Meerkats shine

Meerkats shine
Stacey Mair

The Mentone Girls' Grammar Track and Field team competed at the GSV Division 2 Athletics Carnival on 29 August with outstanding results.  Our team achieved 32 firsts, 18 seconds and 23 thirds from the 168 events.  The Juniors won their section with the Inters finishing 3rd and the Seniors in 4th.


Head of Sport, Libby Lewin was delighted with the results. "Overall we came second, a great team performance and our best result in Athletics since 2002."

"The top 10 competitors from the three GSV carnivals are invited to the GSV Track and Field Finals night, held on 10 September. This year we qualified for 32 individual events and 4 relays. Only seven of the 24 GSV schools qualified more athletes for this prestigious event which will take place next Tuesday night."

Special mention to the following students who achieved first placings in A events.

Libby H - Year 7 Shot Put A, Discus A and Javelin A

Emilie Y - Year 7 Triple Jump A, 100m C

Emma M, Juliet B, Emilie Y and Libby H - Year 7 4x100m Relay A

Hannah W - Year 8 100m A, Triple Jump A, 400m A, High Jump A

Sophie W - Javelin A

Poppi S - Year 8 Discus A

Claudia C - Year 10 Discus A, Shot Put A

Kate W - Year 10 Long Jump A

Olivia E - Year 11 Javelin A, Discus A


New School Athletics Records were set by the following girls.

Libby H - Year 7 Discus                 28.11m

Libby H - Year 7 Javelin                 30.93m

Libby H - Year 7 Shot Put            10.74m

Hannah W - Year 8 400m                   1.03.62mins

Hannah W - Year 8 High Jump          1.58m

Hannah W - Year 8 Triple Jump        10.79m

Sophie W - Year 8 Shot Put                            9.49m

Charlotte R, Kate W, Claudia C, Emma B - Year 10 4x100m Relay             53.89s

Ms Lewin said "The outstanding results have come from dedication by the athletes to the training program and tireless organisation and motivation from the Head of Athletics, Michael Lawrence. Along with his team of expert coaches, we have seen the attendance at training sessions hit record highs this year and this application to training has led to remarkable results on the track and in the field."

"We look forward to performing well amongst the best of the GSV at finals night."