Toowoomba Grammar School

Wesley Dunne

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Track and Field – Representative News

Jai Gordon (Year 11) was recently named in an Australian Under 20 relay squad for athletics. Based on his recent athletic achievements, Athletics Australia has identified Jai as a potential Australian representative for the upcoming World Junior Championships. As such, he was invited to a National Under 20 relay camp in Canberra where he trained alongside the Australian Olympic relay team. The photo below includes Open and junior members. Jai is sitting on the ground, on the right end with yellow shoes.

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Track and Field – State Title Results

Following the finals for the QLD State Titles, we congratulate the following boys who medalled in their respective events:

 

Name Event Position Medal
Paul Draheim U15 200m Hurdles 1 Gold
Harrison Callow U17 100m 1 Gold
Wihan Kruger U14 Javelin 1 Gold
Patrick Mc Kay Jai Gordon Harrison Callow 17 – 19 4 x 100m Relay 1 Gold
Jai Gordon U16 100m 1 Gold
U17 200m 1 Gold
Charlie Bragg U15 Shot Put MC 1 Gold
Ewald Kruger U13 Discus 1 Gold
U13 Hammer 1 Gold
U13 Shot Put 2 Silver
Nicholas Coonan U16 800m 3 Bronze
 Joseph Currie U13-15 4 x 100m Relay 3 Bronze
Archie Steele U16 110m Hurdles 3 Bronze

Adventure Club – iFly

iFly provides the opportunity to experience the free fall sensation of skydiving in the safety of a vertical wind tunnel while not strapped to an instructor but free to learn some basic manoeuvres to control movement. With training, aerial acrobatics are also possible.

Check-in and a short wait, with the chance to watch a previous group fly, gave us an idea of what to expect and allay some initial fears.  Soon we were suiting up and learning the basic principles and hand signals (the wind is loud in the tunnel) for relax, chin up, legs straight and legs bent.  That’s all there is to it. Off to the staging area to await our turn.

The boys were very quick to master the basic skills.  Three extended length flights allowed them to further hone these skills and demonstrate mastery of the basics to control their movement around the tunnel.  Most choose to have our instructor take them to the top of the tunnel and down again as part of their final flight before our instructor demonstrated some fancier flying techniques with precision. All were smiling ear to ear as we exited at the end of our session.

A stroll down Cavill Mall to the beach before enjoying a casual lunch capped off a great day out.

Images and video available HERE:

 

Mr B Bassingthwaighte

ADVENTURE CLUB COORDINATOR

Rugby – BHP Western 7s Rugby Carnival

TGS had two teams entered in the carnival which was played on Saturday, 19 and Sunday, 20 October.

The U15 team played well over the two days but went down to St Brendan’s College (Yeppoon) in the semifinal.

The Opens team played entertaining, yet disciplined, 7s rugby over the two days culminating in a win against Wadga Wadga Community College (Woorabinda) 26-19 in the final to claim the Opens title.

Well done to all the boys involved.

Track and Field – State Championship, Cairns

Well done to all the TGS students who have been representing the Darling Downs region in the State Athletic Championship in Cairns over the past few days. There have been some fantastic results including:

  • 6 State Champions
    • Jai Gordon           16 year 100m
    • Harry Callow       17 year 100m
    • Wihan Kruger     14 year javelin
    • Ewald Kruger     13 year hammer thrower
    • Charlie Bragg     15 MC Shot put.
    • Paul Draheim     15 year 200m hurdles
  • Harry Callow, Jai Gordon, Pat McKay   4x100m and new QLD record
  • Joe Currie was a member of the 4x 100m that came 3rd.

FINALS (results to follow)

Harry Callow, Jai Gordon and Pat McKay in 200m final.

Josh Roach and Nick Coonan in 400m final.

Nick Coonan in 800m final (ranked 1st).

 

We wish all our athletes the best of luck as they head into the final two days of competition.

Swimming – Results

Congratulations to Isaac Cooper who recently competed at the State Teams Short Course Challenge. This is a National competition where swimmers are selected to represent their state. Isaac was selected in the QLD team after winning several medals at the QLD Short Course Championships. An invitational NZ team is also represented at the meet.

Isaac finished the meet with the following individual swims in the Mens 15yrs age group:

  • 2nd 50m Backstroke (New QLD Short Course Record)
  • 2nd 100m Backstroke
  • 2nd 200m Backstroke
  • 5th 50m Freestyle
  • 5th 50m Butterfly
  •  1st 8 x 50 Freestyle relay
  • 2nd 4 x 100 Medley relay
  • 3rd 4 x 100 freestyle relay
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