On Thursday October 5, the Les O'Brien Precinct in Albury bore witness to an exceptional display of talent and determination as 51 students from Greater Shepparton Secondary College participated in the Hume Region Track & Field Championships. The results were nothing short of extraordinary, as GSSC emerged victorious, securing the top spot in the overall school rankings for the second consecutive year with our students taking home a total of 14 gold, 22 silver and 21 bronze medals for the day. This outstanding achievement is a testament to the dedication, hard work, and competitive spirit of our student athletes.
A special round of applause is due to Fofoa Tulimafono and Djura Weston for their spectacular performances which saw them both crowned age group champion in their respective divisions. Fofoa's remarkable feat of securing four silver medals in the 15 years 100m, 200m, 400m, and shot-put events exemplifies her versatility and athletic prowess. Djura's achievement of three gold medals in the 17 years 100m, long jump, and high jump, along with a silver in the triple jump, demonstrates her exceptional talent and dedication to her sporting career.
Several other GSSC competitors displayed their extraordinary skills and determination by securing first place in their respective events, earning the right to represent the school at the School Sport Victoria Track & Field Championships in Melbourne, which took place on Monday, October 16. These athletes proudly carried the GSSC banner to Albert Park, representing the school with pride and determination.
Congratulations to the following athletes:
- Farid Azizi - 18-20 years 200m Run
- Samantha Comline - 18-20 years 400m Run
- Jamie Hall - 14 years Javelin Throw
- Kazadi Kadima - 14 years 800m & 1500m Run
- Ellie Robinson - 12-13 years shot put & discus
- Paul Tafili - 12-13 years shot put
- Olivia Buchan, Ashlee Meyer, Summah Round & Fofoa Tulimafono - 17 years girls 4x100m relay
- Farid Azizi, John Matira, Damon Moloney & Bharat Sharma - 18-20 years 4x100m relay
Congratulations to all the participants, medallists, and age group champions for their hard-earned success at the Hume Region Championships, and may they continue to make this school and community proud in their future endeavours on and off the field.