In this issue:
Congratulations to the Genesis team in winning both the 10-12 years and 13-19 years Pine Rivers District Swimming carnival! The following students represented Pine Rivers District at the Met North Swimming Trials: Alice B, Amity H, Carel V, Cayden H, Cooper B, David H, Ella P, Emily P, Harrison B, Isabella J, Isabella Y, Jacobus L, Jake F, Jazmin E, Johann M, Lachlan T, Luka L, Luke D, Mackenzie S, Madison C, Marley P, Mia O, Mikaydi B, Sophie D, Tyron K and Xavier C.
The following students competed at the QSS State Swimming Championships representing Met North from 22 – 26 March: Jessica B, Kaelah B, Patrick C, Ellen G, Olivia G, Zeph H, Isaac H, Ben M, Lauren W, Mia T, Ralph N, Lachlan B and Callum F.
CSSAQ Swimming Carnival
Genesis competed at the CSSAQ Swim Carnival at Chandler on 15 March, winning both the Champion School for 9-12 years and 13-19 years.
Age Champions from the 13-19 Years age Divisions were:
A special thank you to Mrs Louise McCarthy for organising the event, GSA coaches (Brendan Keogh, Rick Pendleton and Tony Keogh) and Team managers (Julie Turner, Amy Griffiths and Rhiannah Boch) for their hard work and dedication to the Swimming Team.
The Genesis 10-19 years Cross Country was held at St Paul’s School on Thursday 11 March. A special thank you to all the staff involved and the House Captains for their assistance with setting up the carnival and leading their Houses throughout the day. Congratulations to Shiloh who were the winning house in the 13-19 years overall points. The top three students for each age division were:
12 Year Boys 12 Year Girls 13 Year Boys 13 Year Girls
1st – Windsor W 1st – Sienna Barr 1st – Manie V 1st – Reagan B
2nd – Jonty M 2nd – Madison R 2nd – Luka L 2nd – Michaela F
3rd – Noah C 3rd – Lucy S 3rd – Santiago R 3rd – Mackenzie S
14 Year Boys 14 Year Girls 15 Year Boys 15 Year Girls
1st – Ian B 1st – Haley W 1st – Henry J 1st – Kate C
2nd – Ryan F 2nd – Laura G 2nd – Ben C 2nd – Grace M
3rd – Lachlan M 3rd – Caitlin P 3rd – Christopher V 3rd – Holly M
16 Year Boys 16 Year Girls Open Boys Open Girls
1st – Mitchell W 1st – Stella B 1st – William M 1st – Ella S
2nd – Lincoln S 2nd – Carmen S 2nd – Noah C 2nd – Charlize S
3rd – William P/Ben M 3rd – Sophie D 3rd – Josiah M 3rd – Abbie R
Genesis Run Club
We’re excited to introduce the Genesis Run Club which will be held on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 6:30am-7:30am. Tuesday sessions will be Endurance Running and Thursday morning, track speed work. These sessions will be run by Elliott Shultz from GSA and are available for all students. The focus will be on improving fitness, and there are opportunities for students competing in the upcoming Cross Country District/Regional trials as well as distance track events and triathlons/aquathlons.
On Wednesday morning from 6:30am-7:15am there will be a bike skills session for triathlons and cycling to improve bike skills.
Please meet at the indoor Tennis courts. These sessions will still go ahead if it is raining. To begin, all sessions will be free of charge.
Genesis were represented by 6 teams at the Metro Futsal competition in the 14 years girls and boys, 15 years boys, 16 years girls and Open boys and girls teams. Four teams made it through to the Finals round with the Open girls team progressing to the semi-final round. A special thank you to the coaches Chris Reynolds, Will Allan, Luca Braico, Jarrod Benbow and Jade Dethlefs for all their effort and commitment this term with the Futsal teams. We wish all our teams well for the BOSL finals which will be held on the 29 and 31 March
Genesis competed at the CSSAQ Touch championships on the 5 and 12 March. The Junior girls team came in second place, Junior Boys third place and the Intermediate boys fifth place.
Congratulations to Chelsea W, Mitchell P, Mikaela F, Jake S and Kye V for being recognised in the CSSAQ merit team. We wish all our teams the best for the BOSL Semi Finals which will take place on the 29 and 31 March.
We appreciate the valuable contribution of the coaches Daniel Sarmiento, Damon Benbow, Rei San Agustin, Maddison Lanyon and teaching staff Kris Oettinger, Paul Forrester-Brown and Andrew Duncan.
Genesis competed at the Wide Bay Regional Championships, consisting of four riders from the Secondary school:
Special congratulations to Morgan L:
Congratulations to our Year 12 students, Ella and Jaeve, who recently competed at the 2021 Queensland State Championship Regatta held at Lake Wyaralong, representing both Pine Rivers Rowing Club and the College.
The girls received Gold Medals in all three of the following events:
1st – Championship U19 double scull
1st – Championship U21 double scull
1st – Championship U19 quad scull
Ella and Jaeve were also selected to represent Queensland in the First 8 (number 1) crew, to compete against other states in a national regatta in April.
Special mention – Ella G – Won Queensland Netball Youth Spirit award
District and Met North Representatives
Congratulations to the following students for their selection in representative teams:
Pine Rivers District Team
MET North Team
Olivia G in Year 10 competed at the Australian Open Water Championships held at Coolum, Qld. She swam in the 5km event and finished 14th nationally achieving a personal best by 2.5 minutes. Well done on this achievement!
Director of Secondary School Sport
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