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Capricornus Quarterly : CQ April 2018
Grace medals at nationals Competing at the Nationals at Penrith, Grace Sypher (Year 11), won a bronze in the under-17 women’s single scull and a silver medal in the under-17 women’s double scull. RGS rowers also showed great depth qualifying for six “A” finals and also rowing in three “B” finals. The under-17 girls quad of Grace Sypher, Laura Sypher, Keeley Dunne, Kasey Frame and Jahna Day (cox) narrowly missed a medal, placing fourth in their final. Also strongly representing RGS at the Nationals were Ryan Collard, Dylan Rau, Luke Saunders, Bradley Burr and Nicholas Storey. RGS Head of Rowing Mr John Smyth said it was pleasing to see all RGS rowers make A Finals in their targeted events. “This means top 8 in the country,’’ Mr Smyth said. “Making six A Finals demonstrates that RGS Rowing is competitive nationally. We will continue to strive for podium performances at the national level.” RGS rowers also returned to Sydney during April with Grace rowing in the number one Queensland Pathways Schoolgirls 8 boat while Bradley Burr (Year 11) was called into the number t wo Queensland Pathways Schoolboys 8 boat. Keeley Dunne (Year 11) and Dylan Rau (Year 12) have also impressed in training sessions with their inclusion in Queensland development training squads. All RGS rowers will hit the water in Term 2 with local regattas on the Fitzroy River. 2323 Briefs BASKETBALL The RGS Senior Girls team won the Rockhampton District Secondary Schoolgirls basketball grand final during Term 1 with a 52-20 win over Girls Grammar. The RGS Junior team also qualified for the final, finishing runner-up. The boys competition will be played during Term 2. CRICKET RGS cricketers were selected in Queensland Schoolboys cricket teams during Term 1. Flynn Thomasson ( Yea r 10) was the only player outside south-east Queensland selected in the Queensland Schoolboys Under-15 team while Leighton Milburn (Year 12) was selected in the Queensland Schoolboys Open team. RGS also qualified for the next round of the schools Open T20 competition after defeating TCC in the Rockhampton round. In Rockhampton Junior Cricket fixtures RGS finished runners- up in the under-12 and under-14 divisions. The RGS Cricket Club Presentation Dinner will be held on Friday 27 April. FUTSAL The RGS Senior boys team qualified for the Rockhampton District Secondary Schools Futsal final, going down 3-2 to TCC. The girls Futsal competition will be played in Term 4. RUGBY LEAGUE (BELOW) The North Queensland Cowboys Development Coaches conducted a clinic at the School in Term 1 with Year 9 and 10 students. RGS is also hosting also hosts North Queensland Regional Academy training on campus. TENNIS Summer Robertson (Year 6) won the Primary School Rockhampton District Trials for tennis. Bronzed athletes right on track at Sydney RGS athletes were among the medals at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney during March. Jayden Mills (Year 11) continues to go the distance winning bronze (pictured below, left) in the under-17 men’s 2km steeplechase while Paige Willett (Year 10, pictured below right) ) won bronze in the under-17 women’s 100m hurdles. It has been a strong start to the year for both athletes. Jayden earlier competed in the Queensland State Athletics Championships winning the under-17 2km steeplechase and placing second in the under-17 1500m. The RGS cross country champion is also impressing over longer distances placing first overall in the 5km Australia Day Run in Gladstone and is now preparing for the district cross country in May. Paige also impressed on the state level leading into nationals where she won the under-17 girls 100m hurdles. Competing at the Queensland Combined Events Championships in Brisbane in January Paige placed second in Heptathlon. She also won the Norma Croker Shield for U17 hurdles in Brisbane and placed third in the Glennis Nunn Shield open age group 100m hurdles in Brisbane. RGS students impress at national sporting events Jacob swims Comm. trials Jacob Spark (Year 12) qualified to compete in the Australian Commonwealth Games Swimming Trials on the Gold Coast in early March after an impressive 50m butterfly swim at the Pacific School Games. Jacob clocked the 32nd fastest time in the qualifying event after placing third in his heat. The time also placed Jacob as the third fastest 17-year-old in Australia for this event. “It was very nerve racking being around so many stars of the sport. It was just an amazing experience,” Jacob said. Later competing at the Queensland Schools Championships in Brisbane Jacob won t wo silver and one bronze medal. RGS Year 11 student Joe Milburn impressed winning two gold (16 years 100m butterfly and 200m IM), one silver and two bronze medals. Earlier in the 10-12 years events in Brisbane, RGS Year 7 student Taryn Roberts dominated the 12 years girls division winning six gold medals and one silver medal. Taryn won gold in the 100m, 200m and 400m freestyle, 200m IM and 400m IM and the 100m breaststroke. Taryn was also named 12 years swimmer of the meet.
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