SSATIS: GYC athletes among records

Showery and cool conditions did not hamper the young athletes as they broke nine Southern Sports Association of Tasmanian Independent Schools (SSATIS) records at the 2017 athletics carnival held at The Domain on Wednesday 13 September.

Overall, a spirited team effort saw Guilford Young College win the College Girls Shield and the College Co-educational Shield, while the boys fell an agonising two points short of The Hutchins School in the College Boys Shield.

A number of our athletes won their events and a number also recorded personal best efforts. All GYC athletes competed in the Open division.

Ryan’s effort in the triple jump was 14.13m, breaking the meet open record of 13.86m.

While Agnes bettered the meet javelin open record of 32.55m by 1.95m, throwing 34.5m, a competitor from St Mary’s College threw 35.81m to win the event.

Ryan also won the boys’ 100m and the long jump. He also anchored the relay team to win, with Harrison Loveless, Dusty Rankin and Jordan Cox. Harrison Loveless also won the 200m while Jordan Cox won the 110m hurdles and came second to Ryan in the long jump and the triple jump.

Liam Shelton won the shot put and the discus and came second in the javelin.

Among the girls’ results, Rebecca Kovacic won the 200m and came second in the long jump. Rebecca Revill won the 800m and was second in the 400m.

The girls’ relay team, of Rebecca Revill, Agnes Sakina, Rebecca Kovacic and Olivia Reid, was run into second place by St Michael’s Collegiate School by .04 of a second.

GYC’s top competitor in each event will compete in the SATIS Athletics Carnival, at The Domain, on Saturday 23 September.

The “remnant” able to stay for the very late presentations, standing, from left, Alice Randall, Sophie Scott, Rebecca Kovacic, Mitchell Gittus, Dustin Dunning, Nathan McKillop, Harrison Loveless; front row, from left, Rebecca Revill, Olivia Reid, Ryan Cooper, Jordan Cox, Dusty Rankin.

The “remnant” able to stay for the very late presentations, standing, from left, Alice Randall, Sophie Scott, Rebecca Kovacic, Mitchell Gittus, Dustin Dunning, Nathan McKillop, Harrison Loveless; front row, from left, Rebecca Revill, Olivia Reid, Ryan Cooper, Jordan Cox, Dusty Rankin.

A feature of this year’s carnival was the inclusion of two para events.  A driving force behind this innovation was SSATIS Head and GYC Principal Mr Craig Deayton.
Mr Deayton was quoted in the Mercury as saying, “As an annual event (this carnival) is a big deal for all of the students and provides an opportunity to excel, but the biggest push will always remain on participation. We want to encourage all students to engage with athletics and physical education. It is more than just recreation, it is a vital part of education.”
Specific para events were the girls’ and boys’ 100m para ambulatory open.
Para students also competed in other events where possible. Dominic College’s Sam Walker set a new Australian U/18 T38 para record in the U/15 shot put.

GYC RESULTSSSATIS Athletics group

Girls’ Open

100m
Rebecca Kovacic 2
Agnes Sakina 10
200m
Rebecca Kovacic 1
Olivia Reid 4
400m
Rebecca Revill 2
Laura Spandler 3
800m
Rebecca Revill 1
Laura Spandler 3
1500m
Alice Randall 3
Sophie Scott 4
3000m
Alice Randall 3
Sophie Scott 12
4x100m relay
GYC 2
High Jump
Alice Randall 4
Elizabeth Johnstone 6
Long Jump
Rebecca Kovacic 2
Olivia Reid 3
Triple Jump
Olivia Reid 3
Elizabeth Johnstone 9
Shot Put
Holly Van Lierop 3
Elizabeth Johnstone 10
Discus
Elizabeth Johnstone 2
Sophie Scott 5
Javelin
Agnes Sakina 2
Elizabeth Johnstone 3

Boys’ Open

100m
Ryan Cooper 1
Harrison Loveless 2
200m
Harrison Loveless 1
Dustin Dunning 4
400m
Dusty Rankin 2
Dustin Dunning 4
800m
Mitchell Gittus 3
Ryan Eiszele 4
1500m
Nathan McKillop 3
Tyler Wilmott 4
Hurdles
Jordan Cox 1
4x100m relay
GYC 1
High Jump
Jordan Cox 5
Liam Shelton 6
Long Jump
Ryan Cooper 1
Jordan Cox 2
Triple Jump
Ryan Cooper 1 (record)
Jordan Cox 2
Shot Put
Liam Shelton 1
Thomas Maksimovic 3
Discus
Liam Shelton 1
Thomas Maksimovic 2
Javelin
Liam Shelton 2
Lachlan Daniels 3