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Lone jogger – Dr Jack Cherny

Grammarians who were students at Caulfield Campus in the last years of the 20th Century and the early years of the 21st will remember a lone figure of Dr Jack Cherny jogging around the Alf Mills Oval on most mornings of the year. It is calculated that he chalked up some 82,000 laps covering 45,990 kilometres over 32 years from 1975 to 2007. Jack arrived at Caulfield Grammar School from Ripponlea State School in 1942 and became a member of Barnett House. A self-confessed “swot”, he maintained good results but his other aim was to obtain House Colours which he achieved in swimming, tennis and debating. In 1945, he took part in the E1 Players production of Twelfth Night which was staged before an audience of 400 at the Malvern Town Hall. In 1949, he was appointed a School Officer and took the...

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...

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. The 2019 Athletics Season 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 forwar...

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