Term 3 has seen amazing achievements in Cross Country, Rugby, Snow Sports, Athletics, Biathlon and Tennis with many students competing at a Representative Level.
The term began with news that over the school holidays a number of Lindfield boys had represented the school in Snow Sports at Thredbo. Following the Interschool Competition, Mika and Anders Koskela were selected to compete at the State Competition where Mika placed 31st in the Alpine Skiing and 34th in the Skier Cross. Anders placed 24th in the Boarder Cross.
Charlie Burt and Finn Dundon have had to maintain their fitness and training from the Term 1 Cross Country Carnival through to this Term where they represented NSWCIS at the PSSA (State) Cross Country at Eastern Creek. Charlie finished 17th (despite an unfortunate fall!) and Finn 31st in the State. Brilliant results for both boys.
James Knight was selected for the NSWCIS Team early in Term 2 and was training with that team on a weekly basis leading up to the PSSA (State) Championships in Newcastle. The CIS Team went through the competition undefeated and came from behind in the Grand Final to beat Sydney West.
21 boys represented Lindfield at the IPSHA Athletics Carnival where the following boys were successful in selection for the NSWCIS Athletics Carnival. Congratulations to:
Charles Brown, Charlie Burt, Finn Dundon, Harry Stuart and Finn Wicks – Senior Relay Team
Charlie Burt – 800m, 1500m
Finn Wicks – 200m, Long Jump, High Jump
Tee Barrington-Higgs – High Jump
Maks Saravanja – High Jump
Flynn Clatworthy – Discus
The Lindfield Athletes were outstanding representatives at the CIS Carnival with the Senior Relay Team making the final to finish 7th out of 20 teams and our field event competitors placing in the top 10. Charlie Burt finished 3rd in the 800m and was the 2nd fastest qualifier in his age group in the 1500m race to progress to the PSSA (State) Carnival in October.
Three Lindfield boys – Nathan Sharp, Oliver Barrington-Higgs and Kane Gillis were up bright and early on a cold morning to compete in the Interhouse Biathlon against the Wyvern boys. Nathan placed 3rd in the U12’s, Oliver 7th in the U12’s and Kane 4th in the U11’s. Later that morning a number of boys participated in the Interhouse Tennis Championships where Ronan Brown made the semi final, but went down to Flynn Clatworthy in a tough match to see Flynn place Ali from Wyvern in the final. Congratulations to Flynn who was runner-up in a competition that brought together strong competitors from both campuses.
To have so many boys competing at such a high representative level is a brilliant achievement and doesn’t come without many hours of training and practice! Congratulations to all our representative athletes!
Eliza Monaghan – PEHPE Mistress