Sport Matters

The power of ten – ‘Decathlon’

Congratulations to Gary Haasbroek, Year 12 who recently competed in the Australian Athletic Combined Events Championships in Brisbane and won the National U/18 Decathlon Title. Gary has only recently switched to Decathlon and won the Victorian U/18 Title earlier this year at his first attempt. Gary also set new EISM records in the Open Long Jump and 100m Hurdles at the recent Division 2 carnival.

The decathlon is a gruelling event with five events scheduled on two successive days. Day 1 consists of 100m, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump and 400m. Day 2 consists of 110m Hurdles, Discus, Pole Vault, Javelin and 1500m.

Gary is juggling the demands of VCE with his athletic training and hopes to qualify for the IAAF World Youth Championships next year.

EISM Athletics Champions Meet

Congratulations to all 39 students who competed in the EISM Athletics Champions Meet at Lakeside Stadium on Monday 9th May. Tintern students won 25 medals against the best athletes from Divisions 1, 2 & 3, which was a fantastic performance considering a further 6 students missed the opportunity to compete when all high jump was cancelled due to bad weather conditions. Lorna Clark, Kirsty Clark, Matthew Xu, Corey Robinson, Anjali Lobo, Sophie Cookes and Erin Doupe performed exceptionally on the day and our Open Girls Relay – 1st and U/14 Boys Relay – 2nd also performed well. Lorna Clark broke the all-time EISM Girls Open 1500m record in an amazing performance. Congratulations Lorna.

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