Category: Sport Reports

2016 Athletic Sports

On Thursday 14th of April, the sun was shining for Galen to hold its annual Athletics carnival. The standard was once again high this year.  The new Year 7 students had an awesome start to Galen Athletics with Charlie Young breaking the 1500m, Kelsie Wilson breaking both the 13yr old 100m and high jump record, and Thomas Johnstone had a great day on the track, breaking the 13yr old 100m, 200m, and 400m records. Year 9 student Talia McLaurin, showed how practice can pay off,  breaking the 14yr old high jump. Chloe Elliot, 17yr old, broke the Shot Put record from 1984. And Will Robinson equalled the 20yr old record held by Peter Hoggan from 2001, jumping 1.85m. 

As always, the final two events on the day were the Galen female and male Mac Hill Memorial Gifts. These gifts are an opportunity for the 8 fastest females and males over 100m to compete against each other, and they are hotly contested.

The female field was strong with fastest qualifiers being Alice Hales, Madison O’Keefe, Mikaela Trethowan, Brylee Wilson, Chelsei Boyer, Kelsie Wilson, Meg Allen and Jessica Gillies. In a close race, Year 7 student Kelsie Wilson managed to hold off her rivals winning the event. Well done Kelsie!

The male field was equally strong with the eight fastest being Will Robinson, Lachlan Moore, Lachlan Austin, Pat Milner, Nick Richards, Josh Crawford, Cam Nolan and Riley Petts. Riley Petts was the winner of the event.

A great effort and a terrific event to watch!

Congratulations are also in order for our age group champions. These are the best performers from each age group, males and females, on the day.  Each age group champion will be presented with a medallion at an upcoming assembly. 

Age Champions

13 Year old Kelsie Wilson
14 Year old Meg Allan
15 Year old Chloe Storer
16 Year old Mikaela Trethowan
17 Year old Kate Reiter
20 Year old Gemma Enever

13 Year old Thomas Johnstone
14 Year old Jace McQuade
15 Year old Adam Enever
16 Year old  Lachlan Moore
17 Year old  Eli Holland-Dean
20 Year old  William Robinson

All students who won track and field events have qualified for the Upper Hume athletics team which will compete in Albury on the 28th of April. The overall house results are below. McKillop’s house captains Will Nolan, Isaac Waite, Gemma Enever, Alysha Ismale were proud, winning by a significant margin.  Chisholm and Champagnat followed in second and third place, and in forth place was Delaney.

McKillop – 806
Chisholm – 665
Champagnat – 635
Delaney – 626

Thanks to all staff, house captains and students who helped with various duties before and on the day.

And finally well done to all who were present for creating such an enthusiastic and enjoyable atmosphere.

View photos from the day here

Congratulations Oliver

Congratulations to Oliver Willett on making the Victorian Country State Cricket Team. In February this year Oliver Willett played in the National championships in Queensland, Brisbane. Oliver was one of 13 country students who were chosen from across the State of Victoria. Oliver opened the batting for Victoria and he made plenty of runs in all the games. 17 against the ACT, 43 against the Victorian Metropolitan team and in the final against NSW’s 41. Check out Oliver in the Team Victorian Under 15 Cricket Cap Presentation.


Upper Hume Intermediate & Senior Volleyball

Galen got the job of convening the volleyball this year, and it was great to see so many students willing to help out and ensure the day ran smoothly. Thanks to Mai Thwaites and Lauren Torpey who ran around all day making sure everyone was where they needed to be. Another huge thanks to Tomarsh Loki and Blake Nixon who were master referees on the day and jumped in when other teams did not bring refs. Galen had a mixed bag of a day, with two of the three teams winning and going on to Hume level next term.

Intermediate Girls: The Intermediate Girls were keen to get the day started, but only had two games for the whole day. Lily Hales was named captain, and her and Bridie Nixon kept the talk going all day. They came up against WHS in their first game, Ellie Laffy’s thumping serve getting them off to an easy start, and Ella Henry’s movement around the court set them off on the right track. They won the first game, and confidence was gained from this. After a long break and plenty of helping out around the Barr. Next up was Wodonga Senior SC, who were intimidating, but Shani Rickard did not let them get in her head and held onto her strong serve. Chloe Storer used her height to get the ball over the net whilst Madison O’Keefe and Emma Lee moved expertly around the court.

Intermediate Boys: The boys team came out on top overall, winning each of their games in straight sets. They began the day well against a strong WHS, and it was nice to get away with a win over their rivals; Cooper Elliot’s serving was on point and Alessandro Belci had plenty of talk keeping the boys on their game. After a long break, the boys took on Victory, and with strong service games from Tom Young and Ethan Whiley, they were set up for an easy lead. They ran away with the win, giving them overconfidence straight up in their next game against and undermanned WMYC Huon, where they were put through their paces in the first set, until some excellent sets and plays by Mitch Holt, Aidon Simonetti and Lewis Sharrock allowed them to pull away. After a short break where the supported the Senior Girls to a win in their final game, they played their final game against WMYC Felltimber, who lacked the experience of some of our boys; Josh Smart and Callum Spencer may have been distracted, but Galen got the job done.

Senior Girls: The girls walked in cold and this showed in their first game against WHS, they pushed them to three sets, with Biance Mulqueen covering the backcourt and often setting up for Alysha Ismale at the front. They were getting used to working with each other, and this game was a good way for them to see what happens when they didn’t work together. They won the next game against Victory in straight sets with Taylah Reidy’s tough serve and Gemma Enever’s skill at the net play integral parts in this win. The talk was much better with Tayla Russo encouraging and pulling everyone together. Their final game against Wodonga Senior SC was won comfortably. Chloe Elliott may have been stealing everyone else’s shots, but she was smashing her returns at the opponent, and Ellenor McKenzie kept the ball in play with a couple of trick shots of her own. We won the day by 2%, so the girls get to go on to Albury next term also.


Hume Swimming Championships

Galen’s fastest swimmers attended the Hume Region swim meet in Wodonga on Tuesday 15th March. Four individuals and both our relay teams qualified to race at state level in Melbourne in term 2, which was a terrific result!

Congratulations to Bridget Cole, Maggie Skewes, Gabe Watson, and Phoebe Osbourne who qualified for individual events. Bridget Cole also received Age Champion and Maggie Skewes broke two more records. A special mention to Lucy Hughes who was very excited, recording her first State Age time – well done, Lucy.

The girl’s medley and freestyle relay teams also won their events. Congratulations to team members Lucy Hughes, Phoebe Osborne, Bridget Cole and Jessie Gerrish. The 16 yr old boys medley team members, Zack Watson, Henry Lee, Gabe Watson and Harry Skewes were also successful, winning their event.

Thanks to all swimmers for their co-operation, exemplary behavior and willingness to participate. Thanks must also go to Gary Watson and Corey Van Aken for their help and assistance with managing the team on the day.