Posted on February 9, 2017
Tintern House Athletics 2017
Our Senior School House Athletic Carnival will be held on Friday 24 February at Bill Sewart Athletics Track in East Burwood. As always, it is a compulsory, whole-school event for students and the program will consist of a range of both traditional and novelty events designed to engage as many students as possible. Students are to wear clothing suitable for competing, preferably in House colours, and should bring ample food and refreshments to last the day. A canteen with limited hot and cold food will be operating. Parents are most welcome to attend and support their student/s on the day.
EISM Summer Sport
Interschool sport is underway for Year 8 – 12 students after what has been a busy few weeks with limited lead-up time. Most teams have been well supported and results indicate that most will also be very competitive. The move of St Joseph’s College (a large all-boys college) from the EISM into the ACC Sports Association will make for a more even boys competition this year. Summer sports include softball, tennis, basketball, indoor cricket, Ultimate Frisbee and boy’s hockey.
A huge congratulations to Lilly Trevorrow (Year 8), who competed in the Modern Pentathlon Australian Championships last weekend, and took out the gold medal in her age group. Lilly had to compete in five disciplines: run, swim, shoot, fence, ride. The Championships took place across a variety of locations in Melbourne this past weekend. Lilly qualified for this event by competing successfully in a number of events run by Modern Pentathlon Victoria last year and achieving qualifying times across all disciplines.
This photo shows Lilly receiving her Medal from Kitty Chiller, Australian Chef de Mission at the 2016 Rio Olympics and former Australian Olympian. Well done, Lilly!
Lilly also wins Tetrathlon State Championships in her age group, in December
Competitors from all over the state came together to compete at Gladysdale in the State Championships for the relatively new Pony Club sport of Tetrathlon.
Lilly was one of the keen competitors in this event. She started the day with a good swim and a solid run. Lilly’s shoot was near perfect giving her a narrow lead moving into the final leg, the ride. The final phase for the day was a hickstead, a mix of show jumps and cross-country elements that included a slip rail. Lilly did a perfect round for maximum points securing her 1st place and State Champion title for the 12-14yo Girls 2016. Congratulations Lilly!
What is Tetrathlon?
A Tetrathlon has 4 Phases:
1. Run: A cross country run, length depending on age, between 1 & 3km
2. Swim: 4 minutes. The further you swim in 4 minutes the more points you earn.
3. Shoot: Laser pistol.
4. Ride: Horse ride, show jumping or cross country with a gate or rail element
How can I become involved?
Modern Pentathlon Victoria will be holding a time trial day at Tintern Grammar on Saturday 25 February starting at 9.00am. This day will not include the riding element, but will give participants an idea of how the event runs and an opportunity to practise the shoot phase. The times recorded on the day will be used to select the Victorian team which will compete in the Pony Club Nationals in Toowoomba in September this year. The cost for the day is $15 and refreshments will be served. All are welcome to come along and participate, riders and non-riders alike. Please find further information here: Tetrathlon Nationals Team Tryout, or speak to Lilly or contact Mrs Karen Trevorrow on 0438 858 353 to learn more about this event and how to enter.
Alumni Sporting News
Three past students have recently been in the news and we congratulate them for their sporting achievements.
Scott James recently won the Half Pipe Snow Boarding Championship at the X-Games in Aspen, Colorado, USA. Scott, who is the current World Champion, defeated the past two world champions in winning at X-Games. He will defend his world title in Sierra Nevada, Spain in March and is setting his sights on the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea next year. What made Scott’s achievement all the more significant was that he won the event on Australia Day wearing his red boxing kangaroo gloves. Scott competed in his first Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, Canada in 2010, whilst a student in Year 9 at Southwood.
Congratulations to Matthew Gilling who recently finished third in the famous Lorne ‘Pier to Pub’ swim. Matt competes in both pool and open water events but prefers open water swimming and surf lifesaving. Matt has had a very successful season in open water swimming, winning both the Point Roadknight ‘Rock to Ramp’ 2.5km swim and the Point Lonsdale, ‘Rip View’ 3.8km race. Back in October, he combined all his surf lifesaving skills to win the ‘Coolangatta Gold’ 41.8km event, an event involving ski paddling, board paddling, swimming and running. The event was made famous by Grant Kenny and made into a movie. Matt has recently moved to Queensland to join Northcliffe SLSC and Miami Swim Club where he hopes to further his career in both forms of swimming and surf lifesaving.
Keely McGovern was one of our top three IB students in 2016, scoring 40 out of a possible 45 for her IB and receiving an ATAR of 98.30. Throughout 2016 Keely worked hard and made many sacrifices in order to focus on her studies, including spending less time riding her horse. All the hard work paid off and Keely has been accepted into her first choice of tertiary course, Advanced Pharmaceutical Science with Honours at Monash University, Parkville.
Once exams were over, Keely was able to get back into her riding and decided to compete in the Wonthaggi Tetrathlon. This was Keely’s first attempt at this type of event. Keely’s horse is named Zoe, and it was her first time to compete as well. A tetrathlon involves Cross Country running (1500m), a 4 minute swim, Lazer shooting and Cross Country/Show Jumping on a horse. Points are accumulated for each event, similar to a pentathlon. The event was held in Wonthaggi over the weekend of 21-22 January, 2017. Keely was in the 12-25 Open section with 7 other competitors and she won!
Well done, Keely and Zoe, on your amazing effort!