CIS Secondary Athletics
On Tuesday 25 September, 10 of our secondary students competed at Homebush in the Combined Independent Schools
Athletics Championship. It was a wonderful day of competition, and once again our students did us proud with both their effort, their attitude and
- Benjamin Gulliford came 1st in the Multi Class Shot Put
- Luke Van Ratingen came 1st in the 17 Boys 200m
- Wilson Kelly came 2nd in the 18 Boys 200m, and 3rd in the 100m
- Henry Burrill came 4th in the 17 Boys Javelin with a personal best throw
Our senior boys relay team, comprised of Mark Allan, Wilson Kelly, Max Gander and Luke Van Ratingen, ran together for the first time at Zone this year.
During their State race, they then showed incredible determination and tenacity to recover from a dropped baton, and power home to finish in second,
and qualify for CIS. Fast forward ahead to the last event of the day at the CIS carnival. Mark was sick, but rallied to get out there and run with
his team mates. Wilson and Luke had both already competed, as had Max who was also carrying an injury. However, these boys ran the race of their lives,
and with only a few metres to go, they powered home to take the Gold. Well done boys on an outstanding effort! Enjoy the exciting video of the race
Thanks to all of the students for representing us so well on the day. I would also like to say a big thank you to Mrs Vander Straaten and Isabella Dale
for their tireless help on the day!
2018 2XU NSW All Schools Athletics Championships
Over 1700 students converged on Sydney Olympic Park to compete in the All Schools
Athletics Championships. A number of our students competed across the four days in both track and field events, some for the first time. Luke Van Ratingen
ran an incredible time to just miss out on the top three in the 17 Years Boys 400m, with the winner of the race being a youth Olympian. Benjamin Gulliford
threw a personal best and was crowned state champion in the Under 20s Men’s Para Shot Put. Well done on a wonderful effort!
Rugby 7’s State Championships
Reinhardt Van Staden was selected as one of the referees for the recent Rugby 7’s State Championships. He was the youngest referee at the tournament, and
over three days he officiated 16 games as the head referee, and four games as the assistant. Reinhardt said it was a great opportunity and he felt
very privileged to be there. This is wonderful achievement for Reinhardt who is proving to have quite a future ahead of him in refereeing.
CSSA Cricket Gala Day
The Junior Boys Cricket Team had a fantastic day at the CSSA Cricket Gala Day in Manly. Seth Thompson did a great job captaining the side in the spirit
of the game, against more experienced teams. All the boys were a credit to Covenant, taking away valuable understanding and experience. It will be
exciting to watch this team develop in future years, given they are predominately Year 7 and can play together in this age group for another couple
of years. Well done boys! Mrs Nicholson
A band of merry students braved an early morning start to head to the International Regatta Centre at Penrith for the CSSA Biathlon and Triathlon event.
Since Covenant first took part last year, this has been a highly anticipated day, with many of our students either taking on a biathlon/triathlon for
the first time, or attempting to better their results from last year. The day commenced with the individual events, where we had two primary students
and eight secondary students taking part, and then moved on to the teams event, which saw one primary team complete the biathlon, and 10 secondary
teams complete the triathlon. Despite the hot conditions, our students had a great day competing and cheering one another on, and thoroughly enjoyed
the atmosphere and pushing themselves. A big thank you to Mrs Vander Straten for passing on her triathlon expertise, and special mention to the following
Cooper Eakin – 6th in Junior Boys Individual Event
Marcella Leung (swim) and Zoe Woods (run) – 7th out of a whopping 75 entries in the Primary Biathlon Team Event
Cooper Eakin (swim), David Lawson (ride) and Leighton Shaw (run) – 3rd in the Intermediate Boys Team Event (of which these boys were some of the youngest!)
Boden Garside (swim), Jordan Heap (ride) and Matthew Leung (run) – 5th in the Intermediate Boys Team Event
Jake Eakin (swim), Mark Allan (ride) and Kyle Steyn (run) – 2nd in the Senior Boys Team Event