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Congratulations to the follow students and teams for your outstanding achievements in the following sports:

Congratulations to Dakota Gordon (Year 11) who competed on behalf of the School in the Sport Diving Championships. Dakota won both the springboard and the sychronised events.

The School Teams Sailing State Championships consisted of 16 teams competing over three days of racing at Goolwa during the recent school holidays. After 21 rounds of racing Saints 1 finished in 1st place five wins clear of 2nd place, and Saints 2 finished in 8th place just narrowly missing out on the finals. Saints 1 went into the finals as favourites having only lost two races over the whole regatta. The boys decided to make it a little harder for themselves by being defeated in their first final against Westminster. Thankfully, they did get a second chance and they went on to win their next two races and got themselves back into the grand final – a rematch against Westminster. This time Saints defeated Westminster two wins to zero in a best of three to win the State Championships for the first time ever. This championship win also means qualification into the National Championships to be held in Sydney in July. Congratulations to the following teams:

Saints 1:

Skipper Crew
Albert Howard Josh Murray
Ian Irwin Jackson Li
Sam Steele David Taylor

Saints 2:

Skipper Crew
Will Howard Ed Forbes
Charlie Piro Lachy Gallagher
Kevin He Sam Loftus

Casper Cai
Derek Yang (Reserve Skipper as well)
Jesse Sanders

Athletics Nationals
The hard work of the St Peter’s College Athletics Squad paid off this season with multiple students qualifying for the 2021 Australian Track and Field Championships. Of the students that qualified, Adam Goddard (U20 1500 and 3000 m), Jonathan Harris (U17 800 and 1500m), Ian Irwin (U17 100m) and Stephen Lacroix-Sneyd (U15 400 and 800m) travelled to Sydney during the Term 1 School Holidays to participate in the competition. All students gave it their all in a tough competition composed of heats followed by finals.
Jonathan Harris should be commended for making the finals and achieving personal best times in both of his very competitive events. Adam Goddard should also be commended for making the finals in both of his events, taking the bronze in the Men’s U20 1500 m and the silver in the Men’s U20 3000 m (an 8:19.15 PB).

Rhun Williams and Coell Williams both represented South Australia at the National Under 15 Hockey Championships held in Bathurst NSW from the 9 April to 15 April. Both boys played very well across the entirety of the tournament, coming up against teams of incredible strength and depth. They both displayed outstanding leadership and teamwork within the South Australian Team.

Congratulations to Harry Bruce who was selected in the Under 18 South Australian Metro Basketball Team and Thomas Mestrov who was named as a reserve. Congratulations also to Dom Carter who was selected in the South Australian Country Team. During the recent school holidays these students competed in the Australian Championships held in Werribee Victoria, and represented the School and the State with dedication and skill.

Congratulations to the following students who competed at the 2021 Australian Age Swimming Championships – 4 to 12 April 2021, Gold Coast

Matthew Pearce (Male 17)
100m Breastroke
200m Breastroke (PB time)
200m IM

James Stockman (Male 14)
100m Freestyle
50m Freestyle

Isaac Au (Male 15)
100m Breastroke

Barnaby Eaton
Director of Sport and HPE