Secondary District Athletics 2018

GCC athletes competed at this year’s District Athletics carnival under pristine conditions. The longer (8:30am to 5pm) format of events was expected not to suit the smaller schools with some GCC athletes competing in as many as eight different events in one day.

The bigger schools in Matthew Flinders and St Andrews had the advantage with larger teams consisting of specialist athletes competing in just one or two events.

To the credit of GCC athletes, they competed hard throughout the day, battling the effects of cramp and tiredness to represent our school with pride. Our students not only competed in a long list of events but achieved fantastic results and lifted our school from our previous best, 8th place in 2017 to an amazing 5th placed finish for 2018.

Special mention is given to Cassidy Ferris. She is certainly one of our most talented athletes. After finishing 2nd in the age championship rankings in 2017, she managed to go one better and finish in first place this year to take home this prestigious medal.

Congratulations to the following students who finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their events. Students finishing 1st and 2nd have been invited to attend the Sunshine Coast Regional Athletic Trials. Students finishing 3rd will be invited to attend only under certain circumstances.

Thank you to all students that represented GCC in this event.

Cassidy Ferris 1st 100m, 1st 200m, 1st 400m, 2nd Long Jump, 3rd Triple Jump, 2nd Shot Put, 1st Discus, 1st Javelin,
Keeley Thomas 3rd 100m, 2nd Long Jump,
Ellie Keeble 3rd 200m,
Amy Trevan 1st High Jump, Discus,
Hayley Dellaway 3rd High Jump
Rebekah Atkins 3rd Shot Put, 3rd Javelin,
Sophie Trevan 3rd Javelin
Liam Brown 3rd 100m,
Harry Fullerton 2nd 200m,
Daniel Coumi 2nd 400m
Bakani Kombanie 3rd 800m,
Mackenzie Still 2nd Long Jump, 3rd Triple Jump, 2nd Javelin
Arno Mens 2nd Shot Put
Damian Tomokino 1st Discus
Shane Charlesworth 3rd Discus
Patrick McKenzie 1st Discus
Noah Woolston 1st Shot Put
Shea O’Keeffe 3rd Shot Put
Cassidy Ferris, Nicole Theunissen, Maddie Roulston, Ellie Keeble 3rd Relay Team

Girls 14-16

Matthew Beattie, Head of Sport and HPE


Liam Brown in the 200m

Harry Fullerton finished in 2nd place for the 200m
Mackenzie Still finishes in 2nd place with this Javelin throw

Sophie Trevan throws the Shot Put
Jasmine Small in the 100m Bakanie Kombanie finishes 3rd in the 800m
Thomas Holley in the 800m
Cassidy Ferris 2nd place in the Long Jump

Harry Fullerton unfortunately suffers a hamstring injury in the 100m

Noah Woolston finishes in 1st place for the Shot Put