Weekend Sports Roundup – Fencers win goldDoug Conway
The rugby season did not end as hundreds of Trinity supporters had hoped but the School’s fencers leapt into the spotlight with gold medal performances.
Playing for a share of the title for the first time in a decade, Trinity’s first XV went down 43-3 to champions Waverley.
The seconds also lost heavily on a season-ending day when Trinity’s rugby teams went winless in 13 matches plus one draw.
The fencers, however, experienced the highs of victory by winning the senior epee title at the schools team championships. The gold medallists were William Deller (11Ho), Thomas Deller (10Ho), and James Davies (10St).
Silver medals went to Toby Biernoff-Giles (12La), Jonathan Shih (12Fo), and Vivek Singleton (12WH) in the senior sabre, and bronze to Aaron Byeun (11We), Neo White (11Ta), Harry Zhu (11We) and Alexander Chu (11Sc).
Cross-country runners were also in the winner’s circle with victory in the Michael Spratt Cup in the CAS championships at Sydney Park, with a second place in the Neil Logan Shield.
In individual performances, Matthew McLachlan (10WJ) won the U16 race, Luca Gillard (11St) and Kobby Dankwa (10Ke) finished second in the Open and U16s respectively, while Patrick McMahon (7Du) and Sebastian Sentas (7Ar) filled the minor placings in the U14s.
The football firsts lost 2-1 to Waverley although Trinity teams came away with 18 wins against nine losses and five draws.
It was a similar story in tennis, with the firsts losing narrowly on countback but a strong 12-2 teams result.
The volleyball firsts had a bye, with the other teams winning two and losing one.
Aussie Rules had three wins and a loss.
In CAS debating Trinity had eight wins and three losses against Waverley.
In representative sport, Kobe Harb (8Hi) won his division of the national NoGi Jiu Jitsu championships.