From Michelle Ferguson, MIC of Swimming
The final GPS Swimming Carnival was held last Friday night at SOPAC. With the fantastic support from the Year 11 spectators and staff, the Scots Swimming team continued to perform solidly in the water. Of particular note were the efforts of Joshua Stevens. Joshua, the 2016 team Captain, lead by example. He placed first in the 50m Freestyle and 100m Freestyle and had a podium finish in his other races. In fact all the Senior boys lifted and swam well, inspiring the junior boys on the night with many achieving PB's. The 6 x 50m All Age Freestyle relay team consisting of Thomas Unger, Louis Grossemy, Ilan Ronen, Hugo Podgornik, Jack Chenoweth and Joshua Stevens swam brilliantly to place third in the final event for the evening - a true indication of commitment and determination.
Members of our Rowing team competed throughout the week at the Australian Rowing Championships at SIRC. Congratulations to Robbie Williams and Kurtis Thomas for their efforts over the week.
From Robbie Williams, Director of Rowing
George Finlayson competed early in the week in the Men’s Under 19 Single Scull finishing 4th in the A final. He later joined members from Sydney Rowing Club, Corowa Rowing Club and Swan River (WA) in a Men’s Under 19 Quadruple Scull, claiming Gold and being crowned a National Champion. To finish the week, he raced in the School Boy Single Scull placing 3rd and winning the Bronze medal. Congratulations to George on a huge week at the Championships.
Scots also proudly raced members from the 1st VIII - Matthew Grant, Campbell Moore, Flyn Kilby, Joe Skuse and James Lloyd in the School Boy Coxed Four. After a tough heat the boys improved with each race winning the repechage and a place in the A Final on Sunday. In some hard racing the crew moved into 2nd position through the 500m mark and with a blanket across the field coming through the 1500m mark the boys were unable to hang onto a medal finishing 5th overall.
This was a similar race profile and result for the Year 10 VIII who competed in the School Boy Under 17 VIII again finishing 5th in the A Final. However, the highlight for these boys was racing against 1st VIII's on Saturday in the School Boy VIII 500m Sprint Championships, they defeated crews in the Heat to gain entry into the A final and in a dash for the line they finished 5th overall.
This Week in Sport
From Brent Wilsmore, Prep Sportsmaster
This week we have our IPSHA representatives competing at NSWCIS Swimming Carnival at SOPAC. Our Prep Open Rugby 7's compete on Wednesday in the Eastern Suburbs Division. On Wednesday our House Cross Country Championships for Year 2 - 6 will be at Queens Park. On Saturday our Prep Opens Rugby 7's will compete at the Easter 7's on the Main Oval.
For all other Scots Students we have a sport free weekend this week. I would like to take the opportunity to invite you to the Scots College Easter 7's. This is always a great event for the whole family. We hope to see you there.