Senior Rowers Perform at Head of the Goulburn Regatta

Over the first period of Term 4 the Senior rowers have been rowing evenly matched squad based crews rather than ranked first and second VIIIs. This period culminates with the Rowing programs’ first official regatta for the season, the seven kilometre Head of the Goulburn Regatta in Nagambie on Saturday 23 October.

The Regatta is always a mixed bag of results due to some schools being in squad based crews, with other Schools being in ranked first and second VIIIs. This race is their longest of the season, taking all Schoolgirl crews over 30 minutes to complete. This is a long time, where if a crew doesn’t have an equal contribution from all members, then the boat becomes heavy and slows down quickly. The students’ feelings about the performance are the indicators of whether we have had a good performance on the day – if the boat is feeling light with all rowing hard for the full race, then it is a lot of fun.

This year, it was great to see students off the water highly positive about their races. All boats reported that the rhythms were strong and the boats felt light throughout the races.

This was reflected in the results. The Boynton and the Geraldine placed third and fourth out of eight crews in the Schoolgirl VIII+ Division 1, behind Genazzano and Firbank’s Senior first VIIIs. The girls rowing the Williams placed second out of seven crews in Schoolgirl 4x Division 2.

We are very pleased with the efforts from the students and are looking forward to seeing the girls progress throughout the remainder of Term 4.

Mr David Fraumano
Head Rowing Coach
Senior School House Swimming

On Monday 24 October we had our Annual House Swimming Carnival at MSAC. It was a fantastic morning and students participated and supported their House enthusiastically. There were some very close races and consistently strong performances from all Year levels. Congratulations to Langley Templeton for winning the event for the second year in a row.

This year, with Year 12 Hannah Wentworth having swum and won the last five Blue Ribbon events, the most a student can win for Swimming, it was time for a new swimmer to take the honour. In what was sure to be a hard fought race it did not disappoint. With two of the swimmers breaking the previous record there was only .15 of a second difference with Year 8 student Romilly Walker from Langley Templeton winning the prestigious ‘Blue Ribbon Event’ in a time of 28.76 seconds.

This makes Romilly the fastest girl at St Catherine’s for the 50m Freestyle! Congratulations Romilly.

Junior Cricket

This week our Junior Cricket Team showed a renewed confidence in their skills to come away with a strong win over Korowa.

Batting first, our girls communicated well and took runs quickly. Kayla and Chloe found the boundary several times, and first time batter Tingquan (Gloria) was excellent. We finished the 16 overs with 6/101.

In the field, our girls were impressively supportive and encouraging of each other. The bowling was much improved from all our girls, Millie and Francesca cleaning up a few wickets each and some great catches came from Fleur and Clementine. Korowa scored 8/83.

In Junior rules, each wicket counts as four runs towards the fielding team’s total, bringing the final score to a 133 to 107 win for our girls.

Congratulations to all of our players this week: Annabel Brend, Lucy Keilar, Gloria Meng, Ella Stefanis, Clementine Newton-Brown, Chloe Cooper, Kayla Harrison, Francesca King, Fleur Anstee, Ruby Seymour, Millie Fraser-Smith and Zoë Meggitt.

Senior Cricket

Our Senior cricketers finished their season in style this week against Firbank.

Winning the toss, we elected to field first. Our bowlers performed extremely well, with wickets coming from Hope, Kavina and Lydia (2) and Hannah. Our fielding was strong and we kept Firbank to a score of 5/88.

Our batting was impressive, with several of our batswomen repeatedly finding the boundary. We successfully chased Firbank’s score and finished with 8/98.

Our girls are to be congratulated on a great win and an excellent season.

Players: Caroline Sawers, Erin O’Brien, Georgia Deacon, Hannah Otto, Mackenzie Leyden, Esther Teow, Phoebe Keilar, Grace Ritchie, Kavina Kalaichelvam, Hope Kudelka, Charlotte Zelouf, Amelia Chambers, Angela Sexton, Lydia He, Adrianna Chai, Demetria Avdalis.

Mr Chris Jones
Head of Sport