Home' Capricornus Quarterly : CQ April 2017 Contents Grace rows to bronze
Grace Sypher (Year 10) won a bronze medal in the women’s under-17
single scull final at the National Rowing Championships in Sydney during
March. Grace qualified after earlier winning her heat and placing second
in her semi-final. “ My legs were in so much pain towards the end of
the race but I knew I just had to pull through.” Grace said. “It was a
great feeling knowing all the things you’ve given up and sacrificed has
all paid off.’ ’ RGS was represented by 10 rowers at the nationals. Year
11 students Tess Napper and McKenzie Apel also qualified for the
final of the women’s under-17 double scull placing seventh RGS crews
also featured in several semi-finals, narrowly missing a star t in A finals
Year 11’s Bradley Burr and Ryan Collard along with Dylan Rau and
Luke Saunders qualified for the men’s under-17 doubles semi-finals
as did the RGS under-17 women’s coxed quad scull crew (Syph er,
Napper, Apel, Karis Edwards and cox Sylvia Godwin) and under-17
men’s coxed quad scull (Burr, Collard, Ray, Saunders and cox
Ryan Day). After the Fitzroy River flood clean up all RGS rowers will be
hoping to return to the water in preparation for local school regattas.
Caitlyn Goudie (Year 10) and
brother Kade Goudie ( Year 9),
representing Queensland at the
Australian Open Water Swimming
Championships in Adelaide
placed 29th (13-14 years girls)
and 22nd (13-14 years boys)
respectively in 5km events.
The first NQ
were held at Rugby
Park and RGS in Term 1. Under-15
and Open Rugby League players
worked with Cowboys’ develop-
ment coaches. Ben Condon (Year
12) also joined the elite academy
squad for a further session.
Sean McDonald (Year 9) was
named in the QLD Under-15
boys Hockey team and shadow
player for the QLD Under-17
boys Water Polo team.
All RGS cross country events
were postponed in Term 1 due
weather. Events will be held early
Term 2 to allow for team selection
for Rockhampton district trials.
The Rockhampton Netball Assn.
competition and Rockhampton
District Secondary Schools Netball
competition hits the courts in Term
2. The Secondary finals are at the
end of Term 2 while RGS Netball
Club (Primary and Secondary) teams
will play throughout Term 2 and into
Term 3 for the RNA competition.
Headmaster Dr Moulds are Wheatley House captains (from left) Georgia Hunt,
Lara Nobbs, Theo Fourie and Luke Neaton.
Wheatley splash out
Wheatley has continued its winning streak finishing on top at the Second-
ary School Swimming Carnival in Term 1. Age Champions (Girl/Boy):
12 Years - Megan Adamski/ Clay Valigura;
13 Years - Miranda Chopping/ Riley Denham;
14 Years - Kourtney Draper/ Cameron Clark;
15 years - Caitlyn Goudie/ Joseph Milburn;
16 years - Madison Cordell/ Jacob Spark;
Open - Lilly Kele/ Matthew Richardson.
RGS swimmers placed second overall at the Rockhampton District
Secondary Schools Championships. RGS won the Girls 13 years division
and Boys 14 years, 15 years and Open Boys. RGS won the Overall Boys
Trophy. The Primary School Swimming Carnival is in Term 4.
In Touch at an elite level
RGS students continue to make
their mark on the state and
national touch football scene.
Earlier this year brothers Blake
Moore (Year 12) and Aaron
Moore (Year 11) captained
their respective Australian 17
years men’s and mixed teams
at the Trans Tasman Series
in New Zealand. Both teams
won their divisions and Blake
received the Coach’s Player of
the Series award. RGS students
also featured in the National
Touch League at Coffs Harbour.
Jessica Bourke (Year 12) and
Grace Wakeman ( Ye a r 11)
represented Queensland Open
Cowboys Elite 8 women’s team,
while Blake, Aaron, Declan
Sandilands (Year 11), Dawson
Black ( Yea r 11), Natalie Marks
(Year 9) and Abbie Sandilands
(Year 9) represented CQ Bulls
teams. RGS past students are also
continuing their strong showing
on the touch field with Cormac
Hoch (RGS 2011) named in the
Australian Men’s Open team.
RGS swimmers scooped the
pool at the Queensland Schools
in Brisbane during Term 1.
Competing at the 13-19 years
championships, Joe Milburn
(Year 10) won a gold, three
silver and two bronze medals
while Jacob Spark (Year 11)
won a gold, silver and bronze
medal. Miranda Chopping
(Year 8) won bronze as did
Brock Valigura (Year 10) while
many other RGS swimmers
featured in finals and also
swam personal best times.
At the 10-12 years
championships, Ta r y n
Roberts (Year 6) was named
the 11 years girls swimmer
of the meet after winning four
gold, two silver and one bronze
medal. Will Salmond ( Yea r
7) collected two gold and five
silver medals in his events.
RGS won all three divisions in the
Rockhampton District Secondary
School Water Polo Competition.
RGS won the Junior Mixed division
with a 6-3 win over Emmaus
College. The Senior Girls RGS
Gold team won their grand final,
13-3 against TCC while the Senior
Boys RGS Goats team posted a
12-5 win over Emmaus College.
Inter-school water polo
resumes in Term 4.
Picture: Year 9’s Kade Goudie.
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