Term 2 Sporting Success Continues
St Catherine’s students continue to excel in their chosen sports with success in Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Cross Country this Term.
Congratulations to Romilly Walker (Year 8) who was recently selected in the State Secondary School Swimming Team representing Victoria (and St Catherine’s) at the National Titles in Darwin.
Congratulations also to Laetitia Donato (Year 10) who has qualified for the Australian Open Diving Championships to be held in Melbourne this month.
Well done to Thalia Barbayannis (Year 8) has been selected into the Victorian Junior State Water Polo Team and will be competing at MSAC in July at the East Coast Challenge (ECC).
Great team racing from the St Catherine’s Cross Country Team saw the School win the GSV Preliminary Cross Country Carnival for the first time since 2005. Confidence, competitiveness and teamwork were the key focuses as the group went from strength to strength beating a strong Firbank and 2015 Cross Country Championship runners up, MLC.
Sport and Athlete Development Coordinator and Head Coach of Athletics, Mr Lloyd Knight said:
The juniors got the day rolling in style, with nine of the top 15 finishers being St Catherine’s athletes. It was a sea of light blue all the way around the course as our Year 7s and 8s worked hard in their running packs to assist and challenge each other to get the best result for the School. Francesca Demetriou was the fastest finisher, breaking the 12 minute barrier for three kilometres and placing second overall. However, hot on her heels were Isabella Bufé, Alexandra Demetriou, Elodie Ferrali and Chloe Joubert, who all finished inside the top 10 placing fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh respectively.