The Summer Intermediate (Year 9-10) Interschool Sport competition was held on Friday 26th February. Mentone Girls' SC competed valiantly in all six sports however won't be going through to the Regionals in any of the sports. Thank you to the staff and student coaches, and all students who gave up their time training and competing. Volleyball (3rd) - Mr Woolcock and Shannon McFadris; Cricket (2nd) - Mr de Munk, Swetha Naik and Sarah Hicks; Tennis (2nd) - Mr Day, Timara Logan and Emma Weatherley; Softball (2nd) Mr Yamamoto, Rikki Anderson and Georgia Geist; Lawn bowls - Ms Briedis; and Ultimate Frisbee - Mr Hull. Go Mentone!
Fourteen Mentone Girls' SC students competed in the Lifesaving Victoria carnival at Mordialloc Lifesaving Club on Wednesday 24th February. Competing against private and government schools from Yarra Valley Grammar School to Padua College our students had a successful day in the water and on the beach. MGSC finished fifth in the girls competition on 120 points which was 100 points less than first place, however with only fourteen competitors we had at least 1/3rd that first place had.
Millie Belleville won the 1km run, 70m Beach Sprint, and the Board Rescue with Anna Bowyer , Anna also came second in the Flags event beating Millie out for the same flag in the final 3. Manna Johnson and Ella Southgate (all Year 8) competed in almost all events and placed third in the Board Rescue.
Teiki Waata won her 70m Beach Sprint and Beach Relay, third in Wade and sixth in Swim. Teiki partnered up with Ruby Crofts (both Year 9) and came second in Board Rescue, Ruby also placed 8th in the Flags event.
Tash Belleville came first in the Board Race and Board Rescue with Jordy Bruce, and third in the Cameron Relay along with Sarah Mathews, Jade Crofts and Jordy (all Year 10). Tash, Sarah and Jordy also came second in the Board Relay.
Sasha Long came in the top 8 of the Flags event, Mikaela Dale and Sasha came third in the Board Rescue, and Sam Gibson and India Clarke (all Year 11) came 7th in the Board Rescue.
Thanks to former MGSC students Steph Canty and Kiele Dale for helping out, it was great to see ex-students showing their MGSC spirit. Big thank you to Chris Belleville and Sean Bruce for packing the trailer and supplying the boards. And thanks to all parents who came and offered their help and support. Go Mentone
Vivian is a Year 11 student who plays Tennis competitively outside of school. This is a lighthearted interview highlighting Viv's achievements and goals for 2016. Enjoy.
How was your summer of tennis Viv? Did you compete in any tournaments?
I trained four times a week at various tennis clubs but I didn’t compete in any tournaments over the summer. Last weekend I did compete in the Open Kooyong Club Championships where I won both my singles and mix doubles events.
What sort of training did that involve?
Between training on the tennis court I did running up the hill at Black Rock beach and strengthening work at home. I also watched a lot of the Australian Open and even went three times.
Has your tennis developed due to all that training?
Absolutely. I have relaxed a lot in my tennis in the last year and it has resulted in improved performances. A lot of tennis players put too much pressure on themselves & I just wanted to enjoy my tennis. It has helped.
When did you start playing tennis and why?
I started playing when I was around 4 or 5. My first tennis club was Chelsea Heights and I have since moved to other clubs with a coach who has really helped my tennis. I have an older sister that I competed against and really wanted to beat. I think I have her measure now.
What has been your proudest achievement in tennis to date?
I was a National Finalist in Year 7 at Mildura and in Grade 5 I was accepted to the Bruce Cup which is the top 7 players in each State.
What’s in store for the remainder of the year? What are your goals?
I’d really like to get into the top 100s ranked in Australia. I am currently ranked 256th amongst all ages and professionals but getting into the top 100s is aim by the end of the year. I would really love to go to College in America to play tennis and study paediatrics or health and fitness. Hopefully if I can get my ranking low enough I can get a scholarship.
Time for your favourites...
Athlete? Novak Djokovic. Or Roger Federer, he is an all-time classic.
Food? Chicken, chicken schnitzel. I really like chicken. Can I change that to pesto pasta?
Song and band? Rihanna. I really like throwback songs from the 2000’s.
Quote? “You cannot take for granted anybody. You cannot underestimate any opponent” Novak Djokovic.
Class/teacher? Year 9 PE and all PE teachers.
Moment at MGSC? Probably the Year 9 surfing trip we went for in O.Ed.
Would you rather?
Be able to fly or be invisible? Invisible
Have hiccups for the rest of your life or have the feeling of sneezing but not being able to? Sneezing
Live a life that lasts 1000 years or 10 lives that last 100 year each? 10 lives that last 100 years each
Have a dragon or be a dragon? Have a dragon
Get up early or stay up late? Stay up late
Thanks for taking the time to answer the questions Viv, and good luck for the remainder of 2016 and beyond. Go Mentone.
Mentone Girls' SC had two teams compete in the Senior Interschool Sport competition on Wednesday 17th February. Our tennis team of Vivian Fidantsis and Sarsha Berntsen (Year 11), and Viv Andreou and Matilda Bradley (Year 12) won their round robin heading to the Southern Metro Region competition on April 21st. The A and B volleyball teams won all of their games which means they will also be moving onto the SMR competition on April 28th. Thank you to Coach Yamamoto and O'Hara for their efforts in training and organising the teams. Well done Seniors. Go Mentone!
Over the weekend of February 12-14 the 2016 Victorian Junior Track and Field Championships were on. Mentone Girls’ had three students competing in a variety of events to fantastic success. Millie Belleville (Year 8) came third in the Under 15 1500m event with a time of 5:00.91 (30 seconds faster than her time at MGSC Athletics Carnival last March). Zoe Cunningham (Year 9) came 3rd in the Shot Put with a distance of 11.18m and 2nd in the Hammer Throw with a distance of 38.13m. And, Kisarna Berntsen (Year 9) came 5th in the Under 15 400m event with a time of 1:01.55 and 1st in the Javelin with a throw of 32.42m. Congratulations to the girls on their incredible achievements. Go Mentone
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