Students Star in Surf League Competition

The Geelong College's team of 30 enthusiastic students have helped the College win overall honours at a School Surf League competition in Torquay.

The College was represented in all events, including the 1km beach run, sprint, flags, beach relay, board race, board relay, board rescue, run swim run, Cameron relay and wade races on Friday 23 February. Our athletes thrived in the fairly flat conditions at Cosy Corner, combining for College to be the overall winning school! The College scored 345 points, ahead of Emmanuel College Warrnambool (265) and Kardinia International College (241).

Standout performances were Paddy Ryan in the beach sprint, 1km run and flags; Max Mauderer making the top three in all his events; Archie Vernon winning the swim, board and wade; and combined teams taking out the aqua Cameron, board relays and board rescue events.

In the girls, some memorable moments were: Ruby Pekin-Schlicht winning the wade and beach relay; Andie Taylor winning the flags; Olivia Richardson in the 1km run; Grace Harris winning the swim and board and placing 2nd in the wade; and the girls combined with Libby Falkiner to win the board relay and aqua Cameron. 

Special thanks to our two GAP students Fergus and Jack Henderson, who were officials all day, and Harriet Jennett and Noah Gray for their water safety. Without their help, the event would not go ahead. Thank you also to Mr Mark Cheatley and Mr Marcus Tyrrell for stepping in at the last minute to look after the boys’ team. The support of parents, stepping in to official or cheer on their children, was also invaluable. Well done all. 

Petrina Porter
Head of Girls' Sport
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