St Catherine’s GSV Triathlon

Congratulations to all our students who participated in the GSV Triathlon over the weekend. The girls excelled in both the individual and team events.

In the early hours of Sunday morning 24 keen and determined St Catherine’s Triathletes took on the challenge of the GSV Triathlon. The GSV Triathlon is seen as an introduction into the sport, which incorporates Swimming, Cycling and Running disciplines. The event allowed girls to take part as individuals or in teams of three, across either the Mini (300m swim/10km ride/2km run) or Sprint (700m swim/20km ride/5km run) triathlon events.

This year we had three athletes take on the individual event. Lily Trosdal Ryan took on the Intermediate Mini Triathlon. Lily’s best discipline was her swim and she used this to her advantage starting the race strongly.

Lily recorded a time of 1:01:49 for 32nd place in her Division. Alexandra Cullen and Isabelle Dann stepped up to the challenge of taking on the longer, Sprint Triathlon. Alexandra’s best event was her ride, ranking seventh in the 16–19 years division. She recorded an overall time of 1:36:05, finishing fourth in the GSV Senior Division. Isabel made the longer distance look easy. She ranked second in the run leg and recorded a time of 1:30:34, to finish first in the GSV Intermediate Division.
St Catherine’s continued to perform extremely well in the team events. Building on the success of last year all of our teams displayed great teamwork to get their team across the finish line. We had five teams contest the Junior Division, with our Year 7 team of Chloe Joubert, Isabella Bufé and Francesca Demetriou finishing a narrow fourth. Two teams took on the Intermediate Division for the first time, having never done triathlon before. The girls did really well and took a lot away from the experience. Finally, our Senior team of Isabella King, Lucy Church and Stephanie Wills showed class as they worked hard to finish sixth in the Division.

Mr Lloyd Knight

Sport & Athlete Development Coordinator / Head Coach of Athletics

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