Under the lights and challenging conditions at the Pymble Cup, held at Perisher Resort on Monday night, SMGS’ snowsports athletes took advantage of another early season competition opportunity.
Owing to lack of snow, the event was reduced to a one-run time trial for all disciplines and categories.
Head of Sport and ESA Coordinator, Mr Tim Bland, was pleased with not only the students’ results, but also with the team spirit and camaraderie, saying, “”It was great to see a number of our students out doing their best on Monday night. It was even better to see students and parents stay at the bottom of the course to support and congratulate each other from the start of the event to the finish.”
SMGS had a number of podium finishes as follows:
Georgia Crisp 1st, Div 1 Female
Clementine Mobbs 1st, Div 2 Female
Mia Chawner 2nd, Div 3 Female
Jess Dickson 3rd, Div 3 Female
Flynn Gannon 1st, Div 3 Male
Max Vardy 2nd, Div 3 Male
Madison Rager 1st, Div 2 Female
Tom Gannon 3rd, Div 2 Male
Full results: Pymble Cup 2017 Results
First-year SMGS ESA student-athlete, Letitia Murphy showed great form in her run on Monday night. Of her first race of the Australian season, she said, “It was a thrilling and exciting race. There were some challenging and pressure-filled conditions to navigate, especially with only one run because of the weather.”
In his first season at the snow, SMGS Principal, Mr Andrew Leslie, was proud of the students who competed at the Pymble Cup, saying, “It was great to see so many of our students participating in the Pymble Cup. I was pleased with their performances so early in the season, and I look forward to cheering on Team SMGS in the upcoming competitions. Well done to all SMGS students!”
Information for both events are located here:
With some fresh snow on the mountains, students, staff and parents will be excited to get out on the slopes this weekend! Good luck to everyone competing and thank you to all of those spectating and cheering either from the side of the trails or from afar!
SMGS Snowsports Program
As you might expect from a school that actively utilises its natural environment, wintersports form an integral part of the program at SMGS.
All students are encouraged to participate in the winter program, from Kindergarten through to Year 11, and programs cater for all skill levels from the very beginners through to elite athletes. Students also have the option of applying to join the Elite Snowsports Academy which caters to students who require a more rigorous training program.