Team spirit and determination win the day for Glennie at the recent 2022 TSSS Athletics Carnival.
It was an amazing effort by our Glennie athletics team at the recent TSSS Athletics Carnival, winning the Overall Champion Girl School Shield for the first time.
2022 Athletics Captain Jessica Rowe, along with the senior girls on the team provided great encouragement and inspiration to the younger Glennie girls, “It was an amazing opportunity for all the girls who competed to represent The Glennie School, and winning this competition for the first time ever shows the hard work and determination of each and every athlete at TSSS Athletics Carnival, and made all the day’s achievements possible.”
The athletics team also won the 13yrs, 14yrs, and 19yrs Age Champion Shields and were equal winners for the Champion Girls School Relay.
Zoe Waters in Year 11 made a huge contribution on the day. “It was amazing that Glennie did so well in so many age groups and we won the Overall Girls Champions! It was so good to compete as we have not been able to compete in this carnival since 2019”.
“Winning this competition for the first time ever shows the hard work and determination of each and every athlete at TSSS Athletics Carnival, and made all the day’s achievements possible”.Jessica Rowe (YEAR 12) 2022 ATHLETICS CAPTAIN
For our younger competitors, it was their first opportunity to compete at a TSSS athletics event. Rylee Franke in Year 8 mentioned, “It was my first TSSS athletics and it was a great day. I loved the support from the Glennie team”.
Whilst we didn’t have the largest team, the girls rose to the occasion producing exceptional results in both track and field. The whole team showed immense heart, and this achievement is a testament to their dedication and fortitude in the lead up to the carnival.
Mr Josh Cohen (Head of Sport, GSA & HPE) believes the preparation in the lead up to the carnival speaks volumes about the culture in sport and Glennie, and sees a bright future for these young sports stars. “For us the result is a true reflection of the work the girls and staff are putting in behind the scenes at Glennie, and the girls should be immensely proud of their achievement. Results like these don’t happen without hard work, focus, and a lot of training, and it says a lot about the culture here at the school.
A big thank you to Toowoomba Grammar School for convening, and to our athletics coach Rod Franke for his support and dedication to our athletics team.