St Catherine’s skiers dominate slopes at national titles

St Catherine’s finished with 158 points, well clear of Melbourne Girls’ Grammar (85) and Methodist Ladies’ College (71).

In Division 1, St Catherine’s stamped its mark on the crosscountry classic race with teams from the school finishing second and third.

Willow Burrell and Claudia Richardson both recorded top 10 individual performances.

The Division 1 Alpine team also secured a top three finish, with snowsports captain Arrabella Houghton finishing ninth.

In Division 2, the Skier X and Alpine teams placed second and third. Amelia Maisano finished ninth in the Skier X.

The girls cross-country classic team also performed well, finishing third overall with Annelise Cody recording a seventh placing.

Annabel Lees finished inside the top 10 in the moguls event.

In Division 3, St Catherine’s demonstrated its strength as it dominated the division.

Amelia Jones led by example, putting on a masterclass of skill as she recorded national championship victories in the Alpine and Skier X.

Catherine Chen also put her skills on show, finishing second in the moguls.

Both helped their teams to a silver medal.

The Skier X team of Amelia Jones, Madeleine Hooker and Claudia Coombe-Tennant were first overall in their event.

The school’s Snowboarder X team also made it onto the podium in third place with Jessica Yang finishing in the top 10 in both snowboard disciplines.

The school’s cross-country team of Zara Bongiorno, Chloe Joubert and Emily McAllister, was first overall in the classic race while Zara Bongiorno, Madeleine Hooker and Ava Lansell claimed silver in the cross-country skate relay race.

The school’s primary team had a 54-point win over second-placed Canberra Girls Grammar with Matisse Stafford crowned the individual Division 4 Alpine and Skier X national champion.

Paul Amy

Leader journalist

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