Year 11 student and avid runner, Emily M, completed the Melbourne 1/2 Marathon on October 16th. Emily completed the 21km in 1 hour and 41 minutes which is an average of 5 minutes per kilometer, I very solid pace to continue for 21kms. She came in 3rd position in the Under 19 age group which is a fantastic result for a 16 year old.
Emily has taken up recreational running for a local running club in the mornings before school and can often be seen running in the early hours of the morning. Perfectly suited for long distance running, Emily has a unique ability to sustain a consistent pace for kilometer after kilometer. Congratulations Emily!
On Monday 17th October Mentone Girls Secondary College had 11 students competing in 17 events at the State Athletics Carnival. Our team of athletes performed sensationally across multiple track and field events to finish with a school tally of 141points which was the 6th highest score in the State. To finish above 300 other schools, with many being co-ed, is a testament to the ability of our girls.
MGSC results for the day were;
- Zoe C (Year 9) - Triple Jump 1st, Long Jump 1st, 200m 1st and Hurdles 3rd
- Emily R (Year 7) - Shot Putt 1st, Discus 1st
- Grace S (Year 12) - 100m 4th, 200m 3rd, 400m 2nd
- Kisarna B (Year 9) - Javelin 1st, 400m 2nd
- Sophie B (Year 7) - 800m 3rd
- Bianca L (Year 12) - Discus 6th, Shot Putt 6th
- Under 14 4x100m relay team - 1st (back to back champs) - Zoe, Teiki W, Chelsea R and Kisarna.
- Under 18 4x100m relay team - 2nd (3rd in 2015) - Grace, Amina M, Charlotte V and Vivian F.
I wish to thank Mr Russell for his help at the Beachside, Regional and State Carnivals as well as all the parents who came to support their daughter/s and MGSC. Congratulations to all of our State finalists, I am extremely proud of all your efforts. Well done to the back-to-back U14 relay team, let's go for the three peat; and best of luck to the departing Year 12's in their respective futures. Go Mentone!
On October 16th, a Year 7 and a Year 8 aerobics team competed at the Spring Challenge aerobics competition in Geelong. It was the final competition for the season and the students had been working extremely hard to perfect their routines. Congratulations to 'Shine' that placed 4th in a tight field against Mentone Girls Grammar and to 'Crystals' that placed 2nd out of 15 teams. A huge congratulations to all the girls on an excellent 2016 season.
Tryouts for the 2017 teams will be held on Thursday 27th October in the gym. All welcome. Miss Tess Molina
MGSC Year 8 student Macayla G has competed in the 2016 ISJ Show with her horse 'Beats'. Macayla did well in first round and progressed to the second round however was knocked out in this round. Macayla, her trainer Toni and Beats had a great day competing against other horses and riders in their grade. Well done Macayla!
On Thursday 6th October, Mentone Girls had 32 students compete at the Southern Metro Regional Athletics Carnival at Casey Fields. After a week of wind and rain, Melbourne turned on a fantastic day for the best athletes in the Region.
With Mr Russell manning the Javelin duties all day I was able to watch some fantastic events on the track and field. Zoe C (Year 9) dominated all day and won the Under 14 triple jump, long jump, hurdles (record) and 200m; Bianca L (Year 12) proved that she is a dynamite shot putter and discus thrower to make the States for yet another year; Grace S (Year 12) killed the field and won the 100, 200 and 400m events as well as anchoring the U18 4x100m relay team; Emily R (Year 7) started her High Schooling with a trip to States in the discus and shot put; Sophie B (Year 7) dug deep in the 800m to win gold; and Kisarna won the javelin for the third year in a row as well as the 400 and came second in the 800m. The defending State Champion U14 4x100m relay team (Kisarna, Zoe, Chelsea R, Teiki W) won their relay again, as did the defending State Silver medalist U18 4x100m relay team (Charlotte B, Amina M, Grace and Viv F).
A few other notable performances were - Sarah P (Year 8) in the hurdles, Chelsea fought through a crook stomach to compete in the 100m and 4x100m relay event, in a heroic run Milly W (Year 7) almost brought the U13 relay team back from about 30 meters to finish second by a fingernail, Emily M (Year 11) pegged runners back with ease in the 1500m event to finish third, Taylah T (Year 9) hit the afterburners on in the 200m event to finish second, and Sarsha B (Year 11) showed class in the shot put and put on a dazzling display in the triple jump.
Congratulations to all athletes who competed for MGSC on the day. We will be having 11 students competing in 17 events at the State Athletics Carnival on Monday 17th October at Lakeside Stadium. Good luck to everyone and thank you to Mr Russell for his help throughout the entire day. Go Mentone!
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