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Athletics Report – September 2019

The 2019 Athletics season has concluded with both our Division 1 Open and Women’s teams finishing in 5th position. The season was a great success with many individual highlights, most notably Mark Frater winning the M40 for the fourth year running and Anne Martin the W50 for the third year running. .           Over the course of the 12-race season, we had 32 runners representing the CGA. Thank you to everyone who raced for the CGA, we are now a strong and well represented team within the APSOC association. We will be back again next athletics season and as always, we are happy for more runners to join us. Everyone is welcome and all levels of fitness and ability are catered for. Challenge yourself and join us in 2020.

Athletics Report – July 2019

The 2019 APSOC cross-country season has reached its half waypoint, with the Men’s Open team sitting in 5th place in Division 1, and the Women’s Open team in 6th place on the Championship Table. CGA has been well represented throughout the season with 36 runners, making up our men and women’s teams, spread across the various age levels including the competitive U23. CGA has many consistent performers who are well placed in the individual standings. Mark Frater 2nd overall championship and 1st M40 Jake Malone 8th overall championship and 5th U23 Annie Martin 1st W50 Natalia Vanzo 3rd U23 Saturday 3rd August is the Brighton-by-the Sea team handicap which has been our pet event, having won it for the last 3 years, here’s hoping we can make it a “Fourpeat”! We are looking forward to a strong fi...

Olympic Athlete – Tamsyn Lewis

Tamsyn Manou (née Lewis) came to Caulfield Grammar School in 1994 in Year 10. She attended the Wheelers Hill Campus initially but transferred to Caulfield Campus to complete Years 11 and 12. She was a member of the School athletic team during each of her years at Caulfield, winning multiple events at the APS Combined Athletics Sports in 1994, 1995 and 1996. In 1996 Tamsyn was captain of the girls’ athletics team that was victorious in the APS Combined and was also appointed School Co-Captain, the first female to hold this position at Caulfield Campus. Tamsyn came to prominence on the national athletics scene in 1994, winning several junior events at the Australian Championships. She was selected, at aged 15, in the Australian athletics team for the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Cana...

Athletics Report – February 2019

The 2019 APSOC season is fast approaching with the season officially beginning in April. Our Athletics Open Men’s and Woman’s No 1 teams are again competing in division 1. We have a good group of regular runners combining well to be competitive at all levels, which saw us have considerable team and individual success last season. However, we are always happy to welcome new runners to our group. Runners can be Grammarians, family or friends. The APSOC competition caters for all levels from elite runners to social fitness joggers. The fixture of events slots in between the Athletics Victoria cross country season, so if you are already running in these events and want to run on the alternative weekends come and join us. Races vary from 5km to 8km over paths, trails, flat and the odd hill. APS...

Athletics Report – December 2018

The 2018 APSOC season has drawn to a successful close for the Caulfield Grammarians’ Athletics Association (CGAA). This has been one of our most successful seasons, especially in the area of individual results. Marc Cassidy (1992) finished the season in tremendous style, winning his second handicap event for the year in the Churchill Park 12km event. Not to be outdone, Jane Davey won the women’s handicap in the Cooke-McClelland 8 km. We are also proud to report that our team dominance of the Brighton by the Sea 9km run has continued with our 2018 team (Marc Cassidy, Kieran Lewis, Daryn James and Anne Martin) taking out the team event for a third consecutive year. The outstanding efforts of our runners were recognised at the APSOC 2018 Dinner. Mark Frater (1992) achieved outstanding success...

Athletics Report – August 2018

The 2018 APSOC Season is well underway and our team of dedicated runners continue to achieve many outstanding team and individual results. We’re delighted to report that our Division 1 women’s team placed third in the Frank Dyson Relay event at the Tan in May. Our Division 1 men’s team performed admirably at the same event, achieving a very respectable top 10 place. The event featured many Commonwealth Games and Diamond League Athletes competing for other schools. Rick Whitehead (Class of 2011) ran a remarkable individual leg at the relay, recording a time of 12:13 for his lap. In addition, there have been many exceptional individual results achieved in the non-points events this season. Mark Frater (1992) has continued his winning ways, taking out the half marathon held at Westerfold Park...

Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

In addition to Melissa Tapper, six Caulfield Grammarians represented Australia at the 2018 Commonwealth Games held on the Gold Coast in April. They were Mack Horton (2000-12) and Hayley Baker (2008-13), who were members of the swimming team, long jumper Brooke Stratton (2007-11), diver James Connor (2008-10), and women’s basketball team members Jenna O’Hea (2005-06) and Alice Kunek (2006-07). Competing in his second Commonwealth Games team Mack won the gold medal in the 400m metres freestyle and was a member of Australia’s winning 4 x 200 metres freestyle relay team. He was placed second in the 200 metres freestyle and third in the 1500 metres freestyle. Hayley, representing Australia for the first time at a Commonwealth Games, qualified for both the 100 metres and 200 metres backstroke fi...

Athletics Report – May 2018

We are delighted to announce that registrations for the 2018 APSOC cross country season, are now open. If you’re a runner, of any talent or age, we would love you to join the CGA Athletics Association.  APSOC coordinate a range of challenging and enjoyable events, in some of Melbourne’s most beautiful locations, including The Tan and Brighton Beach. Events typically occur once a fortnight, and cover a variety of distances, from 5km up to a half-marathon. Whether you’re starting out on a health and fitness kick, or are a seasoned runner, there is always a distance and event to suit you. Season 2018 is shaping up to another great year of competition, with the CGA now age championship holders in both the women’s and men’s 40+ years. On top of this, we are very much looking forward to maintain...