The Weekly Wrap
Your Round 4 wrap
Putting it on the line
This week provides another great challenge for the Terrace Tennis boys against a very strong TSS program. Matches will be highly competitive through the year levels in matches played down the Gold Coast and in Brisbane.Please allow appropriate travel time to make your matches on time. It is important to note that there are two away venues for this Saturday down the Gold Coast. One is on campus at The Southport School and the other is Tennis Academy KDV Sport in Carrara
Last week saw some high level tennis from both BGS and Terrace. This round of fixtures is always a highlight of the season. BGS provided stiff opposition and although they won the day, the gap closed from last year and we saw some fantastic wins, close losses and some strong defeats. All of these matches provide great learning opportunities and experiences which is all that we can ask for at the end of the day.
Team of the Week
4thIV Jack Brannigan, Cameron Tully, Connor Wright and Hudson Malcahy
and 5B Sam Broadhurst, Oscar Oxenham, William
Rehbein and Nathaniel Mansour
Results | Round 4
Cross Country Wrap
Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it…
Ralph Waldo Emerson.
It has been a very demanding couple of weeks in the lives of Terrace Cross Country runners, while we continue to prepare for the GPS Cross Country Championships at Limestone Park, Wednesday 31 May. Sixty boys from the Cross Country Squad took to the start line at the QLD Athletics 35th All Schools Cross Country Championships on Saturday, 6 May. This event added value to our program by providing a platform for one of the important parts of cross-country training – racing! Terrace athletes were able to test their race strategy amongst some of the finest runners in Queensland. Despite the brutally tough racing and extreme competition, both Oliver Seawright and Nick Erzetic stuck to their race plans with Oliver finishing 1st in the 16yrs 6km event and Nick 3rd in the 17yrs 6km event. Their results have gained them selection on the Queensland Heat Cross Country Team to compete at the 2017 Australian Cross Country Championships on Saturday 26 August in Wollongong.
We also had some exceptional team event results. The first three runners from each school were awarded place points and Terrace runners stood on the podium in three age-groups.
- 17yrs – Gold. Nick Erzetic, Jeremy Davis, Dominic Walsh
- 16yrs – Silver. Oliver Seawright, Xavier Watson, Oscar Gallagher
- 11yrs – Bronze. Max Van-Balen, Tim Bliss, Mason Connelly
Last Friday, 12 May we ventured to Anglican Church Grammar School for the 5th Cross Country Meet on the GPS calendar with 120 boys ready to test their race limits over a flat, winding course. Our Junior runners are starting to find their racing legs with William Charles finishing 3rd in the 10yrs 2km event and Max Van-Balen 3rd in the 11yrs 3km event. Xavier Watson has been consistently competitive throughout the GPS Shield competition, clocking up another top 10 performance, finishing 8th in the 16yrs 6km event. Jeremy Davis tested a new race plan in the Open 6km event which saw him take the win.
CARD – ACGS CROSS COUNTRY SHIELD MEET #5
This week we travel to Limestone Park for the final GPS Cross Country Shield Meet before the Championships. The quote for the week as we embark on our final preparation event is…
Good, better, best. Never let it rest. Until your good is better and your better is best
This quote is fitting for our athletes this week as the GPS Cross Country Championship is just around the corner and the final outcome for the 2017 Terrace Cross Country Team will be a reflection of their preparation. Prior to now the boys have come together as a team and set goals, noticing their talents were the least to say, good. Their goals have been to ensure that the teams performance this year will be better than last and on this impending iconic day, it is the mind set that they require to perform at their best, to beat the best and to be the best they can be, when they take the start line at the 2017 GPS Cross Country Championships.
With only two weeks to go until the Championships, there is very little that the boys can do now in terms of training to vastly improve their performance. In fact, it is possible to do things that can throw their GPS Champs campaign way off track. The focus for training and the final meet over the next week should be to fine tune any technical issues, to maintain the consistent training routine and to ensure you are mentally prepared for the GPS Championships.