Weekend Sports Roundup – Basketball and volleyball CAS premiers

Weekend Sports Roundup – Basketball and volleyball CAS premiers

Trinity’s basketball firsts capped off an undefeated season in style, defeating Waverley 124-66 to record a 10th straight victory and claim the CAS premiership.

The volleyball firsts claimed a joint CAS premiership, too, though they did not play on the final weekend of summer sport; both shields will be presented on Quad this week.

Trinity students also claimed 10 gold medals at the NSW junior track and field championships at SOPAC, one from a prodigious long jump that augurs well for the future.

The basketball firsts were joined as table-toppers by the undefeated 7As and 7Js, as well as the 9Cs, who came from 10 points down with three minutes left to snatch a two-point victory on two free throws by Izaac Ali (9He).

The cricket firsts made 8/104 to beat Waverley’s 100 and secure the CAS runners-up spot, and the 8Bs successfully chased 95 runs when Hasan Siddiqui (8Fo) hit a four off the last ball; Jayden Paskaranathan (8Du) scored 66 runs for the 8As.

Tennis recorded 12 wins and three losses, with the firsts finishing fourth and the seconds fifth.

The water polo firsts and seconds finished fifth and sixth respectively, and the 16As third.

Touch football’s 16As were the lone winners in nine matches, defeating Riverview 7 – 3. The Open As finished fourth.

Peaking was timed to perfection as 46 Trinity athletes competed in the state junior titles, and 43 personal bests were recorded.

The 10 gold medal performances were:

Jozef Cluff (10Ar) – U17 Shot Put – 15.84m

Jozef Cluff – U17 Discus – 51.15m

Hussein Choker (10He) – U17 100m Para – 12.58s

William Jenkins (10Hi) – U17 Javelin – 48.76m

Mason McGroder (10WH) – U17 400m – 49.22s

Mason McGroder – U17 Long Jump – 7.42m

Matthew McLachlan (11WJ) – U17 1500m – 3:58.50s

Patrick McMahon (8Du) – U15 Steeplechase – 6:27.09s

Josh O’Connell (11Ar)– U18 800m – 1:59.04s

Cameron van der Goot (12We) – U18 Shot Put – 14.44m.

Mason McGroder’s 7.42m leap in the long jump was not far short of the World U20 qualifying standard of 7.56m, and Mason will still be a bottom-age Under 20 athlete at the next version of this two-yearly event in 2026.


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