caitlyn Goudie (Year 9) placed
38th in the 14 Years Girl 5km swim.
out winning form
Wheatley was crowned champion house at the RGS Secondary School
Swimming Carnival in Term 1. This year’s carnival also produced 14 new
pool records. Record breakers included Miranda Chopping (5 individual,
Wheatley), Cameron Clark (3 individual, Jardine), Jacob Spark (2
individual, Jardine) and Matthew Richardson (1 individual, Kellow).
New relay records were set in the 12/U girls 200m medley (Kellow),
boys 200m medley (Wheatley) and boys 200m freestyle (Wheatley)
Swimming age champions were (boy, girl):
12 Years – Riley Denham, Miranda Chopping;
13 Years – Cameron Clark, Matilda Busby
14 Years – Joseph Milburn, Paige Willett
15 Years – Jacob Spark, Madison Cordell
16 Years – Matthew Richardson, Lilly Kele
Open – Lachlan Jewell, Charlie Austin
Open Girls 200m IM Champion - Phoebe Liosatos
Open Boys 200m IM Champion - Lachlan Jewell
Open Girls 100m Freestyle Champion - Miranda Chopping
Open Boys 100m Freestyle Champion - Matthew Richardson
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