The Weekly Wrap
Round 7 doubled as the penultimate round of the GPS Basketball for the Terrace program. We played against The Southport School, Brisbane Boys College, Nudgee College and Brisbane Grammar School. In a strong on-court display, the program won 18 of the 28 games played between Terrace and TSS. The 1st V continued their strong season with their sixth win of the season to claim the outright lead in the GPS competition with two rounds remaining.
In a program first, the 1st V game was streamed live from court side, with the broadcast helping to raise the profile of GPS Basketball and allowing Terrace Old Boys and the wider Terrace community to cheer on the team. It was extremely positive to see three clean sweep of fixtures from the Year 5, Year 10 and Year 11 age-groups. Again, this exemplifies the development and improvement of students as they progress through the program. A special mention to the Year 5 coaches, Mr Patrick McInerney GT- 2011 and Mr Clinton Probst. I would also like to mention the Year 5 players who have shown growth and passion for Basketball across the season.
On Saturday, Terrace Senior students played their last home game in the red and black. With only one round to play, it is important that we recognise and thank all of the Year 12 students for their support and resilience to continue playing the sport into their Senior year. We hope that they have enjoyed their time in the program and look forward to their continued involvement and interest in Terrace Basketball as Old Boys.
Terrace Basketball has a Bye in Round 8 before a final round showdown against a highly competitive Ipswich Grammar School program. The 1st V will have the opportunity to play for a premiership. A win would secure the first Basketball premiership for the College in 15 years. The season has already been a success for the 1st V and the entire program. To the teams who finished their season in Round 7, we thank you for your commitment, dedication and passion for Terrace Basketball.
Please see here for Round 7 Results
Track and Field Wrap
Our Track and Field season is well and truly underway. We have just completed the second of four Invitational meets this term and are steadily moving in a positive direction with some solid results.
Metropolitan North Track and Field Championships
We had 13 boys compete at the Metropolitan North Championships last week. Those boys who competed included:
Kiyane Gunewardene, Nathan Hiller, Jamaji Iselin-Leone, Rory Jennings, Griffin Kelly, Trevin Loos, Austin Russell, Hudson Seefeld, Zac Seefeld, Jack Smith,Mitch Taylor and Max Van Balen.
We had some outstanding performances during the two days of competition including:
• Nathan Hiller - third in the 110m Hurdles
• Rory Jennings - third in the 16 years 800m
• Griffin Kelly - second in the 16 years 800m and third in the 16 years 1500m
• Trevin Loos - first in the 14 years Javelin
• Austin Russell - second in the 14 years Long Jump and second in the 14 years Triple Jump
Our most outstanding athlete at the Championships was Max Van Balen who won the 100m, 200m and 400m events.
GPS Track and Field Invitation Meet #3 – (BBC to host)
This week, Friday 6 September, BBC will be hosting the Invitational Meet at QSAC (4.30 -8.45pm approx.). We encourage all of our athletes to attend. An email has been sent to parents with the details and the schedule for the evening. A link to nominate for the event can be found on the Terrace App.
Basketball and Rugby have a bye this week. This is a perfect opportunity for those boys involved in the Rugby and Basketball programs to come and post some times and distances at the meet. The selection criteria for GPS Track and Field team requires you to attend at least two lead up meets.
With only nine weeks until the championships, it is important for all athletes to attend training consistently and take every opportunity available to compete if we want to achieve the best result we can.
Tennyson was at its very best hosting Round 7 of the GPS Rugby competition against TSS. Thanks to everyone who made the day a success and in particular our Tennyson care taker Mr Alan Kennedy and his staff for preparing the fields. Special thanks to the Rugby Support Group and all the parents who generously gave up their time to assist in the BBQ pit, canteen and merchandise tent. Without the help of these people, offering the best game day experience would not be possible.
Notes to assist with your planning
• Training as normal for the Under 11, Under 12 and Under 13 age groups.
• Training as normal for the Under 14 and Under 15A/B teams.
• No training for the Under 16A/B teams due to the Bye and Year 7, 2020 Orientation.
• No training for the Opens 1st XV, 2nd XV and 3rd XV teams on Tuesday due to QSC.
• Round 8 (1st XV, 2nd/3rd XV combined squad, 13B, 13C, 12A, 12B, 11B, 11C, 11D Black). Schedule TBC
• Round 9 – all teams.