Geraldton Christian College crowned champions at Associated & Catholic Colleges of WA I-Div Athletics Carnival

Midwest Times
Geraldton Christian College students and staff celebrate their championship victory.
Camera IconGeraldton Christian College students and staff celebrate their championship victory. Credit: Geraldton Christian College

A team of Geraldton Christian College athletes travelled to a Perth carnival as contenders last week, and returned as champions.

Last Thursday, the Geraldton school was crowned overall champions at the Associated and Catholic Colleges of WA I-Division Athletics Carnival at the WA Athletics Stadium in Floreat.

Eight independent schools from across WA competed.

Geraldton Christian College head of physical education Andre Steenekamp praised the students not just for their victory, but for their character-building efforts on and off the track.

Kristian Steenekamp, Luke Harris, Zadian Janse Van Rensburg and Xavier Dhu won the open boys’ relay.
Camera IconKristian Steenekamp, Luke Harris, Zadian Janse Van Rensburg and Xavier Dhu won the open boys’ relay. Credit: Geraldton Christian College

He said students fought to the very end and rose to the occasion with every challenge thrown at them.

“Yes, it is a proud moment to receive the champions shield, but even more of a proud moment when the character of students displays a ‘can-do’ attitude, teamwork and winning with humility, bringing honour and glory to God,” he said. There were some excellent individual results recorded, led by sports captains Kyle Wennekes and Stacia Brehaut.

Stacia Brehaut, Jorja Cowan, Bella Davidson and Asha Serman after competing in the Open girls relay.
Camera IconStacia Brehaut, Jorja Cowan, Bella Davidson and Asha Serman after competing in the Open girls relay. Credit: Geraldton Christian College

Kyle made history, winning the open boys’ competition for Years 10-12 for the third consecutive year.

In a sign of true commitment, Stacia took to the track after having played a soccer final in Geraldton last Wednesday night.

She left Geraldton straight after the final for Perth, arriving at 7am, and went on to win the triple crown of first in the open 1500m, 800m and 400m.

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