On Monday, 7th May, SMGS K-12 students took to the cross-country track at the Station Resort…180 runners to be exact!
With the House Shield on the line, this year’s cross country carnival saw one of the highest student participation numbers to date. Students wore their house colours with pride as they navigated the deceivingly tough course, made even more challenging by the gusty winds.
Year 12 Sports Captain, Aidan Machin, was proud of our student community for toeing the line and giving the event a go, saying, “What an amazing way to spend my last cross-country carnival. I was so proud of everyone for giving their best but for also supporting each other. It was awesome to see so many students representing the school proudly. Congratulations to everyone who competed!”
Memorable moments from our staff include: our Year 12 girls finishing their last SMGS cross-country in style, cartwheeling across the finish line, watching the K-2 students and their Year 12 buddies being cheered to the finish by the entire student body and staff, the sportsmanship and camaraderie exhibited by each SMGS student, and of course watching students who surpass their own expectations receiving a medal during the awards ceremony.
When the dust settled, Mowamba came out on top, winning by a slim margin of three points over Twynam, with Cascades and Kiandra tying for third.
Top 3 individual age champion results as follows:
(K= Kiandra, T = Twynam, M = Mowamba, C = Cascades)
1st Sam Lloyd (K) Lily Brown (T)
2nd Charley Burns (M) Grace Granabetter (K)
3rd Darius Beilicz (C) Steph Connell (T)
1st Jack Willsmer (M) Georgette Philpott (M)
2nd Jack Lister (T) Stella Smith (T)
3rd Aiden Moore (M) Helena Smith (K)
1st Billy Brown (T) Sam Stynes-Garratty (C)
2nd Blake Bell (M) Ally Quinn (T)
3rd Oki Ingle (K) Olivia Roche (C)
1st Spedding Pearce (C) Olave Wilkinson (M)
2nd Clancy Bell (T) Abbey Wilson (K)
3rd Finlay Bylett (C) Emily Willsmer (M)
1st Patrick Broe (T) Charlotte Wilson (K)
2nd Alex Gould (T) Ruby Smith (T)
3rd Boss Boonsiri (T) Hannah McKay (C)
1st Daniel Ternes-Dixon (K) Mackenzie Harding (K)
2nd Fletcher Thew (K) Letitia Murphy (K)
3rd River Wilkinson (T) Catherine Stynes-Garratty (C)
1st Kalob Blyth (C) Olivia Burke (C)
2nd Matt Hansen (M) Rani Thomas (T)
3rd Hudson Laird (K) Rhianna Blyth (C)
1st Willem Baldwinson (M) Annabelle Forster (M)
2nd Harry O’Toole (K) Laura Hobbs (M)
3rd Eli Wilkinson (M) Amy Hobbs (M)
1st Declan Burke (M) Tilly Flett (K)
2nd Jack Machin (C) Jamie Mawkes (T)
3rd Alex Woolley (K) Eve Donnelly (T)
1st Jake Kennedy (T) Heidi Nicholson (T)
2nd Jem Davies (T) Antonia Murphy (K)
3rd Thomas Hansen (M) Issy Beaton (C)
Bode Townsend, one of our students undertaking the RePL Course (Remote Pilot Licence) with our School of Aviation, was also out at the event, capturing aerial footage to be used in the video of the event which will be completed soon. Bode was supervised by SMGS Head of School of Aviation, Phil Ryrie.