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New College Women Triumph Again

Wednesday 6 November, 2013
by Jonathan Billingham
Our girls win the Women's Inter-College Shield for the third year in a row.

New College women have again excelled on University of New South Wales sporting fields in 2013, winning the Women's Inter-College Shield for the third year in a row. In the men’s competition New College was within striking distance of claiming the top overall spot but in the end settled into a very respectable 3rd place for the overall in the Rupert Myer's Inter-College Men's Shield. These wonderful results are indicative of both the sporting ability of Collegians and a level of participation in sport in a College where everyone is encouraged to have a go. The dedicated work of the 2013 Sports Directors Hilton Guinness and Rosie Sackett enabled many in the community to have a great time playing sport in 2013.

Most Inspirational Sportswoman:
Lucy McCrum

Sportswoman of the Year:
Elise Baker

Most Inspirational Sportsman:
Daniel Atkins

Sportsman of the Year:
Luke Fox

A Sporting Snapshot - 2013 Cross Country Carnival

On Sunday the 5th of May after a much appreciated early wakeup, 60 keen collegians set off for Centennial Park for the annual Inter-College Cross-Country Carnival. The girls were off first after discussing their very secret and highly strategic game plan. Run. Fast. Don’t stop. The other colleges would never suspect this.

The plan was very effective with five girls placing in the top ten and many more coming in close behind. Among those who placed were Lucinda Mansour, Francesca Perrottet, Tessa Calder, Laura Jeffress and Eleanor McMahon. Impressively 2nd place was won by New Collegian Genevieve Flynn with fellow collegian Kathryn Dunkley close behind, coming 3rd.

The boys’ race was slightly longer and unfortunately for some of the boys, slightly longer again. Though there was no shortage of running ability, some were lacking in sense of direction and took unnecessary detours.