NSW All Schools Triathlon - INDIVIDUAL EVENT : On Thursday 26 February, five students from St Luke's competed in the INDIVIDUAL Triathlon event, held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith. The students achieved outstanding results, with 1 podium finish and 2 individuals qualifying (placed in the Top 6) to represent NSW at the upcoming All Schools National Championships.
Final Individual Results:
|Ben Dawtrey||Year 9||3rd Place|
|Kitty Henderson||Year 7||4th Place|
|Zac Dawtrey||Year 7||10th Place|
|Kristian Ilic||Year 9||72nd Place|
|Gemma Wickham||Year 10||DNF (injured)|
Ben Dawtrey's podium finish also means that he will also be representing NSW in the Junior Boys relay event at the National Championships.
NSW All Schools Triathlon - TEAM EVENT : On Friday 27 February, 15 students competed in the TEAM Triathlon event, also held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith.
The teams competing were:
|Junior Boys||Ben Dawtrey, Zac Dawtrey and Kitty Henderson|
|Intermediate Girls 1||Bella Geros, Jade Geros and Tia Geros|
|Intermediate Girls 2||Michaela Reisinger, Ella Duncan, Ella Johnston|
|Intermediate Girls 3||Mackensie Hargrove, Maya Berg, Cicely Brown|
|Senior Boys||Shaun Connor, James Clerke, Richard Ledger|
A highlight of the day was when the mixed Junior relay team, consisting of Ben Dawtrey, Kitty Henderson and Zac Dawtrey, finished in 2nd place (out of a competitive field of 115 all-boys teams). Zac's solid 400m swim had the St Luke's team within 1 minute of the lead swimmer and in approximately 25th place. Ben's gutsy bike leg saw him come in at 5th position as he tagged Kitty for the run. As Kitty charged out of transition and onto the running track, she was already making ground on the four runners in front before she went out of sight. It was not until the final 200 m, when the runners came back into view that Kitty was seen sprinting towards the finish line in 2nd position, just behind Trinity Grammar. A truly super effort from a group of dedicated athletes who not only train together, but support each other and are great ambassadors for St Luke's. (Thanks to Mrs Dawtrey for supplying some of the details of this report).
Other results of the day, included a strong effort from the Senior Boys team who finished 7th from over 170 teams. Also, the first of the Intermediate Girls teams, "Team Geros", who finshed in a creditable 75th position, which was well in the top half of all finishers.
Congratulations to all competitors who competed on behalf of St Luke's, and who displayed such excellent sportsmanship and perseverance as they endured very hot conditions.