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The 2011 SAC Athletics squad. Opens 800m, 1500m, and 3000m treble – not once but twice – in 2010 and 2011. Amongst his many College records, he clocked a scorching 8:54.00 competing in the Opens 3000m. Of note, late last year William also broke the College mile record by almost 20 seconds, to set a new mark of 4:24.35. Luke Gorman put the College back in the CAS record books. Half an hour after the College lost its last existing record (in the Long Jump), Luke ran a lightning 2:12.95 in the 800m to beat the previous CAS record by several seconds. Late last year Luke ran well in the National Championships, achieving a 4:30.45 in the 1500m. There is no doubt that the College has a strong tradition in producing athletes who never give up and I have no doubt we will see the emergence of talented hard working William Austin-Cray (SAC 2011) in full flight. athletes in our squad in 2012. final selection squad. There are plenty of opportunities to 2. Athletics is a team orientated sport. At the College we celebrate individual triumphs as a team and we support each compete in one’s chosen event with pre-season training and other in all facets of the Athletics season. No matter what meets and lead up carnivals to the CAS Championships at one’s ability level one will always be a member of the team the Sydney Olympic Athletics Stadium. regardless of whether one makes the CAS Championships 3. The Blue and Gold Athletics Team recorded the greatest improvement in terms of points of any school from the 2010 to 2011 Championships. We hope to improve even further in 2012 with many talented and hard-working athletes now spread throughout all age groups. Our Under 13s age group from last year have set a high standard in athletics which has laid a great foundation for years to come. 4. The support network during the whole season in Track and Field is one of the main benefits for participating in the athletics programme. From parents providing food and drink for athletes to highly qualified and motivated coaches providing professional instruction in all aspects of preparation, training and competing and positive and vocal supporters this support is professional, caring and supportive of the goals of athletes. The College Track and Field Carnival. 5. The 2012 Athletics season will be an exciting year St Aloysius’ College A Jesuit School for Boys _ Founded 1879 a l oy s i a d / page 51


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