Weekend Sports Roundup – Eight new national champions in one week

Weekend Sports Roundup – Eight new national champions in one week

Eight Trinity students have been crowned national champions across 13 events in four sports.

Adding to the bumper week in sport was Director of Swimming Ben Tuxford’s appointment as one of six coaches for the Australian team at next month’s world junior championships in Israel.

His Trinity charges combined to win 15 medals, 10 of them gold, for the NSW All Schools Team at the national championships.

They were led by Christopher Montana (8He), who won three gold in the Boys 14 Years category – 50m breaststroke, 100m breaststroke and 200m breaststroke.

Three swimmers won two gold medals each – Joshua Jeung (9He) in the Boys 15 Years 100m and 200m butterfly, Jonathan Nam (11St) in the Boys 16 Years 100m and 200m breaststroke, and Hayden Hoang (11Ta) in the Boys 17 Years 50m and 200m backstroke.

Sterling Tuxford (9WH) capped off a stellar performance by winning the Boys 13/14 Years 200m butterfly.

Joshua also set a national record in winning the 100m butterfly.

In the accompanying national diving titles, Lachlan Nguyen (12WH) won gold in the Boys 17-19 Years Platform event, and silver in the springboard.

On dry land, Matthew McLachlan (10WJ) won the U16 gold medal in the Australian Cross Country Championships in Canberra and Kobe Harb (8Hi) won gold in his division of the Australian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships in Melbourne.

In a track and field invitational at Sydney Olympic Park, Mason McGroder (9WH) leaped 7.04m, well past the School long jump record he set just a week earlier.


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